We had our traditional ice-cream sundae dinner much to the kids' delight to celebrate Mardi Gras, this last night before our Lenten journey begins.
After, the kids helped put up a bit of Lenten decor:
Above our fireplace: pray, fast, alms.
Around the piano: Stations of the Cross booklets and candles to light for praying the stations at home on Fridays.
We buried our Alleluia. Critter took on this job most willingly. He made us all sing it before hiding it in his bedroom closet.
A new idea for this year, if the sticky notes stay up that is. I gleaned the idea from Dawn at Sun and Candlelight. The idea is to have 40 stickies. I will write some family ideas of additional prayers, visits to great-grandparents, going to Mass, etc. for each day, writing as we go along through Lent to keep up with our changing schedule.
Rice bowl collection for Skipper and his CCD class, and some air-dry clay for an Ash Wednesday project tomorrow.
Our Lenten books and Jesus tree ready to go.
Our dinner table candles. We'll light all the candles to start Lent, but blow one candle out per week until no candles are lit come Good Friday.
God bless your Lenten journey.