Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Happy St. Nicholas Day

St. Nicholas

Oh the joy that filled our house this morning as sleepy children raced to the front door to see what Saint Nicholas had left in their shoes!

Shoes full of goodies

Waiting for each of them was a little burlap sack and a brown paper bundle tied with string.

Nicholas Gifts

There was a special Christmas book enclosed for each of them and all sorts of nuts and oranges to eat along with a delicious chocolate St. Nicholas for later :)

St. Nicholas cookies

We made Nicholas shaped cookies using this speculaas recipe which is so yummy with its ground almonds in the dough and lots of spice and the children had fun decorating him with raisins, chocolate chips and sunflower seeds :)

St. Nicholas cookies

One of the things that we really wanted to do was pack a little tin full and surprise someone with it in secret but since our closest neighbor is my mother we thought it would be fun to see if we could get away with dropping it off at her door and not getting caught!

Secret Delivery

So with the cookie tin in hand all three of the children raced up to her house as fast as they could and then snuck as quietly as they could to the door, banged on it hard and then ran for their lives LOL.

A few minutes later the phone rang of course asking if it had been us and we denied it *grin*. She had no idea where they had come from so it was a very successful ding dong ditch LOL.

Did you celebrate Saint Nicholas' Day? I would love to pop over and see what you did to make it special :)



Brooke (Siayla) said...

We haven't yet but your little St Nicholas doll is sweet! And I might have to try those cookies...they look yummy :) Nice for grammy to get a little surprise!

Rosina {Rosy ~ Posy} said...

Thanks Brooke :) The little St. Nicholas doll was my first attempt at trying to create a little figure. I had a look on the internet for ideas and I think he turned out pretty good :) Definitely try the cookies they are really yummy!

Dorothée said...

so cute these cookies !

anna said...

What a gorgeous, gorgeous post to read. I'm new to this festival but I love your doll and the wonderful packages for your children. Such happy memories you are creating!

charlotte said...

just lovely!

Lise said...

I LOVE the St. Nicholas you made! I was going to ask where you'd bought it. Hmmm...a goal for next year, maybe. Come see how we celebrated; I have a running-away photo, too! :-)