Friday, March 15, 2013

Red, White and Blue Program

These past several days have been incredibly busy ones for our family. So many little blessings...and big ones.

Yesterday was no exception.

In addition to a big blessing...the election of our newly beloved Pope Francis I, husband and I had an invitation to attend a  very special kindergarten program.  "Let's Hear it for the Red, White, and Blue!"

It was adorable.  As only nine little of which are boys!...can be. A "little blessing" by being able to attend and not "schedule off" from work.

As it was the day before Spring Break, the Kindergarten Class got a special "out of uniform" pass to wear patriotic clothing.

Ben was especially excited to see his Daddy show up.  Having a dad for a fireman is awesome...but does lead to some disappointments from time to time.  (I just explain it this way..."we are each called to serve others in different capacities...your father is called to serve others during times of's an honorable and noble profession to have!" They get it...they do...but they're kids, too!)

As we wrapped up the program, excitement was still evident, as our new Pope's name had only been announced 30 minutes before hand.  The kindergartners were so excited to share the name with us parents. And as our school has very little in the way of technology, I was pleased to learn that Mrs. H, their kindergarten teacher, allowed the kiddos to watch EWTN from her iPad and iPhone.  I guess one student was assigned "smoke watch"!!!  That's what I love about Catholic school!  :)

Just a few sights from around Ben's classroom...

I'll leave you with a funny...

Last night at bedtime, Benjamin legitimately wanted to know...

"how did those bells ring to welcome Pope Francis I, when it has a giant crack in it?"

Love that kid!  Me thinks he's confusing his social studies lessons with religion class!!!!  Glad he's paying attention!


  1. What a beautiful post, Valerie! That program looks so cute! And how exciting that it fell on such an wonderful day in our church.

    I love a peek inside a classroom like that. So sweet and fun.

    I hope you and that beautiful family have a wonderful weekend, friend!

  2. Way too cute!!!!

    Happy Spring Break!

    M :)

  3. This is such a wonderful and uplifting post! Thank you.

  4. It was exciting to watch the news and wait to see who the new Pope would be. Hope you all have had a wonderful spring break.


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