Joining Amanda for weekending . . . .
What is with the funky movies? I seem to be picking some interesting ones lately. We saw Frogs and Toads. It is a movie from the Netherlands. It is very interesting seeing other countries' kid movies. The kids look like actual kids.
Saturday was a marathon day at church. The kids were at First Communion prep (a retreat) from 9am to 5pm. We left early. I must admit I had to do some attitude adjusting because the schedule just felt overwhelming even though it was planned with love and good intentions and everything worked out. The kiddos are pretty excited and I think they understand a lot about the sacrament. They participated whole-heartedly in the mass. Something I never would have done, and probably wouldn't do now being the introvert that I am.
The kids made bread during the retreat, practiced looking reverential while processing, and talked about the banners they made for First Communion. We go to a very welcoming and open church so it's nice to see the kiddos actually enjoy and understand the process.
Sunday was all ours. We cleaned, had some donuts. The adults drank coffee because we were pretty tired.
Doran helped mow the lawn while I tended seedlings that are reticent to sprout. Luckily our garlic is coming up and it was fascinating. I've never seen garlic sprout before now.
Part of the day Greg spent baking-making pizza for our pizza-crazy Doran, pull-apart cinnamon bread, and a couple of loaves of regular bread, one of which we bestowed on our neighbor.
Then Greg and Eden folded basket after basket of clothes.
I went to the hobby store in search of some fun figurines for my terrariums.
Elijah's First Communion outfit is mostly complete. He decided he wanted to wear a tie; orange was one of the colors he thought he would like, so orange it is.
Our lovely neighbor borrowed our rototiller and came back with 4 half-gallons of ice cream. Then later he came with homemade fried rice, Chinese sausage and fried wonton. Hmm we need to have him borrow more garden implements. Thanks to our neighbor we had a very tasty dinner.
And that was our weekend. How was yours?