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St. Nick's Day

On December 6, we celebrate St. Nick's Day. This is a tradition I grew up with.  I remember my mom having us put our shoes by the door before bed and then waking up the next morning and seeing a small present or two inside.


This year, I had to modify it a little because mornings are rushed, and Connor leaves with Keith before the twins are up.  So yesterday at the twins' nap time, I had the kids put their boots outside, then Connor went downstairs to watch his new favorite movie, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

When the twins woke up, I told Connor to look outside the door.


 



They each got a Christmas book and a shirt.


Please ignore the chaos behind Colin.  That's how it looks on the weekends in my house. 

You get used to it.

Sort of.

Comments

karagraaf said…
we do a modified st nicks day too, I fill up christmas stocking with stocking stuffers and hang them in their room. it was tough for us this year with Claire in preschool, I bet doing it the night before was much easier on you! Oh and our house looks much, much worse so I'm very used to it,I didn't even notice in your picture :)
Unknown said…
I love it!!!! Going to do that starting next year!
Quadmama said…
How fun! I'm pretty sure my daughters would have refused to go to school if there were presents this morning!

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