Tonight is the night we leave shoes out for Sinterklaas (or St. Nicholas) to fill. Tonight they will be filled with a small piece of baking chocolate (it's a change from the over-sweet 'normal' chocolate that the kids are used to, and something special),a crystal quartz point for the Advent wreath and a small wooden squirrel.Alex set her shoe out at approximately 6:34am this morning. Justin was convinced to leave one of his "blackkk shoos" right before bedtime. I don't know if I've chronicled this kid's love for his dress shoes-- we bought them at a consignment store for Auntie Carrie's wedding, and they are his absolute favorite. He would wear them every day if possible! When I questioned him about it, he looked at me like I was crazy and responded- "like Daddy". Enough said.