"The destiny of nations lies far more in the hands of women, the mothers, than in the possessors of power, or those of innovators who for the most part do not understand themselves. We must cultivate women, who are the educators of the human race, else the new generation cannot accomplish its task."

~ Friedrich Froebel

Saturday, December 22, 2012

St. Lucia Celebration






It's been a flurry of activity at our house over the past week or so with 4 very excited kids preparing for Santa's arrival. We are counting down the minutes until his arrival and finishing up last minute "elfing".
I wanted to share a few photos with you from our recent St. Lucia Celebration. We hosted a party for our little homeschool group and the kids had so much fun. The kids wore traditional St. Lucia attire with our little friend "N" dressed as Lucia, "A" as one of her attendants and  "H" as a star boy. Afterwards, we had a delicious lunch with Swedish meatballs and noodles, a yummy Swedish cucumber salad and red cabbage and of course the kids and I made the "Lussekatter" or saffron buns. Plus we had loads of other sweet treats, both traditional and a few others that decided to join as well. We sang songs, read a story the of Lucia and did Swedish crafts and at the end of the day we were all in a serious food coma and very cozy by the fire. The kids so enjoy learning about other cultures and this one is near and dear to my heart because of my Swedish heritage.

Dawn

5 comments:

Laurie said...

How fun! Have a wonderful Christmas!

grandmarockton said...

Looks to have been a FUN time for all! Merry Christmas to your family

Lena said...

beautiful celebration for a blessed feast day!

prayers for a joyfilled Chtistmas.

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Jeannine said...

Too cute. Love all the pictures. Hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas. We will have to catch up once everything gets back to normal.
Jeannine

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