This weekend was loaded with field trips, fun, family, and good food.
Friday was a busy day packed with Mass, our home school group's Children's Holy Hour, a trip to the park, picnic lunch, and a field trip to see the Mounted Police Unit. The children all did a wonderful job leading the rosary and praying before our Blessed Lord in the Eucharist. The Dominican priests at that parish are so wonderful for letting us have our holy hours there. The warm welcome to all of the homeschool families was so refreshing and encouraging. After the holy hour, we went to a park to eat lunch and then off to take a tour of the Mounted Police Unit. The kids had a great time and learned a lot about what the mounted police officers do and how they use the horses to accomplish things they couldn't easily do by themselves. The kids were most impressed with the gigantic ball that they use to teach the horses how to control large crowds.
On Saturday we watched my husband's nephew's football game and visited with my sister-in-law's family. We also attended my neices birthday party and met some other young Catholic families. It was so refreshing to hear, "Wow, your sixth baby, huh? That is so wonderful! Congratulations!" Instead of the usual negative comments from the "general public". And it was even more remarkable to hear that most all of these families either already home school their children or are planning to when they are school-age.
Today, we went to Mass and then had my father-in-law over for dinner and some time to play with the kids. They loved throwing the football around.
All in all, a very busy weekend, but well worth all the effort. The kids had so much fun with their friends and family and learned a lot from their field trip.