Thursday, December 24, 2009

Have a Blessed and Merry Christmas!!!

"The people who waked in darkness have seen a great light"
Isais 9:2

May God bless you, and may you rejoice with the world on this, the feast of the Nativity of the Christ Child.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Dec. 12

We had a little Mexican celebration for the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on December 12.
My husband is a full time musician and went to sing, "En tu Dia", (On Your Day) and "Buenos Dias Paloma Blanca", (Good Morning White Dove). Here is a quick video I took of his group practicing "En tu Dia" at our house a few days before the 12th:

On the morning of Our Ladys feast, my 7 year old and I woke up early to go buy roses and pan Mexicano (Mexican sweet bread). We enjoyed the pan after breakfast along with a cup of Mexican hot chocolate.After breakfast the children colored Charlotte's picture of Our Lady of Guadalupe and then later watched the CCC DVD, Juan Diego: Messenger of Guadalupe.

Finally, for dinner we had pork tamales, Mexican rice, beans, chicken mole (mol-eh), corn tortillas and tomatillo salsa. It was a real treat! To top it off we had an ice cold pitcher of horchata to drink:

Feast of St. Nicholas-09'

I'm running a little behind on my posting. I really admire mom's who seem to be able to put on all sorts of wonderful activities for their children and then blog about it later that night! Not me, but maybe some day!

Here are a few snap shots of how we celebrated St. Nicholas Eve:

Books with Hot Cocoa and Whipped cream, peppermint sprinkles, and candy canes for stirring.Checking to see if the chimney vent is open for St. Nicholas to drop some goodies in their shoes.
My 5 year old couldn't sleep because he was worried St. Nicholas would burn his feet on our candle in the fire place, so we had to move it to the table ;)

Last Tribute to Autumn

I've wanted to post these pictures for a while and yet have been so busy! Last night I saw this post by Jessica who just welcomed her new baby girl, Rose, into the world. I thought to myself, "She just had a baby and is already blogging about it!", Surely I had to find the time to post about what we've been up to the past two months.

In November, we went to a beautiful lavender/organic farm with our Catholic Montessori home school group. They usually don't allow visitors unless there is a public event going on, but they were kind enough to let us have an Autumn nature walk with the children.