Thursday, December 6, 2012

Taking on a New Tradition! Yum!

Today we did something that I've been wanting to do ever since I read the "Kirsten" American Girl series as a child - we made Santa Lucia bread! So much fun! 

Yes, it looks like a deformed slug, but it really is the authentic thing. 

Then came the 6yo's main goal - lighting the candles. 

The candles, by the way, are supposed to represent Lucia's lighted crown that she wore (according to legend) while delivering food to the poor. 

This child is a pyromaniac looking to happen. 

Using the opportunity for some family pics. 

And some more family pics. 
It was good, or so they say! Definitely a new family tradition - lots of fun, smelled lovely, and a wonderful family experience!

P.S. Today is actually the feast of St. Nicolas - Santa Lucia Day is next week. But it worked more conveniently for us to switch them, and so we did. Heresy, I know.

P.P.S. No, we're not Catholic - it just sounded like fun!

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