Well, the day of Christmas Eve was not as stressful as usual. All the presents were wrapped, the house cleaned the night before pretty much, so it worked out well what was left to do.
So after eating early simple dinner, everybody got dunked in the tub and dressed to go to church. I still have to figure out why a children's service is 1.5 hours long. It's hard to survive with three kids. But we made it.
A little while later back at home the Christkindl stopped by and left all the presents under the tree. Yes, we changed it to how we do it at home. With presents unwrapping gifts Christmas Eve.
We still leave cookie and milk out for Santa, if he stops by and leaves something small in the stockings as a treat, but the presents are not from Santa. I believe the kids need to know from who they are and to who say thank you to.
Karin - guck mal, dieses Jahr haben sich die Geschenke im Rahmen gehalten im Gegensatz zu letztem Jahr, das war zu verrueckt.
Soren is not quiet, but doesn't say too much neither, yet, but he is working on something that sounds like "chou-chou".
"S-N-O-W-M-A-N spells snowman"
Hugs and Horses fit to Chiara just as to Soren.
And more silly hugs.
Serious for once.
And a Letter to Daddy.
Karin - I sniffed out my treats even while all the presents were still wrapped.
Cookies and Milk LEFTOVER and a note from Santa.