Monday, January 24, 2011

Lunch with The Rat...

Alix (The Birthday Girl) and Brase

The other big kid!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Step By Step...

Brase continues to practice his steps. 
He recently took 7 big ones.
It's only a matter of time until all his practice pays off.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Big Al...

My dear first cousin, Toni,  sent Brase Big Al for his birthday.  Big Al is the official mascot of University of Alabama's Crimson Tide in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  As my cousin would say, "Roll Tide!" 

Big Al aside, Jose' and I hope Brase will set his sights on Cornell or Columbia.  This is many years away and a lot of living has to happen before college applications are submitted. 

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The gifts of the Magi...

We celebrated the Epiphany on January 2nd cutting short the 12 days of Christmas.  It just happen to fall a little early this year on the Gregorian/Liturgical Calendar.

Balthassar, Melchior, Gaspar
The Three Kings

Frankincense, Myrrh and a gold coin were presented to the Holy Family.

A small silver box containing Balthassar, Melchior and Gaspar was placed on our family's altar symbolising the Magi's visit.

Chocolate coins and a small token gift were given to Brase to commemorate the Three Kings and our family's annual tradition.

The adoration of the Magi

A gift in honor of the Magi.