Warning: This post and the following ones are going to be mostly a montage of photos, so if you don’t want to see it, then skip ahead!
These were taken at Clara Maria cheese farm near Amstelveen, Holland. Saying that this visit was a huge hit for Isabella is an understatement. There were chickens, cows, and most importantly lots of cheese for this girl to eat, and believe me… she ATE (the aftermath later that evening wasn’t so fun though)! Clara Maria was started by an American woman, Clara Maria (surprise surprise!), who married a dutch farmer/cheese-maker (if I’m remembering correctly) and they’re still making delicious cheeses, some of which we brought home. Too bad I’m pregnant and can’t really eat unpasteurized cheese, but I tried a tiny bit and it was beyond delicious. Andres got to make a Dutch clog and there was a whole lot of cheese eating. For me the best part was visiting the cows! I fell in love with a calf; it kept licking me and loved having its ears scratched. I think Isabella fell in love at the farm as well; she’s a total animal lover and a very brave girl. At first she wasn’t sure what the cows were, but then we took her to feed them and she wouldn’t stop petting them and giving them food. What an experience for all of us!
Ok, now for some fashion talk: rain boots! April showers will hopefully bring lots of May flowers, meaning that a good pair of rain boots for this month should help you through the puddles. I got these TOMS boots for Isabella especially for this trip (knowing that London and Holland are both rainy). I love them for her, but unfortunately they’re still a tad on the large side. The best part? With every pair you buy, the company donates a pair of shoes to children in need. I think he has also extended this to much more. I love ideas like this so I was very happy to find that I could join in with purchases for my little one; plus, they are super cute!
For me, I love Hunter rain boots. Since having Isabella, my feet have grown a bit, so my old ones no longer fit me comfortably. I had the taller pair, but decided to go for the short boots this time around. I love them! Very comfortable, wearable, and durable. You can’t go wrong with Hunter boots and they have many different styles. I find that the shorter ones I just got are easier to put on and take off than the taller boots, but really it is up to personal preference.
Anyone have favorite spots from trips to Holland? Or any rain boots that they love? I’d love to hear!