Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Two busy weekends - First Communion etc.

As you may already have noticed I didn't do a lot of needlework related things for the last two weeks. The reason for this were all the preparations for the First Communion of my eldest dear daughter on Saturday 17th of May and everything before and after.

It was a bright and sunny day which allowed us to enjoy each other's company and eat and drink in the garden :-). Maybe we spoiled her rotten but we sooo enjoyed it! ;-) A few weeks/months before we went to EuroDisney for three days, she got a new bicycle (little sis needed a bigger size so we asked if she wanted her older sis' bike which was the case so ... our "communion girl" got a new bike) and a Samsung Galaxy slate (or is it tablet ?) because she did well in school and can use this for practice and games :-).

The garden party :-)

Appetizers and (cold) buffet - look at that little hand (my youngest DD) snatching a small bread

Ice-cream cake as dessert and the candy cake she got from her uncle and aunt 
Last weekend we went to my DD's school feast on Saturday 24th. Every class had practiced a little dance which we highly enjoyed because it was in open air and the sun was shining again. A couple of the feature songs ... Grease - Tell me more, Eye of the Tiger, The Ketchup song, ...
Something which was very funy were two performances of the teachers. I can't show you pictures because I want to protect everyones privacy ;-)

On Sunday we paid a visit to the zoo which gets better and more beautifull each year (lots of investements going on).

The zoo's shuttlebus with it's new attraction "Walk between the Penguins" (Humboldt)

"We're going over there" ... let's visit the Koala's!

Did you notice the grey heron in the backlot of the picture?

Looking at the right - yes ... we're in the "Australia" section of the park :-)

Me thinking "please don't fall! I don't have dry clothes with me!" ;-)

Another beautifull view - the park is full with spots like this!

The new star attractions - Humboldt Pinguins and their quarters

Something new for the kids - a stone fortress!

We're back in America - look at those teepee (the bizon are at the right)

While our kids were playing here ...

... we were sitting just besides this ... enjoying a drink and the sound of water ...

... and looking at these guys ;-) The park has a lot of nests with white storks which return each year.

I hope you enjoyed your virtual visit! Off for a four-day long weekend - tomorrow is a Bank holiday and we don't have to work on Friday :-)! Shall I x-stitch, quilt or knit ... or both three?!