Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Lent 2014



This boy received his first ashes today!  
(Which could be mistaken as a bruise on his 11.9 month-old head.) 


Here are some of the things we are doing this Lent...
While we were iced/snowed in on Sunday, Clare and I put together a paper chain to count down the 40 days of Lent.  She added various Lenten activities on each link to do each day.  (I was promoting things like "help Mom."  She was writing things like "do a play of Jesus on the cross."  Oh boy.)


 I printed off these Lenten countdown calendars for Clare, Jude, and Ellen and hung them on the fridge.  Although it's only day 1 and I'm not sure if we are getting the concept since Ellen has already asked several times today if Lent is over yet...


The kids were excited to get our Stations of the Cross box out.  


And are starting to earn beans for good deeds.  


One of the things I am personally looking forward to is taking part in 40 bags in 40 days this year!  
(Great posts on this here and here.)   

Have a Blessed Lent!

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