Archive for the ‘Veronica’s stuff’ Category

Four Years Old, She Is!

April 24, 2013

One of the more common of Mom’s annoyed remarks are, “Am I talking to a wall?” or “Talking to you is like talking to a wall.” So, tonight I was making one of those remarks and our little 4-year-old girl says, “What wall is that, Mom?”

B is for Bean

November 8, 2012

For B week, the girls made a frame of beans for their big letter “B”s to be glued into.  Here are pictures of Charlotte and Veronica working on them.  Of course, I did not get pictures of the finished work.

I know we did a lot of other B things, but I can’t recall any at the moment.  We were going to do B is for Blanket, but didn’t make it that week.  Luckily the blankets had Cinderella on them, so they fit into C week nicely, which is still going on after 3 weeks, but that is another story!

A is for Apple Pie

November 8, 2012

A few weeks ago we started the Aphabet Path.  This is now several years old and we did this a while ago with MaryEllen and Charlotte.  Now it is Veronica’s turn.  This time it is more in-depth, as I’m taking ideas from several websites.  One of the hits from last time was making apple pie, making the crust with the A cookie cutter.  We did this once again.

Other things we did were read about Johnny Appleseed, made paper Angels, read about and drew St. Ann pictures and Mrs. Applebee pictures.  Hopefully we’ll take more pictures of other weeks’ work.

The original idea for this comes from Elizabeth Foss and company and can be found at the Serendipity website.  More ideas can be found at Lacy’s Catholic Icing in the preschool section.  We have also used many of Jessica‘s ideas, as she has a whole section for Along the Alphabet path.  A great big THANK YOU goes out to all who have added and shared their ideas!

Veronica Recently Turned 4

August 31, 2012

Here are some pictures of the occasion.   The birthday cake was made by James (and it was very good!)


A Nightgown for Veronica

April 12, 2012

About a month ago, I finished up a nightgown for Veronica.  Unfortunately, it was just in time for the summer-like weather we had.  In recent days it has cooled off quite a bit, especially at night.  It is the perfect weather for a flannel nightgown.

Saints Artist Trading Cards 2011

November 26, 2011

We had so much fun last year participating in Pondered In My Heart‘s ATC saint swap that we were thrilled they were doing it again.  Unlike last year, we made sure we took pictures of everyone’s cards before they went off in the mail.

Below you will find our artists’ works.  First, the process.  We gather a lot of saint books and art supplies and set up at the dining room table.  (John set up in his room.)  Veronica, at 3 years old, was given stickers to keep her busy.  We all went to work for the afternoon.





Now for the cards….(Please remember to click on the pictures for a larger view.)

Veronica’s cards (age 3)

Charlotte’s cards (age 6)

MaryEllen’s cards (age 8 )

James’s cards (age 11)

Kevin’s cards (age 13)

John’s cards (age 14 & eldest child)

Mom’s cards (never mind how old!)

Although I’m not an artist to say the least, it was very relaxing and fun to take the time to create some art.  When we receive our cards, I’ll try my best to get a post up about them.  After all, I still have a half completed post about our trip in May waiting for some attention.  A Mom’s work is never done!

Oh, I almost forgot.  We did take some pictures of Vincent that day.  It is a little challenging to get a good picture of him when  you are holding both the baby and the camera.