“Behold I will send my angel, who shall go before thee, and keep thee in thy journey, and bring thee into the place that I have prepared. Take notice of him, and hear his voice” Exodus 23:20

“See that you despise not one of these little ones: for I say to you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father who is in heaven.” St. Matthew 18:10

Today is the Feast of the Holy Guardian Angels! Our family has a few plans for celebrating one of our favorite feast days…you can check them out here.

We’ve been so very busy lately, immersed in the pleasures of a new season…enjoying the crispness of the air, the tumbling leaves, nature walks and treasure hunts.  Our new Nature Center is brimming with our “finds.”  Gareth’s leaf collection, the last of our zinnias, a few fossils and interesting rocks, gourds, books…even Charlotte’s family of gnomes…all there for display, exploration and play.  The table itself is nothing fancy…my largest file cabinet topped with a piece of plywood and a tablecloth…but the effect is quite charming!

Our October Liturgical display is ready, as well.  We begin the month with images of the Holy Guardian Angels and St. Therese.  Visitors from our Alphabet of Catholic Saints are there, too.  A basket of books and lovely bouquet of fall flowers make a pretty display.  And note the wooden cross in the background…a Dollar Tree “find” that we quickly transformed:

Meet Fr. Alder!  Our very own “Super Simple Forest Father” easily assembled within a few minutes, to the great delight of the four younger children…inexpensive, no-sew and a great hands-on way for the little ones to note the “colors of the season.”

And now I’m off to make a few angel shaped pancakes…or, dare I say, a couple dozen?!  Hungry boys to feed and a school day to begin…

Blessings to you on this joyous Feast Day!