...lost my batter charger...then found it...
...only to discover that I have now lost the BATTERY to my Canon DSLR.
NOOOOOOOO! (why oh why did I not just put the battery back in the camera???!!!!)
Thus, I've been going through blog and photography withdrawal...
...although my house has never been cleaner! ;)
Well, tonight I mastered a new technological trick...
...I figured out how to download pictures from our iPad onto my computer!
Wheeeee...I'm back in business!
So what else have I been up to besides house cleaning...early Christmas shopping...and cooking/baking?
How about this for a little Halloween/All Saint's Day inspiration?
|My inspiration photo for Benjamin's costume!|
This year, my children's school (Catholic parochial) has decided against celebrating Halloween and instead to go back to the classic tradition of celebrating All Saint's Day. The children have been encouraged to learn about a favorite saint or Biblical hero and then dress accordingly.
Benjamin and I thought long and hard about this one! There are so many great male saints or Bible heroes to choose from. Ultimately, the folklore surrounding St. Patrick banishing snakes from the Emerald Isle caught Ben's attention. Thus I present to you...St. Patrick!
(Sorry the pics are sort of blurry! I'm still new at operating the iPad, but you get the basic idea!)
This weekend I still need to create St. Patrick's mitre hat and staff, as well as locate a beard! I'm pretty pleased with how Ben's costume turned out. I could not find a costume pattern I liked that seemed "saint" or "priestly" appropriate so I designed this on my own using the above photo as inspiration.
As Ben went "Trunk or Treating" up at school tonight, he insisted on wearing this snake around his head as well as keeping three more in his trick or treat bag! Needless to say, the fact that it is pure folklore about the snakes (or that the snakes represent the banishing of pagan practices from Ireland!) is lost on this 5-year old!
Anyway, I can't wait to share Mary's costume! A very special friend turned us on to a beautiful saint who Mary has been so excited to learn about. Pictures coming soon!