I am back today with some pictures for Weekend In Feminine Dress! We went away last weekend to the TFP (American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property) National Conference which is the event of the year in our family. That was amazing, but we also fell a bit behind on school when we returned so have been working hard to catch up.
This week was also busy with All Hallows Eve, All Saints Day and All Souls Day, which I always considered a very beautiful start to the holidays. This year, the ugliness of Halloween was very apparent to me, probably because I think of the children now and how they are attacked so directly by popular culture with the ugly images and evil symbols. Next year I am going to do something to directly combat this Satanic celebration as suggested in this article, like sprinkle holy water on the graves and pray for the faithful departed. Actually, in parts of Europe it is a tradition to take candles and prayers to light the cemeteries and there is also the custom of "soul cakes"when children come begging for cakes and promise to pray for the dead of your family in exchange. We have not formed a good Halloween tradition yet in our family. I grew up trick or treating dressed like Saints or attending All Saints Day parties with themed saints games. But it would be proper I think to commemorate All Hallows Eve with prayers for the dead and save the All Saints festivities for the following day.
I am including a few more pictures of life around here lately so that you can see where we have been for yourself!
Black Sweater- Gabe's
Skirt- Croft & Barrow (old)
These three brothers have so much energy!
I have two more stockings to knit before Christmas. I never finished Oliver's!
Thomas is reading! He is learning more every day, it's so much fun.
Becky plays like nothing I have ever seen. She spends hours quietly playing with little toys. Here they were waiting in line to get on the train to West Virginia (the best place to go in her mind I guess, haha?).
Oliver is kind of the same, except he's crazy over trains! I now know all about Thomas the train, something I was never very familiar with, growing up with five sisters!
This was at the playground during the conference last weekend. It was conveniently right behind our hotel and was a really nice one!
Henry is growing up way too fast. He is eating baby food and crawling at barely seven months!
Beatrice has way more personality than I would have thought. She is very strong willed actually so I am second guessing her until now strongly sanguine temperament...hmm.
Here they are all dressed up to go to the store. They are truly my big helpers since every child provides so much perspective and personality. We always have something going on!
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