Monday, January 16, 2017

China Light

Yesterday was the last day of China Light in the Antwerp Zoo and we decided last minute to have a visit. But boy, was it great. No regrets of having bought the (expensive) tickets.

 
Of course I forgot my selfie stick, but I hlped out some girls and they took a pic of us at the enterance.
 

The light sculptures were magnificent... 



Since we saw the penguins of Madagascar with Dave...
 

 



 
And the dragon at the end, the picture doesn´t do it justice, but they all looked great. If they ever come back you should check it out...


Sunday, January 08, 2017

Another great holiday



After two days of snow and very low temperatures -23°C, we did get Sunshine on the last day. Great day fro skiing, although a tad cold...

 
Everyboday had a great time and even the hats were a success. So here are this years seclection from star wars...

 
Last breafast in Austria for our skiparty and then it was off for the long drive home. Everything went smooth until we reached The Netherlands were there was a lot of black ice and we saw three accidents within a couple of kilometers, so the drive took us a bit longer from teh Dutch border, but once in Belgium, everything was OK again.


 
So summary, great weather, lost of snow, great fun, delicious food and a fabulous skiparty makes a fun holiday!

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Another great day...

 
Another great day, last night we got fresh snow and the kids enjoyed themselves.


 
Son #3 and cousin #2 chatting while they are waiting for their lessons to start.
 

 
Son #1 who is in for some mischief... The weather is great although a bit cold, but hey, it is winter. Great company, great food, great holiday.

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Happy New year!

 
So we arrived at our home away from home... Afetr a great lunch in the sun, we were able to get into the appartement and the kids went sledding.

 
Son #3 was ready to fire up the New year early in the evening.

 
But first we had our traditional gourmet, this year for the first time with all the kids.
 
 
After dinner the wait until twelve o´clock was a bit long...

 
 But there it was. Happy New year from all of us to all of you!


Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas

 
 
Christmas dinner is already over, we are all stuffed. Gifts are unwrapped and everybody is already on their way home... Yes, we did it all this afternoon, so the little ones can go to bed early.

 
Family madness... that is what it is. I agree, but we all had a great time and we are now watching the Penguins of Madagascar on TV with the kids, snacks close by, the lights of the Christmas tree... Family.

 
Merry Christmas everybody!!!

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Au pairs

 
 
Two of our former au pairs and there 'better halves' where in town, so we got together for some old fashioned breakfast at the market.
 

 
We then had a stroll through the city and ended up at the Groenplaats, but the christmasmaret was not open yet, so we could just have a look at the skating ring.

 
So we decided to have lunch at the Mercado, a food market with some excellent food, everybody could get what they preferred and it was all delicious and the entertainment in the form of a magician at our table was priceless.

 
Great to see you all again, guys!


Another year...


...

Sunday, December 04, 2016

Sinterklaas

 
Yesterday we celebrated Sinterklaas with Family. Great organisation by all the aunts and uncles and the kids had a great time.

 
Sinterklaas visited us, so that was a privilage.

Getting the christmas tree

 
Today we got the Christmas tree. So we left with my car since we couldn´t use the trailer... And found the perfect tree... But it was a tight fit in the car, as you can see... :-)


The boys did a great job helping...
 

 
And there it was... The perfect tree.

 
And now it stands in our living room in it full glory. It is beautiful.