This lent I had high ambitions of what I was going to take on rather than sacrifice (don’t we all? and I didn’t want to give up sweets because I’m pregnant and all I crave are all things sugary which would mean that would be an amazing lenten sacrifice but alas, I’m not that good). My goals were to learn and pray the morning offering, learn and pray the rosary, be on my phone less, and finally potty train Ollie. At confession a couple weeks ago, my priest asked what I was doing for lent and I said, “I started praying the morning offering and…” then he cut me off and said, “And!? The morning offering is enough! I think it’s so important to use lent as a time to develop new spiritual habits that will continue to enrich your spiritual life once lent ends.”. I so needed to hear this because I was super lazy about everything else I set out to do (minus potty training, which is going great. Thanks for wondering!). So, now that He is Risen and I no longer feel guilty drinking my chocolate milkshakes in front of Daniel, I have developed a new habit that really has helped start my day off right.
We dyed eggs the good ol’ grocery store tablet way (no photos. Maybe next year while I’m boiling beets and onion skin I’ll be more inclined to document it).
I love reading these types of lists because I love learning about things that may be a life changer (and I’m also not very cool and extremely cautious so I’m usually not the first to discover something that’s amazing). Bloggers always have a well designed photo that features all the items with numbers next to it, but I don’t know how to do that. (If there is a photo inserted here it’s because I caved and made Daniel do it once the boys were asleep).
Last Sunday was Atlas’ first birthday which was so special and amazing.
Just going to jump right in…
1. 5 Kitchen Items
Inspired by Blythe Inspired by Kate, here are Daniel’s top 5 favorite kitchen items:
1. “You…thanks Kirby. No but really, no kids.”
He really loves locking the kids out of the kitchen and our new house is pretty good at that with the side door to the hallway and baby gate.
2. ”Our juicer for making grapefruit juice.”
We just have some cheap Black and Decker we got as a wedding gift that we didn’t use until this year.
The title is deceiving because I’m figuring it out and need some advice. This morning I had Atlas on one arm and Ollie on the other while I was flat on my back with my 22 week belly weighing down towards my lungs and I had a quite overdramatic picture of myself as Christ on the cross and my two children were the nails securing me against the bed (infinite eye roll).
My sleep situation is very similar to this lady on Aha Parenting in the sense that Ollie fights going to sleep in his bed every night (wants our bed) but has actually been sleeping and STAYING in his bed all night until around 6:45am for the past week which is a complete 180 from just a couple weeks ago where he’d sneak into our bed by 10:30pm (please don’t jinx it!).