Thursday, October 29, 2009

DAY 302 - 303

Day 303 Thursday, October 29

The girls helping with their suitcase. We are leaving tomorrow afternoon for ... Prague! A 5 days vacation! It has been way too long since we went on a trip so we are all very excited about this. We are going by car, it's only 859 km and we are staying in Germany for our first night. We will arrive in Prague on Saturday and will stay there until Tuesday. Ohhh, I can't wait... hope to get wonderful pics over there: I packed a fully charged camera with a 8GB memory card!!!!!

Day 302 Wednesday, October 28

Just a nice lamp in a park nearby.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

DAY 298 - 301

Day 301 Tuesday, October 27

No pics for today so just a little collage I made ages ago!

Day 300 Monday, October 26

Flowers and a poem from L. All just for me!

Day 299 Sunday, October 25

I bought this little wooden moon and her stars (4 of them) at a wonderful little shop near the Rialto Bridge in Venice in 2000, my last business trip before children entered our lives. We were waiting for A. at the time.

Day 298 Saturday, October 24

A.'s first little horse, a present from my best friend. It was waiting for her to come home back in 2001!

Friday, October 23, 2009

DAY 293 - 297

Day 297 Friday, October 23

I cooked Chinese tonight... made me the "BEST mom ever"

Even better now that they were allowed to eat in front of the TV watching one of their favorite shows: Huis Anubis.

Day 296 Thursday, October 22
I took almost all my pics without flash this week. I just love the warm color my pics get, even if they aren't as crisp as I would love them to be. O.K. about my pic of the day: this bear was made for A. by my husband's grandmother. Isn't he cute? I wished she was still among us so she could have made one for L. too but they never met. She passed away before we could visit with L.

Day 295 Wednesday, October 21

These 2 beautiful guitars are my new wall decoration in my bedroom. No!!! I'm not playing guitar, I wish I could but DH is the one playing in our home... and A. is learning.

Day 294 Tuesday, October 20
So happy I took a subscription to these wonderful Chinese National Geography (CNG) issues. The stories and the photos are just amazing. I'm discovering China's wonders every day at noon: this is my new best friend when I'm having my lunch.

Day 293 Monday, October 19
This is one of two little rabbits my girls got from Santa when they were little. Their purpose was to be attached on the seat belt of the car seat so the girls could put their heads on the soft bellies if they wanted to sleep in the car. Today they don't use them anymore but we find a wonderful new place for them. This is the bed my FIL was born in and we recently moved it to our home, restored it and now we have a guest room if needed with 2 funny rabbits watching over our guest. I think it's sweet.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

DAY 291 - 292

Day 292 Sunday, October 18

We went to a wonderful playground today. It's all NEW and only a 5 minute drive from home! The girls had a blast although A. had a nasty fall but she's O.K. She hurt her ankle a little but a wonderful woman came over to us with some special gel (for bruises) she carried in her purse. She told me she was the grandmother of 2 little boys and always had first aid stuff in her purse. I'll say she's a wise woman.

Day 291 Saturday, October 17

We had a wonderful day with L.'s China sisters today. We come together every 2-3 months : 3 families with 5 kids total. We all became good friends and enjoy each other's company a lot. I wish we had this kind of relationship with A.'s China sisters too but we almost never see them.
Anyway we had a great day at one of the other family's home and had a great and yummy dinner and lots of laughs. Next time it's at our place... will need to check my cook books!

Friday, October 16, 2009

DAY 286 - 290

Day 290 Friday, October 16

These are flowers L. made today with some paper napkins. Aren't they beautiful? I love them.

Our dishwasher broke about 2 weeks ago. We have been doing dishes every day since and man it's amazing how much precious family time we loose by it (especially on school days) . So we decided to get a new dishwasher and it arrived today! This is a pic of my last dishes washed by hand. I know we are spoiled but I have THE best excuse ever: I'm a full time working wife, mom of two and owner of a BIG dog with lots of hair!!!!!

Day 289 Thursday, October 15

Fu in one of his zen & peaceful moments.

Day 288 Wednesday, October 14

L. eating one of her favorite dishes: shrimps in cocktail sauce with tomatoes and this time with pasta and cucumber. Notice the baby plate ? It's Winnie the Pooh and the last one I have left from when the girls were babies, sigh.

Day 287 Tuesday, October 13

... and another Asian touch in our living room.

Day 286 Monday, October 12

An ancient Chinese coin on a wonderful old paper background - in a little black frame. This is one of the few Chinese decorations we have in our home.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

DAY 285 - UP

We went to see this movie today... in 3D: it was STUNNING! Such a beautiful, funny and AMAZING movie. We all LOVED IT!!!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

DAY 283 - 284

Day 284 Saturday, October 10

L. eating some yellow kiwi, a fruit she never eats ... but today ... she even ate TWO! I'm not going to ask her why. I'm just happy she asked for them and enjoyed eating them. I think it's all about the special kiwi spoon we have. That's a pic for another day! Ohhh, I almost forgot, I played some more with lightroom... still 14 days to go and then my trial version ends.

Day 283 Friday, October 9

I just picked up L. from school. She's all smiles today, she's soooo happy! She's telling me about the new swimming hat she got today. It's a yellow one! It means she's one level up with her swimming: she's in heaven! Way to go, my sweet little big girl!!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

DAY 281 - 282

Day 282 Thursday, October 8

A. trying to teach Fu some tricks. She had such a blast and he indulged her just so he could get some of the yummy stuff she's holding!

Day 281 Wednesday, October 7

I forgot to take a pic today! SO it will have to be my latest LO again, "Being with you". I made this one with Vera Lim's wonderful kit Simple pleasures

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Monday, October 5, 2009

DAY 279 - Fu is 3!

Happy birthday Fu!!!!! He's 3 years old today and the girls wanted to buy him the biggest bone we could find. Well, I think he's going to enjoy this one for a loooooong time!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

DAY 278 - L.&Dell

L. loves computers... and I love the light of the little screen on her face! Isn't it cute how she installed herself so she can play without being bothered by mom when it's time to set the table for dinner? She isn't allowed to take it in the couch yet. The kiddo is too small and the Dell too expensive for that, LOL.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

DAY 275 - 277

Day 277 Saturday, October 3

After L.'s gymnastic hour this morning I went with some other moms to L.'s school today to give the gates and the playground some new flashy colors. The gates will need a second round of paint but for the rest we did finish by 3:00 pm. At 5:00 pm A. had her karate lesson and at 6:30 we picked up L.'s friend and went to the Rollerblades festivities where the girls got a medal for participating in a contest. (A. was feeling sick that day so no medal for her. Poor baby but she's a good sport, she cheered for her sister) Marc joined us later on (he had a Judo demonstration in a nearby town) and we all enjoyed watching the kids on their roller-blades and had a meat/cheese/wine supper with yummy cake to end the evening. What a busy, busy Saturday, pfffff.

Day 276 Friday, October 2
We ate Belgian fries today! No time to make dinner or supper today: so we went for shhht... junk food! I'm a bad girl, I'm sheating: this isn't a pic I took, I found it on the internet but who cares, right!

Day 275 Thursday, October 1

Not my best photo but that's all I have for today. So, this is a little wooden horse DH made when we were waiting parents back in 2000.