Friday, December 2, 2011
Although we don't celebrate Santa Claus one day we love celebrating is St. Nicholas day. His feast day is December 6, but we always celebrate the Saturday morning before so daddy can participate too! Tonight the kids and daddy put one boot out by the front door. By morning the boots are filled with trinkets and gold coins. The story was that Nicholas gave all he had to the poor and needy. His humbleness kept him from wanting to be discovered so the gold and the food he would slip in to the shoes of needy children. We celebrate the life and virtue of this saint in hopes of teaching the kids an attitude of selfLESSness and humility. We have been doing this for almost ten years now and it is one of my favorite traditions.
This Friday morning my parents are coming out to see the kids. They have been busy this past year caring for my grandmother. We used to see them every Friday and Julia called it Friday fun day! We did field trips, tea parties, shopping and visiting! It was a lot of fun. Now we just try to make most of time we have together when we see them!