This past week we again celebrated Nikolaustag (St. Nicholas' Day). The boys and I have been going to a German enrichment program, so of course we sang some Nikolaus songs there. Yes, neither kid has boots right now, so we went with shoes.
Only a 1-year-old would be thrilled to receive toothbrushes,
an orange, and string cheese. I love this age!
While Grandma was visiting, we bought our Christmas tree. I love its shape.
And it was the cheapest tree in the lot!
Grandma helped Mikko and me decorate it.
(More on that in my Carnival of Natural Parenting post.)
Mikko stood on a chair to help put the star on top.
Sam disappeared into the kitchen to whip up a favorite family dessert.
Yum! It's a dried plum soufflé.
It was mini-Christmas with Grandma visiting (and bearing gifts!) and Granddad on video chat — you can see him there on the screen!
Alrik peeks into one of his presents.
Little brothers are too slow! Mikko takes over the paper ripping.
Big brothers know their stuff.
Just what they wanted!
I'm quite pleased with my beach-cottage holiday decor idea: mason and jam jars with battery-operated Ikea candles and our shell collection divvied among them.
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And, again, only 1-year-olds get THIS excited over as-yet uninflated balloons.
And this merry over putting stockings on their hands!
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