Here the girls open up new Pajamas they got.
A Lego shirt for Nicholas. Why so serious?
A Mexican tradition for the Epiphany is to make a Rosca de Reyes. It is a cake that is in the shape of a crown, symbolising the Three Kings as well the Kingship of Jesus Christ. Hidden in a slice of the cake is a small ceramic statue of the Baby Jesus. the child who get this in his or her slice gets an extra small prize. Here it is just out of the Oven.
Now iced and decorated, and ready to be eaten after Mass at Mission San Juan Bautista.
Between Epiphany and the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, homes are blessed if they can be by Priests. One also writes on the Lintel of the front door the following with Blessed Chalk.
20 C + M + B 10
It is meant to represent the current year, broken up by the initials of the three magi by which they are traditionally know, Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar.
And the winner of the extra candy.......Is Nicholas!
Have a Blessed Christmas, and Happy Epiphany!