We celebrated the feast of St. Therese by throwing a pumpkin carving party for the kids. It was an absolutely beautiful Fall day...just right for making a giant mess outside! I wasn't sure I'd be in any shape to contribute to an All Saints' party this year so I thought I'd throw a little more energy into this beautiful feast. Some photo highlights...
Some of us were a little young to wield carving tools...Hooray for paint!
Others brought out the serious knives (and only needed one band-aid).
Ready for the judges...
Very cool pics taken by the Chief.
Ready for roasting...
Ready for eating...
(Hooray for my creative sister-in-law and her culinary talents!)
Prizes for all!
(I found beautiful, yummy smelling rose soaps for $1 at Joann Fabrics for the girls.)
* When my nephew decided the smell of pumpkin was a tad overpowering, he disappeared into the house and returned with his entire nose sealed with Scotch tape. Problem solved!
* One of our parish priests joined us in time to see the kids with their lighted pumpkins.
* When my darling niece was asked what young Therese grew up to become, she answered: "A Daisy!"...which struck me as a very sweet 3-year old translation of "Little Flower!"
Thank you, Jesus, for a very fun and blessed family day!
(See more ideas for Saint-o-Lanterns and All Saints' treats at Catholic Cuisine