Sunday, December 6, 2009

Guess Who Came To Visit Last Night?

Today is St. Nicholas Day. And he came last night to get the kids wish list, see if they've been good or not, and let his reindeer have a little snack for their long journey. It's a tradition Karen discovered years ago. And we're considering making it a bigger deal in the future...shifting the Americanized tradition of gift-giving to St. Nicholas Day so we can be better about celebrating the spiritual purpose of Christmas. St. Nicholas gifts are meant to be shared, not hoarded for oneself. It's the start of the Christmas season. The kids left their shoes at the door with a plate of cookies, carrots, and a cup of juice.
Anya is convinced she heard bells and saw lights last night.
Here they are enjoying what each other received from St. Nicholas.


tall dad said...

I do not know who is more pleased with what you are doing with these special grandchildren. Me or our Heavenly father. I love you and them.

Laurel said...

it is pretty darn sweet.
i love your family.

i want one.

The Peters Family said...

when I saw the title, I thought, "well the football fairy visited Alabama fans..."

Great tradition and your kids are so cute. I still haven't quite figured out who they look like because I can see both of you in all of them.

Andrea Bemis said...

Very cute idea. A great tradition to maybe steal.... ;-)