Annie has a cold–her first cold.  I got slimed! (check out my shirt)

     Mary and Jake are almost proficient at all 50 states.  But today, Mary recited, from north to south: “Minnesota, Iowa, Misery, Arkansas, Louisiana.”  Isn’t that cute!  Misery, U.S.A.!

     In other, more serious and yet great news: Annie’s birthday (May 1) falls this year on the day of mercy, divine mercy Sunday.  In my opinion, it is one of the three greatest celebrations of the year, along with Christmas and Easter.  It is the Sunday after Easter.  To top it off, John Paul II will be beatified that day.  We are going to have a PAR-TAY!  (Come one and all, who is interested!)