Our Fourth Good Shepherd’s Garden Party : The Wind and Sea Obey Him!
Since the fourth week of The Garden of the Good Shepherd: A Sticker Calendar to Count the Fifty Days of Easter is based on the theme “The Wind and Sea Obey Him,” it worked out just perfectly that our week began with a trip to the see the “Sea!”
We finished up the week with our Good Shepherd’s Garden Party on Saturday night and, as usual, it was enjoyed by everyone.
Here are a few pictures from our party:
After seeing their new “Sea” themed tablecloth at Target on Friday, complete with lots of little fishies and octopuses, I just had to get it for our table this week! I also decorated with some Fishing Net (from the dollar store) and Pinwheels (the Pinwheel Straws were from Pier 1 and napkins were also from Target, though purchased and forgotten for last week!).
~ The Boat, Mast and Sail ~
Since we made Banana Boats during B Week, we decided to try Charlotte’s Apple Boats. We had a difficult time getting the pretzels to stay up in the peanut butter (versus the ice cream of our Banana Boats) so we ended up propping them up with some cute pinwheel picks.
~ The Net ~
In addition to the decorative net on the table, we also had net shaped pretzels!
~ The Fish ~
Snuggles, wearing his new little apron, was my big helper for this Garden Party. He was especially excited about placing the fish on the table and then pointing out (and signing) all the starfish!
It was also super cute to watch him try to make his pinwheel spin. At least the wind, which was coming through the open windows and screen door, helped him out from time to time!
~ The Barbecue ~
Oh my goodness! Thank you Charlotte for sharing your Pulled Barbecue Pork recipe with us! Yummmmm!! I won’t be waiting until next year to make it again, that’s for sure!
~ The Leviathan ~
The Octopus Cupcakes were a hit, and after the party everyone headed outside with their new bubbles!
~ A Few More Pictures ~
Instead of “Sea” Water, my children picked out Blue Sky Soda’s at the store on Friday.
~ Our Calendar This Week ~
Our Sticker Calendar is starting to fill up as we continue to add the symbol for each day!
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.