Sunday, May 30, 2010

Next family gathering

We had another family gathering (my side of the family) last week. We went to Zeeland, in the southwest of Holland). The weather was not good, cold and grey, so we spent a lot of time in all sorts of different indoor attraction parks, like Bambini, Arsenaal, Mini Mundi...
This picture was taken in Vlissingen were we visited the Arsenaal, which is a pirate theme park. The boys liked it and since son #3 petted a small shark, the day was complete.

And you never believe it, but this is teh last day, the sun is shining we are going home... So we spent the morning in Mini Mundi, a theme park for kids. Since there were almost no visitors we had our personal staff member who opened each attraction as we wanted to ride it... So this is what Michael Jackson and his family had, not much fun I must say. You can ride the attractions as long as you want since there is nobody waiting. Oh well, we are back home and the weather is horrible, again, grey and cold.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Family weekend 2010

Every two years we have a family gathering with the family of my DH. It is always on the same weekend, every second year, so there is no confusion. We all gather together at one location on friday evening and stay there until monday afternoon.
On Sunday we have a fancy dress evening with games and a lot of eating and drinking. This year´s theme was ´Dutch evening´. There is always a price for the best dressed up person, and these pictures are the result.
The first pictures is us as a dutch family from the beginning of he 20th century from the Southwest of Holland, being Zeeland.

This picture is of us again, next to DH is his aunt and uncle, dressed as a wedding couple from Drenthe and next to them are my in-laws dressed as a couple going iceskating around the second world war.
We didn´t win first price, that was won by ´SInterklaas and zwarte Piet´, but we won in the category ´best dressed family´. I didn´t know that this categoy existed so I guess it was called especially for us. We won a Delft blue coffe mug... How dutch can you get?

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Since the boys smelled like smoked bacon, we had a BBQ... and the played around it... Afterwards we went on a quest for some clothes for DH. We have a costumed party next saturday and we only need clothes for DH. I rented my on Friday and ordered some stuff for the boys, but DH had a problem with his outfit, so we went to an AMerican Stockhuis and there he found what he needed... ANd this was what was parked in front of the store.
So I will show pictures after the party.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Free friday

This is what I found in the mailbox today. It is from Mary and she made it for the 7 inch grannies swap I joined. Thanks Margy, I love the colors and the flowers.
And since it was such nice weather today and we had the day off, (yesterday was a public holiday and a lot of companies also gave this day off), the boys got to play on their new swing, my dad made them last week.
As you can see, they love it. DH´s dad arranged the tire so the fun can start...

Saturday, May 08, 2010

I bought the pattern for this quilt from Don´t look now.
I think it is a wonderful boy quilt pattern. There aren´t the many fun boy quilts, so when this pattern was released I had to have it. But now the quest for fun and wonderful fabric and the patience to make this quilt... DH will tell me that this will become another UFO... But I will do my best to finish this one...
This afternoon we have a party, too bad the weather is not working for us, it is only 10 degrees and windy, so not much fun for a garden party, but we are dressed warmly, so we hope for the best, with the ice cream cake.

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Crazy quilt

Ispired by this blog: Comfort Stitching , I thought I would have a go at this crazy quilt block. I think it is OK, will have to wait until I have more blocks to see the results, but I am not dissatisfied.

I think it is a nice way to get ride of all your scraps.
The weather over here is horrible, rain and chilly, so nothing to do than stay inside. We tried to go to the Zoo, but it hust rained too hard... no fun at all.

Saturday, May 01, 2010


This is Jan, the newest member of our family. Jan is the son of Niels´s brother and a very nice, little happy boy. We wish him all the best and hope to see a picture of him with the quilt I made him soon. :-)
Welcome to the family Jan, your cousins can´t wait for you to grow up, so they can play with you.