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St. Valentine’s Day Crafting

St. Valentine’s Day Crafting

The kiddo participated in a Valentine swap and made the cutest bunny themed valentines. He stitched hearts on this free printable bunny I found online, and then watercolor painted some watercolor paper with warm colors. Once it dried, he cut out hearts and then wrote “Some bunny thinks you’re special.” We love a good pun. … Continue reading

Handmade Gifts

Handmade Gifts

I made my sisters a couple of handmade gifts for this past Christmas. Keychain wrist lanyards: I thought this would be good for each of them for dog walking. My younger sister has two dogs and my older sister recently started her own dog walking & pet sitting business (check it out here!) (I designed … Continue reading

Advent 2015

Advent 2015

Again this year for Advent we symbolically walked with Mary on her journey to Christmas. Each day she moved one spot closer to Christmas, we said a prayer to her, and then on each Sunday of Advent, we lighted all of the candles and the Kiddo read a special prayer to accompany the particular Sunday … Continue reading

St. Nicholas Day 2015

St. Nicholas Day 2015

Some pictures from our St. Nicholas Day festivities, at home and at church (with a visit from “St. Nicholas,” complete with a story, dinner & cookies, crafts, and a gift!): Of course, the Kiddo said it was not the real Saint Nicholas, since he died a long time ago. This led to questions about Santa … Continue reading

St. Francis Day

St. Francis Day

We had a fun celebration at church for St. Francis Day (October 4). There was a Blessing of the Animals, plus fun kids’ activities like pony rides and a petting zoo. It was great! The Kiddo enjoyed coloring St. Francis related pages. That tan, black, and white creature on the table in the photo above … Continue reading

Christmas in July (Recap)

Christmas in July (Recap)

I know, it has been a long time since I posted. To get back into the swing of things, I thought I would share some of the Christmas in July projects the kiddo and I worked on. We made cute little angel bear ornaments to put away to give as gifts, did winter-themed math and … Continue reading

Easter/Spring Kids’ Craft

Easter/Spring Kids’ Craft

For the kid’s version of the Easter swap we participated in, G made 3-D decoupaged paper mache eggs, 2-D paper egg ornaments,¬†and baby bird’s nests. They’re very simple projects but the end results look lovely. Cut a nest shape out of construction or card stock paper, some little pieces of cotton yarn, some wings from … Continue reading

Holy Week

Holy Week

Today is already Monday of Holy Week. Yesterday we celebrated both Palm Sunday and the little guy’s birthday! (How is he 6 already? Seriously?) And Lent has sped by! Our Lenten spiral is almost full of candles, meaning Easter is almost here: This week when we add a candle, we will say the Collects for … Continue reading

St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day

(Our St. Patrick display) Last Sunday, I filled in for the Sunday school teacher. We started with this prayer: Heavenly Father, we come here together to worship you, to learn your stories, and to learn how to follow you. Send your Holy Spirit upon us as we hear the stories of your servants in your … Continue reading

Lent

Lent

Besides our Lenten giving that we are doing, each day of Lent we also add a candle to our Lenten spiral and move the figure of Christ carrying the Cross. Then, on Sundays, we light all of the candles so far (we don’t light the candles daily, just on Sunday. Sundays are not part of … Continue reading