If you've been following "feast days" you might have counted them and realized I was a few short of 8. We have had a few delays and so we are running over into January- no problem. Plenty of dull weather here to still be able to enjoy a few festivities!
This is Paul and he is 14. My middle boy. Paul is sweet, generous. He is always spending his money on his little brothers and sisters. He takes things very seriously and worries about people. When we pass a newly opened restaurant, he worries they won't make it and asks if we can help them by eating there- we have such a big family, we could keep a restaurant from going under! He tends to be a man of few words and I am working with him on articulating more than just the occasional grunt. Paul holds a very dear spot in my heart as he has volunteered to be my dish-washer man. No big job overwhelms him- in fact, I think he enjoys the challenge. He is a real book worm and is often seen lugging around Strong's Strongest- just for some light reading!
His meal was a blast! He had each of his guests scream when they came into the kitchen- just to keep the other kids guessing! His appetizer were tiny little bite-sized cherry pies. He made them, himself, in a mini cupcake pan. Well, that must have got him to thinking... he had an entire meal of nothing but appetizers! He had pizza rolls, BBQ smokies, french fries, BBQ and hot wings, little pigs in a blanket, fried ravioli, potstickers, fruit salad... I'm sure I'm forgetting something. His dessert was the blizzard of your choice. And he had pop in bottles. The little ones got some playdough for his gift and the older ones shared some funky round magnets that are so strong that they "sizzle" when you get them close together. Paul is always concerned that there won't be enough food- and there is always so much left over that the next day's lunch is taken care of! That's Paul, just making sure everyone is getting taken care of.