"Do not yield to discouragement in the face of difficulties and do not abandon yourselves to false solutions which often seem the easiest way to overcome problems. Do not be afraid to make a commitment, to face hard work and sacrifice, to choose the paths that demand fidelity and constancy, humility and dedication. Be confident in your youth and its profound desires for happiness, truth, beauty and genuine love! Live fully this time in your life so rich and so full of enthusiasm."
"Let us look with greater hope to the future; let us encourage one another on our journey."
~ Papa Benedict XVI

Wednesday, October 5


For those of you who feel i have been slacking off lately (and yes, maybe i have been a a bit...) here are some pics of the kids from mid-July on....

Finger painting - a much loved 'school' activity

Baseball ...not sure that catcher is properly padded!

The 4th of July... 

 Our July birthday...how many 6 year olds do you know who get baseball trophies and Blueberry pies for their birthday???

 Jedi training....
 Just a good picture!
 Some lego building....
 Dad, trying to look taller than B!
 What we do when a hurricane sends rain and visitors our way!
Cousin Vinny and Aunt Jennifer with Bear and Cat...
 Uncle Joe helped with this one!
yes, she is IN the tower ...somewhere!

And she builds with legos too!
 The newest addition (yes, the one in the blanket!)
 Chasing rainbows...thanks Uncle Brian and Aunt Monika!

Now, these following photos were taken on one of our first rather chilly days.  The previous day i was laughing at photos of our nephews and the clothing choices their parents had made... needless to say i was humbled by the choices our own children made concerning their attire...

 Cousin Vinny                                                                Cousin Rowan
Can't get much cuter than that!


Fidelio said...

Hey, hey! Stripes and plaid is ALWAYS ok.


allison said...

uh, no... aunt fidelio may need some fashion advice if that is a believed fact! ; )