Yesterday was first of advent. The boys got an illustrated paper adventcalender from 'sinterklaas' to count the days till christmas.
Later when I cut some branches to make a wreath they put all the branches in a circle on the ground and made their very own adventgarden (they do that at school too). I just watched them as they did it all by their own. Then they got some little starapples we saved from here and let me put a candle inside so they could walk the garden and light their candles.
It was peacefull, quiet and so precious.