Frank is very happy with his candy cane and his new hat, but maybe he got up just a little too early. :)
By the way, celebrating St. Nicholas Day is a local cultural phenomena in the Milwaukee area. Instead of opening stockings on Christmas (as I did when I was a child), pretty much everyone in the area puts their stockings out on the evening of December 5th. My husband grew up with this tradition and I really like it - and I love it that we have it in common with our neighbors and local extended family. The kids usually get something along the lines of a candy cane, a small bag of chocolate, some cold weather gear (like slippers or a hat) and maybe a small stuffed animal or doll (generally saved up from a garage sale). This year they also had some nice little Marian coloring cards from Illuminated Ink.