Monday, August 31, 2009

DAY 244 - Crochet

With a little love and some concentration we can accomplish beautiful things!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

DAY 243 - Chinese food

Just a lovely photo! We ate Chinese food today. One of A.'s favorites!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Friday, August 28, 2009

day 241 - Bento box

This is ridiculous! On the left, L.'s lunch box from Diddl and next to it: A.'s BENTO BOX!!! Look how small that box is. How on earth am I supposed to put her lunch in there? She waited so patiently, was so excited I ordered a Bento box just for her, like the ones she saw on TV, all the way from France, first order was lost in the mail, had to wait some more, was promised a little extra present, all was fine and then... we got this ridiculous extra small little box! A. was so disappointed. She doesn't want to use it! Man, did I miss something here? I know these are Japanese boxes and I know they are more used for rice and sushi and all those Japanese yummy looking rolls and such but ... I really thought they were bigger so we could put some bread, vegetables and fruit in there... man, was I wrong... now, we need to go buy another box for A. Pfff, not always easy...

Thursday, August 27, 2009

DAY 232 - 240

Day 240 Thursday, August 27

DH put this on L.'s head at table tonight and she didn't take it off. She was playing on the computer and I just loved the way she looked at the screen, so focused and so funny. I tried to take a pic but it was way to dark. So I called her and this is the smile she gave me when she turned to look at me. I so love her!

Day 239 Wednesday, August 26

L. is getting really fast in "crochet" - I have no clue how you say this in English though!

Day 238 Tuesday, August 25

Forgot to take a pic today. So I'm cheating a little here but who cares, right! Look at this wonderful photo of A.

Day 237 Monday, August 24

Look at that smile! Finally number 4 has fallen. I just love her toothless smile!

Day 236 Sunday, August 23

Really beautiful weather today so we took the girls to swim in a lake about an hour drive from home. The water was COLD but L. did it, she went in! This is her victory pose!

Day 235 Saturday, August 22

The biggest church we have in our town.

Day 234 Friday, August 21

What you can't see is that my DH is on the other side making waves. A loves it!

Day 233 Thursday, August 20

Why is it so coooold!

Day 232 Wednesday, August 19

Love the sun on her face.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

DAY 228 - 231

Day 231 Tuesday, August 18

Singing along with one of their favorite shows! They were so funny! I should have filmed it instead of taking pics! They just came out of the pool and their adrenaline was still pumping crazy I guess, they were still so laud and excited. I could here it in the way they were singing! Man, this vacation really did it, my girls are having so much fun together! I'm in heaven!

Day 230 Monday, August 17

3 days ago I thought her second front tooth would fall out ... but no! Not with this child! Her baby teeth really don't want to leave and she's so afraid to even touch them, no way she's going to pull them out herself! This child is such a mystery to me sometimes. She has no fear of needles, she is always so brave when she's really sick and in pain but when she sees a little scratch on her body, all hell breaks loose! Same with her teeth! It's quite an adventure every time! And she only lost 3 so far...

Day 229 Sunday, August 16

We went to Plopsa Coo (an amusement park) today and it was hot, hot, hot!!! These water fountains were so refreshing.

Day 228 Saturday, August 15
My girls painting with Chinese brushes on real Chinese paper! L. is writing her Chinese name. She did an amazing job! And A. did great too but got tired of it and wanted to ... just paint something on regular paper!

Friday, August 14, 2009

DAY 223 - 227

Day 227 Friday, August 14
Toothless! This is only her 3rd tooth she's lost and she's already 7,5. Number 4 is very loose too so I hope to have a new pic by tomorrow with her 2 front teeth missing! It's about time she looses them because she's had pressure and even pain for a year now. Her good teeth are soooo ready to come out and are pushing but the little baby teeth don't want to leave.

Day 226 Thursday, August 13
New haircut for A. and me! Mine isn't quite what I wanted, DH and the girls even laughed when I got home from the hairdresser (not funny!) but I just love A.'s new hairdo (only... she looks even more grown up now!).

Day 225 Wednesday, August 12
We had some friends over today but I want it to be a secret just a few days longer ... so just a pic of beautiful L.

Day 224 Tuesday, August 11

The girls made a list of some DS games they really want!

Day 223 Monday, August 10
Yeah, so much fun on the new Dell!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

DAY 222

My girls build a camp in our garden. And I brought them some yummy things to eat in their improvised new home: melon, berries, cookies, chocolate, strawberry drink yogurt for L. and water for A. They loved it! And asked for more melon!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

DAY 221 - Osso Bucco

My husband in the kitchen. He made us some turkey osso bucco with tomatoes, olives, zucchini and pasta for dinner tonight. It tasted like Heaven! I wish he had more time to be in the kitchen, he's such a great cook! I forgot to take a pic of the finished dish... you'll have to use your imagination, sorry!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Day 210 - 220

Day 220 Friday, August 7

I made it!!!!! Pffff, this took me a big part of my evening to put this post together and ... guess what? ... I forgot to take a pic for today, LOL. So you get to see my beautiful daughters... out of focus... again!

Day 219 Thursday, August 6

Look at my candle! Yesterday we stayed outdoors late and I forgot to take my candle back inside. Today was the hottest day of our Belgian Summer and my candle just MELT! LOL!!!

Day 218 Wednesday, August 5

We had friends over after work and the kids were having so much fun playing around with water. They were soaking wet! L. was so into it! She was the smallest but man she got them all! No dry spot on any one of them to be found! Fun, fun, fun!

Day 217 Tuesday, August 4
L. showing off some clothes she got from big sis! The pants are still to large but she loves this outfit!

Day 216 Monday, August 3

On my way to work after 3 weeks at home! Goodbye vacation, good morning routine...
I work in a little town which is famous for its beer. On this roundabout, you can see a copper beer kettle. I thought it's quite special. Oh, and I took this pic while drivin'. Great, right!

Day 215 Sunday, August 2
We had a little fun today, my girls were models having a photoshoot!

Day 214 Saturday, August 1

Ho, I think there is a curse on us! Our hard disk crashed 6 months ago on our laptop. We bought a new desktop in December and a few days ago, Internet explorer died! Along with other stuff . A friend came to look at it but had no clue how to repair it and asked for a few days to come up with a plan. There was no way I was going to stay without my beloved CDS so I tried to surf on our old laptop and it worked but then... yesterday DH saw a great deal for a Dell Inspiron and ... well, here it is, on my desk and I already installed PSE5 and got my google bookmarks up with CDS on the first place! Just love it that we have a portable again!

Day 213 Friday, July 31
This was taken at the beach last Monday. I love her smile! I didn't have a pic for today.

Day 212 Thursday, July 30

DH ate about 500 gr of these barbecued jumbo prawns at dinner tonight. These 4 are all there is left! And he is the only one here that eats them.

Day 211 Wednesday, July 29

These are a few of my girls old clothes we are giving away to a charity tomorrow. These will help some less fortunate kids here in Belgium. I hope they like them.

Day 210 Tuesday, July 28

Another flower from our garden