Wednesday, June 30, 2010
We have so many fun plans for him are so excited to have him. Let's pray for a safe summer for all.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Loving Lord, we belong to you. Bless our efforts to be
a family of faith, bless our efforts to love as you love.
Bless this food to strengthen us to live as one. Amen
We decorated with this water fountain and a few zoo animals the girls have.
I printed up a pelican picture and leaned it on a bowl of fish crackers
Song of Songs 2:8-17
In Spanish we call popcorn palomitas, which means little doves. We had palomitas and Dove candy.
Faith finished off our Easter season celebration with her performance of "At the Zoo". We have really been blessed this Easter season. Thanks again to Jessica and Charlotte for these great ideas. Happy Pentecost Sunday to everyone.
Don't forget to see other garden parties at Catholic Cuisine.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Our nephew's picture was in the HUDL summer newsletter! Go JR!
What a wonderful opportunity The Houston Urban Debate League offers these students! He's going to be doing a debate camp in August at the University of Houston and I'm so proud of him. God bless you JR.
Monday, May 17, 2010
On Ascension Thursday we attended Mass and came home to look at our wedding album. The girls played with Brides From Around the World Paper Dolls. We ended with a picnic meal on a hillside on our property. Hopefully this will be our new tradition.
Our Saturday was very busy, so we had our party as a dinner meal.
We served Pretzels and cheese city gates, Shirley Temples, Bride and Groom Strawberries, Mini Turkey "Crowns", and a wedding cake.
We decorated the table with our wedding decorations. The girls have seen our wedding pictures and video several times, but they've never actually seen the decorations before. They thought they were so pretty and loved holding them and asked us all about where the decorations were on the tables. It was really cute.
The Bride and The Groom
We ended our party with some wedding cake with our cake topper on it. We used our cake knife and server and brought out the program for our ceremony. The girls really liked that!
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Pentecost Sunday this year will be May 23rd. This is when we remember the descent of the Holy Spirit on the apostles Acts 2:1-13.
We had curried chicken salad sandwiches, bell pepper slices, cherry limeade, and "Ascension clouds". We read The Ascension from The Catholic Children's Bible and the girls played after we ate while we sat and watched the sky.
We were blessed with this beautiful view for our picnic
Father in heaven, our minds were prepared for the coming of your kingdom when you took Christ beyond our sight so that we might seek him in glory. May we follow where he has led and find our hope in his glory, for he is Lord forever. Amen
Happy Feast of the Ascension to everyone!
Sunday, May 9, 2010
For Sunday's symbol of leaves, we gathered leaves for rubbing. But we never did the rubbing. Well, gathering the leaves was lots of fun. LOL
For Monday's symbol of flowers, we made ring bouquets. We picked flowers too and pressed them for making book marks, but that also didn't happen this week. Time's flying by, good thing we're having fun.
Wednesday, the girls made an owl craft.
do the same things that you do. You forgave, you
reached out to the lonely, the poor, the forgotten, the
hungry. You brought peace to people’s lives. Bless us
that we too may do as you do. Bless this food that it
strengthen us to be your presence in the world.
Tree of Life’s Leaves “Then he showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. There shall no more be anything accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and his servants shall worship him; they shall see his face, and his name shall be on their foreheads. And night shall be no more; they need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they shall reign for ever and ever.” Revelation 22: 1-5
We made flower sandwiches with green frill picks for the palm tree.
The Palm Tree
“The next day a great crowd who had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying, "Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!" And Jesus found a young ass and sat upon it; as it is written, "Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold, your king is coming, sitting on an ass's colt!" His disciples did not understand this at first; but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that this had been written of him and had been done to him. The crowd that had been with him when he called Laz'arus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead bore witness.” John 12: 12-17
We had strawberries and grapes and I cut the strawberries into roses.
The Roses and Lilies
“I am like a vulture of the wilderness, like an owl of the waste places; I lie awake, I am like a lonely bird on the housetop. All the day my enemies taunt me, those who deride me use my name for a curse. For I eat ashes like bread, and mingle tears with my drink, because of thy indignation and anger; for thou hast taken me up and thrown me away. My days are like an evening shadow; I wither away like grass. But thou, O LORD, art enthroned for ever; thy name endures to all generations.” Psalm 102: 6-12
The Olive Tree
At the end of forty days Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made, and sent forth a raven; and it went to and fro until the waters were dried up from the earth. Then he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters had subsided from the face of the ground; but the dove found no place to set her foot, and she returned to him to the ark, for the waters were still on the face of the whole earth. So he put forth his hand and took her and brought her into the ark with him. He waited another seven days, and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark; and the dove came back to him in the evening, and lo, in her mouth a freshly plucked olive leaf; so Noah knew that the waters had subsided from the earth.” Genesis 8: 6-11