We didn't do too much today (sorry it's taken so long to post). We had a nice family morning, I'm sure St. Joseph would have approved. We went to a local Marine life center with my sister-in-law and my two nieces. Hubby had the day off (rare for a Friday), so we really enjoyed ourselves. The kids had a blast with each other.
Then we went to Jo-Ann fabrics to pick up fabric to make new altar cloths (the old ones are stained for some reason) and purple to drape the statues, etc. While we were there I "just happened" to come across the perfect lace to make a new mantilla! I have a beautiful one now, but packing it up to go to Mass and unpacking it for home prayer time has gotten to be a nuisance. Plus, I've recently managed to carve out time for daily Mass 3 times per week (yippee!!!!), so I know I'll forget it if it doesn't stay in my purse. So, I decided (quite spur of the moment) to make a new one.
Hubby and I went out to dinner and a movie that night while my mother-in-law came to stay with the kids. We're hoping to make it a regular monthly thing. He and I get so little time together.
We colored pictures:
And we read a few books:
Song of the Swallows by Leo Politi
Father and Son a Nativity Story by Geraldine McCaughrean
Good Saint Joseph by Fr. Lovasik
I had planned to do a 3D Cut & color Virtual St. Joseph Altar as well, but we ran out of time. Maybe for St. Joseph the Worker on May 1st.