St. Lucia is a patron saint for Sweden and her feast day is today! By tradition, the oldest girl in the home gets up early, get into a white dress, red sash with the crown of greens and candles and serves fresh coffee and Swedish treats to her family. Generally, "treats" include saffron bread but DaGrandma made a batch of Papa's favorite gingerbread instead in anticipation of today.
Anyway, I woke up the Vikings early this morning after quickly sewing the last few stitches on Flicka's dress at 7am! (I'm guessing this is my beginner's training for future recitals and/or pageants! LOL) And, we were off to the local "old folks home" aka Hardee's where DaGrandparents have their coffee each morning!
Flicka made her entrance but wasn't initially happy with the extra attention.
But, she warmed right up and charmed everyone to pieces!
And, not to be outdone...this was Pojke a couple night ago when I finished the crown: