How to make the best of living in a hotel for the holidays:
Step One: Christmas tree
I said to Fil, “if we are in a house by Christmas can we save a big box and make a tree?” Well that didn’t happen, but the PX had construction and poster paper, scissors and tape so we made a tree.
Step Two: Make the best of your options
Baumholder’s PX didn’t have any toys except for the kind that clips onto the car seat, so that is what Brock got. At Ramstein we also got him a set of textured balls and of course, his name on a train. I have a feeling his birthday will be much more exciting for him. P.S. he wasn’t quite sure about the wrapping paper. Mommy got a German cookbook & travel guide and Daddy got an electric razor.
Step Three: Prepare for Santa
This was the easy part. There are no better cookies than German Christmas cookies, and they even come in cute tins! This tin will double as a nightlight for Brock’s room (once he gets one). All the windows and doors are cut out and there is a large opening at top for the light to shine through.
Step Four: Plan ahead!
Absolutely nothing is open until at least Saturday. I mean nothing. Christmas Eve is a holiday in Germany so the villages are all closed. On post even the Burger King was closed for Christmas Eve! This means making sure our Christmas meal will have leftovers for Friday 🙂 and picking out a list of movies to watch on Netflix.
Speaking of a Christmas meal, with only one pot and a frying pan we had to get a little creative. Breakfast was frozen cinnamon rolls already packaged in a tin baking pan, and dinner will be a roaster chicken (we bought a foil pan for it) and potatoes.
Step Five: Facetime!
Facetiming with with family later today will make it seem more like a holiday and less like just another day stuck in the hotel room. Can’t wait to see you!
Merry Christmas & love from us 3 to you all!