Monday, December 1, 2008

St. Nicholas Day is almost here!

St.Nicholas day is December 6th which is this Saturday! I am still making last minute preps for Saturday but I thought I'd share some pics of our home and activities so far.

Last Tuesday we attended circle time at kinderhaus,


and afterwards we helped Tiffeni make decorations for her store.

Here's K making candy garlands and clove decorated tangerines:





Back at home I set up our 'advent' spiral counting down the days until the 1st day of winter (December 21st). This is when we have our big celebration bake cookies,decorate for the season ect but this year we will be leaving that night to go up north so I am still trying to figure out how we will work it.


Our St.Nicholas pic on the nature table.

Ostheimer St.Nicholas


Lastly, for baking day today we decided to make doughnuts. Yeah they are un-healthy and deep fried but I figure junk like this is ok every once in a blue moon. we made glazed,powdered sugar and cinnamon/sugar ones. They were super yummy. I got the recipe from here:

http://www.chooseveg.com/display_recipe.asp?recipe=51



Enjoy!

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7 comments:

saganaga said...

We celebrate St Nicholas day, too. Where did you buy the wooden St Nicholas & framed painting? Please let me know, thanks!

hunnybunny said...

I've been looking for a doughnut recipe to make with the kids, and that looks perfect. Thank you for sharing the link.

Doula Mommy said...

Oh Yum!
Now I want those doughnuts!!!!!

wren said...

Hello :)
I just recently discovered your sweet blog. And although my girls are quite a bit older than yours, I have been enjoying it very much.
I have been trying to decide if I want our advent time to be counting the days until the winter solstice or christmas. I am wondering when you started your countdown? 24 days back from solstice? December 1st? I was so indecisive I decided to wait on any kind of calender until next year. Happy Winter Holidays to you!

Deva said...

Hi Nicole,
I just discovered your blog, and it is so beautiful.
I don't know what is going on with the AP local group, but maybe we can keep up via blogs.
We don't do anything for St. Nicholas' day, but we do celebrate the solstice. We set out bird feeders and spruce up the fairy garden, I'm looking forward to hearing more about your traditions.

Be well,
Deva

Kimara said...

December is such a lovely month for so many different celebrations. It's heartening to know they all revolve around peace, serenity and love!

Enjoy your celebrations. Your table is beautiful. I so love Ostheimer and your St.Nicholas is fabulous.

Peace,

Kimara
weefolkart.com

Nicole Spring said...

saganaga- the st.nicholas is an ostheimer figre. i got it locally at kinderhaus toys but he's online at the wooden wagon toys. the postcard was from my local store too,the frame from nova natural. hth!!

hunnybunny- let me know how you like it!

doulamommmy- well let's meet up and eat some before that babe is born!! <3

wren- welcome! how nice to have you! thank you for your kind words! we have our advent spiral counting down to the 1st day of winter. not really the traditional way of doing things but i gues we are not a very traditional family! LOL

Deva- so good to hear from you! hey email me (farmergopi@yahoo.com) and i'll give you the new link to the board :) i want to keep in touch with you!!!

kimara- so true!! thank you for sharing that!

allright the girls are in bed so time to make the st.nicholas magic!!

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