Rewind to All Saints Day 2011…
…I got the dreaded "St. Paul School" message showing up on my caller ID.
Uh oh. That usually means one thing…someone's sick or injured.
Last year, both of my grade-school age kiddos broke out in rash over their entire bodies…including their faces...which looked like they had been slapped.
Yup, textbook case of Fifths Disease.
And by the time we got into the pediatrician and got a note to return to class (child is no longer contagious after rash appears…) it was too late. My kiddos missed their first "All Saints Day" parties.
There were tears…theirs and mine.
You see, I had spent hours the previous week creating homemade costumes for my little Saint Kateri and Saint Patrick.
As I could not find suitable (read appropriate) pattern costumes for my children, I just Googled images of St. Patrick and St. Kateri Tekakwitha to make my own.
St. Kateri, Also known as Lily of the Mohawks
St. Patrick driving the snakes out of Ireland
Considering I'm a novice seamstress and I had no actual pattern to work from I liked how they turned out. Ben could have used a miter hat and staff, but I ran out of time…and steam.
Fortunately, these costumes were so big on them last year that (and nobody saw them) that they were able to recycle them for 2012! *wink*
LoVe this "updated" version of St. Kateri! *smile*
One of my daughter's classmates…I thought her angel wings were gorgeous!
Now it's time... to say goodbye…to all things Halloween…
S-a-i…n-t-ly…Happy All Saints Day!