On Monday, we had our usual groggy wakeup from Keira. She got to school fine, and it is finally starting to feel pretty cold outside. The kids have also really enjoyed finding our elf, Buddy.
On Tuesday, I got Keira up and off to school. Soren and I went to the gym (which we did every day this week, due to the busy weekend planned). We also went to storytime, and then did some errands.
On Wednesday, it was pretty cold. Keira headed out to school. There was a little tiny bit of snow, and Soren was thrilled. It did not stick, and amazingly, it did not cause any traffic problems getting to the gym.
When we got back, we received a Cheryl's cookie package from my aunt. Soren was so confused that I was able to open a present that came, and he was not. Thankfully, he was pacified by a cookie.
Keira got hot, and wanted to practice some ballet at home.
On Thursday, I got Keira to school, and then took Soren to the gym. I did a swim, and about halfway through, I completely lost the ability to do a flip turn. I must have just been tired, and then practiced them again at the end. We got home, and Keira had a friend come over. Soren was a bit crazy, terrorizing the girls, but everyone had fun. I baked some cookies for the Festival of Nativities that our church was hosting tomorrow and Saturday.
We did a bit more walking, and then headed back to the hotel to warm up. We got the kids some hot chocolate, put on their snow pants, and then headed to the Christkindlmarket. This was our main reason for the trip. Ryan was impressed by the market. It was pretty large, and had a lot of fun booths. We wanted a licht haus, and found a cute train station. We also got a ski lodge smoker, and more candles. The food there was great. Keira and Soren split a brat, and ate more than I expected. It seemed very authentic. We also had some great pretzels. Soren and Keira had cinnamon, I had a pumpkin cheesecake, and Ryan had a traditional. They were all tasty. It was pretty cold, so we headed back to the hotel and called it a day.
On Sunday, we got up and had breakfast at the hotel before heading out.
We had an uneventful drive, and the kids played at home. We got out our new items, and lit our smokers, as well as our pyramids. The kids love them! They always get so excited, and are one of my favorite parts of Christmas. Perhaps next year we can display the large one at the Festival of Nativities.