A Weekend in Pictures – June 11th/12th 2016 AND 12of12

So this weekend I don’t only participate in the well-known Weekend in Pictures – I also contribute to 12of12 which is another nice picture challenge. Be prepared for 12 pictures that show our past weekend and tell a very special tale.

So let’s get started:

We had a wonderful relaxed weekend, lots of family time – and rain. And we love rain! Honestly, we do! And who doesn’t?


I found these beauties on a walk that we took while the rain stopped for just a couple of hours. Somehow they look like gems to me…


I also love the sound of the pouring rain on our window – it is like soft and peaceful music.


I think you got the picture by now: I really REALLY love rain. And so does our toddler. And I can’t blame her for doing so, I mean, you get the chance to wear rain boots, rain pants, rain coats…


That’s not all, though. As you can see our toddler is a baby-wearing mommy – just like me.


Our playground, however, seemed to be abandoned this weekend.


Balancing and climbing is always fun – no matter whether it’s raining cats and dogs.


Well, yeah, we also needed our umbrella…


This is a little construction area that our toddler is smitten of, we needed to take this picture for her!


What else did we do on this rainy weekend? Well, we had home-made pizza…


… and home-made waffles.


The end of a rainy weekend:


How was your weekend? Do you love rainy days, too?


A Weekend in pictures – June 4th/5th 2016

What an eventful and hot early summer weekend! Actually our weekend started at the local zoo – where we met this handsome fella.


I’m not necessarily a peacock-loving person – the peacock, however, seemed to really like me…


Anyhow, fortunately we also encountered my favorite birds: Sparrows!


We sure enjoyed our time at the zoo, but at the same time we gave this whole imprisoning-exotic-animals-in-order-to-preserve-the-animals-we-are-killing-in-other-parts-of-the-world-due-to-pollution-thing a lot of thought. I always get kind of sad at the zoo – and it always makes me so pensive. I think I’m going to share my thoughts on that topic with you in a special post some time this week.


These baby chicks seem to be imprisoned, too – but really they are not. We met them at a small farm that we also visited this week. And they had lots of baby chicks…


… and laying hens.


We spent so much time outside that our Baby was able to take her nap in the middle of trees, laying hens and baby chicks.


We also picked peppermint and elderflowers. The peppermint is going to get dried…


… the elderflowers are going to be our favorite jelly this summer!


But what would I be without my precious big helper around the house?


How was your weekend?