Nikki finally arrived on Tuesday Dec 23 afternoon (our time) after a rather long travel situation at the airport in the States. She took the train in from Schiphol and Jackie and Brooklyn met her at the Eindhoven train station and walked her back to our home.
We drove down to Maastricht for the day since it was one of the few local places with a Christmas market still open on Christmas Eve.
First we stopped at Bisschopsmolen for pie and coffees.
Onze Lieve Vrouwebasiliek (Basilica of Our Lady)
Next we stopped in the Derlon Hotel to see the old Roman Ruins.
We walked through the Christmas Market in Vrijhof. It was like every other Dutch market we've been to, it just doesn't compare to Germany.
Brooklyn had to say hello to the dog in the bookstore in the old Dominican Church. The view south of Maastricht from the Sint Servaasburg (Saint Servaas Bridge) Brooklyn walking across the Sint Servaasburg (Saint Servaas Bridge)
Mommy and Brooklyn selfie on the Sint Servaasburg (Saint Servaas Bridge) Selfie on the Sint Servaasburg (Saint Servaas Bridge) in MaastrichtAnother view south of Maastricht from the Sint Servaasburg (Saint Servaas Bridge) The girls in Maastricht by the Sint Servaasburg
At lunch at Benice EetcaféLounging post lunch, someone's getting a little too comfortableCheesin post lunchChilling in Maastricht on Christmas Eve #dutchbrooklyn #maastricht #christmaseve2015We continued our Christmas tradition with Brooklyn of getting to open one present on Christmas Eve.
Ooo the Fisher Price Little People Nativity Set!
We spent the night assembling the Ikea play kitchen and wrapping the remaining gifts.
Looks like Santa stopped by our house tonight for Brooklyn
Merry Christmas everyone!
Merry Christmas baby girlsShe wants everyone's phone
gift openingNikki and BrooklynOoo a bikeMy own NativityBrooklyn opening gifts
Brooklyn's goat Christmas ornament from ViennaBrooklyn's new winter hat from NikkiOoo a shopping cart full of crates of wooden foodChristmas morning selfie! #MerryChristmas #Christmas2015 #redoverload #familysnugglesDancing to the music on the Nativity Set
Trying out her bike...she needs to grow a few more inches...For Christmas dinner Joe made smoked chicken on the grill, green beans, Sharon's country loaf of bread, and Nikki made mac and cheese.
After Brooklyn went to bed we played Rummy 500 & watched It's a Wonderful Life.
Sat Dec 26
Loving her new baby doll from Grandma & Grandpa