OK this is going to be a really long post :) Yesterday (saturday) Sinterklaas arrived in our Country. For the People that dont know this Dutch Holiday. Saint Nicolaas, Is an Good holy man that arrives per boat midway November from Spain. This Holy man has "zwarte pieten"as his helpers. He stay's in Holland till his birthday on 6th December. The night before that (December 5th) we celebrate "pakjesavond" All the children in the country get loads of presents from the Holy man. At the time he is in holland children also can set there shoe, When you sing real loud you get some presents or candy in it while you are sleeping. Its a real fun and cozy time that we totally love (a good change to spoil the kids!!).
So we went to Kampen to watch the Saint and his Zwarte Pieten sail in. The kids had a blast and where dressed up as little "pietjes" (a well Fenna and Martin did, and Damian was just Superman hehe). Damian even made it into the news at SBS6!
The boat arriving
Damian made a drawing for Zwarte Piet, and showed it one second after he saw the boat. This was SO cute!
Americo (When Sinterklaas is on land, he travels by Horse)
Then Sunday Rianne and I celebrated our 28th birthday. Rianne, Marco, Damian, Fenna, Martin and I all spend the night at our parents house. This was so much fun. Martin decorated the whole house and made birthday chaires for us. So when we came downstairs it felt like when we where kids again. (I notice a theme here for this day LOL)
Like good old traditions we stand at our chairs while everyone sings happy birthday (well Lang zal ze leven, but that is just the dutch version :D) After that we unpacked our presents and had a PJ breakfast
When everyone arrived we blowed out the candles. Everyone loved the cupcakes! It was such a fun and cozy day, there was just our family (a well and Richard and Angelie, but they count as family as well) but it was like when we where kids!
Because Fenna was a little bored, we decided to go to the attick and grab our old Barbie's and My little Pony's.