Wednesday, October 03, 2007


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!

It was a very special day, and as a final touch, we made for dessert a delicious angel food cake with apple cinnamon glaze! Mine didn't turn out quite as pretty as the picture...I don't have a tube pan, so I used a bundt instead, and my glaze was much too thin...but we all agreed that despite it's appearances, the taste was still quite heavenly!

And after dinner, having received a very last minute invitation from my brother, Dylan and I dressed up and attended the fall concert of a local high school choir, of which my brother is the Assistant Director. It was so much fun, and I was just so proud to see him up there conducting on stage and to hear the thunderous applause and whistles he received when he was introduced by his best friend and Director!

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!


Dana said...

Hi Melissa..
I enjoyed reading your blog. These are great ideas for the Feast of the Guardian Angels, I have two children and love the angel cake idea too! God Bless

Celeste said...

It all sounds wonderful. I made an angel food cake for the feast of the archangels. The one I made during the summer turned out better. The recipe on the box said to make sure your pan is a certain size. I think they meant it. My heart shaped bundt pan didn't quite contain it!!!

Crafty Mom said...

YAY Dylan! Congratulations on your first of many tooth fairy visits. My own daughter is soooo anxiously awaiting her first loose tooth to come out, and it has been loose for over a month. I can't wait to see that toothless smile. You have got to post some pictures of the new smile!!

I love the angel food cake idea too. I never thought of that to go with our discussion of guardian angels.

Muddy Mama said...

what a great way to celebrate the Feast of the Guardian Angels!

Laura W. said...

I love your Guardian Angel Day Celebration!!! You do very well for being newly pregnant. I usually can barely move..let alone have a themed celebration with home baked goods!!! Beautiful day, and beautiful photos! You seem to be a very patient Mother!