Thursday, April 30, 2009

DAY 121 - nice job

Isn't this fun? Winter is over, Spring is there and Summer isn't too far away so: TIME to clean the pool! A. is trying to catch a stone at the bottom of the pool. L. is giving instructions of course. She prefers to let the others do the hard work, LOL. And Fu, well he always has to be where all the fun is so, he's watching carefully.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

DAY 120 - A favorite

Fu is trying to get some attention from A. but she's watching her favorite soap on TV: Louis Louise (made in Belgium). Nothing could disturb her when she watches it. I don't understand the fuzz about this show, it's more for adults then for kids but all her friends are as hooked on it as she is. There are even days that she won't eat at the table with us but in front of the TV (of course, after she gets our permission).

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

DAY 117 - 119 Playmobil

Day 119 - April, 28 Playmobil

My girls had amazing grades on their school report this Friday. We wanted to reward them a little and went toy shopping today: they always wanted some playmobil but never got some because these little guys are so expensive. But ... today, they got their first set. Not much but enough to be HAPPY and not wanting to go to bed tonight but stay up so they could play, play and play some more.

Day 118 - Monday April, 27

Can you see it? A. wanted to show her earrings because she thought you couldn't see them on the previous pics I posted.

Day 117 - Sunday April, 26
It was my DH's birthday today but I totally forgot to take pics of him or the cake I baked (hum, read: bought!) so here's the digital card A. made for him. Hope this counts too!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

DAY 116 - Lovely ears

LOOK at their ears!!!! Yes, EARRINGS... They both were so brave, no tears at all! A. choose some very cute little orange flowers. Little sis had to choose the same, of course. But she preferred the blue ones. We aren't too thrilled about this, DH and I but he promised the girls years ago they could have some at age 7. A didn't want them when she turned 7 but L. has been whining about this for the last 2 months: she's 7 now, you know! Big girl and big girls are allowed to have earrings so ... today was the day!

Friday, April 24, 2009

DAY 115 - Play

Fu playing with the only toy he has (inside the house): an old bath towel. Nothing can survive with this dog. He can tear any toy to pieces in no time. I bought him toys manufactured in rubber especially for big dogs but nooo, Fu just get his teeth into it and voilĂ : you have like a zillion little toys to play with.
He loves his towel, he really plays with it, he loves it when we pull on one side and he pulls on the other side, or when we throw it in the air for him to catch, or tearing it to pieces too but when it's really ripped to shreds ... he gets a new one to play with.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

DAY 114 - dirty feet

A : Mom, my feet are dirty!
Me : Well, go wash them.
A : Where?
Me : In the bathroom, silly! Use the shower or the bathtub.
A : O.K.
and this is how I found her when I entered the bathroom. Well, not quite, she was standing on a stool with one foot in the sink . My heart stopped for a second... I made her sit down and we washed her feet. I really had to make this my pic of the day!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

DAY 113 - Tinker Bell

This is a brand new Tinker Bell lying on L's bed! Sorry, you can't see her very well. The girls love their new bed covers: a gift from my mom for Easter.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Monday, April 20, 2009

DAY 100 - 111 White tulips

Day 111 - Monday, April 20

I made it again! I'm back on track and as a celebration, I took a pic of my favorite flowers : white tulips!

Day 110 - Sunday, April 19

They had to wait to be back to get their Easter eggs. It was so funny! My mom left a note for the girls to find when we came home from vacation. She explained that because of the rain, the eggs couldn't stay in the garden and wait for them to come home, so she did some egg hunting herself, brought the eggs inside and hide them all in our house! The girls were so excited, it took like 3 minutes for them to find all the eggs. Of course, since then they cannot stop eating chocolate!

Day 109 - Saturday, April 18

Our last day, DH arrange a yummybreakfast for us at the Bed&Breakfast place near our cottage! I just loved all the stylish little things on our table.

Day 108 - Friday, April 17

I had to work on Thursday and Friday so I drove home on Wednesday night, all by myself. DH, the kids and the dog staid at our holiday cottage. After work on Friday, I drove back to the cottage to enjoy a last evening-morning of vacation with them. Well, for miles and miles this was my view on the higway. Trafic was horrible!

Day 107 - Thursday, April 16

This was Fu's favorite: watching the rabbit, he could stay there and watch for hours! This little one had his home just outside our cottage, so cute!
Fu had such a fun vacation, it was the first time we took him with us and it was just great.

Day 106 - Wednesday, April 15

Look at them... they had so much fun!

Day 105 - Tuesday, April 14

Isn't this cute? It was hanging outside our cottage.

And some beach pics:

Day 104 - Monday, April 13

Cute little boat houses at Middelburg, Zeeland.
Day 103 - Sunday, April 12

This is the kitchen shelf in our cottage. I just loved the arrangement. Simple but sweet!

Day 102 - Saturday, April 11

Yes, the sea! We decided a few days ago to take a little vacation for Spring break and hired a little cottage at the seaside, in Zeeland (The Netherlands). It's GORGEOUS here!

Day 101 - Friday, April 10

Enjoying some spring sunshine.

Day 100 - Thursday, April 9

Fresh strawberries on a very soft curd cheese bed: my favorite dessert. L loves it too, we could eat one every day.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Day 99 - close up

I'm cheating a little, this pic was taken a few days ago. I took some great close-ups that day. Today, I'm not really in the mood. My girls are staying with their grandparents for 3 days. I have to wait until Friday night to see them. No big deal, I know! But, we are almost always together, it's really exceptionnel for us to have both girls away at the same time so...
Ho, I'll stop whining, sorry... I better go to bed, it's late ... good thing is ... Friday will be closer when I wake up!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

DAY 98 - sleep baby sleep

This pic was taken today at 6:00 pm - A. fell asleep on daddy's chest while he was watching the news. This is the same way she used to fall asleep while we were in China back in 2001. She didn't want to sleep in the crib, only on daddy's chest. My DH slept this way for almost 2 weeks -- love to see them like this, it brings back so many beautiful memories and some very tiring ones too. We had such a hard time to get her to sleep in her own bed when we got home. Oh, those memories!!

Monday, April 6, 2009

DAY 97 - Fu playing

For today just a pic of Fu, playing with his ball.
A. took this picture.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

DAY 96 - So sweet

We bought this outfit for A. on Saturday and she was showing her daddy what it looked like when she put on the hood. I don't know why she posed like this, but I just adore the way this pic turned out. Isn't she the sweetest?

Saturday, April 4, 2009

DAY 95 - a birdhouse

First the wooden birds, now a birdhouse. My DH is full of surprises these days! A. couldn't wait to give it a personal touch! She wants it to be orange. I would love some green on there too... maybe tomorrow. L. wasn't around, she was on a playdate at her best friend's house for the afternoon. After souper, we are going to the bowling alley with some friends. It's going to be a nice and fun evening!
Oh, and A. is feeling much much better today! I'm so happy about that!

Friday, April 3, 2009

DAY 94 - no school, sigh!

A. looking very sad while watching TV. She's sick and couldn't go to school today. My mom stayed with her all day while I was at work! Don't you hate it when you have to leave your sick baby and go to work? Aaargh!!!!! I did see her for half an hour at lunch. She did OK, though, she slept one hour in the morning and a few minutes (she says) in the afternoon and with the help of some medication, her nausea is gone and her headache almost gone. Watching TV sure didn't help, IMO but what to do all day, she asks?

Thursday, April 2, 2009

DAY 93 - Playing outside

Today was the first day my girls could play outside without a coat. It was gorgeous weather and they had so much fun... and ... we noticed they outgrew their bikes... man, they have grown so much lately I can hardly keep up with buying new clothes and now we need new bikes too! But, that's what happens with kids, right! They get BIG ... too fast!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

DAY 92 - The little people

This is the cover of a wonderful book. It was given to me as a gift and I just adore it! For the last month I was the supervisor of a young woman who was doing an internship at our company. We talked a little about digiscrapping and photography and she found this book and thought it was a perfect gift for me. She learned so much, she said and she wanted to thank me. What a nice thing to do!
This book is full of gorgeous photos with children and beautiful nature sceneries! I'll share some pages soon.