Thursday, April 14, 2011

Springtime in Borken

One of my favorite things about living in this part of the world is that the seasons change when they are supposed to.  It seemed like exactly on March 21, spring was ushered in and the temperature started to rise and now that it is April the weather is perfect - sunny, mid-high 60s - and everything is green and in bloom.  It's a far cry from spring in Michigan which probably won't come for another 2 months, or spring in Florida which already happened back in January.

This past weekend was Borken's Easter Market.  It was a perfect warm, spring day and the whole town came to the town square for good food, craft vendors and fun.

Below is a video from the Easter Market of some nice older ladies dressed up and singing an old German song.  I have no idea what organization they're with, but they really added to the festive German-village atmosphere of the market.

Dylan had lots of fun at the Easter market for many reasons - he got to play on his favorite mechanical auto, there were tons or playhouses and kids slides set up on one street in town that he got to play in, and he had an ice cream cone. Here are some pictures from the day:

If we within 100 yards of this auto in the market place, we have to stop so Dylan can play on it.

Dylan had to stop and play inside every single playhouse or on every toy that was set up in the town center. There were probably about 2 dozen total.

Ok, all done with this one. On to the next.

He spent some extra time on the pirate ship, which was his favorite.

Playing on the little plastic rocking horse.

Getting ready to go down the slide.

And another slide...

Notice his tractor on the table and the basketball in his lap - can't leave home without them.

Mmmm, good ice cream.

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