Ascension Thursday Picnic
In honor of Ascension Thursday (which technically has been moved to Sunday in our diocese) we had a picnic dinner on our hill outback! I didn’t have a chance to go to the grocery store prior to our picnic so I made do with what I had in the kitchen, but no one seemed to mind.
We had our picnic dinner all ready for when hubby got home from work.
Everyone was very excited!
It is traditional to eat some sort of bird since Jesus “flew” to heaven.
I served Chinese Chicken Salad and Rice.
Since fruit represents Christ, the first fruit of all men, I served Strawberries.
However, the Italian tradition is beans and grapes… Perhaps next year?
All I could come up with for dessert that somewhat resembled clouds….
…were these simple Mini White Chocolate Pudding Pies. They were delicious!
My children were thrilled to each get there own Sparkling Ice!
These sparkling, carbonated drinks were chosen for their “rising” bubbles!
Captain feeding Snuggles a little bit of pudding…
I always love seeing my older children helping their little siblings.
“Mom, no more pictures!”
I stopped… for awhile! 😉
The camera came back out when a couple visitors arrived!
Even though we see deer daily, the children still get excited every time.
We all had such a great time!
I hope to make this an annual tradition for our family.
Now if I can get to the store, I think we will have Ascension Pancakes
on Sunday after mass!
Prayer of Mothers
Father in heaven, grant me the grace to appreciate the dignity which you have conferred on me. Let me realize that not even the Angels have been blessed with such a privilege—to share in your creative miracle and bring new Saints to heaven. Make me a good mother to all my children after the example of Mary, the Mother of your Son. Through the intercession of Jesus and Mary I ask your continued blessings on my family. Let us all be dedicated to your service on earth and attain the eternal happiness of your kingdom in heaven. Amen.