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.|
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!