December 10, 2017

Nikolaus Express

On Saturday I took Vida on the Nikolaus Express at the Wiesbaden train station. We took a ride to another little town nearby called Idstein on a gorgeous steam engine. On the train ride we were served cookies, muffins and hot drinks (they even had Gl├╝hwein) and then Old Saint Nick stopped by to deliver presents, little burlap sacks full of candy and chocolate to everyone on board. 

At the end before getting off the train each child was given a wooden train whistle, my ears are still ringing from all the kids blowing their whistles at the exact same time. It was such a fun and relaxing ride, the only thing I think that would have been been nice would be the inside and outside of the train to be decorated with lights or Christmas decor. It was missing a small Christmasy touch. 

Vida had fun nonetheless and when Santa showed up, she had a huge smile on her face. 


November 2, 2017

 Halloween 2017

Hope you all had a great night trick or treating. We had such a good time even though it was a bit chilly and we got a little rain towards the end of the night. 

Vida dressed up as Merida, Leo was one of the cute bears and I was Queen Elinor. I was so thankful for all the extra layers to keep us nice and warm. My crown was made from cardboard and you can make your own with this Template

I also did a little photoshoot of the kids in a forest in Wiesbaden earlier that day. I think they turned out so good!!  We even had the little horse and it matched perfectly with Angus from the movie. 

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