The best time of the year, but 'could we open one gift already?`', pleaded the very impatient IC.
To appease her, I told the girls they could already put their gifts under the Christmas tree as early as the 23rd of December. This year, they shopped and wrapped the gifts.
And this year, too, they helped their Papa to prepare our Christmas Eve dinner. Yes, they are our secret Christmas elves :-D
Of course, the Christkind passed by secretly to bring the bigger gifts.
As our tradition, we attended mass, went to the cemetery to visit Oma and Opa before I had the privilege of checking if the gifts from the Christkind arrived on time while the kids and my husband took a short drive.
|Rikki is happy to find a big bone under the tree!|
|Gifts, gifts, gifts|
|Baked trout with potatoes for Christmas Eve|
Afterwards, we had the traditional family photos which didn't really work this time as all of our digital cameras (crazy, right?) were not functioning properly but despite that, we enjoyed making funny faces for the camera.