My surprise for Dook!
Now that it’s almost Christmas, I realized I still need to share my photos from Sinterklaas! In case you don’t remember from last year, the “surprises” are homemade gifts tailored to the likes and hobbies of the person whose name you’ve drawn. This year I drew Dook, Koen’s dad. Because Dook is the biggest wine lover I know, my surprise had to do with wine. I fingerpainted a map of the world, then created a pathway through the major wine countries. Starting in California, Dook had to answer questions about wine to move forward. After successfully completing the game Dook was able to open his gift!
“Gourmetten” for dinner! Lots of meat and fish from the butcher that we were able to cook ourselves. This is a typical Dutch/Belgian meal for the holidays. So much fun!
Dook reading his poem before playing the game
Playing the game!
Els reading her poem from Sinterklaas/Koen
Koen created a giant personalized crossword puzzle
Sofie reading her poem from Sinterklaas/Els
Els made a special pajama for Sofie
Of course she had to try it on for us!
Sofie made me a quinoa salad out of clay! So much work to make all of the small pieces!
I accidentally tasted it haha
Clay quinoa salad with the recipe and my gifts!
Nikki opening her surprise from Brigiet – a cookie clock necklace
Nikki reading her poem from Sinterklaas/Brigiet
Nikki posing with her new Compton baseball cap
Barbara reading her poem from Sinterklaas/Nikki
Nikki created a map of Friesland, where Barbara’s boyfriend is from. In all of the hearts were special mementos!
Koen reading his poem from Sinterklaas/Barbara
Personalized “screenshots” of Koen’s browser with hints for the game
Koen playing Barbara’s game!
Unfortunately Brigiet was sick and couldn’t make it, but we still wanted to see the surprise Dook made for her! Made out of chocolate letters and lights – Brigiets name redesigned!
Sofie brought a delciious Black Forest cake from a bakery in Breda for dessert!
Bonus photo of Nikki and Oma in her new red sweater! (gift from all of the Brörmann kids)