Monday, April 30, 2012

Queens day

Since we don t celebrate Queens day here in Belgium, the kids had to go to school. Hubbie and I did some chores and worked in the garden, as we want to get rid of our pond. So we pumped water out of the pond all afternoon and still the water is not halfway... And there are so many rocks in the pond, the guy that built it must have had time...
Hopefully tomorrow the pond is empty and we can see what animals are still in there...We have a big barrel ready if we find fish or frogs, ...

Friday, April 27, 2012

We have been busy this week, with school, work and our daily live. Yesterday I switched the four replacement car... But we are still mobile and that is the most important thing.

Have been crocheting on my hexagon afghan and was wondering how I could finish the blocked parts of the afghan, and then I found this tutorial for a half African flower. So I will try that, if it looks good, I can start finishing the afghan, as I think it has the right length.
Saw another great project to make a crocheted bag, so maybe...

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Cup cake party

Son #2 had a birthday party from a friend, and she had a cup cake party. Her parents had someone come over and make cup cakes with the kids.
But as I have a real boy, he decorated 2 cupcakes and then he was out of inspiration and wanted to paly on the trampoline, so this is the result. Two decorated cupcakes and 4 undecorated, all the girls had decroated them all...
But he and his brothers only ate the undecorated ones...  But he really enjoyed himself and that is the most important thing.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Car accident

Today, our day ended differently then we expected. When we drove back home from the swimming lesson and were queing in the standard traffic jam to enter our town, we were hit from behind by a car. Actually two cars, because it was the last car that pushed the car behind us against us.
Luckily I left enough space, so we didnt hit the car in front of us. The boys were very upset, since it is the first time something like this happened to them, but I guess they are fine. The ambulance came and had a look at them.
They were impressed when the police officers put them in their van, because it started to rain and we had to wait for a tow truck.
The car was towed and we got a replacement car, the boys were brought to my mum and dad by a friend, while I did the paperwork, so I guess we were just very lucky.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Ferry opening

Today, the ferry between Lillo and Doel opened for business. It s a free ferry that connects the two last villages in the harbour of Antwerp. So we had a look and took the ferry to Doel.

For the boys the small boat ride was awesome as you pass one of the biggest container terminals and other chemical companies. Doel is home to a large nuclear power plant.
But one of the sad things is that Doel is no without inhabitants, the village was the subject of many problems between the inhabitants an the city of Antwerp. And finally, they demanded that eveyone left, so it is sort of a ghost town where only a few people remain.
The feery was cold, but when we were back in Lillo, the kids had pancakes and we had a lovely supper in one of the local pubs.
Finally, we took a stroll back to the car. And as you can see, it was low tide...

Friday, April 13, 2012

Circus camp

Son #1 spent the last week in circus camp and he loved it. Today, we went to pick him up a bit early to see what he learned. And we were very impressed.
He loved the juggling with the handkerchiefs, and he is really good at it.

Friday, April 06, 2012

Beach and cookies

The boys stayed with my parents this week and yesterday they made cookies. They were delicious and they looked good to, dont you think?
This afternoon we went with my MIL to the beach and there were heeps of shells, this is not always rhe case, it hasds to do with the wind and current. But we were lucky, so we looked for some nice ones to use in son #1 s dreamcatcher.
As you can see, the weather was great, and we had a lovely time at the beach, even if it was a bit cold, as the wind came from sea. But the sun made up for a lot.
Thi spicture was taken by son #3.

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Play room

This morning when I almost killed an entire population of lego men, I think that it is time to get them a decent home where they can be stored.
Then I saw the picture aboven on a swedish blog and I like it. I think this is a porject I can do with the boys as they are on Easter break.

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Egg hunting

Today we did some easter egg hunting. The company for which DH works, does this every year for the kids. First an egg hunt, afterwards there is a big brunch and traditional dutch games for the kids. The kids always have a great time and the brunch is always lovely and good company. So we enjoy going to these events.
Son #1 found out where the dessert buffet was and he took advantage of it...
There was also a lady that made glitter tattoo s, they look really great. The boys loved them.