The girls have been attending the Sophie Scholl Samstagsschule since we have gotten back from Germany in late October. It is a German immersion school and taught on Saturday's. A couple weeks back, I posted pictures from the Laternen making day for St. Martin's. Today, the children learned poems, and prepared for their special visitor Nikolaus. In tradition of the celebration for St. Nikolaus Day (which is actually December 5th) each child took off a shoe and left it in the hallway.
And here look what happened....
a present in each shoe - one for each person from Nikolaus.
Nikolaus first visited the children. The children recited poems in German for him, and St. Nikolaus also recited a German poem for the children "Tief vom Walde da komm' ich her..." Take a look
|Nikolaus meets the children...|
|there he is..|
Once Nikolaus left and went back into the Wald it was time for the children to take a look to see wether Nikolaus left them any presents. And see how happy our girlies are...
Two very happy girlies. And yes, their treats were Galactosemia "safe" - no chocolate but Gummibears, little oranges, nuts, and a pencil each. Both were thrilled. Alena did ask me later so "Mama, how did Nikolaus know that we cannot eat any Kuhmilch?" Hmmmm, I wonder how he knew ;)
As all of us went out to the suburbs today, we decided to have lunch at McMennamins Cornelius Roadhouse. It is basically just up the road from the school. The girls shared a cheese less pepperoni pizza, and a basket of tater tots with plenty of honey mustard dressing.
Oh, and if you are looking for the daily dinner picture - there will be none because the girlies ate their leftover pizza for dinner. Neither of the parental units needed any additional food today. An off regular schedule day - but hey, it is the weekend....