{phfr} and Theme Thursday!

It's a double link-up today, friends! Linking up with the lovely ladies at Like Mother, Like Daughter, as well as well as Theme Thursday: Girls this week...because goodness knows we have plenty of those in this house!

update: Also linking up to the Montessori Virtual Sharing Fair because we are so happy to be back at home with our Montessori space again!!!


The three girls of the family (although one of them is hidden by the table). Today we're having this thing installed that is supposed to reduce the radon levels in our home (we haven't actually tested them, but we're assuming that they're high enough to need some sort of "mitigation system" since everyone else in our neighborhood has one). Anyway, the installation is happening in a corner of our kitchen, so our family decided to treat ourselves to a rare lunch out together! I was actually able to eat food and ENJOY IT which is amazing considering how bad my nausea has been for the past week!

Anyway, these girls...oh, how I love having two little girls. When I start freaking out about the fact that I'm going to go straight from 9 months of awful nausea to labor (presumably longer labor, if I follow my pattern) to the newborn days and a possible re-emergence of PPD (not sure if I mentioned this before, but I suffered from pretty bad post-partum depression last time around with Stinky...so if any of you mamas out there are suffering from this lonely affliction I'd be glad to lend an ear to you!!!)...well it overwhelms me. But then I think about the fact that I am now a mother to two little girls and that I will soon have two daughters to care for...and that makes me awfully happy. I love the little boys in my life but I don't have the faintest idea what to do with them (other than sew them child-sized vestments, like this little cutie is wearing and which my godson will be a recipient of in a few years!), so I'm glad that God tossed me an easy pitch by sending me two little girls to start out with!


After a two and a half week sojourn, Sister Stinky and I were both so happy to return to her "preschool space." I think the break from the space made me feel a little bit more relaxed about where she's at in her learning journey, too...and that's a very good thing! I just ordered some more materials for her, catering to her love of music and colors...can't wait to share them with you when they arrive!


The parish down the street from us (not our parish, but the other one in our town) had their annual parish picnic/festival earlier this week, and they kicked it off with a parade that passed right near our house! It was short but sweet...perfect for a two year old! Sister Stinky didn't quite know what to make of all the candy being thrown at her, though ;-)


I took this at our lunch together today...the Abbot and I are just trying to soak up as much time alone with this little Love as we can before her Baby Sister is born!


  1. Small town back to the basics parades are the best and sweet daughters are the best too! God bless you!

  2. Love this post! Welcome back! Thanks for linking up at the Virtual Sharing Fair! :-) Excited to follow the birth of your next child. ~ Marnie

    1. Thanks! I've been really enjoying the Virtual Sharing Fair so far!

  3. I really like the Montessori shape puzzles. Do you have a label for some of the homemade materials you use? My daughter is autistic and Montessori materials are great for therapy.


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