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} gmail.com. 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