In Hungary Santa Clause is called Mikulás and on December 6th kids leave their shoes next to the window so he can leave them candy or nuts in their shoes overnight. We learned about this about two days before and decided to take advantage. Unfortunately we didn’t have any window sills big enough so Mikulás had to find our shoes next to the door.
Avery was pretty excited. The next day we went to a square just in front of the Parliament building in downtown Budapest to see Mikulás himself. Unfortunately Daddy had a late class that night so Mommy, Avery and a family from church went together.
The Parliament building is really pretty and it’s HUGE. Apparently they only really use about an 8th of it for parliament functions anymore. Someday we’ll go and take a tour of the inside I hope. It was dark, so the pictures aren’t all that great, but it looked really impressive and neat with all the Christmas things lit up in front of it.