2)Ordinary People Extraordinary Lives: Inspirational Stories of the Saints
And keeping it in the same vein, I really love this collection of the lives of the saints. For a while I was reading to the girls about a saint every day, but only out of this super old lives of the saints book that had no pictures and crazy long descriptions of the saints, needless to say it did not go over very well. Now I try to read from this one occasionally, though not every day, and it has beautiful illustrations and the lessons about the saints are much more reasonable in length.
These puppies have been a staple for a very long time here at the Hahn house. They are a little silly, but ultimately they are wonderful. The ones that I have actually watched with the girls are accurate in the information they do give about the saints, even if they do leave a lot out, there is only so much you can do in 28 minutes. And even though the animation is iffy and the songs SUPER cheese ball, I think they are my favorite videos we own since they afford me the least guilt filled screen time minutes of all. I especially love the Nicolas one pictured above, which we will be busting out and watching way too much with advent and Christmas upon us, but you can find a bunch more here and here .
4)Rich Mullinsa Rafflecopter giveaway
5) Rosary CD and DVD Set
Do up the rafflecopter to get your own!
We love Rich Mullins. Say what you will, but we love him. The girls know so many of his songs by heart since they are almost the only thing we listen to in the car (and Dave Matthews, and sometimes Rogue Wave. The best admixture of different genres of music ever.) I love that they know the Creed from singing his song and I love that they've learned some scripture through the songs. I know he sometimes gets a mixed reaction from people because of Awesome God, but if you want well written Christian music, you need look no further than Rich.
5) Rosary CD and DVD Set
Lastly, and certainly not least, is the giveaway! Elizabeth and I went to college together and she recently sent me a copy of her Rosary DVD and CD set for us to try and to giveaway to a blog reader, because she is super sweet! She and her husband run a little business called "Design My Rosary", which is doing great things, and the Rosary DVD and CD set are following suit with all the good work. We do not really ever end up getting to the rosary and we did it not once, but TWICE this week thanks to the DVD.
It has this wonderful element where there is a visual of a rosary at the bottom of the screen that lights up as you move from bead to bead and it was the first time that Naomi actually tried to follow along on her own rosary. That combined with the beautiful art work with each mystery and I would say it would be a great addidtion to any Catholic home, whether you have children or not.
Such a pious bunch.