Dienstag, 9. Dezember 2008


Belated here are the pics from Nikolaus day.
I think it´s not usual anywhere...so let me tell ya about it.
In Germany we do celebrate Nikolaus on December the 6th.
Kids are preparing for Nikolaus by polishing their boots or shoes and do place them near the door.
For our family we also do place a plate with some cookies and a glas of milk.
While the children are asleep at night the Nikolaus is coming to them and fills their boots/shoes.
Normally the boots were filled with Nuts, oranges or some sweets, but of cause more and more kids today also do get some (small) toys.

Here the boys are checking their boots in the morning.

And....Nikolaus has tried some of our cookis and also he drank from the milk ;-) .

Later we took the boys to my parents in law - they wanted to do some christmas bakery with Granny - and we found a new board in a close-out-shop.
Hubby wants me to use the new board only for books...but I just found it was great for my snowman collection....

Dienstag, 2. Dezember 2008

1st Advent

Well...I´m a little late in posting...but here I am.
I hope everyone had a nice first Advent.
In Germany there´s the tradition to have an advent wreath with the four candles - one for each sunday before christmas. As this last sunday was the first sunday before christmas ...we lit the first candle.
Later we went to the place were my parents in law own a little garden. There was a little christmas market were the boys played a christmas song with our "family band".
The "family band" means my father in law and three of his granchilds. He teached them the instruments and every year for this christmas market they sit together and play christmas songs.
This year was the first year for Leon and Fabian to join them - together with her cousin Emily.

And me - I finally managed to get my very own self made christmas sign done!