"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, January 11

Lego Lightning Black (team #7375) Food Factor Presentation 2011

Check out the kids' FLL video and share it! They are trying to get as many hits as possible inthe next week or so! You never know...YOU may one day have a Pure Flour 2000 in YOUR kitchen! ; )

Wednesday, January 4

365 Days of Legos!

The boys have been inspired to do a 365 days of Legos blog.  Add to that the stop action movie they are planning and things should get really interesting around here for a bit. 
We got a ton of legos for Christmas and Cory is considering changing the family's last name to Lego  : ) Time will tell (and for my brother, i know, not realistic due to copyright laws, trademarks, etc...but just smile and nod your head for now please!)

Lego are awesome!  Bet you never met a lego you didn't like...well, i did.  Recently we (read Ben Ben) acquired a Star Wars fellow who, while not Darth Maul, he comes pretty dang close...not pretty.  Even in Lego i can say no sometimes. 
Ninjago is the new big thing but Lego has recently added to their series and even our boys are complaining (why do people always have to go and ruin a good thing by making it 'better'???)

So we lego quite a bit here - i even found a brick in the baby's car seat the other day, yep we start 'em early here! (please note, it was accidental! No one knows how it got in there- he sure is not big enough yet to get into them...) But Cat continually brings us her newest creations while Ladybug and the boys build from scratch and from instructions some very amazing things.  There are developmental skills being acquired, engaged, and developed daily by those little bricks around our home. I just wish they had the ability to put themselves away!

Check out the boys' blog - 3 Boys and a Bunch of Legos....

Sunday, January 1

Happy New Year!

Can you guess who fell asleep first? Last? ; ) let take a poll!