dinsdag 21 mei 2013

Our Pentecost weekend

In Holland we celebrate Pentecost for 2 days, sunday and monday, so this was a long weekend. Mostly I find myself working, but this time I had a free weekend. Friday evening the 3 "little"  "brothers of my sons came to stay a few days. The youngest of them had asked it some time ago, he likes to stay with us, and so do his brothers. They sure are busy kids, but that's okay. Just keep them busy.

Saturday evening on the couch, after we had spend the day at De Spelerij in Dieren.
In this place children can play all day in an active way, and explore all kind of things. They can create objects and art.
The way of playing excites their fantasy. They can invent things. Many objects to play with are made of recycled materials. Go check the link abve, it's worth it. I went there for the first time when Oldest was 2 years old, still in diapers. (now he is 21) We visited so many times, I do enjoy it myself. I remember one day when my children didn't need much help any more, and I painted and made characters almost all day. Years ago.

Youngest of the 5 brothers, 6 years old.

The busy red head, always running, restless. 12 years now.

My Oldest, and the curly blonde, 13 years old.

This fortress they built together. A pity it was a kind of raining, very softly.

Ah, and lunch together.  My youngest had a very sore and battered face, he fell with his bike the day before. It was still hurting. Nothing was broken, happily enough.

The children had created all kind of things, I forgot to take pictures of it.
People at De Spelerij are very friendly. For instance the Red head fell in the water, and than there are clothes to borrow and dryers to dry your own clothes in. Such a nice, friendly atmosphere.
And at dinner we ate pancakes!!

It was an exhausting day for the boys, but did they go to bed early? Oh no no no.

9 opmerkingen:

  1. Het ziet er echt leuk uit voor de kinderen. Heerlijk bezig zijn. Alles kan.
    Gezellige dag hadden jullie.
    Groeten, Joke

  2. Looks like you've all had loads of fun! :) x

  3. IT looks like a fabulous place to explore.

  4. Leuke 'speeltuin' daar in Dieren! Beterschap met je zoon, ik dacht al aan een ongelukje in de Spelerij...

  5. That looks like a wonderful place my family would enjoy as well, Gerda! Thanks for sharing it with us. In the US I have gone to a science exploring center in Boston and my children have gone to others in San Jose and San Francisco, CA, and Portland, OR, but they would love the more physically involving activities you took photos of which are different than what they were able to do :-)
    Gracie xx

  6. You have a beautiful and happy family, a little challenging though. I wish you a happy day.

  7. Hello Gerta...So lovely to see inside your home, especially your sons and grandchildren. What a wonderful park for the enjoyment of both children and adults!

  8. dat ziet eruit als echt genieten, die eerste foto heeft echt zo'n heerlijk huiselijk gevoel! Groetjes Petra

  9. Dear Gerda,i'm glad to meet a blogger from Holland,i came to visit you from Val's post!My daughter lives and works in Holland!She came and visit us the days you had your Hollidays!From your photos i can see,you had a wonderful time with your family!I'll be happy if you visit me back!I know about the waether you have!!So cold!!Have a lovely weekend!