Last week I wanted to get more cooking done, and I've been doing pretty well working through the Dutch food series to come. I'm really excited about sharing it - just a few more recipes to try and posts to write up, and I'll be ready to go for the end of the month. We do a lot of cooking at home anyways, but we've fallen into a bit of a rut lately doing the same types of meals every week. Working on this series not only gave us something new to try, but has helped us think outside of our normal meal patterns, which is good for all of us.
Over the weekend, Little Man joined a Halloween lampion (lantern) parade at our local winkelcentrum (shopping plaza). Since Halloween isn't really a thing here in the Netherlands, no one cares that it happened 2 days after Halloween or that half of the kids in the parade weren't in costume. Little Man went as a spider and got to sample suikerspin (cotton candy) for the first time (happily for us, he didn't really like the suikerspin).
|Checking out the lantern|
|Still processing the impression of the first bite.|
The big event coming this week is the Little Man's birthday. He would like to remind everyone that it's just 3 more bedtimes until he turns four. We'll celebrate and home and with a few friends, and we'll celebrate at school with his peuterspeelzaal on his last day in class. And since he will become officially a kleuter (a child between 4 and 6 years old) he will start full time at "big school" next Monday. Not only is he excited about his birthday, he's ready to be in school full time. He really loves his new class and you can tell he's disappointed that he has to keep going to the peuterspeelzaal. He's experienced being a "big kid" and he doesn't want to go back.
|Just 3 more bedtimes...|
For me, the week will involve baking something tasty for the Little Man's birthday. I was hoping to do cupcakes, but after a disastrous attempt at making muffins in the
When we're not celebrating, I'm hoping to get more work done on some crocheting projects. I'm currently finishing up a dinosaur for Little Man and I made up my own pattern for a donkey that I'm making for SJ at Chasing the Donkey. I've run into a few snags with the donkey and been readjusting the pattern as I go - but SJ, I promise that it's coming! And, of course, there will be pictures here.
Here's to your week and getting through your goals!