Last weekend we did a quick pop over trip to Aachen, Germany to visit their Christmas market. It was only about 2 1/2 hour drive and both kids were angels on the drive there and back. We were very excited to see what these famous Christmas markets were all about. I'm glad we went but I'd have to say it was not one of our best trips. The market itself would be really neat and fun if there were a LOT LOT LESS people. You feel like you are in a cattle herd. There were times I could not move forward or backward we were so squished in. It made me very nervous about losing Connor. And baby Jessica did not enjoy the freezing temps, 28 degrees Fahrenheit brrrrrrr!!!!! Traveling with young children is hard. Traveling with young children in cold and freezing temperatures is very hard. Jess kept taking her shoes and gloves off then she would cry because she was so cold, go figure.
But when we were not smushed up like cattle we did enjoy the market. We sampled sweet treats, browsed the beautiful Christmas crafts, sang along with the band which played American Christmas songs, drank hot chocolate and soaked up the holiday vibe.
This pic I stole from google because I could not get a clear picture of the Market sign and I thought it was worth showing.
Loads and loads of beautiful ornaments.
This is dark chocolate covered spiced gingerbread...absolute Christmas goodness right there.
I could eat a whole bag.
Jess and I watching Connor on the carousel. She was very intrigued by it. She really wants to do whatever Connor is doing. It's very sweet.
Well a few minutes later she got her chance. Here is Jessica . . . her 1st carousel ride. She loved it!
And she screamed and screamed and screamed when we made her get off. She is a very willful little girl. I think later in life that will serve her quite well.
Adorable little nutcrackers.
More ornaments and crafts.
I would say singing along to the band was my favorite part of the market.
Chris and Connor standing with the giant gingerbread next to the cathedral was quite a site.
Some of the window displays were awesome... they got me excited to see all the beautiful windows in Paris next weekend!
The sleeping angels. xoxox
Have a happy happy holiday season.