The family who was going to teach Children's Liturgy during Mass was out of town for their son's soccer tournament, so I said I'd teach it. I set up the materials (near where Clay was getting ready), and Mary Claire helped. I'd texted one of my friends this morning to see if she'd help out since Ches is not into guiding 30 or more kids into a small room and keeping them corraled for 30 minutes while we teach. (Wonder why?) She agreed (bless her!) and we did absolutely fine for having had no preparation (no prereading the lesson...just winging it!) Ha! Well..Mary Claire and I did pray before Mass that Veronica and I wouldn't be nervous, and that it would go smoothly like the last time. She's a great prayer partner! (and sometimes she thinks of things I've never thought of!)
Then, I tried to take pictures of Clay processing into the church with the opening song and up front, but they were really bad. I'd forgotten my camera after the Children's Liturgy emails and texts, and my phone is NOT made to zoom! : )
|I'm well aware that these aren't very good, but let's just pretend.. He's the third boy in white that you can see.|
|This was at the very end, and he's in the very center of the picture, looking tiny from our spot.|
|Last one-can you see him better? Closer, but more blurry. Maybe I'll do better next time?|
Only thing drawing more attention than the offering basket? All the blood checks and beeping over on our pew! Mary Claire had some strange high blood sugars after being only 76 at breakfast..weird. She did get a bag of Easter candy in class this morning, but promised she hadn't eaten anything. We always like to eat out after church, but she'd have to be in range. ..Oh, and we had Ethan whining for his big brother..he wanted his Clay! What a morning.
There wasn't much downtime today after lunch out, a baseball scrimmage, girl scouts, dinner, and some cards with Mom! They did get late baths, some brief reading, and they are all passed out. It's been a l-o-n-g, productive weekend, and I'm sooo thankful it was so sunny and warm! : )