Wednesday, September 17, 2008
We went to the store and bought all the different varieties we could find, and as I washed and sliced them, we talked about their names and how they looked, felt, etc. They thought that granny smith was a pretty funny name! (I am noticing a theme...a 2.5 year old things everything is funny!)
We let them boil, added cinnamon, organic sugar, and nutmeg and our applesauce is so yummy! I left the skin on and I like it so much better that way. We are planning a trip to Oak Glen to go apple picking next weekend, so that should finish up our study this month. I don't know if I should do leaves, or acorns next?? Any ideas??
Monday, September 8, 2008
Mary was born to be the mother of the Savior of the world, the spiritual mother of all men, and the holiest of God's creatures. Because of her Son's infinite merits, she was conceived and born immaculate and full of grace. Through her, Queen of heaven and of earth, all grace is given to men. Through her, by the will of the Trinity, the unbelieving receive the gift of faith; the afflicted are tendered the works of mercy; and the members of Christ grow in likeness of their Head. In Mary all human nature is exalted. We rejoice in her birthday, as the Church has done from the earliest times. This is one of the three birthdays in the Church Calendar — the Birth of Jesus (December 25), the Birth of John the Baptist (June 24) and the Birthday of Mary. All three were born without original sin, although Mary and Jesus were conceived without sin, and St. John was cleansed of original sin while in the womb at the Visitation of Mary.
According to the 1962 Missal of Bl. John XXIII Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, today also commemorates St. Adrian. The liturgy of Our Lady's Birthday in Rome included a procession from the church of St. Adrian in the forum. It is possible that he is a martyr of Nicomedia who suffered during the Diocletian persecution.
We celebrated with homemade vanilla cake, complete with candles and singing! Today is a very blessed day...where would we be without her...?
Friday, September 5, 2008
We took Jameson to his first baseball game with Grandma & Grandpa last weekend. I was SOOOO excited for him, more excited than he was. He wore his his baseball shirt, his glove and big boy underwear and was ready to go. We ate hotdogs, peanuts and the weather was perfect. We left after the 7th inning, before the kids got too stir crazy. It was the last Quakes game of the season. I can't wait to go back next year!