|An adorable visit with Sint Niklaas at Riversdale House Musuem; 📸 by Ethan Kane.|
Scenes from Breakfast with Sint Niklaas at Riversdale House Museum
Enjoyed a lovely, festive time at Breakfast with Sint Niklaas at Riversdale House Museum in Riverdale Park, Maryland this past December weekend. Toddlers, preschoolers and elementary school-aged children (as well as their adoring family members, of course!), filled the room in anticipation of Belgian Waffles, bacon and, of course, a visit from Sint Niklaas!
|A peek inside the bustling room; about 6 tables of 6, methinks.|
Little did we know that we’d also be treated to a story about why we hang stockings by the fireplace every Christmas as well as lovely greetings from a team of distinguished speakers, including Mrs. Katrin Wouters (L), wife of the Belgian Ambassador!
|📸 source: Embassy of Belgium Facebook Page|
Activities at Breakfast with Sint Niklaas
As we arrived, each child was given a pack of crayons and an activity sheet to keep them happy while they patiently awaited for the arrival of Sint Niklaas. This coloring sheet relayed the story of Sint Niklaas (which was really helpful for a certain parent who got distracted after her child spilled hot chocolate over the table; read: me. 😑)
|Keeping little hands busy with some coloring!|
Story Behind Christmas Stockings
Mmm, Breakfast with Sint Niklaas!
The moment we’ve all been waiting for: Sint Niklaas arrives and announces himself from the balcony, building anticipation as we eagerly await his presence downstairs!
|Well, hello there, Saint Nick!|
|Making sure she gets Saint Nick’s attention! My girl!|
A Visit with Sint Niklaas at Riversdale House Museum
|Hurry, hurry to see Saint Nick!|
|And I’d like this and this and this and this….|