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Easter Round Up

We had a wonderful Easter weekend. The sun was shining and we used every second of the 4 days together. We went to Tierpark on Friday and saw crocodiles and manatees. Amelie was in heaven with the crocodiles! Luckily we chose to go to Tierpark and not the central zoo which we normally go to. For some reason some crazy lady decided it would be a good idea to go swimming with the polar bears and jumped into the bear enclosure at feeding time. She was obviously mauled pretty badly but what concerns me more is all the kids that were watching. Thank goodness we were not there. (By the way it was not Knut!)

On Saturday Meredith's fabric from the Bee Inspired group arrived and as Luis and the girls were busy in the garden I set to and made these blocks. I think I used every inch of fabric that I received. It was certainly a close call for the final block.

On Sunday Amelie was mysteriously struck down by fever and headache. So Luis and Hanna headed off to church without her. But she perked up in the afternoon and we had an easter egg hunt. Hanna scoffed her chocolate in seconds flat. Her mouth oozing chocolate. She definitely has my genes. Amelie on the other hand continued to hide and re-hunt her chocolate all afternoon and evening. In the end she never ate a single bite. Sometimes I wonder if we are related!

Monday we went off to Rheinsburg. A fantastic Schloss with lakes and grounds. We had a lovely picnic with friends and lazily strolled around the grounds. I took a stack of hexagons with me and managed to finish off another couple of blocks!

So all in all a perfect 4 days! Hope you all had a great time too.

Comments (7)


April 14, 2009 at 11:36 AM

Those are fantastic looking blocks for Bee Inspired :-) Love the bright colours. Sounds like you've had a good Easter, lucky about the Zoo thing.


April 14, 2009 at 5:30 PM

Sounds like a beautiful holiday (despite random fevers!) and it's so funny - we saw the footage of the woman in with the polar bears and I so thought of you and your family (mostly because there were so many families with small children watching the scene). So glad your girls didn't have to watch that!

..... Carmen

April 14, 2009 at 5:34 PM

Sounds like a lovely Easter with quite a bit of crafting done too! I can't fathom anybody deciding it is a good idea to swim with polar bears. How did she get over the enclosure fence? :| How traumatic for the kids watching too :(


April 14, 2009 at 11:50 PM

We saw the polar bear footage on tv too, not the kind of thing I'd like to see let-alone have Hazel see! Not to mention having to try and explain why someone would be nutty enough to go through so many barriers and obstacles to get into the cage and then immediately start trying to get out again - what did she think those bears were going to do - cuddle her? Glad your zoo adventure was a fun one!

Hazel loved the Easter bunny bag, although she came running in in the morning after finding it on her bed saying "look what someone left, a bunny without any fluff!", so we had to show her the zip and explain what could go in it. She grasped the concept immediately :)


April 15, 2009 at 1:43 AM

I thought of you when I saw the coverage of the crazy lady and the polar bears. I'm glad you and your family weren't there to experience it first hand. As usual, your blocks are beautiful!

A Spoonful Of Sugar

April 15, 2009 at 8:04 AM

Your Be Inspired blocks are fabulous - love the bright colours. Glad you had a wonderful Easter.


April 15, 2009 at 6:04 PM

Those hexagons are wonderful - Katy is going to swoon over them when she sees them after she's back off holiday.

Glad to hear you had a good Easter weekend, and hope Amelie is all better now.