Sinterklaas 2013

My surprise for Dook!

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!

“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

Dook reading his poem before playing the game

 

Playing the game!

Playing the game!

 

Els reading her poem from Sinterklaas/Koen

Els reading her poem from Sinterklaas/Koen

 

Koen created a giant personalized crossword puzzle

Koen created a giant personalized crossword puzzle

 

Sofie reading her poem from Sinterklaas/Els

Sofie reading her poem from Sinterklaas/Els

 

Els made a special pajama for Sofie

Els made a special pajama for Sofie

 

Of course she had to try it on for us!

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!

Sofie made me a quinoa salad out of clay! So much work to make all of the small pieces!

 

I accidentally tasted it haha

I accidentally tasted it haha

 

Clay quinoa salad with the recipe and my gifts!

Clay quinoa salad with the recipe and my gifts!

 

Nikki opening her surprise from Brigiet - a cookie clock necklace

Nikki opening her surprise from Brigiet – a cookie clock necklace

 

Nikki reading her poem from Sinterklaas/Brigiet

Nikki reading her poem from Sinterklaas/Brigiet

 

Nikki posing with her new Compton baseball cap

Nikki posing with her new Compton baseball cap

 

Barbara reading her poem from Sinterklaas/Nikki

Barbara reading her poem from Sinterklaas/Nikki

 

Nikki created a map of Vriesland, where Barbara's boyfriend is from. In all of the hearts were special mementos!

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

Koen reading his poem from Sinterklaas/Barbara

 

Personalized "screenshots" of Koen's browser with hints for the game

Personalized “screenshots” of Koen’s browser with hints for the game

 

Koen playing Barbara's game!

Koen playing Barbara’s game!

 

Finished!

Finished!

 

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!

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!

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)

Bonus photo of Nikki and Oma in her new red sweater! (gift from all of the Brörmann kids)

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