The last bunte teller before Christmas this year. The candles were all lit and this year we started a new tradition -- in between each round of eating treats we asked the kids to recite a poem, sing a song, or give a compliment. It worked well and slowed down the ritual to a more European speed.
Because there was swim practice early in the morning on the 24th, Rob bribed the kids with Sharpie tattoos. Maddie's arm there says "H2O Angel".
Sebastian wanted an advent wreath.
And Joss wanted to get in on the festivities. He got a water dragon on one arm, a flower dragon on the other, and this three-headed masterpiece on his back. In an alternate life Rob could have been a great tattoo artist! And the kids did actually go to swim practice, early, if not happily!