We celebrated the Dutch traditional feast of St. Maarten today (which should actually be celebrated on 11/11).
The kids had their laterns ready and were eager to get started. It was their first time celebrating. Where I grew up this feast was one of the biggest events for children, but where we live now it isn't so much.
I thought my trio was just so cute singing their little song for a treat :)
After 90 minutes we all had sore feet and a satisfying amount of sweets. Of course, at home it was time to check out all the treasures.
There was also another celebration today: it was our 12th wedding anniversary. So much has happened in the 17 years that we've been together, but I really believe that our bond today is stronger than ever <3
The kids are away for a few days, so in between work we are free to do whatever we want. Today we went to Den Bosch, which is a great city in the south of Holland. Just a little shopping, roaming around and some good food: nice!
The children and I took a nice little trip to see the spectacular drifting ice. It was only a 45 mins drive, but it seemed we had landed upon the North Pole. The children loved it, Simon especially. It was great to see them have such simple fun. What a trio I have... I'm one lucky mother <3