Thursday, January 7, 2016

A Three Kings Day Celebration

We three kings of Orient are
Bearing gifts we traverse afar.
Field and fountain, moor and mountain,
Following yonder star.

O star of wonder, star of night,
Star of royal beauty bright,
Westward leading, still proceeding,
Guide us to thy perfect light.

Collin picked up the little yellow notebook that sits on the counter by the oven and has our weekly menu written on it and asked, "Are you sure you want snowman pasta for your birthday dinner?"

Yeah, I hadn't really planned that well.

I mean, I have nothing against snowman pasta it's just....well....your birthday only comes around once a year. So at the last minute we ditched the snowman pasta and headed to Buffalo Wild Wings. And it was delicious.

But the change in plans pushed back all of our night activities. Our night activities that included making cupcakes and celebrating Epiphany.  

"You know, making cupcakes at 9 am rather than 9 pm probably would have been a better idea." He said to me. I agreed, "Yes, that would have been ideal." But here we were, it was nearly 9 pm and I had promised Three Kings cupcakes and dadgumit, we were going to make Three Kings cupcakes. 

So the kids climbed up on the table (literally) and we started baking.  And while those cupcakes cooled we headed outside to do our house blessing and then we all gathered around the table at half past 9 pm and ate those cupcakes.  And guess what??  The world did not end.  

Also, Collin found the hidden almond in his cupcake - which makes him the King for the day - so I think he was alright with the nighttime baking after all.  Now the big question is, will he choose movie night or game night?


Amanda said...

Awesome tradition! What does the chalk writing on the door mean?

Kate said...

Hey Amanda, I'm sorry I never answered your question! The letters C, M, B have two meanings. They are the initials of the traditional names of the three magi: Caspar, Melchior, and Balthazar. They also abbreviate the Latin words Christus mansionem benedicat, “May Christ bless the house.” The “+” signs represent the cross and 2016 is the year. We get the chalk from our church and it's been blessed by our Priest. Happy House Blessing! :)