Cultivating Knowledge in Mommy's Garden

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Monday, December 10, 2012

Christmas Around the World Day 9: Italy

Our Paluani Tronco Di Natale.

I’ve been looking forward to Italy since I picked up this confectionary marvel.  Seriously, who wouldn’t love a cake shaped like a log.  I did read the reviews and I have to agree with them.  DO NOT buy this cake, it makes for an interesting centerpiece, but do not plan on eating it.  It tastes as you would expect for a baked good that was made halfway around the world, then shipped in a box and then sold from a shelf after an undetermined period of time.  In other words, it was D  R  Y!

We read “The Legend of Old Befana” by Tomie DePaola.  La Befana turned away The Three Kings and now visits the children of Italy on Epiphany looking for Baby Jesus.  We also learned that Buon Natale means Good Christmas.  The people from Italy are called Italians and they speak Italian. 

Italy is shaped like a boot.  The children of Italy are visited by Babbo Natale or Father Christmas.

Hard at work.


Dinner and dessert.  We had pasta and gnocchi and the Tronco di Natale.


Daddy found this fun video to watch and listen to after we lit our candles.


Hard at work.

Work board.

The Legend of Old Befana.


Our little Italian kids.  They may look like the same pictures, but the girls just colored them like twins.


Chris is hanging out with the Care Bears.  Our International Tree is getting pretty well decorated with 9 countries represented now.

It snowed today!

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