Sunday, October 28, 2012

Celebrating All Saints Day (Years Past)

 I've been looking at old pictures (while I pump breastmilk)
This picture is from 2009
I think anything before this was not digital
We have
 St Zita, with the broom
St Ursala
The Blessed Mother with Baby Jesus
David, with his giant prop Goliath
(it helps to have a really tall daddy)
and a Y shaped stick and rock
 This is from 2010
I included it because if you click on the picture,
you can see St John the Baptist with his head on a plate!
Creative kids we have in our homeschool group!
 Here's our kiddos in 2010
St Juan Diego
St Kateri Tekakwitha
St Clare
The Blessed Mother with Baby Jesus
I always want to bring something really cool to share, 
but usually do something lame like this cake....
 Last year I made these cookies
a little better...

 Above, we have St Maximilian Kolbe
I just took an old Tae Kwon Do uniform and painted it
 St Joan of Arc
(she's borrowing Goliath's shield from years past)
 St Veronica
(yes, we do the same art projects every year--notice the door)
 I just taped the Holy Face of Jesus
 (a printed off picture from the Shroud of Turin)
to a flour towel, (her veil)
 And, shocking, I know, we have once again,
The Blessed Mother with not Baby Jesus, but the world in her hand!
 OK, we actually had 2 Blessed Mothers
And the snacks were not too bad!
Holy Ghost cookies!
Nutter Butters dipped in melted white chocolate chips, with mini choc chip eyes!

For some reason, we were running late (I know, you are surprised)
and I didn't get a shot of all of them lined up, dang it!

This year we have coming up:

St Longinus
St Maria Goretti
St Philomena
I talked Colette
 out of being the Blessed Mother
into being St Kateri Tekakwitha
no worries, Sweetie Pie will take over 
The Blessed Mother and Baby Jesus!!

Just thought I'd share, in case you needed some ideas!
For more ideas, go to Lacy at Catholic Icing!!
go to Catholic Inspired and get tons of ideas, 
click on her sidebar for Saint costume ideas
Of course you can also go to 
Jessica's Shower of Roses for tons of ideas too!


  1. Wow, 1st one to comment, all the pictures are precious as always. I love the creativity and enthusiasm.

  2. Wow, I'm not Catholic, but All Saints Day sounds like a wonderful spiritual and learning experience. I love the "Holy Ghost" cookies. It is so great that you are teaching your children to be strong in the faith of Jesus Christ. I salute you!

  3. You are so very creative, Jamie~ your house must be full of laughter and fun all the time!

  4. I can't believe it is almost All Saints! Love the costumes!

  5. Hey there. I'm giving you the Super Blog-a-Thon award. So, if you want it, stop by here and pick it up. Yay, and stuff. It's Bridget, at Le. Rheims, btw. :)

  6. you got an award...YIPPEE!

    Look at how fast those kiddo grow up. I wish I had an All Saints party to go to.

    I love all your goodies and the memories you make with the kids is are an awesome mama.

  7. We're doing St. Kateri this year, too! Benjamin is going to be St. Patrick. I got his costume finished last Friday...still working on St. Kateri! Patterns are never as easy to work with as they appear...if your're a novice seamstress like me!

  8. How nice! I guess you all had a great time! Looking forward to seeing these pictures on your personalized photo books.i would love too see few more blogs from your side.

    thanks & keep sharing
    Christmas Gift Ideas

  9. This is such a fun, happy post, Jamie, and I NEEDED some fun & happy on this busy, noisy morning! :)

    Oh...and I offered up my holy hour on Sunday for your & Lori in Duluth's intentions: prayers of thanksgiving for the safe return of Lori's husband from Afghanistan, and prayers of supplication that all goes well for Baby Simeon. ♥

    Much love!



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