First we gathered up a collection of little Thereses. These are not all the ones we have, just the ones we chose for our table decoration. We read from one of our books and had a great discussion about how as a child, St. Therese had to battle her impulsive side. As a mom with two teenagers and a "tween" in the house, we talked about how she could be a powerful intercessor during those moments when their emotions want to rule their actions. These are the kinds of talks I love with my kids. As they get older, our celebrations turn from cookies and coloring pages to a deeper understanding, developing a personal relationship and connection with our heavenly friends.
But then again, cookies are always a good way to begin a conversation! :)
BTW... my husband deserves the credit for this treat. I sent him to the store and said, "Find something edible that looks like a rose." He brought back these lemon creme cookies.