Preston and Olivia off to school; Kindergarten and First Grade!

Preston and Olivia off to the bus stop, first day of school.

I proclaim to you good news of great joy: today a Savior is born for us, Christ the Lord.
-John 10:27

Nativity at St. Louis Church; Midnight Mass

Nativity at St. Louis Church; after Midnight Mass

Christmas Card 2013

Christmas Card 2013

First Easter Egg Hunt at the Shrine of St. Anthony in Ellicott City, MD. The Friary had 2000 eggs; Fr. Michael said they didn’t know whether they would end up with 2 kids with 1,000 eggs each, or too many kids and not enough eggs. It was a very large turnout, but I think everyone got some eggs. Preston loved running to get the eggs. Olivia asked me to carry her to them. :)

The Hunt started at 10am, with Father Michael saying “Alleluia” as the start word…by 10:10 I’d say all the eggs were found.

We visited Fr. Joe at his “farm” plot behind the Shrine. He raises chickens as well as veggies, so Preston and Olivia got to see some “real” chicks. Preston got his finger pecked – twice. Guess once wasn’t enough to register. They had a great time, and the weather was wonderful.

Olivia’s first ride. It took some enticing, but she got on Casey. She wasn’t too sure about things, but every time we asked her if she was done and if she wanted to get down, she shook her head “No!”. Preston was great, and encouraged her. He loved to ride with his little sister!

Earlier this month Preston got his White belt in Tae Kwon Do, Olivia had a Birthday lunch. Preston got his trophy that morning, and wanted to bring it to the lunch. I was worried it would steal the thunder from Olivia’s lunch, but she was thrilled and loved sharing Preston’s happiness. She liked her cupcakes too. Her “kids” party was a week later (see another post).

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