We dyed some sugar to top our "king cake" with. Purple was harder to make than green and gold but we tried.
I got a phone call just as the "cake" came out of the oven so the kids decorated it for us.
It tasted better than it looked ;) They had fun making masks while learning the history of Mardi Gras. Pretty cool that it originated in the middle ages, which we have been studying this semester.
Then the fun began...P and I gave each other makeovers.
She was laughing so hard I was nervous so kept my eye on her.
Turns out I was nervous for no reason. She is a pro and we look simply gorgeous.
Although I do think I now know why they wear masks!
We had a great day and already have our plan for Lent now. Being raised Southern Baptist, we have never celebrated Lent before and I am very excited about this year. We have a plan and I pray we stick to it. I'll post about it later but am keeping it a surprise since it effects some people that read this...and surprises are more fun :)
P journaled about our day all by herself (obviously) and I had to include it here. I'll translate below it ;)
We made a mask.
We made a king cake.
Mom put makeup on me.
Time to throw away the Wii! Yikes! OK, I'm curious....do you celebrate Mardi Gras? Practice Lent? Tell me more, tell me more.