Monday, December 06, 2010

Sinterklaas is Coming to Town

This Advent we have been following a blog called the Christmas Adventure Box. It's helping us to be more purposeful in preparing our hearts for Christmas and Jesus' birthday. We've tweaked things a little to fit our family, so instead of discussing St. Nicolas and doing stockings we talked about how St. Nicolas became Sinterklaas and had the boys put their klompens by their door. This morning they were sooo excited to see if Sinterklaas had left them anything! It's been neat to seem them think about what a legend is, and how if Sinterklaas is a legend they found treats in their shoes!

This past weekend was the Red Rock Balloon Fiesta. We attempted to go to the Glow in the Rocks (balloons are lit up after dark, near the side of the cliffs) on Friday, but were too late. So in an attempt to not miss it things again on Saturday we got there extra early...too early as it turned out! By the time the balloons were ready to lift off we were leaving. The morning was salvaged by breakfast at Grandpa's Grill - and hopefully we've learned some things for next year!

Our only happy child!