Yesterday was a big day for us! I had fully intended to write about it before the day was done, but alas, my poor tired body just couldn't keep up with my mind. :)
As I have mentioned before, Dylan has always held a special affection for, (and has seemingly enjoyed a personal relationship with), his guardian angel, so we were all very excited yesterday to celebrate the Feast Day of Guardian Angels! Although it was already the second day of October, I had overlooked changing out our monthly art display on the first, so we did that first thing in the morning, switching our print to feature...angels! We brought our soft Precious Moments angels down from their watch on top of the bookshelf to help celebrate with us, and Dylan carefully copied the guardian angel prayer into his notebook and then illustrated it using examples from his Catholic How-to-Draw. We listened to two angel songs ("Dear Angel" and "Angel of God") from one of our CDs while Dylan drew his pictures and Caitlyn colored an angel picture. We had the opportunity for some snuggle time together on the couch, reading a lovely little story about the comfort and protection of guardian angels in Devotional Stories for Little Folks. We talked about how wonderful it is that we all have our very own angel, given especially to us by God, to watch out over us and help us when we are scared or in trouble. We read Angel in the Waters, and marveled at the fact that even our brand new baby already has his or her very own guardian angel!
The best part of our night, though, (at least according to Dylan!) was that he had his very first visit from the Tooth Fairy! We were in the school room yesterday morning when the tooth that had been loose for so long just fell right out of his mouth! And one very happy little boy greeted me this morning with two shiny new quarters, left under his pillow in place of his tooth. But he's since been joined by his later rising sisters, and now they're all asking for cake for breakfast. I think I'll go join them!