Monday, June 13, 2011

Four Grandnieces and a Birthday

My brother celebrated his birthday today, and his two daughters were there; the older one has 3 daughters, 2 of them playing hide-and-seek with their Granddad.

He is a passionate granddad, just as he loved having kids. He has 4 children, 3 from his first marriage, one from his second, still existing marriage.

My brother and sister-in-law own an old farmhouse near Hamburg. The younger daughter, her husband and baby Bente live here, too.

The older daughter and her family live in a village nearby.
The youngest one, Ida, is just a few weeks younger than Bente, her cousin.
Bente waves goodbye to her aunt and cousins.
She is the one for whom I'm making the quilt. Another view of the quilt.
I feel tempted to make quilts for all my grand nieces...

There is also a grand nephew Max -- not present today, I haven't met him yet; and Max is having a brother or sister in January.
Here, you see Bente making experiments in a flower bed and she ended up covered with ants. She didn't really mind.


Yael said...

Such sweet babies - they make me want to cuddle them!
And this garden looks so wonderful! You had a happy time there dear Eva, I can see that. Making quilts for them all? Wow, I guess I start collecting scraps for you!! :-)
I wish your brother another year (and many more) in good health with a lot of pleasure and joy!

Teodo said...

Ciao I'm Linda from Italy.
I found your blog and I was curious, I scroll the mouse and now I tell you that is very interesting.
Sorry for my english.

Wonderful your little nephews.
ciao ciao

Dolores said...

Beautiful family. I'm sure you are enjoying every stitch in the making of the quilt.

Kay Koeper Sorensen said...

What a beautiful family

Els said...

Great to have such a lovely day with all the family-youngsters!
Tempting stitching something for everyone of them ... (Keeps you from the street ;-) !!)

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

Beautiful photography of your family and their children.