We enjoyed the German Christmas market at the Union Depot in St Paul (where we had our wedding reception) a few weeks ago. Maeve loves to play this video over and over again on my phone (which she knows how to navigate and find everything she wants even though I organize everything in folders on my iPhone!). This video is of the carolers singing 'Jingle Bells.'
We also enjoyed making gingerbread houses like we do every year. This year we decided not to get a kit and instead make them with Graham Crackers and icing and real candy (since all she wants to do is eat the candy!). It's not the best looking gingerbread house but it was fun making it!
Christmas week was filled with food and family. Maeve loved seeing her cousins and Aunts and Uncles. Flashcards were her favorite thing to play with at Grandma and Grandpa Kirchner's house and she liked showing YaYa (Grandma Joanne) how much she knew the pictures on the cards. It was fun and more relaxing then in years past when Maeve could play with everyone and all of her new toys without needing constant entertaining (which she seems to still need when she's at home).
This year we went to Christmas morning Mass. That was much more manageable then the Christmas Eve Mass that's so packed you can't even get a seat. We were able to enjoy Mass and Maeve enjoyed eating all of the snacks we brought her, singing 'Happy Birthday' and 'Pat a Cake,' after everyone sang the Christmas songs and walking around the atrium when she was making too much noise in the sanctuary.
We hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas!!