Summer with the Saints
Marci has done an amazing job coordinating and hosting this get together each week! I feel so totally spoiled. Each week, I just show up with my children and they get to learn about the Saints, make Holy Cards, do a fun craft, eat symbolic snacks, and have a total blast. And as if that wasn't enough, this week Marci even featured my favorite saint. Yep, Sara was right, it was in honor of St. Thérèse of Lisieux!
My kids (and I) were all so excited when we pulled up and saw the sign.
Captain said, "Yeah! I just knew it was going to be St. Thérèse!" Twinkle Toes said, "I love St. Thérèse!!!" I said, "Me too!" ;)
I snapped a quick picture of the kiddos
Right away, they all got busy coloring pictures of St. Thérèse. My children love to color!!
Next Marci served the cutest little rose cupcakes for a snack. Thank goodness that we were the only family attending this week, since my children practically ate all the cupcakes. I guess swimming makes my little ones extra hungry... I do feed them!
I didn't get a very good picture of the cupcakes, but you can see them (along with lots of other cute photos) over at Marci's blog.
Marci even made some delicious dairy/gluten free cupcakes. They were SO good!!! I am going to definitely pick up some of that mix. Yum!!!
Next they all moved onto making their St. Thérèse holy cards...
...followed by lots of playtime.
Then it was time to make paper roses! Even though they were a tinsy-winsy bit hard to make, with a little bit of folding...
Marci even sent us home with a big box of hand-me-downs from my favorite children's store! Thank you once again Marci, we had a wonderful time!
Novena to St. Thérèse
O Little Thérèse of the Child Jesus, please pick for me a rose from the heavenly gardens and send it to me as a message of love. O Little Flower of Jesus, ask God today to grant the favors I now place with confidence in your hands …(Mention specific requests)... St. Thérèse, help me to always believe as you did, in God’s great love for me, so that I might imitate your “Little Way” each day. Amen.
St. Thérèse ~ Pray for Us!