May 27, 2014

The Smallest One of All

 Our (small) homeschooling group had our final gathering of the school year... with summer trips planned throughout the summer.  The recorder students entertained us with "Mary Had a Little Lamb"
 Bravo, Halflings!
 The oldest children performed "The Smallest One of All" a drama about St. Bernadette.
 Galadriel played the part of Louise Soubirous.
 Sister-Friends as Bernadette and Toinette Soubirous
 Eowyn played the part of Jeanne Abadie.
 Friend Prince Charming Bard played the part of Francois Soubirous.

 Frodo played the part of Louis Bouriette the nearly blind village miller.

 Friend Thranduil played the part of Father Peyramale the parish priest.

Another friend played the hidden part of the Blessed Mother

 Merry (not shown) and Pippin were in charge of the curtain, noises and lights.

 Samwise played the part of Jacomet, chief of police
 Someone forgot to change his shoes for the play... costume went from head to ankle.

 One of our very talented moms painted the Massabielle scenery on painters' canvas.

 A number of villagers.

 Here's a close up of the villagers.

 Splendid job! They really did a great job!
 Afterwards we had a delicious potluck supper.

 Our priest was the one who directed the play. We were all very grateful for this great year of Catechism and drama!

 Our porch was converted into a buffet station.

 The littlest ones.  Kili, Marigold and Friend Daisy.

 Needless to say the children all had a splendid time together.
 Mr. and Mrs. Wonderful Neighbor's blessed us with their presence.  Mr. Wonderful Neighbor is doing great post-stroke-post-surgery.  We are very grateful!

 Our homeschooling group has a wonderful camaraderie.

 We only had 1 semi-broken finger as the halflings tried playing games with the bigger boys.

It was a really splendid day.  Deo Gratias!

May 26, 2014

Around Home

 Crowning Mary as Queen of our home
 Planting flowers in our own Mary garden...
 I know, ski goggles in May.  But hey, I found this great pair in new condition at St. Vincent's for $1.20.  Of course, I hadn't intended that they be used for gardening... but I guess they got their value out of them already.

 Chinese jump rope... double.  I don't think I explained this neat game that I loved to play for hours on end when I was in grade school.  They found what they thought were better ways to play, like tying each other up.
 So we found 4 of our cattle coming home... they were suppose to be down in the lower field but here they came.
 By the way they all acted I guess they were glad to see their old buddies.

 This is why I do not ask men to help decorate for various events. This was Aragorn's contribution to our flower planting.  This was suppose to be a toy apple that velcro'd shut but instead was modeling as a Venetian fly trap "Feed me Seymour, feed me."  Just in case you come over and wonder what this is all about...
 Keva plank "jail". That is Poppy inside what I think resembles a beehive.
 Baby Mozart-less. "Look Mom, no hands eyes.
He's so talented he can even play the spoons while playing the piano.  Trinity Acre's got talent... or something.