It's the home stretch! Easter is one week away! Quick! Cram in everything we slacked on doing halfway through Lent!
Actually... We're not. I have crafts and activities for Holy Week, but I'm taking a relaxed approach. We'll do them if we want to.
We did go to Soup and Stations at church on Friday... Well, just the soup part, because starting Stations of the Cross at 7pm with our crew would not make for a very holy experience. But we did walk around the rosary garden outside the church before going home... And the Stations of the Cross are conveniently nailed to the trees around the garden, so we did our own little version... Complete with pauses to look at lady bugs and spontaneous 3-year-old prayer.
We did manage a Palm Sunday craft this weekend... Jesus riding into Jerusalem on his trusty steed. We even got palms from outside to wave and sing Hosanna!
Anthony was the only one who wanted to do it at first, and he enjoyed one-on-one craft time with me.
It's also fun to make crosses out of the palms from Mass. I got crafty with mine and wove them to make this.
Paul made some traditional ones for the kids.
I'm hoping to make it to Good Friday Mass with Ellie this week. I miss going to all of the Triduum. It'll be easier when the kids are older. As St. Frances of Rome said, “It is most laudable in a married woman to be devout, but she must never forget that she is a housewife. And sometimes she must leave God at the altar to find Him in her housekeeping."
Wishing you all a blessed Holy Week!