Thursday, December 10, 2009

happy sinterklaas day!

december 6th is the day set aside to celebrate st. nicholas of myra. last year i gave you a bit of history into this holiday and its traditions. we have fun celebrating it each year with wooden shoes full of goodies, secret missions to friends' homes dropping off gifts before they see us peel out of their driveways, and an evening of opening presents, reading about st. nicholas, and enjoying each other. this year was no different. take a peek...

ari with his "rocks and minerals" book to add to his scientific study

noah looking forward to watching a new 3-2-1 penguins dvd
(notice the powdered sugar on his mouth leftover from dinner? he and ari chose our menu: corn dogs, goldfish crackers, black olives, and powdered sugar donettes....yum yum!)
sonny received his favorite chocolate covered cherries and a steering wheel cover for the corolla so the flakes from his original steering wheel stop sticking to his hands. practical gift, but he liked it:)
ari was overjoyed (as you can see) with his new "learn math" ds game. strange child, but we love him!

may we all honor the memory of sinterklaas and the Christ he served with a spirit of giving and serving those who are "the least of these".


lani said...

how fun! wow, your boys are getting big! :)

Micah and Christa Forsythe said...

I just LOVE the look on Noah's face... that is the best! I love reading about your families traditions!

Tonya said...

How fun! You have an awesome family!!

Liz said...

I love your traditions and thanks for making me part of them!

Jeannette said...

marvelous!!!! could your family possibly be any cuter??? i think not! :)