Sunday, January 06, 2008

Feast of the Epiphany

I was going to write a post on organization (which seems to be a topic of interest everywhere I turn!), but that will have to wait a bit... I have only a short time this evening to blog, and that post will take longer to write.

Instead, I wanted to share some pictures of our feast day fun!

The magic for the kids, you see, is in DRESSING UP. And, since we've got quite a few little ones around here, there's a part -- and a costume -- for everyone.

What we've done for the past several years is had the kids dress up as Magi, march around the house singing (what else?) "We Three Kings," and then bring our versions of gold, frankencense, and myrrh to lay in front of the Nativity scene. Hokey, perhaps, but it's fun for little kids, and helps them to remember what this feast is all about. (oh. and don't forget the cake. Feast days just aren't fun unless there's some sort of "yummy dessert" associated with it, according to my oldest child Sean.)

Here we have Marie as Mary, Grace (thoughtfully sleeping) as the Baby Jesus, and Christopher as Joseph (I love the taped-on beard!)

And here comes the procession...

The Magi give their gifts to the Holy Family.

And oh look! It's Thomas, surprise surprise, dressed as a dragon! He brought a toy to Baby Jesus, but Joseph is still looking rather apprehensive.

Finally, after supper we had dessert, lovingly decorated by the kids.

Hope your Sunday was just as wonderful!


Meredith said...

Wonderful, we had quite the dress-up day yesterday too and many rehearsals, my pic didn't come out as cute as yours, but alas, we celebrated :) That cake looks heavenly!

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Theresa said...

That is adorable! What a wonderful tradition!

Matilda said...

Your children are precious in their costumes! What fun!