Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Christmas around the world - Italy (feast of seven fishes)

Christmas around the world - Germany gingerbread making

On Sunday I asked the boys what they're favourite things that we do at Christmas are.  Decorating cookies and going to Canada were top on the list.  We decided to make some gingerbread cookies and decorate them during the LDS Christmas Devotional.  Rai is my little helper in the kitchen and wore his arms our trying to hold the molasses jar upside down to get every drop.

Luke told me that he had an all new respect for me because he was trying really hard and his still looked like a child had made them.  

Gingerbread was thought to have been invented in Germany and all kinds of gingerbread are popular at Christmas.  I would love to try my hand at some Pfeffernüsse one of these days.


Sunday, December 3, 2017

Christmas around the world - German Christkindlmarket Trip

Tracen was at a birthday party on the weekend and we promised Rai we would go do something fun.  This was so fun for me, and he enjoyed his pretzel!  

It made me want to travel the world and go and experience more of other cultures and traditions.  And the ornaments and decorations they were selling were all so beautiful.