Pro-Life Poster Contest
October was Respect Life Month, and our parish hosted it's annual Pro-life poster contest. My only complaint is that there is only one winner per age group, and there are so many beautiful entries that I wish they had at least a first and second place! In any case, the winners were announced at the Fall Festival, and Galadriel won for Level 3.
As soon as we got home from the Fall Festival, we headed over to (another) church where Arwen and Galadriel had their first piano recital!
They were so nervous! My parents were able to make it, which made it all the more special. The girls did super!
My sister was out of town last week and Bilbo was in charge of dog-sitting. Poor little Cricket was too lonely, even with Bilbo playing in the yard and taking her on walks in the afternoons, so we just brought her to our house for a couple of hours each day.
One of my very favorite times of year is the octave of All Souls, when the Church grants a plenary indulgence to a poor soul in Purgatory each day for nine days, if you visit the cemetery and pray for the dead.
Sam is pretty obsessed with balls. We rigged up some low hoops for him one afternoon and he was delighted!
Eowyn in the schoolroom
Quite the serious 3K-student!
I'm trying to embrace Daylight Savings "Fall back"...but as much as I tell myself it's cozy and build fires and make hot chocolate, there really is something HARD about it getting dark so early and having such long nights with so many children. Luckily, the holidays are here and that brings a whole lot of cheer. It looks like we might be traveling for Thanksgiving if we can all stay healthy and the weather holds! I'm sure I'll keep you posted!