...and this is Sarah, "on the pillows"
with three of her favorite things, her thumb,
her blankie and her mama!
|June 22, Update: Hey, I know we need to update the whole page soon, but check out the cool Father's Day presents that Rosie and Emmy came up with this year! Just click on the big arrow...|
ITEM: Emmy and Rosie are both on the same softball team again this year, and I'm their coach. It's Rosie's second year and Emmy's first year in this league--"Pixies"--and that means that it's real, competitive softball, where you actually keep score and try to get the other side out. They seem to be taking to it pretty well. Emmy has decided that she's going to try out for one of the glamour positions--catcher--and Rosie is going to play some infield this year--probably second base. Games start in a little more than a week, so don't expect to see this web page updated anytime soon after that!
ITEM: We made it down to Louisville to see
Kathleen's family this Easter, after missing out last year. (Yeah, we made
it down other times in between, but Bill and Rose have a big Easter dinner,
and if you don't make it, you spend a year wondering what sort of goodies
you might have missed. They also have an annual Easter egg hunt in the
backyard for all the grandkids, and the girls always look forward to that.
Here are a couple of pics that Bill took this year: Sarah after her first
easter egg hunt, and Sah-sah (the name she calls herself) and Dah-dah (what
she calls me when she manages to keep "Mama" and "Dah-dah" straight).
|Not a bad pile of "eggies" for such a little girl! And wouldn't you know it, she finally discovered the joys of "chockey" (chocolate).||Easter was kind of overcast and drizzly this year. But you know what? It always seems sunny when you get to see everything through the eyes of your kids.|
On the downside, she had to leave shortly after Rosie's First Communion last week, and will miss Mother's Day this week. She was on an all-night flight, and of course, she couldn't sleep. And the capper when she arrived was that the airline had sent her luggage to Hartford, Connecticut. (Have they moved Connecticut? I didn't realize it was close enough to Brazil to get them mixed up...) She finally got it back on Wednesday.
Anyway, last I heard, she was visiting the tropics. Tomorrow, it's back on a plane, then a looooooonnnnnnnggggg layover in Sao Paulo, and home! I'll be heading down to Indy to pick her up on Monday morning.
ITEM: Speaking of Rosie's First Communion, it went great! She got to do the first reading, and although she claims that she was nervous and shaking, she didn't show it a bit. And her delivery was very good--I think she gets it from Kathleen, who's a regular lector, and has always done well with public speaking. In any case, I'd told her that if I was having any trouble hearing her, I'd just say "Huh?" real loud, but apparently she didn't need the encouragement.
She was also the first in her class to receive the Eucharist, so her participation was over as quickly as it could be, which meant she got to relax and enjoy the rest of the Mass.
We had a small gathering afterward--our neighbors
(and de facto Indiana family) the Hayworth's, and Bill and Rose,
who drove up from Louisville to share the occasion with us.
|ROSIE & EMMY IN THEIR SUNDAY BEST. Rosie didn't want to look "too fancy." I think she looked great, although I have to admit it made me think that the next time she gets a nice, white dress to wear in church, it'll probably be for her wedding. And I don't think I'm quite ready to contemplate that...|
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I know we've had these pics up for
a while, but I think I'm gonna leave them a little longer, just because
they're so cute.
|"All the Girls!"
Here's a picture that we took a few months ago with our video camera, then dumped it into the computer via our "Snappy™"--a cool little gizmo that Mark's brother Andrew gave us for Christmas last year.
From left to right, that's Emmy, Kathleen, Sarah and Rosie.
The Sweetheart Dance!
On February 6th, the local Girl Scout council held their annual "Sweetheart Dance," where lucky daddies get to escort their little princesses to a glamorous evening event--this year the local TV station even covered it, and all the local politicians showed up.
But it was a lot of fun anyway!