Ok so this post is delayed because on Friday I got some sort of stomach bug. I threw up 6 times in 40 minutes and the next day I was way too tired to do much than sleep and the household chores that were absolutely necessary.
So our St. Nicholas’ Feast Day Celebrations didn’t really go as planned. I wanted to have a great celebration on Friday, but turns out Ryan wanted to be present when the kids found their shoes full of goodies: I complied willingly. We still watched a couple St. Nicholas movies and said special prayers asking for his intercession. Dinner was meant to be a ‘feast’ with mashed potatoes, glazed carrots and a roasted chicken, buuuuuut…Ryan and I had some miscommunication. He had agreed to go out to dinner with a friend that night and had thought I was accompanying him, whereas I thought we weren’t doing that any more…So the kids and I made simple chicken sandwiches and Ryan went out. That was ok.
The next morning I was able to roll my sick, exhausted body off of the couch in order to see my babies find their shoes:
It’s hard to see but each got an orange, chocolate coins and a gift (Chloe got a Tinkerbell plate/bowl/cup set and Ben got a mega blocks car that included the blocks). They liked their gifts but LOVED their chocolates. There was no feast, there was no special movies or stories on Saturday because I was MIA.
Well, at least there is lost of room for improvement for next year!