Thursday, December 11, 2008

St. Nick's Day

Last weekend, our family celebrated St. Nick's Day. This is a strong Eurpoean tradition that Erik's German family has celebrated for many years. After Ella was born, we decided that we would continue this tradition with our own children. Hopefully this is something they will continue for many generations to come.

Here is a condensed overview:

A real-life bishop in what is now Turkey, Saint Nicholas earned his sainthood for numerous miracles, but his neighbors knew him best as a kind and generous man with a great fondness for children. Today, in many parts of the world Saint Nicholas delivers gifts on the eve of his Feast Day, December 6, and Christmas is reserved for the religious observance of Christ's birth.

The Stockings were Hung.....(look, there's Harley!)

Lucy plays with her new Slinky, although she has NO clue what it is or what it does.

Daddy is happy, too!

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

Cute! Holden's class sent home ideas for this too. We will have celebrate next year.