Saturday, December 5, 2009

Sint Nikolaas and a progress picture!

On December 5th in Holland all the kids celebrate Sint Nikolaas. And he was early this year. Not in the evening like last year, but we came back from our weekly groceries and our living room was filled with two big bags full of presents. And ofcourse a lot of candy spreaded over the floor!
Please don't look at all the stuff around them. I haven't had the chance to clean the room.

And if you like, your can click on pictures to enlarge.




And yesterday he had already visit the school:


Lots of happy kids, but unfortunately it was raining very hard:


Emma waiting with her classmates.


Dorine with two schoolfriends telling Sint Nikolaas a poem about "zwarte piet".

And a last picture of Dorine. Later she asked: "Mam, why were your taking so much pictures of me?"

Sorry sweetie, I will stop. For now!

And at least but not least a progress picture of the Shores:

As you will noticed, I have done a lot of stitching. Quiting smoking is very hard sometimes during the progress. The Shores will keep at least my hands busy.

Thank you for stopping by and for your comments. I always appreciate them very much. Till next time... lots of hugs and love!

4 comments:

Olenka's Stitches said...

Pretty stitching!
Your daughters are so lovely, looks like they are having lots of fun.

Deb said...

I just love hearing about customs from other countries. Your house certainly looks like our does on Christmas with all the wrappings around. They look like they had a wonderful time and were very pleased with what they got! Shores is looking so good!!

Mylene said...

Cute pictures of the girls. I'm sure they are happy with all the gifts.

Good progress on your project.

Mãe da Rita said...

Your girls are great! Sint Nikolaas only bring presents at the 5th December?? I have never heard of this tradition; here, we have Christmas Eve at the 24th, a Christmas Lunch at 25th and the presents are open at midnight, with all the family. This year, it's at my sister in law, with my and her's in-laws for the first time. Usually, is at my parents house. Lots of food, lots of presents, not only for children... congrats on stopping smoking It's a great deed!! Nice work, Hawk Run! Hugs! MJ