Saturday, December 10, 2005

Shhh! don't tell the kids!!

In my week of being sick, the Feast day of Saint Nicholas jumped upon us without warning, and we weren't prepared... so we decided to put it off for a few days. It's a good thing it's one of those not-very-well-known holidays, because otherwise the kids would know that we changed the day. HA!!! This is one of those fun parent moments where you realize they believe just about anything you tell them and you could really mess with their heads by teaching them the wrong things :-)

Anyways, I digress... Saint Nicholas is going to make a stop here tonight and put some candy and stuff in the kids shoes (well, boots actually... Elizabeth caught on right away that that meant more room for candy LOL). The kids put their boots on the table so st. Nick could find them easier. Elizabeth is so excited and you can just see the anticipation on her face. Zachariah, on the other hand is still a 2 yrold and just a few moments ago was standing on the table trying to put his boots back on his feet, not understanding the concept that the candy can't get in if his foot is already in there too :-)

Each year for the feast of st. Nicholas (dec 6th), he has come and left a letter on the table for them, and given them the traditional bag of chocolate coins, a mandarin orange and some other goodies, and then a big toy/book/game etc.. for them to share. This year we tried to find the 3 wise man set that goes with their playmobile nativity scene (which st. Nicholas brought last year), but sean couldn't find it, so he's giving them a fun animal game instead.

It also happens to be our anniversary tomorrow, and let me tell you, six years being married to the same wonderful guy hasn't been nearly long enough to show him how much I love him, so I pray that God gives us many many more.

good night all!

p.s. Heather is such a cutie pie. She is pulling up and standing next to everything now and yesterday she pushed the kitchen stool across the floor.


Sharon said...

Happy Anniversary!
What a very sweet thing to say about your dh and marriage. :)

We haven't started a St. Nick tradition in our own little family yet, but I think I'd like to. You have some good ideas!!

Melissa said...

Happy Anniversary!!!!!