Today is the birthday of Sinterklaas.
Kira is been jumping up and down and telling everyone that's it's Sinterklaas birthday.
She loves it so much..
But first back in time.
A big tradition is that from the moment Sinterklaas arrives in Holland is that you can put your shoe by the chimney, and when you have been sweet he will give you a little shoe gift or candy..
As a thank you we put a carrot, straw or sugar cube for the horse Americo in our shoe
Also a drawing for Sinterklaas of the Black pete's and your wish list
After putting your shoe, you sing a few songs and then go to bed and wait till morning to look if there will be something there ♥ ♥ ♥
I put it all on pic, how kids do that
The drawing with wishlist on it!!
Fold it and put it in your shoe
Don't forget the carrot for the sweet horse
And then singing songs VERY LOUD.. so they can hear it..
And all the neighbors.. hihi lol =)))))))))))))
This is how it looks like when Kids are in bed
And this when the get downstairs the next morning..
(A little craft jar was in there.. a boy and girls version...)
You can put your shoe every day,, but they are very busy, so not every day there will be something in there..
Sinterklaas also put a letter in there one time.. Kids loved that..
And he wrote only put your shoe in the weekend.. hihi
This morning Black Pete came all the way from the North of Holland and also some where in the middle to give the kids a little extra.
They where so very happy with them..
Thank you so much ( Pete Ingrid and Pete grandma Wil)!!!
Today on his birthday normally in the evening he will come and will leave a bag with presents somewhere..
But we are having a horror storm as they called it on the news.. Code Red.
So it was waiting if it wasn't to dangerous to bring the gifts.. and no it wasn't!!
Look at this
After hearing a big noise at the windows, kids where jumping.. black pete's on the roof... yeah!!!!
And look a bag at the front door
They where so happy..
And if that wasn't enough, I got a message on my phone that a neighbor say a black pete leaving a bag of presents at the front door hanging..
All four of us got spoiled in that bag..
♥ * ♥ ...Thank you so much neighbor... ♥ *
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Can you now understand why I LOVE this holiday???
It's the best holiday of the year.
And this year the kids really really really got spoiled!!!!
♥ ♥ ♥
I wanna thank everyone for visiting my blog and especially everyone who leaves a comment!!
I love reading them!!
lekker gezellig allemaal
op naar volgend jaar
Wat heb je dat allemaal leuk verteld en geïllustreerd met foto's !
Ohhhh this is adorable =) so much fun for the kids! So much kindness from everyone :) very sweet! That bag at the door was pretty cool ;) hehehe
I love the pics with the kids shoes and the carrots hahaha and how fun to see it with gifts next :D can i move to NL next year??? I'm small, Sinterklaas will think I'm a kid too ;) hehehe
Glad to see Noah and Kira enjoying the season :D
Hugs to you all!!!! Xoxoxo
Fijn dat jullie een fijne sinterklaas hebben gehad.
Nu helaas weer al je mooi gemaakte spullen opruimen voor volgend jaar.
I really LOVED reading your story !! and all those pictures ! so cute
I can remember when we celebrated Sinterklaas when I was at school and as high as Nia...oops sorry I wanted to say Kira =D
A wonderful tradition you have to continue to celebrate and share with us =)
we can see the stars in the kids eyes :)
big hugs to you and those 2 little beauties you made
I love hearing about traditions in other countries, Annette!! Thanks so much for explaining everything and including the great photos...
Noah and Kira will certainly get lots of gifts because they look very sweet :)
Its been a while since I don't visit your blog (and my own...), and I missed it. I just loved to read this post, your tradition is really different from ours... I want to move to Holland!!!!
Thanks for this moment of happiness!
And your kids were so happy, really good to see!
Lots of hugs!!!
oh my....you seemed to have such fun!! They seem soo happy! That holidays seems perfect...i want it too!! ehehhe
Loved all the pictures! Especially the ones with the carrots and the letters....so cute!!
And the kindness of the neighboor....so great!
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