Happy feast of St. Nicolas!
We prayed this prayer together as a family last night as we gathered around the Advent wreath and then lay out our pairs of shoes on the hearth.
We enjoyed Saturday at a Christmas festival in the mountains not to far from home. It was Tessa’s first trip to the mountains!
And the kids got their first taste of a “Beaver Tail” (fried dough, maybe you know it as an elephant ear?) although Clara preferred a plain cheese sandwich. Strange girl!
And Hugh was just mesmerized watching fire trucks go down main street.
Brian and I had our picture taken in an ice sculpture
Although we had a snack sitting right beside the Jolly old one (back sitting in that sleigh right behind us) the kids wanted absolutely no part in the lap sitting and were content with crafts and hot cocoa instead.
They did get to listen to Christmas stories read by a very animated Rudolph, we stayed so long Hugh Got so tired out!
And we came home to light our candles and say our prayers, and wait to see if St. Nick will stop by!
Can’t wait til the kids wake up and see this: