Monday, December 1, 2008

December First


This is a fun day in our house. December first is advent calendar day. It didn't used to be anything special. Now it's the beginning of the yummy countdown to Christmas. When we lived in Germany we learned lots of things but our favorite was the vast amount of yumm that was everywhere. The kids grew accustomed to this new thing called advent calendars. Now some of you are saying yes we had those here in America too but I didn't. Neither did Joe. I remember the wooden ones but Germany introduced fun chocolate ones. Our sweet landlords brought them over our first Christmas and did every year following. My kids looked forward to this all year and got so excited every morning to see what their chocolate would be. The commissary here has some German candy, none of the really good stuff from Real or Lidl but still...and they have advent calendars so my kids don't have to suffer through the holidays candyless. So thank you Herr and Frau Epp for introducing advent calendars. Oh and don't judge Jon. It was early this morning and he hadn't done his hair yet.

4 comments:

Rachel said...

We have to do the advent calendars too, and the st. nicholas day...luckily he can still find us even thoug strangely he doesn't visit any of the americans who don't believe in st nicholas day!

Timani said...

What a fun tradition!

Jenn said...

I am judging the hair...

Krista said...

So glad you got the advent calendars this year. If you ever need me to mail you anything...just ask! My kids have far too many advent calanders right now (everyone gave us one). My blog: www.karpworld.com/blog