Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Newest big brother

I like to take a picture of the new baby with his newest big brother, just to show how huge the previous baby of the family suddenly becomes! The top two are Zachary and Joshua, next is Timmy with Zachary, then Lucas with Timmy.

Definitely some family resemblances here.

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Christmas afternoon

Joshua and I got home from the hospital just in time for the family Christmas celebration at my parent's house.

Family Christmas

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Meeting baby brother

meeting Joshua

Our most precious Christmas gift...

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Park day

We met some friends at the park on Thursday to enjoy the nice weather and explore.
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train building

The boys have really enjoyed playing with the train they made at the kid's building workshop.
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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Welcome Joshua!

Welcome Joshua David Haunsperger!
Born 12/23/11, 11:25pm
9 lbs even, 21"

Friday, December 16, 2011

One more use for ducky

It's amazing all the things Zachary finds to do with the duck on a string. It was originally a bubble solution necklace. Here he's using it as a thurible to "incense" the CGS altar he brough home from grandma's house. He must really pay attention in Mass!
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Nativity play

Regina Mater has the annual nativity play today. The backdrops were painted by the former art teacher. Timmy was the narrator. All of the little actors (3-5 year olds) did a great job, but didn't hold still long enough for me to get good pictures of them.
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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Main Street Bethlehem

After being rained out last Sunday, we drove to Burnet, Texas last night to experience Main Street Bethlehem. It feels a little different trying to navigate the crowded "town" when 38 weeks pregnant. I think we were all a little relieved that the baby didn't try to put in an early appearance.

Main Street Bethlehem

Zoo visit

I've been meaning to take the kids to the zoo since May, it's just been too hot! We finally went the day before Thanksgiving. Traffic driving there and back again was not fun. Feeding the animals and riding the train were the biggest hits.

Austin Zoo

Too tired to clean

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Rocket fun

Shooting off a hydrogen powered rocket, just for the fun of it.
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Monday, November 07, 2011

Halloween and All Saints

On Halloween, I finally bought Lucas the bike I promised him for his birthday last June (it's been too hot to ride outside before now). We also went trick-or-treating around the neighborhood.

The next day the kids wore their saint costumes to Regina Mater to celebrate All Saints Day. Timmy was St. Michael the Archangel (with his flaming light saber, er, sword), Zachary was Joseph with his coat of many colors, and Lucas was St. Frances. I was St. Felicity. Linda Mikula dressed as St. Perpetua, so I had to be her slave for the day.

In the evening we enjoyed the annual All Saints Festival with the other Regina Mater families. I spent most of the time dancing so I didn't take as many pictures as I would have liked, but here they are...

Halloween and All Saints Day

Monday, October 31, 2011

Fall Festival

St. Louis had their school fundraiser yesterday. We spent a few hours after Mass enjoying the activities.

Fun Fest

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Regina Mater camping trip

In honor of Founder's week, Regina Mater has a family camp-out instead of classes the week of October 18th. This year we went to Inks Lake State Park. The weather was perfect and we had a great time enjoying the outdoors with our friends. Here are a few snapshots.
Inks Lake Regina Mater Campout

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Pumpkin Festival

It was such a beautiful day, I took the two (or three) youngest to Elgin for the pumpkin festival. Zachary decided to bring Tigger along too. He's taken a strong liking to the stuffed animal his uncle gave him last Christmas.

My mom and sister were helping there, teaching fiber arts and assisting with sheep dog herding demonstrations. Zachary decided Meemaw had to come home with us too.

Pumpkin Festival

play date

The boys went to grandma's house to get food for Timmy's meal worms (school project... not my idea). This is how they returned several hours later (after the pre-rinse). At least I had some time to study Latin while they were away!
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bed time

Zachary has been choosing some interesting things to sleep with.
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Monday, October 10, 2011

Cub Scout family camp-out

We had a great time camping at McKinney Falls this past weekend. It was a little wet at times, but Zachary loved being outside, Timmy spent hours riding his bike around, and Lucas earned his whittling chip. Lucas also got a big gash on his knee from a fall, but thankfully Donna came to his rescue with her first aid kit. It didn't slow him down!
Cub Scout fall camp-out

Friday, September 30, 2011

Florida Vacation

Well, our 10th anniversary cruise celebration had to be postponed because of our newest blessing, but we went to Florida anyway to enjoy some time with family at Disney World and celebrate my mother-in-law's new marriage. This time we drove, which was an adventure in itself. We enjoyed spending time with Doug's sister and her daughters, going out to eat with Great Grammie (she's 94!), seeing all the relatives at the wedding, and going back to Disney with the new bride. We even saw rain! Lots of it. I tried to narrow down the pictures a bit, but there are still about 200 of them, if you feel like wading through them.
Florida trip 2011