We were flying with KLM via Amsterdam to get to and from South Africa and the USA, so Gorgeous Man had the wonderful idea to leave the airport and stay for a few days. Despite travelling really well to the USA, the flight to Amsterdam was one that I do not wish to repeat.
You know how on some flights there is a kid that just screams and people talk about it for the next 10 years: “I was on a flight once where this kid just screamed and screamed…” Well we were those parents with that child. In her defense she was over-tired and not very well.
On our first full day (after a lovely night’s sleep) we decided to take things easy and so walked down to an open air market and then ended up in a lovely park.
Gorgeous Man working out where we are, and Gorgeous Girl mesmerized by the ‘big digger’ that was planting a tree.
A walk through the park revealed something that made Gorgeous Girl very happy.
A playground just her size.
Please note the matching handspun hats. I told Gorgeous Girl that I was going to make her a hat for our trip and showed her my stash of handspun, she chose the one that matched Gorgeous Man’s. I was surprised, as I was sure that she would go for something brighter…
The slide is always a favourite.
After a long walk we fortified ourselves in one of the local cafes. Gorgeous Girl made 2 new friends.
She was most taken with the dog, and she and her little Dutch friend had a great time chattering away to each other in their respective languages.
I hope that you were spoiled, or that you spoiled your mother, this Mother’s Day. I received a very nice necklace from Gorgeous Man, and a hand-made card from Gorgeous Girl, the most exciting part was that she wrote the “A” for the first letter of her name and Gorgeous Man filled in the other letters :). We also went out for lunch and I got time to cut some fabric for a quilt, do some scrapbooking and cast on for a new project. I was very spoiled.