So, off we went to the Vancouver Christmas Market. This is the third year for the market, but we've never been before.
We had planned all along to go for a ride on the carousel - that was the main draw for us. Yesterday at the Santa Claus Parade, J got a ticket for the carousel, so it worked out perfectly!
I didn't go on the carousel with them - I was a bit surprised at how fast it was (J and Alex were fine) and my stomach has been a bit queasy, so I was the official photographer. Because we chose a Monday morning to go, there were very people at the market and only one other child on the carousel when J went.
After the carousel ride, we did a little exploring - J was fascinated by the fountain tree and its decorations.
And then, because carousel riding and
Alex and I shared spaetzle with cheese and ham. YUMMMMMMMMMMM...it was soooo good! I was always excited when there was spaetzle for dinner when I was in Switzerland. Occasionally when I worked in the private sector, we would have birthday lunches at The William Tell restaurant (it has since closed...boo) and, no matter what I ordered, I'd make sure there was spaetzle to go with it! I haven't seen it too often in Vancouver...I should probably learn how to make it, because I love it! Alex thought it was delicious too.
Just before we left, J discovered this sleigh. She wanted her picture taken, but she wasn't thrilled that the seat was damp...
Apparently J loved the carousel and her sausage, but she is still insisting that she shouldn't have had a home day...I'm sure that when she's actually in school, that will change (and likely we won't be keeping her home from school to go the Christmas market!).