Other than a very fussy baby, and very little sleep, we actually had quite a fun weekend! Friday we were stuck home due to the icy roads, and so we set to work on our Catholic Mosaic book and activities for the day in honor of St. Brigid. The story was captivating, the coloring fun as usual, and the children had a BLAST decorating a notebook page with stars to represent Brigid's cloak.
(Left - Captain's Picture; Below - Brigid's Cloak from oldest to youngest)
Friday evening we were surprised with a quick visit from my brother Brian... Like all good uncles he came by just long enough to make sure he left his nieces and nephews bouncing off the walls!
Saturday morning, once again, we woke up to yet ANOTHER snow storm. This has been the craziest winter EVER! It has actually FELT like winter! So, once again, we were stuck home. Although, honestly, after not sleeping most of the night I was a bit relieved!
We had a delicious aromatic breakfast of Cinnamon Rolls, Cinnamon French Toast, Turkey bacon and OJ! (And LOTS of coffee for me!)
After breakfast we pulled out our new Candle Decorating kit!!! Let me tell you, we ALL had fun with this!! I highly recommend picking up some liquid wax, it's just too fun!
To start I only had 3 small pillar candles, but Chiquita really wanted to participate, so I found a spare box of white votive candles to decorate as well. This allowed for hubby and I to join in too!
Here are a few pictures of the kids busily decorating:
I just love this last picture of Rascal... He is definitely my little artist. He has a thing with sticking his tongue out while he is concentrating on his work... Isn't it cute?
The rest of Candlemas was fairly quite. It warmed up considerably by the afternoon, and hubby took the boys to town for confession and dinner. It was a nice treat for them, since they hadn't left the house since the previous Sunday! (We have seriously been stuck at home!) Before bed we all said our family rosary and novena by candlelight, and tucked away the rest of our Candlemas plans for next year.
**I was so disappointed in not being able to make Matilda's centerpiece, but I never did make it to the store. Such is life with a house full of little ones in bad weather. I even considered trying to make the frames myself, but I wasn't even able to find suitable cardboard. Oh well... Luckily I recently picked up a couple little birds and they worked perfectly to represent the two turtledoves perched on the side of my usual candle centerpiece... :)
On Sunday, after Mass, I took Snuggles to the doctor, and hubby headed out to my parents with the rest of the kids to watch the Super Bowl. Actually, a super bowl party was mine and hubby's very first date 9 years ago! It really doesn't seem like it was that long ago! Anyhow, my kids always love going to Grandma and Grandpas... (My parents still have 5 of us 12 kids living at home!) Hubby really enjoyed the game, but I MISSED THE WHOLE THING. I got distracted helping my twin sisters start their own blogs!
Today the weather is completely back to normal. The snow is gone ALREADY. The sun even came out! So this afternoon after school the kids headed back outside for PE. :)
First they found some boxes and a ball for soccer.
Then they headed to the front yard for some baseball.
All in all they had a great time.