Friday, October 2, 2009

Michaelmas

Tuesday we celebrated Michaelmas. It was our first year to do so, so I'm sure our traditions will vary a bit as they get established, but we had so much fun, I'm already looking forward to future years. :) We combined some Catholic, and Waldorf traditions, as well as a few we found in blogland. I'm still finding my footing for this holiday, but here is what we did...
Lots of capes were worn, because all of the art of St. Michael shows him wearing a cape, the kids loved running around in the wind in capes!
Little boys capes are very hard to photograph...

Jenny and I made the dragon bread. Although is is the feast of the Archangels, there seems to be allot of St. George and the dragon thrown into everyone's traditions. Hence the dragon bread. When we ate it we dipped it in marinara sauce for "blood"...the girls didn't really get it, and the boys loved it!

This really is 98% Jenny's creation. That's the head over there on the left (with both eyes and nostrils, lest you be confused, lol), legs, tail, spikes etc. We just used our regular pizza dough recipe and it worked great! We joined my family for dinner of harvesty minestrone soup and dragon food, followed with blackberries and angel food cake trifle, and devils food chocolate cake. :) You see, it is the traditional day that St. Michael threw the devil out of Heaven, and tradition has it that he landed in a blackberry bush. So Michaelmas is the last day of the year to eat fresh blackberries. We had so much fun! We will definitely celebrate it again next year. I'm really looking forward to Martinmas on November 11th now! It's a bit of a bigger celebration (well, in the areas that celebrate these days!), and we will do more for it, but that's probably better to save for a post closer to the day.



Oh...AND....



When I turned the camera on to show Joseph the pictures from the day (he had to work late), I found that Jenny and Anthony had gotten a hold of the camera (!!!) and done a little photo shoot. There was a hysterical series, but most of them were really out of focus. Jenny clearly had Anthony sit on the sofa and then took many, many pictures of him. Then (I guess she's been watching me to closely!) she had walked around the room taking pictures of "interesting" things. ;) This was the very first one...taken right next to where the camera was. I love the "accomplice" grin on his face!
So yeah, it's a good thing I discovered this after they were in bed already or else there would have been really bad positive re-enforcement! Joe and I laughed until we were crying. Oh those Doodles...

1 comment:

  1. Love the dragon bread! Love you all!

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