Today is Sinterklaas Dag. Some of you dutch people might know what that it. My mom is 100% Dutch, so this is a tradition around our house, we do it in place of stockings. The story goes that in Holland (similar story in other countries) Sinterklaas (Santa Clause) and his helper Zwarte Piet (Black Peter) come around and give gifts to kids that have been good. The kids leave their wooden shoes out, and Sinterklaas fills them with goodies. So today, I went downstairs and found my wooden shoe! It had M&Ms, Pepernoten (or Kruidnoten), Taai-taai, and some fruit snacks in it.
My brother's, dad's and my wooden shoes.
My wooden shoe. The taai-taai is the bigger cookies.
When I got home from my babysitting job tonight, my mom and I decided to finally set up our tree. This is how far we got before we ran out of lights that work. Then my dad came home and told us he'd bought 600 lights, and put them in his closet!!!