Sunday, December 31, 2017

Friday, December 29, 2017

Tessa's birthday party

Tessa chose to have a princess tea party.  Her friends Charlotte, Emma, Amelia and Cora came to celebrate!  They kissed the frog (blindfolded with lipstick), bent and jumped with limbo, made sugarcube castles, and colored tea cups.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Gift from Deenie

Deenie sent each kid a reindeer and little elf.  They are so darling.  

Monday, December 25, 2017

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Our silly Elves

The Elves found us in Germany and continue to be the highlight of our December.  They bring magic and joy into our home.  The kids are careful to not touch them to not diminish any magic.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Christmas Markets


Sankt Wendel

Strasbourg, France

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Getting ready for Christmas

Sam wrote Luke a book for Christmas and was so excited to give it to him, he couldn't wait until Christmas.  He had been working on it for over a month.  After writing a new chapter, he would bring it home and sneakingly show me.

The boys wanted to sleep by the Christmas tree and we agreed.  I have great memories sleeping by the tree all lit up.  Well, the boys barely lasted an hour before they were scared and climbed in their own beds.  Maybe next year.  

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Kindergarten Christmas Program

We love our German Kindergarten.  It has been an excellent way for us to learn more about German traditions and culture.  We got to attend their Christmas program and sang their traditional Christmas songs.  Luke performed with his "Rock Star" group and then all the kids rang bells, danced, and sang Jingle Bells.

with Daniella and Eve

Friday, December 15, 2017

Tessa's dance recital

Tessa has been taking ballet and tap this semester.  She loved performing to the Nutcracker song at the Christmas performance.  She also didn't mind putting on a little blush, lipstick, and mascara. 
She was our little star.