Dag Sinterklaas

For the fourth time since we left New Zealand, we were paid a visit by Sinterklaas...

For the fourth time since we left New Zealand, we were paid a visit by Sinterklaas…

Empty shoes, half eaten cookies, beer all gone, carrots vanished and a sock monkey? Did he interrupt the visitors??

empty shoes, half eaten cookies, beer all gone, carrots vanished and Sock Monkey? Did he interrupt the visitors??

As it was Friday morning the girls had to get to school so they were only allowed to dip into their stockings...

As it was Friday morning the girls had to get to school so they were only allowed to dip into their stockings…

Little Miss Matched socks! They spell out ATTITUDE!

Little Miss Matched socks! They spell out ATTITUDE!

Dag Sinterklaas lets us have an early Christmas - no way we wanted to be taking gifts all the way to New Zealand just to bring them home again.

Dag Sinterklaas lets us have an early Christmas – no way we wanted to be taking gifts all the way to New Zealand just to bring them home again.

After a long day of waiting, when Richard came in the door we popped the cork on the bubbles and the celebration began...

After a long day of waiting, the girls were so happy to see Richard came in the door. We popped the cork on the bubbles and the celebration began…

We were also celebrating the end of my first paper and the grade I'd managed to pull off...Richard surprised me with these...

we were also celebrating the end of my first paper and the grade I’d managed to pull off…Richard surprised me with these…

Here we go! She had to be quick...ballet and hip hop to go to...

Here we go! She had to be quick…ballet and hip hop to go to…

check out my new cardigan...

check out my new cardigan…

I'm looking pretty flash too...

I’m looking pretty flash too…

graphic novels are extremely popular reading material in our house at the moment...

graphic novels are extremely popular reading material in our house at the moment…

just the thing for an upcoming long plane ride...

just the thing for an upcoming long plane ride…

Sinterklaas even put a picture of me on it!

Sinterklaas even put a picture of me on it!

Stylish teapot and cups for me...from Amsterdam...

Stylish teapot and cups for me…from Amsterdam…

just the thing for summer in Aotearoa :)

just the thing for summer in Aotearoa :)

Happy with his new watch...

Happy with his new watch…

Is there anyone there...hello.hello..lost in their techno world!

Is there anyone there…hello.hello..lost in their techno world!

We dined on Richard's delicious homemade pizza...washed down with a few more bubbles!

We dined on Richard’s delicious homemade pizza…washed down with a few more bubbles!

We had big plans for this weekend but the weather is looking increasingly dodgy so it may just be time to hunker down at home and perhaps start packing those suitcases?

We’ve had a lovely evening…feeling very blessed to be able to celebrate as our little family today and soon celebrate again with our wider whanau back home in New Zealand.

Happy Sinterklaas!

Happy Sinterklaas!

One thought on “Dag Sinterklaas

  1. Totally loved this post and the photos Chrissy…beautiful. If you have time we would love to see you on your New Zealand visit. Jacqui

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