Three posts today, and no posts last week. It was a rough week, but we did get lots done.
Sunday was Michael’s First Communion. Except it wasn’t, because in the ELCA, children can technically receive Communion from the time their baptized, so Michael has been receiving since he was around a year old. This was a hard day for me actually, one of the hardest parts of raising Little Lutherans.
Monday was Rosa Parks birthday, and we talked about the life of this wonderful woman.
On Shrove Tuesday, we had pancakes for dinner.
Ash Wednesday was spent getting the house ready for Lent.
It was a rainy, dreary, cold day, and my four little ones and I went to Mater Delarosa to receive ashes at noon. When Father blessed Daniel, Daniel gave him the biggest baby grin, and both Father and Monsignor couldn’t help but laugh out loud. By the time we got to the car, Daniel’s ashes were pretty much gone. Michael said, “I guess Dust doesn’t really stick to babies.”
We spent the night and made our way to our main destination on Saturday- the Benadum theater in Pittsburgh to see The Lion King. I’ll blog a little about that separately, I think, but here are some pictures.
The opening curtain and beautiful stage.
After the play, we stopped for dinner. A lady came up to us and said, “When I saw them seat a family with four little kids next to us, I almost cried. But your children are very well behaved!” I didn’t quite know how to take that!
We left the restaurant around 7 and pulled up in front of our house at 11. We would have gotten home sooner, but we hit horrible fog. I prayed for the last hour of the trip!
Time to dig out the baby gates!