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!

10 comments:

Erin said...

I think I play that game on the Xbox with the sheep. I will have to ask them what it is called. I normally get roped into the game in the middle of it. It should be a great game to play with Beth Beth.

Justin said...

Sounds like a fun tradition. I've been missing out.

Erin said...

ooo I can see you know Justin. This is fun.

Justin said...

(1) Yeah the pictures are cute. Still the sheep are far cuter than even the Xbox avatars

Quinn said...

It is really fun! Like a mix between Monopoly and Risk. Plus, it's never the same game twice. But, I don't think I want to play with Erin, I've heard she gets pretty competitive...

Erin said...

I"m not competitive, AND DON'T MOVE THAT ONE!

Amanda said...

...."combination of Monopoly and Risk"

nerds of the world....UNITE!
i think that we had a variation on this pickle tradition in my home, but we used a glittery ice looking thing

the winner never received anything so fancy as a strategy game, however....more along the lines of something mom could find that she forgot to wrap...like socks or lisa frank pencils....

David said...

Yeah, pickle present is usually pretty awesome. It does suck in years like this where it was really good and you don't get it, fortunately that weirdo who doesn't care won this year, so he just abandoned it at home where the rest of us can use it at our leisure!

Quinn said...

what "weirdo" ? You mean I didn't win?

Erin said...

Welcome to the blog David!