On November 2nd, the Church celebrates the Feast of All Souls. On this day we celebrate and pray for all the souls of the faithful who have departed from this world, including the souls in Purgatory who are in the process of being purified for heaven. To celebrate this feast day, here are some ideas: Attend mass and pray for and remember those loved ones who have passed Read Father Phillip Tells a Ghost Story, by Susan Brindle Bring out family albums and heirlooms and tell stories about deceased family members Make or buy doughnuts as they are linked to this feast day as "soul cakes." To read more about soul cakes, visit Catholic Cuisine. Here is an easy and delicious way to make doughnuts at home:
Saturday, October 31, 2009
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Thursday, October 29, 2009
On November 1st the Church celebrates the Solemnity of All Saints honoring all Saints. It is a Holy Day of Obligation, so the prinicpal activity to celebrate the day is to attend mass.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
This is the Apple Puff Pancake I made twice last week. I saw the recipe on Jessica's blog and couldn't wait to try it. I finished up using all my leftover apples. It is easy, sweet and delicious. Here's the recipe.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
In case you didn't notice, I forgot music appreciation this week. We were so busy singing silly songs and rhymes that I forgot to introduce a classical piece.
Friday, October 23, 2009
I am always inspired and renewed going to the annual fundraising dinner for Room at the Inn, to hear the wonderful speakers, but mostly to be surrounded by friends and strangers (over a thousand) who are there like me to do what they can to support the Pro-Life mission. I am having a rough day (for other reasons), so the poem that was forming in my head last night, as I watched the video of mothers who chose life for their babies because they had the support from Room at the Inn, just isn't coalescing as I had hoped. So I wanted to share a poem I wrote this time last year. I can not call myself even an amateur poet, so please don't judge my trivial and unrefined writings.
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Thursday, October 22, 2009
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Sunday, October 18, 2009
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Saturday, October 17, 2009
I forgot to write in my Fall is Here post that I made up a song for the leaves falling in Autumn. We sang it on our nature walk. It is to the tune of London Bridge is Falling Down.
Friday, October 16, 2009
Music & Art Appreciation
Listened to Vivaldi's Autumn with a beautiful slideshow of Autumn inspired artwork and photographs on youtube.com.
We baked Pumpkin Pie and drank apple cider. We also made an apple pie and are still eating the apples we picked a few weeks ago. (Sorry, I forgot to take a picture of these.)
Tissue Paper Autumn Leaves
Nature Walks & Nature Color Scavenger Hunt
(We actually did this last year for the Feast of St. Francis and many times since. we didn't get to that this year for his feast day, but it fit perfectly in with this week's theme.) Pumpkin loves this activity. It's an egg carton that I colored each slot different colors of crayons, and he has to find things in nature that color. Some seasons, certain colors are harder than others. Although this time, he found a rock that was very blue.
I had to help with this one, but they loved watching the leaves we collected on our nature walk "appear" on the paper. Apple Tree Song & Apple Counting
Way up high in an apple tree, ten little apples smiled down at me I shook that tree as hard as I could, down came the apples M-m-m-m they were good.
This is a felt board with felt apples and tree cut-outs.
Watching squirrels collect nuts and acorns and then shelling peanuts to eat for snackSince not enough leaves have fallen from our trees to play in, we looked at pictures of our family playing in the leaves last Fall.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
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Saturday, October 10, 2009
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Friday, October 9, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
So that is the tour. Thank you for letting me indulge. I just love how calm and peaceful the room is and all the light in it. Oh, I forgot to say we recently repainted it as it was a dark green making the room seem very small. Also the wall behind the bunk beds has that great wallpaper map of the world. I wish it could have been left open but there was no other way to arrange the furniture without the bunk beds covering the map. My next project will be changing the nursery just a little bit for the new baby, so I'll share pictures of that room later.
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