Saturday, December 10, 2011

Celebrating St. Juan Diego

Yesterday, we celebrated St. Juan Diego.

We started the morning off playing in the snow. (No relation to Juan) They played outside all morning. They would come in to change their wet gloves and then head back out. I remember my mom always on the prowl for good snow clothes. I've gotten pretty good at making their little bodies anti-snow tight.

Rose really wanted me to come out and play, but I stayed in with the Californians. It was also a
nice ice snow so I didn't want to risk falling being pregnant.

While I was putting her snow clothes on she said, "I wish we were Sea Horses sometimes."
To which I reply, "Why is that?"
To which she matter-of-factly said, "The father is the one who has the babies." I have no idea where that came from.

Due to her complete excitement about our new baby, she must have really wanted me to come out.

By the end of the their outside adventures, they were going down the slide and swinging on the swings.

While we were preparing dinner, the kids watched "Juan Diego: Messenger of Guadalupe."

It really is so much fun celebrating the feasts especially with food. The whole dinner conversation revolves around that certain saint, nationality, flag of the country, language spoken, and foods that certain culture eats.

TOSTADAS!!!!!! These are good every time.
We use Tostada chips, refried beans, Tyson's Santa Fe flavored pre-cooked chicken, colby and monterey jack cheese, pepper-jack is groovy also, olives, tomatoes, green onions, sour cream, and salsa. So good!

Pre-Heat oven to Broil
Pre-heat beans
Dice chicken and vegetables
Shred cheeses
Cover each tostada with beans, chicken, and cheese
Cook in oven until all is melted
Add your choice of toppings

Zellie and I headed to La Mexicana Market and Meat. 100 % Mexican. She thought St. Juan would be there. Nope, but I told her he looked like the man that helped us. Good enough.
She picked out BOING! for the choice drink of the evening for her and her siblings.
Strawberry or Fraise flavored.

Everyone wanted to know who this man was. We told them it was Juan's uncle.

John claimed that he wanted to save the drinks for the children so he would sacrifice and have the following. St. John...pray for us.

Zellie picked out the following for dessert from La Mexicana Market and Meat.
Sprinkled Flavored Cardboard! So good.

1 comment :

  1. I just learned that thing about seahorses from an Eric Carle book a month or so ago (I think the book is called "Mister Seahorse").

    Your celebration is awesome. I love that you hit the mexican market for special treats!