Those first sunny days – family fun

Long weekend

I’ve been longing for sunny days and there they were. It was like a perfect storm. It’s a holiday, we had free entrance tickets for Plopsa land, there were Kids-days in Koksijde and my parents were away so we had the house to ourselves.  On top of that, the sea air did very well for my always stuffed nose so I was able to breath the entire weekend and I didn’t sound like a piglet/kettle hybrid throughout the night (which I don’t really mind but it even wakes ME up, and that’s unacceptable). Plus, it was the first sunny weekend in like forever. We were ready for some family fun.

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Racing kids with the youngest riding a tiger! A tiger FFS, her favorite animal

When we left, the kids were eager to go to Plopsa, of course. But first we had to pass by our newly nephew Bill, a sweet baby boy born on 05/05. The day my love and I were together for 7 years.
It was all very exciting. So after we arrived at my parents home in Koksijde at 22.00 h (way past their time) we were able to put them to sleep without having to beg, lecture, plea, get angry.. non of that. And they even slept in the same bed. They woke up at an acceptable hour the next morning and after a nice breakfast we were on our way. Going to an amusement park in a holliday scares the living shit out of me, the horror of having to wait at every attraction with two toddlers made me shiver inside. In vain! There were a lot of people, but it was very doable. The max we had to wait at an attraction was maybe 10 min.  The last time we went, there weren’t as many attractions and the little one was just a baby, the oldest just large enough to go on merry go rounds. But this time she wanted to do EVERYTHING. It was heartbreaking to tell her from time to time that she first had to grow just a little bit before it was safe to go on those faster things.  We had a great day, lots of sunshine (red face) and attractions and very happy kids who were exhausted afterwards.

Saturday the “kids day’s” started. A large lane full of bouncy castles and other things. It always amazes me how little broken noses I see. Kids don’t give an eff, they elebow you eyeball straight out of the soccet (if it were me who got the blow) but somehow they are never harmed except the occasional bruises.

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Needless to say, they were tired in the evening (and bruised) and my face was, again, red from the sun. Yes I wear kids sunscreen and yes, I’m the only one who gets burned.  Next day was a bit like saturday except that it was summery warm, the kids even played in the sea.  It went down like this:
“mom can we go with our feet in the water” “oké, but don’t get wet”. Two seconds later they are jumping over the waves but fail to land on their feet. A few moments later they jump but naked over the waves and we let them.
Meanwhile our dog also runs happily through the waves. Dogs really love sand and sea.

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Happy Aiko

 

And to top it of, we didn’t had traffic on the way back to our home and I placed a bet on Paris-Roubaix on Greg Van Avermaet and yes. He won (and so did I)

It was a perfect weekend.