Monday, April 14, 2008


I'm tired! I've been busy this weekend helping Kathryn with her California Mission project. Most every 4th grader in California has to do one of these projects so it's sort of a rite of passage in elementary school. She had her written report turned in a while ago, but tomorrow her mission model is due. Kathryn helped out some, but Steve and I did a lot of the work. Is that the way it ends up going? Some of these kids turn in beautiful, exact replicas of the missions. I don't see how they can do such precise work without lots of involvement from mom or dad. I wish I had my camera to take a picture of it, but I accidentally left it at my mom's house.

Emily had a dentist appointment today. She did very well with her cleaning. She just loves going there. The fist thing she said when she woke up this morning was, "Do I get to go to the dentist today?" Of course they just love her over there because she's so cooperative with them. When she was finished, she received her courtesy Cinderella toothbrush and a sticker. She was thrilled.

I'm so excited about the Pope's visit to our country tomorrow. I'm looking forward to hearing what he has to say to us. I pray that he can rekindle the fire for some lukewarm Catholics as well as for all the faithful flock. His theme is "Christ our Hope." You can watch complete coverage on EWTN. That would be better that watching the secular media. I'm sure they will be having commentary from priests and others who dissent from the truth of what the Church teaches.

Now that the mission work is completed, the rest of the week should be a little less hectic.
The main work will be cleaning up the house. It's a mess! I have laundry baskets full of clothes that need to be folded and put away, menus to plan for the rest of the week, and just general items to be put back in their proper places. Lots of the usual stuff. But I love it. That's my life right now, and I love it!


Tracy said...

I like you am also totally excited for the Pope's visit.. I plan to watch it all unfold on EWTN... not that I don't watch a lot of EWTN the way it is, ha!

patjrsmom said...

I'm excited to watch his visit as well. And...I love your new blog look!

God Bless,

mitzi said...

I know what you mean about some school projects looking so "professional." I think teacher know that mom and dad help their kids. Timothy hasn't had to do mission project, at least as of now,and I'm suprised. He did have to do a science project and Tim and Leah helped him with that. I told Leah to let me know what grade she got. LOL. Timothy did do a lot of it but your right, parents do help a lot. Some just take over though!

That's so Emily, to love the dentist. Well at least you know she'll have good teeth.

I called mom to have her turn her TV on for the Pope but she didn't answer. Probably at Mass.

Bye for now.

Therese said...

I hope the visit from the pope brings many graces to your country.

I cannot wait till he comes here for World Youth Day. Steve will take our older three to Sydney but I will stay here with the younger 4.