St. Catherine Laboure ~ Humility ~ The Violet

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from the Yuma Little Flowers!

Busy Busy December III

Rachel's Run 2008
For our Medal Project we decided to participate in Rachel's Run. An event that was put on to raise money for Rachel Determan's family. Rachel lost her battle with leukemia at the age of 12.

Busy Busy December II

Christmas Caroling Time!!!

This was our 3rd year getting together for caroling. It was so much fun and so awesome to see our little group grow each year! We decided to have a potluck this year before we set out.

Busy Busy December I

We decided not to have any formal meetings in December, but we sure made up for it with our
extra gatherings.! :-)

We attended the Ken and Betty Borland Holiday Pageant and Tower Lighting. Each year on the Saturday following Thanksgiving, the Caballeros de Yuma usher in the holiday season with a pageant at Desert Stadium that culminates with the lighting of the Yuma Friendship Tower. The girls brought in canned food donations for the Yuma Crossroads Mission.

November's Meeting

For November we learned about St. Francis Xavier Cabrini and the virtue of Industry. I was a little stumped trying to figure out the best way to present this virtue. So, I decided to break it up into other virtues that you need to demonstrate Industry. We broke up into groups and talked about self discipline (ahem), purposefulness, and orderliness.

For our craft activity we started putting together our notebooks. See, now if I had been practicing orderliness, and purposfulness and had a little more self discipline... I would have been better prepared for this activity. :-) I found this idea from another LF mom's blog. Looked simple enough!

I took for granted the amount of time and the overload of extra scrapbooking supplies I had stored up after many years of aquiring but not producing any scrapbooks! It was a little chaotic getting the supplies out but it was a great time regardless of the headache most of us probably went home with!

I had to rely on my darling daughter to take the meeting pictures for me, but she was very happy to do that job for me.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

October's Scavenger Hunt

At our second meeting for October, we split the girls up into two teams and sent them off on a scavenger hunt! The girls had clues that led them to stations where they had to answer questions or complete a task in order to receive a piece of their treasure map. At the end of the hunt they received their treasure bag with their Faith Petal. It was so much fun! We ended our night with some pizza and a final romp on the playground.

October's First Meeting

We decided to start our year out in October instead of September. Gave us moms a little more breathing room for the month of September!

In October's meeting the girls learned about Saint Catherine of Siena and the virtue of faith.

The girls each decorated a holy water font.

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