jolly old st. nick
Yesterday was St. Nicholas Day in Germany. Nikolaustag, they call it here. You put your shined shoes or boots outside the door on December 5th and St. Nick fills them with all sorts of goodies.
We use stockings instead of shoes because you can fit in way more of the good stuff. The kids now have enough treats to last until January.
Nick actually manage to squeeze this cutie into my stocking. I'd been coveting him for a while.
(Mr. M got ten back issues of Volks World magazine. You don't really want to see those, do you?)
St. Nicholas Day is just as much about giving as it is about receiving, sooo...
Our neighbour and several other friends got their very own fruitcake
And the Thunderbird Diner is now open for business.
Here's the old guy checking out his naughty and nice list
And the dining room chairs getting in on the act.