Sunday, August 31, 2014

Last weekend before thenew schoolyear

As it was the last weekend before the schoolyear, DH and I took friday off that spend a last weekend with the kids. On friday monring we left for Aachen in Germany, were we spent the day.

The sun wasnt always shining but it was warm, so we had a nice day. We had a wedding the next day just across the border in Holland, so we stayed in a hotel in the village where the wedding party took place.

The next morning we had some time over before the wedding, so we took the kids to a local museum, which said in the brochure that it was about the local customs, mining activities, etc.

But once we entered the museum (which was free admission), it turned out to be a kids museum where they had all sorts of activities for kids. It is called Continium. There is also a kis laboratory, where they can make all sort of stuff, like:

A solar powered fan

a roman catapult

 A dino house

So it turned out that we didn t see much of the mueum, as we had to leave to go to the wedding.
I couldnt resist this picture of my cousins mustache tatoo...

Great wedding, fun party and a the end, we spent today in the museum as well. As the admission was still free, we looked through all the exhibitions and the kids, made a car that drives itself, some hairgell, shampoo, and a rocket launcher... So we really had a great weekend.

Friday, August 22, 2014

TGIF, I think not

Well, no TGIF for son #2. He broke his wrist earlier this afternoon. I was called at work to please and come pick him up as he had a nasty fall and they thought he needed to go to hospital, so I left work immediately and drove up to the Speelpleinen and found him sleeping and really looking pale. As he is not a complainer, I took him to the ER, where the nurse said that it was probably nothing, so I asked if the doctor could have a look at it and he send us for x-rays. And yep, he broke his wrist, so 6 weeks in a cast... great way to start the new schoolyear...

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Bean stalk

Because it is hot with a lot of rain, our beans grow and grow. My dad blanted some plants a couple of weeks ago and as DH and I are not really green people, I thought this would never work, but look, the plants give a lot of beans. We already ate twice from them.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Family weekend

On Friday we gathered for our annual family weekend, as we were only allowed on the premises after 15.00, DH took the boys to Snowworld for some summer skiing. I had to wrok, so they went with the four guys only, it looks like they had a great time to me and the kids loved it.

I had some difficulty getting there as the traffic was terrible, even though it is summer holiday, but I managed to get there after dinner...

The next day started with rain, but luckily it stooped soon enough and we had a very nice day, it was even warm in the afternoon.

My parents had their 46th wedding anniversary while we were there, so there was cake...

After dinner, the kids were allowed to make smores and they loved it. In the morning they had been making flares.

So son #1 couldnt wait to light one... He couldnt even wait until it was dark...

We had great fun around the campfire with what apping to family that wasnt present, yes, I know, modern day youth... But we spent some family time together.

And this morning we had to clean up before we left, so we also had to get the frisbee that was on the roof, as it was not ours. So DH suggested to just lift one of the boys on the roof. And they did it safe, as he was wearing a helmet...


Friday, August 08, 2014


OK, the weekend is coming, just a couple of more hours. Hang in there.

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Paper due

I saw this C&H and I realised time is ticking away and I need to work on the adaptation of my paper. It is due end of the month, so I need to get my butt in gear.

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Farmers market

This morning we visited a local farmers market and one farmer sold differnt sorts of cauliflowers, the white ones we normally eat, the green ones but today he had purple ones, and they made me think of the purple minions.
I know, sometimes, my brain is taking me on weird thinking paths, so we bought one, the kids looked horrified that I mentioned we would eat it... but we already had great fun with it, taking pictures.