Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Shrove Tuesday Pancakes

Messy faces were the norm

Today begins our 40 days of prayer, fasting and almsgiving in preparation for the greatest of all feast days, Easter Sunday.

Last night we had a Shrove Tuesday/ Mardi Gras celebration of sourdough chocolate chip pancakes which the boys said tasted great!  And, unbelievable as it seems, I think their bellies were full!

Filling the bellies

Later this afternoon, after the two older boys return from serving Mass at the Sisters', we will be working on making a salt dough crown of thorns and putting together the family altar.  I'm hoping to have a purposeful Lent this year.

With academics running smoothly and the boys done with most of their work by 1:00, using the afternoon time to focus more on celebrating the Liturgical Year seems a real possibility.

Thomas ate more servings than anyone!

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