Thursday, December 17, 2015

Felix Nadelfein



Angelika recommended the book Felix Nadelfein to us and we found it through inter-library loan.  We were only allowed to read it in the library, though.  So this afternoon, we went onto campus to read the enchanting story of the tailor Felix Nadelfein.

Angelika hat uns das Bilderbuch Felix Nadelfein empfohlen und mittels der Collegebibliothek konnten wir es aus einer Bücherei in Boston ausleihen.  Doch wir durften es nur in der Bibliothek hier lesen.  Heute nachmittag haben wir dann alle dieses bezaubernde Buch gelesen.  









In the morning, we prepared for St. Lucia day, a few days late, but nevertheless: The girls will dress up as Lucia tomorrow morning and bring us breakfast to our bedroom.  They have been practicing singing the Lucia song in English and Swedish.  

Am Morgen haben wir unsere Vorbereitungen für das St. Luciafest getroffen.  Den eigentlichen Festtag haben wir durch die Nußknackeraufführungen verpaßt, doch jetzt wollen wir die Feier morgen früh nachholen.  





Jonathan helped making lunch.
Jonathan hat geholfen, das Mittagessen zu kochen. 


And here are some of our Advent decorations.
Und hier noch eini paar der Adventsdekorationen.

 Mary and Joseph have almost arrived.
Maria und Joseph sind  bald angekommen.


 This Advent calendar is an old-fashioned German village.
Dieser Adventskalender ist eine alte deutsche Stadt.  





In the evening, Jonathan and Charlotte had ballroom dance.  There was only one other couple there, everybody else is so busy with Christmas preparations.  Flora and I picked them up because Flora needed to be measured for her costume for the spring recital.

Abends hatten Jonathan und Charlotte Gesellschaftstanz.  Es waren nur zwei Paare da, weil alle anderen mit Weihnachtsvorbereitungen beschäftigt waren.  Flora und ich haben sie abgeholt, weil Flora noch für ihr Ballettkostüm für die Vorführung im Frühjahr gemessen werden mußte.  

Jonathan dancing Salsa
Jonathan tanzt Salsa.

 Flora waiting patiently.
Flora wartet geduldig.

 This is the costume she will wear.
Dieses Kostüm wird sie tragen.


This is the dress Charlotte will wear.
Dieses Kleid wird Charlotte tragen.

And here is my favorite Lucia video from Sweden.  I have showed it here before, but I think it can be watched many times. 

Und jetzt noch mein Lieblingsvideo von Schweden.  Ich habe es schon paar mal hier gezeigt, doch man kann es immer wieder sehen.  

4 comments:

  1. Thank you Eva. That was a beautiful movie to watch again :) Have a very happy Santa Lucia morning and enjoy your Lussekats.

    The book and the advent calendars are very nice. And Flora and Charlotte's costumes are very pretty!

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    1. Thanks so much, all went well, even Flora participated fully. I will post some pictures soon.

      Jonathan and Charlotte are thinking about doing an additional solo piece, but nothing is definite yet. They were also hoping to do something with Mr. Grigorian. They are at his school this morning.

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  2. Yes we watched that one. The dance recital costumes look lovely x

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    1. Thanks, San. I thought it was kind of early to look at costumes for May/June, but the studio owner would like to plan everything over Christmas break. Last weekend we were doing the Nutcracker and now we are thinking about the next recital already.

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