October 19, 2009 § 8 Comments

{sweetie, where are your eyes? you look a little scary}

Yesterday Hans & I dropped little man off with some friends & headed out to Amsterdam to see a performance on the final day of Tenso Dagen. It was really beautiful…

Today it feels like winter has truly hit Holland. Gray, cold & everyone bundled up in layers on their bikes. We spent the morning at the torteltuin– which is a 10 minute cycle from our house. This is a rocking playground because it’s only for kids 0-6; outside but completely enclosed, a zillion toys, safe apparatus & a little cafe. While the munchkins play, the grownups sit with papers & drink cofee. Verrry nice. Every now & again little man would look up, wave & say, ‘Mommy. Truck.’ & be on his way :)

We booked our tickets to the US for december! Really looking forward especially because a chunk of that time will be spent someplace warm & sunny.

Oh! If you are looking for sweet treats to purchase as gifts or for yourself, please consider making an order via this organization. One of my dearest friends is the supervising Ombusdman for the featured non-profit {CARIE in Philadelphia}. She’s been working her happy little a** off for the rights of elderly folks for years & I know they could use the financial support.

yay monday…


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  • Christine says:

    Brrrr….. although the playground sounds awesome!

  • Auntie Gail says:

    That playground sounds like a Nanny’s dream and I can’t even imagine it. How I’d love to be able to sit with a paper and coffee and every now and then have the little ones happily show me their truck!!!


  • Sarah says:

    Dude, let me tell you, if you just sat on a bench and read the paper with a coffee at a playground here, you’d be considered a NEGLECTFUL PARENT and very “concerned” adults would start asking you if little man was “really okay over there by himself?”

    The GOOD parents hover and never, ever, ever sit.

    You’re going to have to leave these frightening and UNSAFE Euro sensibilities on the tarmac.

  • love the picture… It makes me want to assign him an evil laugh – something like: “mwah ha ha ha ha haaaaaaaaaa”

  • beckarecka says:

    sounds like a wonderful place to play! So, where all are you headed when in the US this December?

  • Gayla says:

    I’m totally jealous of the playground. Coffee and happy kids. Sounds heavenly.

    Where are you going to be in the states? Any chance in the SE??

  • scary photo. dreamy playground. :-)

  • Ken says:

    From My Dutch Fairytale aka Dutch Depression

    I need to try the Dutch Pea Soup haven’t tried yet and Pepenoten (Sp?) is that like ginger Bread cookies? I am learning. Love your blog I posted it on mine. Your photos are great. You ride with a CHILD on your bike? You are advanced. Thanks for writing and I look forward to catching up on your site. Goedemiddag! Ken

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