Three Kings Day

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Now, if you aren’t spanish, you might not be familiar with this awesome holiday!  It fell on January 6th this year – and it’s a celebration of the wiseman coming to bring gifts to Baby Jesus.  In Spanish cultures, this is the actual day that kids open their gifts – not on Christmas Day.  In fact, there are parades with real camels, and men dressed up like wisemen from the East.  The coolest thing is that, instead of Santa Claus, you can give your child’s gifts to one of these wisemen, and during the parade (where most people watch from their apartment windows), the wisemen will climb ladders up to your window and deliver your gifts – super cool! 🙂

So, our good friends here in Greenville invited us over for the festivities (Rachel grew up as a missionary kid in Spain), and we had a great time!  Here’s a few pictures from the night.

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Chloe and Emma were making “Queen” crowns (although, Chloe kept calling herself a King. . .)

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Nice smile, Dad. 🙂  Here was the GIANT 3 Kings Cake – one of the big parts of the tradition.

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And here’s the cake again – it was really big for us 6 people!  It was kind of like a sweet bread with dried fruit baked into the top of it.  Inside was hidden a little king and a bean.  If you got the King, you’d have good luck all year; if you got the bean, you’d have bad luck all year.  All of us just got little naked babies.  Not sure what that meant. 🙂

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Chloe couldn’t wait – of course.  The stuff in the mugs is hot chocolate from Spain – it was kinda like chocolate pudding that you could dip your cake in. Yummy! 🙂

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Chloe dug it.  She’s all about visiting Spain now.

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The night ended with the girls watching “Dora saves Three Kings Day” on Nick Jr.  Obviously these little “queens” were quite enthralled with the whole idea.

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About Kim

I am a sinner, miraculously saved by grace, living by faith, and pressing toward the mark of being more like Christ. I absolutely love being a stay-at-home mom! I'm also a caterer for a few weddings throughout the year, a baker, and a party planner. And I love to play in other people's kitchens as well as my own! My husband, Chris, just finished his studies for his MA degree in Pastoral Studies. He's a wonderful (and super smart!) daddy - and the most loving and supportive husband. My two beautiful daughters, Chloe and Kami, are the joys of our lives! We pray that they both would be greatly used of the Lord. Throughout their short time here on earth, we have learned so much about ourselves, our God, and the gratefulness we have towards our own parents, who raised us in the ways of God's Word. Our third unborn child is a blessing as well - even after its recent pre-diagnosis of Trisomy 18, or Edwards Syndrome. This blog has kinda turned into a little journal of sorts of our dark journey down this rather uncommon road. I stay busy cooking, cleaning, gardening, and raising the plants I killed back to life, and homeschooling. I blog when get the chance. :) We are always happy to have visitors, so please stop by anytime! Although, if you do give us a call first, we'll make sure to have some fresh cookies and sweet tea available when you arrive!

2 responses »

  1. Cute pics! =) It actually always falls on January 6th. =) But we are so glad you guys had a good time. I’m not sure about the naked babies either. Must be a Mexican thing. ?? We found a total of 6. And I have no idea what that means since we don’t do it that way in Spain. Next year I’m making my own!

  2. You should! I’ll have to ask my best friend back home if she knows what the naked babies meant – she was missionary in Mexico for several years. . . .I’ll let you know what I find out! 🙂

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