Monday, February 29, 2016
Sunday, February 28, 2016
Lent birthdays are never easy. Lent birthdays on a Friday are even harder. Add to that a husband leaving with the oldest and it makes it just another day. This year, I decided to change it up. I have discovered a clothing company that does online and home parties. I LOVE these clothes! They are modest, cute, and comfy, and have opened up the world of leggings, which, yes, aren't technically pants, but oh, so soft! The company is called LuLaRoe, and they are known for their unique prints. I decided to have a home party with some friends to see if they would share the love and fun with me.
James just wanted to be with everyone, so this is where I found him at the end of the party. I just feel so blessed!
We have been doing stations of the Cross at home, and we have been trying to get the kids more focused on them. I have wanted to make the little votive candle holders with the stations on them, but I haven't been able to get my act together enough to prepare for that. So I tried to just put out some little candles, just to see how the kids would do with the candles. (It's hard to tell, but there are 14 candles) I really wanted the mood of the candles, but the kids needed to read the station book, so we didn't manage it as much as I'd like. But the snuffing and the flip chart are a great tool to get them involved. We used the stations booklet from my sister Jenn's blog. I need to make a better copy so we all can have one, and William had a box with props for each station. All in all, except for the occasional fights over who's turn it was to snuff, and how hard it is to share the books, I think it went okay.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
After a week at home from school due to the snowstorm, we gathered all the families in the Knight's hall for the annual Pinewood Derby! James put a car in this year again, and the two boys did very well.