Our Sixth Good Shepherd’s Garden Party :: Oh! What a Beautiful City!
Yesterday afternoon, after Mass, we had our sixth Good Shepherd’s Garden Party! While the girls and I were busy making the Chocolate Covered Strawberries and other goodies, Hubby fired up our grill and made hamburgers for the first time this year! It was a nice and relaxing (with Handel playing in the background!) end to a very busy week!
I did end up making a few changes to our plans, but it all came together very nicely and was enjoyed by everyone.
~ The City Gates ~
To keep things simple, and because they worked so perfectly during week 1
, we ended up making Charlotte’s Graham Cracker Gates. (I plan on letting my children have the rest of the pretzels and cheese cubes for a snack sometime this week.) This time we used cinnamon graham crackers and the kids loved them even more.
~ The Temple ~
These were so much fun and the children LOVED the umbrellas and cherries!
~ The Thrones ~
After weeks of trying to come up with a menu item that would work for “the thrones,” I finally came up with something!!! Can you tell that I was excited! 😉 Didn’t they turn out cute?
~ The Bride & The Groom ~
The Bride & Groom Strawberries were very yummy and the perfect size for sitting on the throne. Hubby and I especially loved hearing all the little things that the “Brides & Grooms” were “saying” to each other! lol!
We also decorated the table with our Wedding Candle. My friend Dee Dee mentioned planning on decorating for their Garden Party with her own wedding decorations and I loved the idea!
~ The Crown ~
We’ve had so much cake lately, and I plan to make another for Penecost
, so these Peanut Butter and Jelly Crown Shaped Sandwiches were super easy to make using the cookie cutter
that Twinkle Toes received in her Easter basket
~ A Couple More Pictures ~
Our little Rose was having so much fun sitting up in her bouncy seat and trying to grab the corner of the table cloth. It won’t be too much longer before she will be joining us for meals (not that she isn’t usually sitting in my lap most of the time anyways). I can’t believe that she is 5 months old already. . . We are enjoying every minute with her, and they are all flying by way too fast!
I hope you enjoy this last week of the Easter season!
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.