Wednesday, December 7
A Visit From St. Nicholas
Jolly Saint Nick visited again this year, bringing the usual oranges, chocolate coins, and books about the saints for the children. This year he also left some hollowed chocolate St. Nick candies and candy canes, which were well-loved! Everyone also received a little felt fox Christmas ornament.
After breakfast, Grandma and Grandpa picked them up for a special outing to see a full-length production of The Nutcracker. Beth has been before with Grandma and Grandpa, and last year I took them to see an amazing production by one of the local dance studios. This was Luke and Jack's first time to see the professional production, and peek in to the orchestra pit and enjoy a few other "extras" since it was specifically a school day. They came home raving about how wonderful it was and how much they loved having such a special day with Grandma and Grandpa!