Wednesday, January 12, 2005


January 6 is a European (?) holiday called Fete des Rois. It's mainly for the kids, but Elizabeth had a party for us kids at heart. For the holiday you buy these yummy cakes that have a little toy inside them. Someone cuts the cake into equal pieces. Then the youngest of the group sits under a table. Another person takes a slice of cake and asks the person under the table who gets that slice. This repeats until all the cake is accounted for. The youngest then comes out from under the table and everybody eats their cake (very carefully so as to not swallow or crack a tooth on the toy). Whoever gets the toy is then King or Queen for the day and gets to wear a little crown. This year both Amy and Elizabeth got the toys and became our reigning Queens.

4 comments:

Helen said...

I was going to be afraid if you said you were Queen for the day??!!! ;)

PS- who's in the pic?

midnitcafe said...

The lovely lady on the left is our friend Elizabeth. She is a New Yorker who goes to Penn State when she is not living in France. The beautiful woman on the right is my wife, Amy.

Jamison said...

but who is the lovely fish in the background I ask you?

midnitcafe said...

You'd have to ask Elizabeth about the stuffed fish. It is lovely, and plush, but I haven't been formally introduced.