9 Apr 2012


Helps you to remember what you have done on the weekend of April 7, 2012.

On Saturday I had finally finished the Easter decoration to take with us to our son in Amsterdam to celebrate Easter with little grandson Toby.

With his 15 months he is a little to young to understand but he loved the colorful basket and the Easter bunny.

We had a nice trip to Amsterdam without any traffic.

We spent the afternoon playing with him and in the evening we went to a nice restaurant. Toby behaved very well, as you can see he even studied the menu card.

On Easter Sunday, we hid some plastic and fabric eggs and bunnies and he went around with a little basket and was happy when he found something.

Very proud with Nonno and Nonna and yellow Easter eggs.

Then we had a brunch sitting at a nicely decorated Easter table.

Toby tried to break the plastic eggs with a felt hammer and found it very funny when they jumped away.

In the afternoon we made a nice excursion to a small but beautiful and very touristic village Vollendam, which was packed with people from Germany, UK, Italy etc. Despite the quiet cool weather people were even sitting on the terrace.

A shop made photos with people dressing them in typical Dutch costumes, I took a picture of them as a paparazzi (as usual when it is not allowed) and fortunately I did because when we came back they couldn't find the picture ! So we got the money back and returned home.

In the evening we had a nice Easter meal with special Italian tortellinis filled with cheese and nuts, eggplants and tomato sauce and as dessert a typical Italian Easter cake, called "Colomba di Pasqua" which means Easter dove, tomorrow we will return home.


sandra carlier said...

what a marvelous Easter WE with your grand son and family! Love all those yellow eggs and decorations! I imagine the joy of little Toby!!!

Jientje said...

Looks like you had a fabulous time in Amsterdam! The photo of Toby studying the menu cracked me up!

Cezar and Léia said...

Dear Gattina,
Wonderful weekend with family there and I'm enchanted by so adorable Easter gifts that you prepared to your grandson.He is a handsome boy, so beautiful smile!
I also love the portrait of you, Mr. G. and Toby!ADORABLE!

Maribeth said...

What a marvelous time! We also had a wonderful time, and everyone enjoyed the day!

A Lady's Life said...

Your grandson is a handsome one :)
What fun you have spoiling him and watching him grow.
Ours was quiet . My son worked all day and then in the evening we had a nice supper of turkey , vine leaves,lamb roast,fried mushrooms with onions,sweet yams, fried potatoes with parsley and garlic, spinach salad which went down well with our usual bottle of Carlo Rossi red wine from California.
By then every one was tired so each retired to their own spots to rest. It's more fun with babies around . :)

jennyfreckles said...

Your Easter sounds so much fun. And I was delighted to see the costumed photo in Vollendam. I have one of me dressed up, taken there (must be a good 47 years ago!!)

Jenny said...

Oh my gosh. He is so adorable. I love the expressions on his sweet little face!