Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Family Night - Celebrating The Epiphany

Today is Three Kings Day, The Epiphany, the day we celebrate the arrival of the Wise Men to visit Baby Jesus. It culminated our study of the 12 Days of Christmas. Some of the traditions we started this year were fun, though we did not necessarily get to them every night, such as burning our Yule Log. But, the kids were really looking forward to tonight, and our Three Kings Cake we were making. I decided a Spice Cake with Homemade Caramel Frosting seemed appropriate for tonight's celebration.

Tonight was also Family Night and we spent most of the evening taking down our Christmas Tree, a custom we have begun, our tree stays up during the 12 Days of Christmas until the Epiphany. In the beginning I had lots of help ... but, in the end, it was our 4 year old who stayed on task and packed up all of the boxes so neatly. I just love this age, they really truly love helping! You also gotta love the outfit Ava Mae was in tonight ... her ballet attire and rain boots.

After the tree was undecorated we enjoyed a night of Wii Family Games. We started Family Night in December of this past year as a way of setting aside one night a week where we did not schedule activities but, the kids have enjoyed it so much we decided to continue it through this new year. I know we won't always be able to avoid extracurricular activities, meetings, etc. on Tuesday nights but, we are going to try really hard to keep this one night a week for family time.


Lisa magicsprinkles said...

What a great family tradition. Your rainy-day ballerina is precious!

amy said...

Thanks for you comments on my blog! My friend is a Stampin' Up rep and I think she has that die cut, though I have not seen it. She said it can cut through fabric, might make quick(er) work of these birds!
We just started with MathUSee, and I am really hopeful that this will be the curriculum for us, it is our 4th in 1.5 years! You will have to check back with me in another month to see how it is going!