Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Week of Feasting in Review

Last week was one of the busiest in recent memory. Tuesday was the Feast of the Archangels or Michaelmas, and we learned all about time and clocks with Little Saints. We had waffles with homemade blackberry syrup for dinner to celebrate Michaelmas. As a little school treat for the kids I wrapped up these little foam clocks with moveable hands that I got from the Target dollar section. They loved them, and they really helped Pumpkin learn the concept of time and some new numbers. Wednesday we had a small emergency when Pumpkin fell back on a chair and got a pretty bad head bump. After a frantic call to the pediatrician, I was told to do a neurological assessment of him every two hours for the next 24 hours. It was a long sleepless night, getting me a flashback and a look into my future with this new baby in a few months. Thursday was the Feast of St. Therese of Lisieux. We had french toast for breakfast with strawberries and whipped cream. I tried to make a little rose on top of the toast with the strawberries.I had to attend the wake for a family friend who passed away on Tuesday that afternoon, so our dinner plans of French onion Soup didn't work out. We did make the easy chocolate eclairs though when I got back for dessert. On Friday my husband had surgery on his knee that day. I had finished praying the Rose novena to St. Therese the day before and was so happy to receive my "rose" standing next to him moments before they took him back. This very nice nurse who for some reason just made me feel at ease, she even touched my belly which usually would bother me but didn't, told us her name was "Rosemary" and she would take wonderful care of my husband and he would be fine. I was so happy. He did fine in surgery and is doing great at home. Because of his surgery we didn't get to do all the things I had planned for the Feast of the Guardian Angels that day (thankfully his guardian angel was watching over him) , but we did have our dinner of angel hair pasta with garlic Alfredo sauce and angel food cake with strawberries and whipped cream for dessert on Sunday evening. On Friday I gave the kids a little guardian angel statue I got at the dollar store for their room. Pumpkin loves it. The guardian angel has a little girl and a little boy at her feet inside her wings. Pumpkin wakes up now and says he slept fine because his guardian angel was watching over him. I was also busy Friday evening preparing for Saturday... Saturday I hosted a baby shower for my little sister (who is expecting her first baby less than two weeks before me) and attended a baby shower for a close friend whose baby I am going to be the godmother of. It was a busy day and I was exhausted on Sunday. After taking the kids on Sunday to mass by myself (since my husband was on bedrest), which was long since it was Respect Life Sunday, I didn't have much energy to celebrate the Feast of St. Francis that day. We read a few books, but we will do our Italian meal, cannolis, and other activities this week instead. I forgot something we did last year on the Feast of St. Francis which was really cute. Since he is the patron saint of all animals and nature, we did a nature color scavenger hunt using an egg carton that I colored each egg slot a different color and Pumpkin searched for things in the park that were that color and put them in the egg carton. He loves this game and we do it all year round. I'll post pictures of this later this week. Hopefully this week will be a little more relaxed and less eventful. We have a wonderful opportunity to go to a dinner honoring the archbishop this Thursday with some lovely company that I am really looking forward to. I am also hoping this weekend I will be able to satisfy my burger craving and get a burger at this yummy designer burger place near our house that has also has delicious fried onion strings.

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