I was so excited to be part of the Pentecost celebration at church Sunday. I had made white clay doves (cookie cutter type) and written the fruits of the spirit on them. They had a hole to string red balloons through. Someone else made red hand kites for the kids and we bought a couple cakes. It was the first time these things had been done at our church (as far as I know) and I was really excited to celebrate together. But alas, we ended up with a nasty little virus and decided it was best for everyone to stay home on Sunday.
So I'm grateful for a week of red at home. I hung banners Monday and got out our shoe box of decorations and we will enjoy them through the week. Here is a glimpse of our Pentecost celebration. How are you celebrating?
|The boys painted the red paper like flames on the banner across the door. The banner hanging behind it is from my mom's stash of Red fabrics.|
|This banner was our Saints and Seasons group project earlier in the month. We each brought a yard of red fabric and cut it into strips. We then tossed all the fabrics in a pile and tied them on twine to make banners.|
|While Isaac and I drew the other day I made lunch box notes for the older boys.|
|And we had Red Velvet cheesecake cupcakes. My boys insist on calling them Pentecost muffins, but there is nothing muffiny about them - they are definitely dessert! The cupcakes are from this recipe and have my very favorite frosting - a whipped cream cheese frosting, which is so light and delicious (I half the sugar).|