Today was our Saint Michel's Day party. We had lots of little ones dressed up as various saints and angels: Saint Herman, Saint Helena, Saint Alexander the Coal Burner, Saint Xenia, Saint Sebastian, The Prophet Jonah, Saint Mary of Egypt, etc. Their costumes were so impressive! The activities that parents brought were a lot of fun (and sugary!): a doughnut tree (you must eat a doughnut dangling from a ribbon without using your hands), bobbing for apples, a pinata, a candy guessing game (the youngest child guessed the exact number of candies in the jar!), and coloring page station.
The children spent a few hours with their grandmother this afternoon while Father John and I went to see Spectre. It is the latest 007 film and I absolutely couldn't wait to see it. I think that it was my favorite James Bond movie yet!
I've been knitting furiously on my hat this evening. Unfortunately, when I cast off on it last night, I found that I had inadvertently dropped several stitches. The hat was pretty much beyond repair (for my meager abilities, anyway), so I frogged it this morning and began again in the car on the way to the theatre. After I put the little ones to bed, I was able to get in a few hours knitting and am a little over a third of the way into the pattern. It's a quick knit and so redoing it is not as painful as redoing a larger and more complicated project, thankfully. I am looking forward to wearing it this week, as the weather has gotten a bit chillier!