1- I haven't seen this movie so this song is not an endorsement, just in case it's super raunchy or something. But I did do the cups game all the time when I was younger. My friend Kim sent me a lovely Valentine mix tape, er cd, and this was the first song on it. As soon as I heard the tapping I knew what it was and BOOM I was back in middle school.
2 - This Mardi Gras I made my first ever King Cake. I had to swing it a little bit because I ran out of yeast and found the dough to be too wet to knead. I've never had King Cake before so I don't know how authentic it was but it tasted great and looked really pretty.
4 - On Ash Wednesday I took down all the Valentine's Day and winter decorations. I did some simple decorating around the house and I confess, it feels really good to have things looking almost bare. After all the decorations of Advent, Christmas, and winter it's really nice to just have a few little things to remind us of the liturgical season.
Our Lenten calendars from Catholic Icing. They definitely help the kids understand how long Lent is and when we'll be celebrating Easter. I love these things.
The treasure box holds our kid-friendly Stations of the Cross kit. It's basically what most people use for Resurrection Eggs.
Our Holy Father, hanging out with books, because he loves books. Especially How Green Was My Valley, The Bourne Identity, and David Sedaris' Naked.
Sitting on our buffet. A grape-vine wreath is thorny enough, right?
I'd love to know how others decorate for Lent. If anyone else posts pictures on their blog please leave the link in the combox - I'd love to check out what you've done and maybe use one or two of your ideas.
5 - Teresa, who is adorable!, now has 4 teeth. She's also cruising like crazy. And though my pregnant body is not producing much milk she isn't really sold on this whole bottle thing.
6 - Random blurry but cute picture of my kids:
7 - I need to bake some biscuits and make some potato soup. Eek! Have a good weekend and many thanks to Jen for hosting!