Happy Birthday, Mary!

Today the Church celebrates the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Last year we made a cake for Mary, and Helen still talks about it. So this year we threw a birthday party with some friends.

The kids wanted to make a red cake and decorate it with roses. Our roses were inspired by Lacy’s awesomeness over at Catholic Icing. I’m not sure how Lacy got hers to look so cute. But the kids had fun making them anyway.

We decorated the dining room with our various Marian icons and statues, and had our friends bring their own to add.
Henry spent much of the morning running around involved in sword play, and in an effort to tie his play to the feast day, I told him about the Seven Sorrows of Mary and showed him this picture:
Helen then decorated the picture and hung it on the wall as part of our decorations. And Henry created his own drawing to add. That’s Jesus in the middle on top and Mary on his right and Joseph on his left.
Then he added his own depiction of the Trinity:
How cute is this little guy? He looooooves Mary!
Notice the gorgeous statues of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Our Lady of Le Leche. 
I didn’t get any pictures of the primary party games. The girls played house and the boys were engaged in light saber fights in the back yard. What? Don’t you have light saber fights at your Marian feast celebrations? 
Happy Birthday, Mary!! 

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