We stretched our Christmas celebrating out to include some fun on Russian Christmas Eve, January 6th. Xavier and I made gingerbread cookies. I noticed gingerbread boards on display in one of the art museums in Russia, so I decided that gingerbread cookies was a good traditional thing. It really doesn't take much to talk me into gingerbread cookies. Then we made blini for supper. Finally Xavier opened a few more small gifts. I don't know how traditional any of those things were, but we wanted to at least keep the idea of heritage alive. I did some research on Christmas celebrations in Russian and they seemed to center around the church. That is fantastic except there is not exactly a Russian Orthodox church anywhere near our little hamlet in Texas. Maybe another year. Here's some pictures from our day.
|I had this hat and apron from gingerbread man/cookie activities with my Pre-K students. Xavier actually enjoyed wearing it, but here he looks like, "Really Mom?".|