Our lovely tree

It feels like this year I am missing an entire week in getting ready for Christmas. We are a week late with getting the Christmas tree, we have yet to decorate the outside of our house, I still have not sent a single Christmas card and no packages have been sent to Germany yet.

However, the tree is up. We went to our local tree farm again and picked the perfect specimen. Yanic had a lot of fun helping me decorate it while John was sleeping on the couch. And Anika and Kordula are just amazed by all the colors and lights.
We also got around in making our annual ornaments, that the kids give away to family for Christmas. We were making these which I had on my Honey-Do-List (one more thing crossed off) It turned out to be really messy. I am happy I used washable markers, so the obligatory bath afterwards was a breeze...

Also, Anika and Kordula decided this weekend to be big girls and eat a few meals at our kitchen table instead of in their high chairs. I guess it is time to switch to booster seats soon.



Dieses Jahr fehlt mir irgendwie eine ganze Woche, um mich auf Weihnachten vorzubereiten: wir haben unseren Baum erst mit einer Woche Verspaetung geholt, ich habe noch keine einzige Weihnachtskarte verschickt, unser Haus ist draussen bisher nicht dekoriert und keines der Weihnachtspaeckchen ist bisher auf dem Weg.

Aber, der Baum steht jetzt. Yanic hatte viel Spass mir dabei zu helfen, waehrend John auf der Couch geschnarcht hat. Und wir haben den Baumschmuck fertig gemacht, den die Kids jedes Jahr als Geschenke vergeben. Es war eine ziemliche Sauerei. Aber zum Glueck habe ich abwaschbare Stifte gehabt, sodass das Bad hinterher ratzfatz ging.

Anika und Kordula haben sich dieses Wochenende auch eingebildet, schon ganz gross zu sein, und wollten am Tisch essen. Ws wird wohl langsam Zeit, die Hochstuehle in Booster umzutauschen.

2 comments:

nerida said...

What lovely traditions you have as a family. I'd love a live tree, but with the heat here, they don't last very long! Loved your slide show too - my daughter has also just shunned her high chair for the 'big table'. Its amazing to watch them grow and become so independent.

jenni said...

wow! I am so glad you enjoyed making them. Great ideas to make it easier! thanks for sharing!

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