Wednesday, December 7, 2011

On The Feast Of St. Nicholas

Yesterday St. Nicholas visited our house and brought some of these:

And a new book to read:

We also discovered that it had snowed the night before and it was the first snow of the season to actually stick to the ground. 

So after..

...we finally...

...found everyone...

...a hat... wear,...

...and coats and mittens and snow boots,...

...the kids went out to play.

Anthony was trying to figure out what this stuff was!

It was only 8:00 in the morning, so it was cold!  17 degrees, I think!  Anthony only lasted about 10 minutes, everyone else 15-20. 

When they all came in, we had some hot chocolate and marshmallows.  Mind you, this all took place before school started!  Luckily, we can have a flexible start time.  Good thing, too, because the snow was mostly gone by lunchtime. 

Later, we read our new book, True Story of Santa Claus, a story about a boy named Nicholas and how he stays up to catch a glimpse of Santa Claus on Christmas Eve.  Then when Santa comes he tells Nicholas a story about another Nicholas long ago.  It is published by Pauline Books.

In the afternoon, we watched the DVD, Nicholas, The Boy Who Became Santa.  This is one of those wonderful DVDs from CCC of America.  We have five of their DVDs and they are really neat.  You can find them at many Catholic online stores and probably at your local Catholic bookstore as well. 

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Kansas Mom said...

You got the links working! We haven't read that book. We also sent the kids out to play in the snow. Second Son cried and cried because he wanted to be out but while he was out he was too cold. Once he finally gave up on being outside it took a while for him to calm down again. St. Nicholas left egg shakers here and a fun CD, so we've been dancing and singing a lot.

House of Brungardt said...

I wish I could still do the links the old way, it was much easier! Ooh, we know egg shakers are fun, that was a good idea on St. Nick's part.