Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sinerklaas picture

    Sinterklaas and Zwarte Piet (black Pete) were at a shopping center in Gent yesterday so we took the kids to get their picture taken with them.  They had a bunch of Zwarte Petes playing Christmas music and even a Zwarte Piet drum line.  It was very fun & different than the American traditions.  In Holland and Belgium on December 5th  (Holland) or 6th (Belgium), Children leave their shoes by the fireplace with a carrot for Sinterklaas’ horse and a shot of liquor for Sinterklaas.  If the children have been good they get a small toy or candy in their shoe and if they have been naughty Piet puts them in the empty gift sac and takes them away.
    Bronwen's first snowman


  1. These pictures are the greatest. Looks like they are really haveing fun. Now we have a family photo. Thanks.
    We love and miss you

  2. I'm enjoying following your life and family in Belgium. Thank you for taking the time to post all of these wonderful pictures. Vic and I love you guys and wish you all the happiness life can bring!

  3. Love these pics. My heart and tears overflow with love!! What great memories you are making.