Saturday, September 27, 2008

Feast of the Exhaltation of the Cross (I know I'm late with this.)

Even though this was a couple of weeks ago, I wanted to post it anyway. I use this blog to share ideas and keep in touch with family, but also to keep a sort of online scrapbook of our days. So here's a quick rundown of this special Teatime. We enjoyed these chocolate (store bought, obviously) mini cupcakes with our tea (or milk). We just shaped them into a cross and wanted chocolate (aside from the fact that it is DELICIOUS) to represent the wood.
We read this book which is pretty much a tradition for us on this feast day.
The girls made "stained glass" crosses using contact paper, construction paper crosses and tissue paper of various colors.
And we enjoyed the children's bulletins that my mom always sends us. We discussed the reason for this day's celebration and did the activities.
The "stained glass" crosses look so lovely in our school room window. Don't you think?

They were placed above some "stained glass"we did last school year and a collage that Evan did last week.

Sorry to be so short on details, but I really do have to run. And I hope to post about our most recent Teatime this past week for St. Vincent DePaul. It was our coziest Teatime yet, thanks to a chilly, rainy Thursday.




Mary Ann said...

You have no reason to be sorry about the timing nor the brevity of any post. It is just good to hear about you and your family. I admire all that you do and don't really know how you accomplish all that you do. Just reading about it exhausts me sometimes. The stained glass originals look really great in the windows. The children are really creative in their work.
Mary Ann

Grandma Jo said...

Thanks for the info and pics. I can imagine how hard it is to keep up with all the things that you do. The stained glass window creations are beautiful - and do look wonderful in the window. Good job, kids! Who colored the one in the bulletin? - great work! Love you!

Tina said...

Thank you both for the kind words. I try to keep on top of things, but wow, it's so easy to fall behind. The kids do enjoy anything art or craft related (and so do I). And mom, Skylar is the one who colored that cross that you asked about. Hope you both are doing well!