Friday, October 22, 2010

Suncatchers and Shabbat

Shabbat Shalom!

It's been a busy week. I kind of knew it had been a busy week but didn't think anything about it until my son informed me sometime around 3p.m. that Shabbat was starting tonight and on Shabbat, Mommy is not allowed to work. Okay......I get the hint.

So, we made tonight a little extra special.

Did you ever make suncatchers as a kid? It's a kit that has a metal framed design and you pour colored crystals into it, then bake it in the oven. I used to make them with my family as a kid but have never been able to find them as an adult...until now. Much to our delight, our local Hobby Lobby store is carrying them.

Tonight, we lit the candles....ate our Shabbat meal, cleared the table and created suncatchers!

Our little girl creating her crown jewels...

About here is where the memories of frustration of trying to keep the colors separated came flooding back. I resorted to tweezers.

An hour and a half after opening the packages, the works of art are in the oven...baking amidst an audience.

And, the final product. They weren't ready before the kids went to bed so I can't wait to see their faces when they find them in the morning.

(it's a butterfly, dolphins in the water, a crown, and 2 frogs on a lily pad)

Oh, and an extra - extra special treat. Tomorrow, we are manning the Rosh haShanah table for the Holiday Module in Shabbat school, so me and the kids baked up a couple of honey cakes for our presentation. I'm absolutely amazed they remained intact as every other phrase was ,"No, it's for your class."

At least they got to lick the bowl.

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Shalom, Spring M Fricks


  1. Oh Spring,

    This is so amazing! God has been leading my husband and myself to use our Sunday's as our day of rest but making it special is an issue. We will take note and incorporate special fun projects into our day. I love this blog and what you are doing.

  2. How precious. We did these as kids too. How wonderful that you are all spending such quality time together.

  3. I love suncatchers! What a fun post!

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