Today we attended another annual Young Hunters Day. What a perfect field trip as we get ready to start “X/Y” week on Monday!!
Young Hunters Day is a free fun filled day, sponsored by our local Hunters Association. The children could participate in archery, shotgun/skeet/laser shooting, fishing, pelt identification, and tomahawk throwing, with safety emphasized of course. Every child present could win one of the many raffle prizes and a yummy BBQ lunch was provided as well.
Unlike last year, which was super hot, today was cold and rainy (at times), but that didn’t stop the children from having a super fun time!
Here are a few pictures from the day:
~ Archery Shooting ~
~ Rescued Animals ~
I only took pictures of the Red-tailed Hawk and the Barn Owl, but they also had a Box Turtle and a Hedgehog which had to be put inside since it was too cold.
~ Pelt Identification ~
~ Tomahawk Throwing ~
~ Raffle Prizes ~
At the end of the day there is a raffle. Each child receives a ticket and when their name gets called they get to go into the building to choose their prize. I always love seeing what each child chooses! This year Captain picked out a tent, Twinkle Toes picked a pink princess camping chair, and Chiquita picked a set of sidewalk crayons and bubbles. It looks like I missed getting a picture of Rascal with his new Fishing Pole...
… and Snuggles has hardly set down his new backpack.
Even Rose enjoyed the 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.