Friday's visit by the tooth fairy was the start in a fun and busy weekend:
Thanksgiving Day for us here in Germany! I started baking and cooking around 9 am, as the night before I had an ingredient for the pumpkin pie missing and the stores were closed already. So I had an early start Saturday. The food turned out wonderfully and the greatest joy of that day was to share it with a bunch of wonderful friends. Around 8, the house emptied again, we could calm the girls down and put them to bed, clean up, and prepare the advent calendar for the girls.
I got up with the girls at 6:30 am. I cooked them old-fashioned oatmeal with apple sauce, let them open the first bag of their advent calendar (yes, until December 24, breakfast WILL include chocolate!!), and watched a fairy tale movie with them. I love those lazy Sunday mornings! We played some games, had lots of couples., and after lunch, we prepared for the fun activity of the day: decorating the gingerbread girls (and man) and the gingerbread house. Let me tell you, the girls took full advantage of the "eat all the candy you want now instead of dessert after dinner" compromise. Violet ate 9 pieces of candy for each one she put on the house and paid dearly for it with a tummy ache later. Dinner was easy with turkey sandwiches and pumpkin soup. Despite the sugar rush, the girls went to bed at their normal time and hubby and I got to have a little movie date on the couch, watching The Thing (yes, he loves to watch horror movies with me!!).
Little announcement: I have just gotten in a major translation project that is due Saturday (yay for holiday money!!), so you won't see much of me until after the deadline!