Sunday, November 11, 2012

St Maarten

On November 11, we were invited to Hatfield to celebrate St. Maarten with our friends. In Germany and the Netherlands, St. Maarten is celebrated with children parading from door to door carrying paper lanterns. First, we made the paper lanterns and then when it was dark enough, we lit them and did a procession around the yard. The weather was unseasonably warm and we enjoyed a nice bonfire, too.

Because we had busy all day before we headed to the St. Maarten festivities, Saskia didn't take her afternoon nap. That meant we had to leave before Kiefer was ready. He was so angry and he cried all the way home. I took this picture just after we arrived home: Saskia asleep and Kiefer looking quite pouty.

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