Happy St. Nicholas’ Day

I just wanted to pop in for a brief post and to show you that we discovered that Lincoln has curly hair after washing it last night. Look!

Further proof that he’s the milkman’s baby, says the Ogre. Who himself has curly hair.

Tomorrow is St. Nicholas’ Day, our favorite Saint’s Day ever, and since I scheduled Lincoln’s surgery for tomorrow morning I have to spend the afternoon making the most delicious St. Nicholas bread ever and a big dinner that will give us leftovers for a few days. Lincoln’s doctor assured me that the recovery would be speedy and “no big deal,” but I’m still preparing for at least two days of major baby drama. Just in case.

If you want to make this seriously easy, insanely delicious, and ridiculously impressive-looking bread, here’s the link. We always opt for the raspberry filling because who wouldn’t? And here’s a picture of it, which is not my picture, because somehow I have not managed to get a picture of it in the 5 times I have made it since last year’s St. Nicholas Day. I’ll rectify that this year.

I know it looks intimidating, but I promise if you follow the directions yours will look exactly like this, and you will be so proud of yourself that you will make it for every possible occasion for the next year.

Happy St. Nicholas Day, everyone! Remember to set out your shoes and punch a heretic!

  • Jocelyn

    Thank-you! I just came to your blog to look for this recipe, as I remember you posting about it in the past. All the best!!!

  • MA

    The recovery really is no big deal. I think it’s probably hardest on the parents to see it. (That being said, if they offer to let you watch the procedure, DON’T DO IT!) Little Lincoln will just be so happy to have his milk come more easily that he won’t have much time to be too cranky. Having the tongue tie fixed makes all the difference in the world; I know it did with my daughter. She was like a different baby afterwards.

    Prayers that it all goes well for you all!

  • Karen

    That St Nicholas meme just made my day. My seven year old adores St Nicholas and we have always celebrated St Nicholas’ Day since we started having kids. They especially love the story about Nicholas punching out Arius and getting ejected from the Council of Nicea, only to be called back when they all realized Nicholas was right all along. :P

    Lincoln looks exactly like the Ogre. Just sayin.’

  • http://fortheloveoflentils05.blogspot.com Magdalen

    We’re having our full Christmas on St. Nicholas Day this year since we’ll be abroad on Christmas Day! It’s always a great saint day to celebrate :)

  • http://www.eafromtheheart.blogspot.com Maggie @ From the Heart

    I’ll be praying for y’all tomorrow!
    I might be brave enough to try that recipe…. this is coming from someone who had to Google how to make grilled cheese sandwiches.

  • http://ayearoflivingadventurously.wordpress.com Emily

    He’s so cute!!!! Love!