Happy Epiphany! Today has been for us a most blessed day of family fun and relaxation, the perfect ending to a perfect Christmas season. This morning, in honor of the adoration of the infant Jesus by the three kings, Dylan and Caitlyn helped me bake a spice cake in the shape of a crown. After frosting it, I let them adorn it with "jewels"--candy sprinkles, spice drops, and candy coated chocolate kisses. Following a late lunch, we enjoyed a sample of it along with some delicious mulled apple cider. Mmmmm!
Dylan and Caitlyn were so excited to finally be able to place the wise men in their appropriate positions alongside the other figures of our nativity set. And since this is the first year we've actually waited until the Epiphany to put them out, it was really special for Darren and I, too. Later this afternoon, we piled onto the sofa in our bedroom and watched The Very First Noel, a delightfully animated movie recounting the journey of the three wise men. It's a movie our entire family absolutely loves, and it was so nice to just sit and snuggle for a while!
We are enjoying the remainder of our day by listening to Christmas songs, coloring pictures (here is just one that we printed off the internet), and making the most of every last moment we have before I go to work tonight. I couldn't have wished for a more perfect day!