Saturday, December 13, 2014

Happy Saint Lucia Day!

 Happy Saint Lucia Day! Today we are joining the Saint Lucia Day blog procession over at Audrey Eclectic! We hope you'll head over and see all the other wonderful posts about this lovely day! Many thanks to Kim at Mothering with Mindfulness for our beautiful Lucia and Star Boy peg people! 
 We spent this past week reading about Saint Lucia and talking about how we can help and serve others. Yesterday, the girls spent the afternoon creating their Saint Lucia crowns. Once again we used the patterns found in the Little Acorn Learning December eBook that I purchased a few years ago. Perhaps next year we'll get creative and make crowns out of felt! 
Emma decided during this project that she would like to go as Saint Lucia next Halloween. 
I think we can make that happen! 
 We also baked a test batch of cinnamon rolls to serve as our Saint Lucia buns (we had a second batch in the fridge waiting to be baked this morning). It was the first time we made cinnamon rolls from scratch, and it came in the wake of making dinner rolls from scratch and having too much dough left over. I can safely say that we will no longer be purchasing refrigerated cinnamon roll dough as this recipe is that easy and that good! The deliciousness of these rolls became truly evident when Grace said to Emma: "Em, if you're not going to eat the rest of yours I'll gladly take it off your hands." The look on Emma's face in the picture above says it all: She'll  be finishing that roll, thank you very much!
 This morning the girls donned their red dala horse skirts and white shirts, tied red ribbons around their waists and completed the look with their beautiful crowns while today's rolls were baking.  
Our celebration continued in the kitchen where we took turns serving each other breakfast. Traditionally, the oldest daughter rises before everyone and prepares breakfast and serves the rest of the family. As Dave was leaving so early for work this morning, and Grace is not known to be an early riser (and since I knew Emma would want to be a part of it too) we decided that we'd take turns serving each other. It was while we were serving each other that Grace shared what we all were feeling: "I really love this, mama! Let's always do this!" I couldn't agree more!  xo 

9 comments:

  1. Happy Saint Lucia Day Shel, and family! Looks like you have had a great time celebrating. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. xo

    ReplyDelete
  2. What a fun day.. and those buns look amazing! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Those little peg people are so sweet! I love them. Every year I say this is the year I am going to either make felt crowns or buy proper lighted crowns but so far I haven't done it. Perhaps next year?! I hope you had a wonderful St. Lucia Day, Shel. The girls look lovely. I bought that same skirt for Alice!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Just adorable! The little ones are too sweet! And those cinnamon buns must have been so delicious. Have a very happy St. Lucia Day and a Merry Christmas!

    ReplyDelete
  5. What a peaceful St. Lucia Day! I like the idea of paper crowns. Happy Feast Day!

    ReplyDelete
  6. A lovely new tradition for you now! The buns look scrumptious.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Aww! Your girls are just so crafty! Great time with all their St. Lucia projects, and what yummy cinnamon rolls! Thanks so much for joining in the blog procession!~

    ReplyDelete
  8. The little peg people look so adorable with Heather's artwork! And the paper crowns are super cute. So cheery with the Christmas tree in your red room!

    ReplyDelete