Thursday, September 30, 2010

September 2010

We had a busy month which started with 3 different Labor Day Parties. We are popular people! Luci loves spending time with her family and friends, especially her cousins. She has learned to say "Gabi," but she refers to all the girls as "Gabi." She tries to get out the other names, but they are not as clear as "Gabi."

She now says "nummy nums" when she is hungry. And when she is really enjoying a meal, she says "Mmmmm" while she is turning her finger back and forth on her cheek - it's adorable. She is such a good eater too - especially cantaloupe - it's her favorite!

We had fun when some of our friends came over for an evening with their 2 kids. Mirabella is 3 and Beck is only 6 months older than Luci, and they all play together so well - we have so much fun together. We already have Beck and Luci set up for the prom!

I apologize for my lack of posts - it's just been a busy month.
Here are more pictures.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

New Obsession

Our TV seems like it is permanently glued on either the Disney Channel or Spout. I am so used to the kiddie shows and I actually look forward to some of them.

There is one in particular that John and I love:
Phineas and Ferb.

It's hilarious - if you haven't watched it yet - try to catch it.
You won't be disappointed!

It's pretty pathetic that I am admitting my love for a cartoon, isn't it?

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Church Booting

Going to church with a toddler is a challenge.

We have been taking Luci to church since she was 10 days old. My theory: get the kids used to the dynamics of church so that they learn to behave earlier.

I will admit, there are times when she gets a little restless and/or rambunctious and John or I will take her out for a short period of time. I refuse to take her to the cry room because the kids there can be pretty bad and I don't want her to get used to that kind of behavior at church.

Luci had a really bad night last night - all 4 eye teeth are coming in at the same time, which makes for really restless nights.

She was great this morning, so we headed to 9:00 mass as usual. She was fine - that is until the homily. For some weird reason, she felt the need to take her shoes off - then proceeded to try to put them back on again - and got pretty frustrated when she failed.

Like I said before - there have been times when John or I have needed to take her out in the past. Although we were nearing that point today, we weren't quite there yet.

And then it happened -

In the middle of his homily, I hear the priest say "Okay, I think that she's had enough." I look up to see the entire congregation looking at us - we were humiliated. John promptly took her to the back.

I sat through the rest of mass FUMING! Here's why:

A few months ago, Luci was being a little fussy - again borderlining on going out. Well, then I smelled it - so John grabbed a diaper and the wipes and headed out. In the middle of the homily, the same priest shouts - "oh don't take her out - she's fine!"


I swear - she was not being THAT distracting - I know when enough is enough at church. I was just so mortified that he felt the need to do that to us in church.

I got a lot of sympathetic looks from friends, and even a phone call from one when we got home.

We have heard about many parishioners leaving our parish because of this priest's antics - now we know why!