We had an enjoyable start to the Advent Season. We went to the shopping district Saturday morning, along with the rest of the Dusseldorf population who were also starting their shopping!
After shopping and battling the crowds we deserved a treat from one of our (4) chocolate advent calendars! Christian surprised me with the Playmobil princess wedding advent calendar. I surprised (kind of…long story) Christian with his first advent gift of a model train with a tunnel boring machine painted on the side. Christian was then ready to put together his train set. I helped with placing the houses and cars!
On Sunday, we attended an advent sing-a-long at one of the Lutheran churches in the area, stopped by the Dusseldorf Christmas market and then headed home for the first session of Christmas cookie baking…vanillekipferl.