St. Nicholas visited yesterday
Rebecca and Jacob celebrated St. Nicholas' feast day at school on Friday. They had to take a shoe to school to leave out on Thursday night and Friday when they went to school they found an orange, a Hershey kiss and a small candy cane in their shoe.
In our family, it is tradition that we set out shoes on the eve of December 5 and overnight St. Nicholas comes and places a treat and an ornament that represents something major in that child's year in their shoe.
This year was no different. Friday night, Rebecca and Jacob placed the shoes by the front door before they went to bed and they insisted that they put one of Bill's shoes and one of mine there too....
Saturday morning the kids awoke to find this site...
|The filled shoes|
The kids each got a pack of m&m's candy and an ornament. Bill and I got a pack of Reese cups. The kids loved their ornaments which were representative of their first time to the beach this past summer.
|From left to right: Rebecca's ornament with the mermaid and Santa, Jacob got a pirate turtle, and Benjamin got a turtle making a sand castle with Santa. Each ornament says Emerald Isle, NC and has their name and year on the bottom.|
Does your family follow the tradition of leaving a shoe out for St. Nicholas?