Our Third Good Shepherd’s Garden Party : The Heaven’s Tell God’s Glory
I am just now finding a free moment to post pictures from our third Good Shepherd’s Garden Party, while everyone is still sleeping. I really wasn’t sure I was going to be able to pull it off this weekend, but we ended up having our party Saturday night for dinner.
Thankfully it was a very easy party to pull together since I didn’t have much energy or motivation after a week filled with so many other activities, not to mention our last minute plans for a day trip on Sunday.
The girls helped me set the table (they insisted on decorating with Chiquita’s new play silks) and then made the fruit kabobs, while I set out the rest of the menu items and made the “Thunder and Lightning” pasta. The boys shared a new guessing game with us, which they had learned from some of the other boys at the park on Friday, and we had so much fun playing it during dinner.
Here are a few pictures from our party:
~ The Sun ~
I was just not up to baking (or eating!) any more cakes or cupcakes, especially after making a Fairy House Cake on Tuesday and the Dragon Cake on Friday, so I substituted with these Coconut Creme Cookies I found while picking up the cookies for Week 5.
~ The Clouds ~
~ The Rain ~
My children really loved the Lightning Bolt straws! Thank you Charlotte for making this so easy!!
~ The Lightning ~
~ The Wind ~
~ The Rainbow ~
~ The Hail ~
~ Our Calendar ~
Well, it sounds like everyone is starting to wake up this morning, so it is time for me to get going… I am looking forward to seeing everyone else’s Garden Parties over at Catholic Cuisine
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.