Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Sinners and Saints of 2016

On Friday night we went to a Halloween dance at the kid's school.  JP's eighth grade class hosts this dance and haunted stage as a fundraiser.  They each make a funny tombstone for themselves and the teachers at the school, here's JP's:

John-Paul Martin
February 25, 2003 - October 31, 2016
"I wonder what this button will do..."

On Saturday, my family had a Halloween party/October birthday party, and Phil and I threw together this costume:

Ice Ice Baby.

Last night, the kids went trick or treating as a mishmash of characters:

We went to about ten houses and still had enough candy to feed a small country.  Declan loved the whole experience, and after getting candy at each house he would run off proclaiming "More houses!"

This morning was a mad rush to get out the door in time for their All Saints Day celebration at school.  They dress as saints and walk to Mass and then go Trunk-or-Treating in the parking lot back at the school.  Parents and teachers dress up as saints and decorate their cars and hand out candy from their trunks.  This year's communion of Martin saints include:

Alexander as St. George

Andrew as Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati

Eamon as St. Michael

John-Paul as a young Pope St. John Paul II

And Maggie as St. Gianna

Here's the whole litany...

Happy All Saint's Day to you and your future little saints :)


  1. Great costumes! John-Paul looks so grown up as St. John Paul II. :)

  2. Your Saints are so adorable. Rosie was TOTALLY into trick-or-treating last night. She kept saying "Next... house" in that excited breathless toddler way, and giggling nonstop.


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