Nieuwjaren

Today we went "nieuwjaren" (verb "to new year") which basically means we went for lots of food to my family & Jan's family to wish everybody a happy new year.   This is usually done on New Year's Day but since New Year's Day is often a hard day to rise & shine in time, we usually do it one of the next days or often the first weekend of the fresh year.   For us that coincided with a family gathering at Jan's family side so we did lots of kissing and wishing!! (don't blame us when that predicted flu epidemic starts next week)


Traditionally kids read a "New Year's Letter" to their godparents and/or grandparents.  In our family we are no longer doing memorized little rhymes but they now can read their own written letter .   Gosh, they grow up so fast.








Comments

Brian Miller said…
oh that is so cool on reading the letter....have never heard of that...might need to steal that one for my boys new year....
Autumn Leaf said…
Ik genoot van de nieuwjaarsbrieven van Dochterlief (5de leerjaar) die heel erg op het lijf geschreven teksten had gekozen voor ouders, grootouders, meter en peter; petekind 1 (4de leerjaar) die met zijn brief de Peter Goossens toer op ging en petekind 2 (1ste kleuterklas) die er nog niet veel van bakte, wat natuurlijk heel vertederend was.