So what did we do yesterday, on All Saints Day?
We made Spoon Saints!
First we had to lay down some rules.
1. No making up your own saints.
2. No alien saints.
Then we got to work.
Farmerboy and I made Mary, St. Nicholas, and St. Patrick.
I made St. Angela Merici. She's the patroness of teachers of young children, and my name saint.
Gareth made St. Patrick, St. Therese, and St. Dominic. He dressed as St. Dominic for our All Saints Day party, which was held on Saturday at the shrine of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha.
This is Katydid's first batch of saints -- St. Therese, St. Barabara, St. Lucy (she's supposed to have a wreath of candles on her head), and St. Catherine of Siena. (Katydid dressed as St. Catherine for our All Saints Day party. But I don't have any pictures, because my batteries died.)
After the kids were done making saints, Farmerboy took his into the learning room to play with them. We discovered the saints in pitched battle, calling each other names.
"Saints do not call people dinghead!" said Gareth.
"No," I said, "I'm pretty sure Mary would never call anyone a dinghead."
Farmerboy looked down at the saints in his hands. "Yeah, well, St. Patrick would," he said.