Yesterday was the feast of St. Nicholas. In our home, we celebrate his feast day by reading a story about his life the night of December 5 and then leaving a shoe by the front door for St. Nick to hopefully leave a treat in. The kids love this tradition.
The last couple of years, St. Nick has left an ornament that represents that person's year and a treat to be enjoyed. This year was no different.
This year, St. Nick brought Bill a 2016 Cleveland Cavaliers ornament and a pack of Reese's cups to enjoy.
St. Nick brought me an ornament that has 2 deer and a heart to represent the serenity and love I feel when we take the kids out in nature and walking on the paths. I also got a pack of Reese's.
Rebecca received a "Mythbusters" ornament, as she has become obsessed with that show and she enjoys the science behind it. She did say that I think these were homemade, so I am not sure how much longer it will be before she figures out St. Nick is actually Mommy. She also got an "Olaf" sucker.
Jacob received a wrestling ornament as he has done several months of wrestling and is really enjoying it. He also received a Captain America sucker.
Benjamin received a "Lion Guard" ornament, as he has become obsessed with the cartoon and with "The Lion King" movies. He also received a Batman sucker.
The kids were excited about their ornaments and I love that I am teaching them a bit about their Christian history.