Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Spring Field Trip

I love to see the Azaleas at the Zilker Botanical Gardens, so we took another field trip today!
Botanical Garden Spring 2011

Friday, March 18, 2011

Pioneer Farms Homeschool day

I've been wanting to go for several years, and this time we actually made it! It was a beautiful day and we saw lots of friends!
Pioneer Farms

Post # 1000

Wow, we're up to a thousand posts now!

Here are pictures from "A day to dye for!"
Day to Dye for

Outside for Spring Break

My goal this spring break was to spend as little time at home as possible for several reasons
1) it's gorgeous weather now, but summer heat is just around the corner!
2) less wear and tear on the house (and therefore less cleaning for me)
3) there's no TV or Wii outside, so they don't even ask (funny how quickly the boys forget that they were giving up Wii for lent)

Here's the first installment of pictures from our camping trip
Spring Break Camping

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Floats


Here are several of the floats the kids made for Mardi Gras... Timmy chose the Star Wars theme.
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Mardi Gras parade


On March 8th Regina Mater had its annual Mardi Gras celebration, where the kids eat way too much candy and have a parade with home-made floats. Lucas' was a little unorthodox this year, he pulled Zachary along in a laundry basket.
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Monday, March 07, 2011

Mozart Requiem


Doug and I had a great time singing in the Mozart Requiem last night. Thank you St. Matthew's Episcopal for organizing the performance and inviting us to participate. It's the first time Doug's worn a tux since we were married!
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Going fishing



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candles

Zachary loves candles!
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Big boy

Zacahry found this stroller at a friends house and headed right out the front door to take the "babies" for a walk. He used to be the one riding in the stroller, now he wants to be in charge.
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Thursday, March 03, 2011

Regina Mater Cross Fundraiser

This Devotional Cross, handcrafted by the families of Regina Mater, is an example of our mission to help the home become a place of inner transformation for families.

The cross is a sacramental which serves as a focal point for the Lenten season in the home. Lit on Ash Wednesday and all the Sundays of Lent, it deepens the awareness of Christ’s passion and prepares us for the Easter, when the cross is ablaze with white candles signifying victory.

The full set for Lent comes with the cross, a Lenten prayer guide, and purple and pink candles, all in a nice package for only $20.

You may enrich your cross and your Easter season by adding the Easter prayer guide and 12 white candles for only $10 more.

Quotes from Pope John Paul II:

Catholic education is above all a question of communicating Christ, of helping form Christ in the lives of others.

Through Christ all education, within the family and outside of it, becomes part of God’s own saving pedagogy, which is addressed to individuals and families and culminates in the Paschal Mystery of the Lord’s Death and Resurrection.

Parents are the first and most important educators of their own children, and they also possess a fundamental competence in this area: they are the educators because they are the parents.

“The family is, so to speak, the domestic church. In it parents should, by their word and example, be the first preachers of the faith to their children…” (Lumen Gentium)