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.