Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Solstice celebration

To celebrate the return of the Sun and the longer days to come our homeschooling group gathered at my house Thursday. The kids made sun ornaments while the moms made gingerbread, pomander balls, popcorn and cranberry garlands, stew, wassail, and bread.

Susan made a little mother and child out of pipe cleaners to put in our solstice cave. The Sun Baby was made of a sparkly golden pipe cleaner that Crystal had given us.

We built a little cave out of building scraps and decorated it with some pine boughs and the garland. Then we put the figures inside and at the moment of Solstice (5:22PM here) we filled the cave with candles and sang a little song to welcome the return of the sun.

Afterwards we came inside and watched the candles burning out in the cave from the warmth of the house. We played music and made a lot of noise in the tradition of Yule.


DaikiniCrossroads ~Crystal~ said...

I just can't believe that Sorscha got sick and we couldn't come. All looks so fabulous! Next year baby, next year!!!

Jenny said...

We missed you! I had actually been waiting for you and Sorscha before we built the cave and hadn't seen your post saying you weren't coming. Teresa had seen it just before she came over and told me. Bummer--and I'm likely going to miss New Years at your place!