The children made their annual Rosca de Reyes, Three Kings Bread, for Epiphany; the day tradition says that Gaspar, Balthasar, and Melchior arrive at the stable. A Mexican friend says ours tastes just like her abuelo used to make..
Every year we deliver wrapped slices to the doors of friends; the lucky child who finds the baby figure baked into their cake is hostess to a tamale party on Candlemas, inviting all who ate the Rosca ~ our friends from Spain tell us that he who finds the baby has good luck all year, double if they ate the Grapes on New Years day! But my favorite is that he who finds the baby is made Godfather (or, Godmother I presume) to the baby Jesus in the family creche for that year.
Every year our children want to add more babies..
this year there are 17!
the children were 5 & 7 when they did these sketches of the Magi
This ornament still blesses our Christmas tree :-)
I am a mother, artist and writer. I hope to spend my days adding beauty to the world, raising my heirs well and pampering my husband but it doesn't always work out that way! I rejoice in my family and friends, art, writing, reading, running, hiking, eating, and entertaining.
Here, I am tracking the rhythm and routine of a year in our home and publishing various projects, art and fiction. Welcome to my world!