My usual All Saints Day plans have been superseded somewhat by the fact that I have non-Catholic family visiting for the weekend, and they have plans for time with the children of their own. We will do the cookie decorating and a little quiz on the saints, and we will, tonight, pray the Litany of the Saints before bed. Usually we have a treasure hunt that ends in bags of candy for each of the kids, but my dad brought a ton of candy for the kids, and so I guess we'll be saving what I bought for Advent!
Yesterday Grandpa carved a jack-o-lantern with the boys while Una tried on all the pretty girlie-clothes (lots of pink!) and hair thingamabobs Grandma Terrie bought for her. A distinct advantage of being the sole granddaughter of 11 grandchildren! Later in the afternoon Una and I baked crown and cross shaped sugar cookies, which we will decorate today. Una and Sebastian adorned themselves with flour for the photo shoot.
Grandma Stella had to leave today before dawn to go back to Tucson. It's been so nice having her here, and she has promised to come again as soon as she is able. We'll miss her.