Saturday, January 24, 2009

The Annual Christmas Pickle Hunt

German tradition states that Christmas Eve, St. Nicholas, when he comes down the chimney to leave presents, he also hangs a pickle shaped ornament on the tree. In the morning, the children in the house race to find the ornament. The first person to find the pickle gets a special pickle present.

First I have to wait at the top of the stairs with the other kids for the official "go".

Racing down the stairs; I’m in the lead!

Searching for the pickle…

I found it! This means I get a present!

Settlers of Catan. This looks fun!