Had a blast of a weekend down with the Hegland and Higdon families. Lots of pictures going up on Smugmug!
Molly is standing quite well, and sitting down from standing too! We noticed today that she has an interest in walking with help. She’ll put out her hands to you for handles, then take a step or 3 before laughing and sitting back down.
Eczema was back yesterday, and then mostly gone again by today. Go figure.
The teeth are here! Almost 6 more in the past 2 weeks! All the better for chomping down the Cheerios.
Also purchased a new Maclaren stroller last week. This would be our 3rd or 4th stroller, and I think it is “it”. Perfect height for either me or Erin, only 12lbs, fits beautifully in the Tiguan taking very little space. Quality wheels. Quite stable and sporty. Best of all, Molly seems to really enjoy riding in it! Would highly recommend it. Another great purchase from Amazon!
From Happy Catholic:
“Part 1 – The Wedding At Cana and the Passion of Christ
I began rereading Fulton Sheen’s Life of Christ some time ago and then got distracted. The poor thing has been languishing overlooked in a corner for some time. However, I picked it up this morning and was blown away with the connections he makes between the wedding at Cana and Christ’s Passion, death and resurrection. (You can refresh your memory about the wedding at Cana here.)
Naturally, I want y’all to have every chance to be blown away too. This is rather long so I’ll be posting it in chunks for the next few days. It may make good food for thought during the early part of Holy Week. At least that’s what sprang to my mind …
There were, in His life, two occasions when His human nature seemed to show an unwillingness to take on His burden of suffering. In the Garden, He asked His Father if it be possible to take away His chalice of woe. But He immediately afterward acquiesced in His Father’s will: “Not My will, but Thine be done.” The same apparent reluctance was also manifested in the face of the will of His mother. Cana was a rehearsal for Golgotha. He was not questioning the wisdom of beginning His Public Life and going to death at this particular point in time; it was rather a question of submitting His reluctant human nature to obedience to the Cross. There is a striking parallel between His Father’s bidding Him to His public death and His mother’s bidding Him to His public life. Obedience triumphed in both cases; at Cana, the water was changed into wine; at Calvary, the wine was changed into blood.
He was telling His mother that she was virtually pronouncing a sentence of death over Him. Few are the mothers who send their sons to battlefields; but here was one who was actually hastening the hour of her Son’s mortal conflict with the forces of evil. If He agreed to her request, He would be beginning His hour of death and glorification. To the Cross He would go with double commission, one from His Father in heaven, the other from His mother on earth.
Part 2 will be tomorrow.
From Summa Mamas:
“Fine Art Friday – The Continuing Lent Edition
Dense to Denser
You can read about Mr. Kahn here, and see more of his works, as well.
I think this is lovely. And I hope this is a lovely Friday for all of you!
From Happy Catholic:
“Worth a Thousand Words
Very cool! A couple of kids attached a camera to a balloon. Simple idea. Magnificent photographs!
meteotek08’s photosets on Flickr.