December 31st, New year’s Eve in The Netherlands. I eat breakfast in our little house. I walk to Oma’s house. I stop by the bakery for bread for 2 days because the bakery will be closed.
On New Year’s Eve we say ”Happy New Year” and in The Netherlands they say ”Fijne Jaar Wisseling.” Which is ”Happy Year Exchange.” It was very funny! I go to cousin Lotte’s house for making Olie bollen and appel flappen. I take pictures of cutting apples and the dough. I take picture of mixing. We are cooking together and eating together. It is outside because the frying is dirty and stinky. But the apple flap pen and Olie bollen are very yummy. It is tradition in The Netherlands for Year Exchange Night.
We went back to our cottage. Mom, Morielle and I watch Downton Abby. It is cold in the cottage. We snuggle up with a blanket and Morielle kept her coat on. Then Mom and I went to bed. Dad and Morielle went to the airport to get Matthan!
In the morning on New Year’s Day, there was Matthan sleeping on the floor. I took a photo! I was so excited. We at breakfast together and lots of talking. Then we got ready for the New Year’s Day Dive into The North Sea!