Monday, December 1, 2008

The First Advent Day



Just thought I'd share these pics of Rainer opening the first little advent package. Dieter was really excited to get started with advent and kept reminding us, so we did it in the morning, before I left for work. Rainer got to go first because he is the youngest. These first two days are the wooden animals that are new. Rainer got this reindeer and he really likes it. Dieter's wooden animal will be tomorrow. We are already having fun with this--I can hardly wait to see how the village evolves!

11 comments:

Iris said...

I really like the advent village idea and also that the children are allowed to play with it. My husband bought an Ostheimer stag yesterday to have as a St Nicolas present for the children to put on our seasonal table. They're so beautiful.

Julie said...

What a great wooden reindeer... I love the Advent village idea!

ames said...

Rainer's reindeer! I love it!

periwinkle said...

Great idea, his little face is just adorable - looking forward to seeing how your village progresses
Lisa x

Celia said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely!!!!!! I love this post ans Rainer enjoying that much the calendar!; lol...
Great!

taimarie said...

So sweet- I look forward to watching this evolve. And Ari has those same PJ's too!

Poppy and Mei said...

SQUEEEEEEEEEEEE! XXxx

moomin said...

I love those animals. I used to work at a preschool that had so many different ones. Also
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Anonymous said...

I love it! How cute! On a side note, my (almost)3 year old has those jammies too! very cute!

Andrea said...

What a good idea...opening "gifts" you already own (for the last few years I've wrapped up our Christmas books and we open one a day for a readable advent calendar...but the 3-y-o twins aren't quite getting the "take turns" concept this year). And the Christmas village is sweet...can't wait to see how it grows.

Anita Ann said...

That is a beautiful wooden animal.