Saturday, December 31, 2016
Friday, December 30, 2016
Monday, December 26, 2016
We had a blast sledding and skiing on the hill behind the
Rieke 4's new house.
Who needs a rope toe or a ski lift if you have the help of Uncle Moo to get up the hill?!
Holden and Lola took turns reading the birth of Jesus in Luke 2 before we opened gifts.
Mama baked gingerbread cookies for us to decorate!
What a special visit. We love you Riekes!
Friday, December 16, 2016
Karen and I sang songs in front of a packed house Tuesday evening for our Christmas program.
I also memorized lines for a class play about the significance of different Christmas symbols (like the candy cane). We performed in front of parents as well as the whole school.
Mrs. Theibert showed our class a traditional German Christmas decoration that has been in her family for decades. Parents made all sorts of ethnic foods for our Christmas Around the World Lunch this week. Mama made a big batch of Scandinavian lefse using a recipe handed down from my great grandma Lola to grandpa John to her.