Friday, December 7, 2012

7 Quick Takes (Volume 4)

It is time for some weekly quick takes! Head on over to see Jen to read some more.

- 1 - 
Oma and Baby #12. My favorite mother-in-law and favorite sibling-in-law-in-the-womb were in town this week! 

Her baby bump is a perfect perch for her favorite grandson. She has been such an angel this week, and we love them so! Doesn't she look amazing? 
- 2 - 
Just because flowers. Last Friday, I heard Chris' keys as he opened the apartment door and told Ryan, "Go get Daddy!" In walked my husband with these pretty blooms. He sure is great. 

- 3 - 
My roly poly baby with a rolling pin. This week's toy of choice from the kitchen cabinets is the ever so fun rolling pin. Maybe he likes to pretend that it is a light saber or maybe he is telling me to bake a pie. Or maybe he just likes it. I'm going with the last option.
Check out his tongue sticking out when he is concentrating! Like father, like son. 

- 4 - 
Baby Memes. I laughed at all of these baby memes on Babble last April and thought they were just as funny this week. Which one is your favorite? My favorites are these two: 
- 5 - 
Montessori practical life lesson? Ryan has also taken on the broom as his dance partner in the kitchen. Does its novelty mean that I don't sweep enough or is it not novelty, but interest in the work that I do? You decide.  

.- 6 - 
The Catechism, cedars, and tiny flowers. I am very, very behind on my daily Catechism reading, but last Friday I actually did not skip the email, read the email out loud at breakfast to Ryan (start 'em young, right?), and pleasantly saw this:

340     God wills the interdependence of creatures. The sun and the moon, the cedar and the little flower, the eagle and the sparrow: the spectacle of their countless diversities and inequalities tells us that no creature is self-sufficient. Creatures exist only in dependence on each other, to complete each other, in the service of each other.

Wooohoooo!!!! The cedar and the little flower! 
- 7 - 
Please send in your advent wreaths! For Advent, I will be featuring Advent wreaths from my readers on the blog. If you would like to submit yours, please send a photo (or photos!) and a little bit about your family's Advent traditions to cedarsandtinyflowers {at} I hope to post one every day starting on through Advent in addition to my regular posts. Can't wait to read about your wreaths!
Here are the wreaths from this week:
- Ours
- Tess from Book Smart in DC
- Simone 


  1. I love the pictures of Ryan sweeping! If you're lucky, it'll at least mean less work for you in the non-too-distant future ;) Go Ryan!

  2. My mother in law had her ninth child just a few months before Jacob and I got married. We talk about the very likely possibility of being pregnant at the same time ... at some point in the future. It's so neat to see other families with those overlapping ages and dynamics.

  3. I am reading the Catechism too and I thought of you when I read the part you quote in #6.

    I love that your mother in law is pregnant. She looks great, too! What a blessing to have a multi-age family.

    -Jeanne G.

  4. Love the pics with the rolling pin - totally gorgeous!