{St. Valentine’s Day 2012 :: 8 weeks old and weighing 10 pounds 4 ounces} 


  1. Jamie Jo

    Wow!! What a difference! Simeon weighs 7lbs 6 oz as of Friday. (our goal is to get him to 10 lbs so he can have surgery!)

    Bud is adorable!

  2. Just One Handful

    Precious! And big sister holds him so lovingly! Great job!

  3. Gardenia

    What a handsome lil man. And Twinkle Toes is going to be a wonderful mother.

  4. noreen

    He is so sweet Jessica! And his big sister looks like she's loving him with all her heart!

  5. Kristi

    What a darling baby! You and I were pregnant and due close to the same time! I had a little boy, Peter Michael, on Jan. 7th and we are just enjoying havng a newborn in our home. I love reading your blog Jessica and am so inspired by you! Many blessings!

  6. Mom2Seven

    Oh, I love to see how lovingly and gently your daughter is handling him. +JMJ+

  7. Anonymous

    Precious. Melts my heart.

  8. Lori N from MN

    What a blessing it is, that the older children learn by example how to care so lovingly for the baby. God bless you all.

  9. Lori

    Oh Jessica, he is so handsome! Babies are such a blessing!!! Twinkle Toes reminds me of my daughters holding their little siblings. A little piece of heaven on earth! Love, Lori

  10. Lorie

    He is adorable! I can tell he is getting bigger! Oh, how fast they grow! 🙁
    Older sister must love him so much, she looks so happy to be holding him. Thanks for sharing the darling pics of baby Bud.


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Hi! I'm Jessica, a Roman Catholic wife and home educating mother to our nine children. I was home educated myself, along with my eleven younger siblings. I have a special devotion to St. Therese, through whom I have been given much help and many blessings--the beautiful "Shower of Roses" that she has sent my way! Here I will record a few of the blessings I treasure. Please remember that what you see here is just a little glimpse at our lives, so please say a prayer for us, as we continue to strive for holiness.

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