Thursday, November 1, 2007

Our Cast of Saints

Our All Saints Party was quite a success once again! It just gets better each year! The kids all had such a wonderful time dressing up, carving pumpkins, playing games, and just having lots of fun and lots of sugar!

Saint Magnus - Earl of Orkney
Captain has wanted to be him since he first learned about him after winning a CD titled "The Last Viking" at last years party! Captain & I made the flag of the Orkney Islands to go with his costume. He is also holding an ax, since St. Magnus was killed with an ax.

Blessed Jose Luis Sanchez del Rio
This is one of Rascals favorite saints. We also learned of this saint from a CD story "My Battle Name is Jose Luis" by Glory Stories. Blessed Jose Luis was a Christero and was sentenced to death by his godfather at the young age of 14. I had been a little stressed about putting this costume together (I can't sew and costumes have NEVER been my forte). I went to Walmart to try and find a Mexican flag. I asked the woman... and she looked at me funny and said, "Um... NO." So I came home and saw my felt box. I started to sew, and finished by hot gluing 3 pieces of felt together and adding a picture of Our Lady of Guadalupe from one of hubby's old t-shirts. It worked perfectly, and Rascal was THRILLED!

Saint Cecilia ~ Patron of Church Music
Twinkle Toes wanted to be St Cecilia. She loves pink, and St. Cecilia is depicted wearing pink in our Picture Book of Saints. I was trying to figure out how to come up with a miniature harp, but I was able to make one at the last minute. Doesn't she look darling?

Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha
I had this costume I bought years ago, and it just never looked quite right on Twinkle Toes. However, Chiquita fell in love with it! She is missing her little cross in this picture, but it is still cute. She had such a great time.


Peanut didn't dress up... It was all I could do to get the other kids costumes together... But I couldn't leave him out of the line up... This is a picture of him with his Great Auntie. She stopped by to see the kids! I love this picture!

This last picture is of the whole group! We had a TON of wonderful costumes this year... I'm sure the Saints were smiling!

Oh! And don't forget to check out our "Saint-O-Lanterns" here and here!

6 comments:

  1. Everyone looks so great. You did a great job putting the costumes together!

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  2. They are just so adorable! Plus your pictures came out great! Everyone in mine had scray red eyes!!

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  3. You have the cutest kids i have ever seen sis! haha. They look SOO cute in their outfits! I love all of them. :) :D

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  4. What great pictures! They really are adorable. The St. pictures look professional they're so good. Also, the pumpkin patch pictures were awesome. I love having another blog to check. Sure hope you don't mind! :)

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  5. Oh! I don't mind at all! When are you going to start your blog ;)

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  6. How do you find the time?
    Great job on all the costumes
    All you kids look great.

    If you give me enough time next year, I'll try to make them again and not so close to the wire. Twinkle toes must have been sitting on pins and needles when it arrived on the very same day.

    Grandma

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