Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Diwali

Yesterday was Diwali.....but I forgot to come back and "release"
this post...oops!

Princess and I read a couple of books about Diwali,
(I'll list them on my sidebar)
and we were going to pick up some Indian food
for dinner, but it snowed here!! It started out as freezing rain and soon became..






Reminded me of the story we read last year about Diwali

We were so blown away by this, that we did very little
"school" at all.Instead we made homemade tomato soup for lunch,
and put the winter sheets on the beds.
We did use these sites to learn about the holiday
and for some pictures to color..
http://www.theholidayspot.com/diwali/pics_to_color/

http://www.theholidayspot.com/diwali/traditions.htm

As it got dark, we lit some candles...



I know they are supposed to be oil lamps, but this is what we had.
I am all about using what we have on hand. ;-)

It was also my Goddaughter 's Birthday...her 21st Birthday!!
Where did the years go? Hopefully we will get to see her soon,
she has been very busy working full time and going to college
for a degree in Early Childhood Education. We are very proud of her!!

7 comments:

Tara said...

I can't believe the amount of snow you all got!!!
All we had in my neck of the woods was a bunch of rain.
The tomato soup looks yummy, and perfect for a day spent inside, looking out at the snow.

Wendy Hawksley said...

SNOW!!! Here in DE, we had cold wind and rain. Ick. The pictures of your snow are lovely and fill me with anticipation of winter!

AFTER we go Trick-or-Treating. lol

zilla said...

I like your candle-lamps. They add a touch of warmth.

I heard there was snow in the east, but I didn't think you'd have that much.

Off to search for the car scrapers so I'll be prepared!

reprehriestless warillever said...

I was almost jealous of all that snow, then I look outside and saw how much yard work we have to do before we are snowed under for the duration. I swear that I will get the new vegetable beds finished before they are covered in a white blanket...

Jenny said...

I'm jealous of your snow! It's going to be in the low 70's here for the rest of the week, so snow is hard to imagine at this point, and yours was so pretty.

sarah p said...

Have you ever been to a Diwali celebration? So beautiful.

I also am jealous of your snow, as I sit here in another perfectly sunny day ;-)

Kate in NJ said...

Thank you ladies....S.P., I tried to e-mail you..this incredibly long e-mail,lol, but it came back. I used an old e-mail. I must clean that bit up. ((hugs)) and warm mugs of cocoa for you all!

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