Friday, March 27, 2015

Happy Birthday son #2

 
Happy Birthday! Wishing you a wonderful, happy day.

 
He didnt know what surprise he would get, so I put ribbons all across his bedroom. The pic doesnt do it justice, but the whole room was filled, and he loved it when he woke up.


Turns out this is a water balloon filler...

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Weekend - Boys will be boys

 
Son #1 got a rugby ball for his birthday and it had to be tested...

 
Dont know if this is the meaning of the game and of course did it result in tears...

 
Even Bobbie thought it was strange and kept her distance from all that boy force...

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

happy Birthday son #1 !

 
Son #1 turned 11 today and we had a big surprise for him. Last night DH and I blew up two bags of balloons, way more that in the picture below. We placed a sheet in front of the door and placed all the balloons inside. SH and I had great fun doing it, as he managed the explode two balloons while blowing them up, so we thought our son would wake and understand what was going on, but it didnt???


This morning, I knocked on his door, asking him to wake up, and when he opened the door, the whole room was suddenly filled. And the only reaction we heard from behind the sheet was: "That was really cool."
So I guess our surprise worked. :-)

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Domburg


This weekend was one of the first really nice weekends, they predicted 15°C, so we, as well as hunderds with us, decided to go to Domburg, to the beach.

 
Kites, shovels and swimming trunks !!! were packed and off we were.

 
Turned out that it was way too cold to were swimming trunks... who would have guessed?

 
But they boys had a great time, as did I, inside the beach club with a nice coffee...

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Weekend

 
Yesterday, we went to the beach in Katwijk. The weather was OK, lots of wind and very cold, but a good moment for the kids to lose some energy. In the background you can see the rain above Scheveningen.

 
I think the skies were gorgeous yesterday. They are the skies I imagine painters would like to paint. If I could paint, I would paint them, they are just gorgeous.


Today, when we drove back home, hubbie decided to stop at the new attraction in Rotterdam, the markthal.
 
Have to admit, there is atmosphere. We had some lunch inside, enjoyed all the stalls and we know now why they call it the Sistine Chapel of Holland... ;-)


The ceiling is brithly painted with foods, and it really looks good. It gives the place a certain look, that fits with the market underneath.
Outside, we had sme coffee with poffertjes, good old fashion ones baked on a big plate, with butter and lots and lots of sugar, yummm!


Friday, February 13, 2015

Cat problems

 
So our newly nurtured Bobbie thought she could have a walk on the wild side and escaped. So when the kids came home, no Bobbie. They eventually located her outside in one of our tree.

 
Inventive as the boys are, two of them grabbed a blanket and positioned themselves under the tree. I explained them that she could make it down on her own, but they wanted to be sure...

 
And let me present Catzilla... It is a cat that come over, it is not ours, we dont know whose it is, but it is huge...

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Happy Birthday to me!


Well, another year passed.
Was woken this morning with breakfast in bed... at 7:00. But it is the thought that counts. Got beautiful flowers and nice gifts and spent the mroning with coffee and reruns of White Collar, so a real birthday.
My mum even bought me my favorite speculaas, just one piece, which I had with some coffee thsi afternoon.
Yesterday we went out for lunch with parents, au pair and a bunch of kids. Nice food, great company, Great birthday.