Back in March we took a trip to Amsterdam. This was a trip that we were really looking forward to - for several reasons. My father was born in Amsterdam and immigrated to Canada when he was a young boy. His family has a lot of history in the city of Amsterdam and I have been looking forward to exploring the city with Michael, the boys, and my sister. We would have a week to experience the city that was a part of our families history.
we settled into our house boat for the week in a quiet part of the city on a beautiful canal - it also came with some furry friends
the boys found the all important cubbies to read in
although the weather was cold, wet and dismal our temporary home was cozy and warm - almost so much that we did not venture out to see the city.
the first day we stopped by the Noordermarket and had delicious Apple Pie
the boys were unbelievably happy to play on some swings in the rain
I think papa had some of these as a kid
we were excited to pick up some of our favorite raisin buns (not sure what they are really called) - we always had these at Grandma's house
oh the cheese, the best cheese in the world