Thursday, October 25, 2007

All Saints' Day party

Last evening we had our parish's first All Saints' Day party. The kids were very excited about going, but unfortunately, I was NOT going to be able to sew anything new for them... so it was an interesting experiment to see exactly HOW we could make them into the saints they had chosen, simply with the materials we already had here in the house.

Sean decided he was going to be St. Paul...


Reilly wanted to go as Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha...


Kathryn has always said St. Rose was her favorite...


But what do you do with a 4-yr old, who insists on being a dragon?


Simple. You let him be part of his brother's St. Michael costume "ensemble," and suddenly it all makes sense...


(Sean, always the stickler for the rules, said, "So basically you're letting Thomas dress up as Satan for the All Saints' Day party?".... OK, technically I did, but it kept the peace, was a really cute "two for one" costume, and spared me a lot of grief and heartache...)

12 comments:

Meredith said...

Oh Ouiz, they are simply too cute!! I can't believe you're even thinking about going to a parish party with a new baby, oh my!! I hope you got to stay home with the little one, and the kiddos are all postitively adorable :) Blessings!

Emily (Laundry and Lullabies) said...

I love St. George and the dragon! And wow, your Sean must be quite a kid. :)

Ouiz said...

Thank you... and yes, I did wind up going to the party, but I kept her in her car seat, completely covered up. I didn't necessarily *want* to go... (long story...)

suburbancowgirl said...

You go girl! I'm guessing that you were instrumental in getting this idea off the ground at the parish?
LOVED St. Michael and the Dragon!

Ouiz said...

Ah, suburban cowgirl, how well you remember our parish! *grin*

I kinda felt guilty about NOT going...

Beth said...

Come on back to OLMC :)

Lisa said...

Great costumes; you're a mom with a will to get all this done and with a brand new baby at home, too! Bless you!

Abigail said...

Thanks for your encouraging words about multiple c-sections on my blog! Glad to see all your sweet kids in saint's costumes.

Terri said...

I found your blog via a comment on another blog and have subsequently spent a good chunk of time reading through some of your past posts. The way share details of your daily life make me feel as if I really know you.

I especially liked the acorn craft idea. I know my girls will love it.

I will definitely be back. :)

Ladybug Mommy Maria said...

Way to go!

Kristen Laurence said...

So cute! Great job, mom!

Ouiz said...

Thank you, but they really did a good portion of the work themselves! Sean in particular was thrilled with the idea that he got to use a knife, wood, and whatever else he needed to make his sword! (ah, boys...)