Sunday, January 25, 2009

Party time

This morning was A`s birthday party, which was so much fun. A`s mom and dad had planned many fun games involving music and balloonsWhen it was time for the cake, L. thought nobody was looking and he could get first dips... Someone managed to stop him so that A. could blow out the candles on an untouched cake, while a very attentive audience was anticipating their first bite....

Happy third birthday, girl!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Sun and Ice

We've had some amazing weather these past days and enjoyed going for walks on the beach. When the tide withdrew, it left behind a layer of ice on the seaweed, rocks and mudflats, which is much fun to explore.
Little S. slept through it all: L. likes to grab a handful of ice:
And then explore it further in his mouth...:

Friday, January 16, 2009

Horse for St. George the knight

For Christmas I gave my son L. a knight, created by my friend Anna. We called him St. George, after the knight in the book 'The Reluctant Dragon'. Of course a knight needs to have a horse to fight dragons, so I pulled myself together and started working. As I still get up twice a night, sometimes even three times, to feed little S. it's hard to keep my eyes open at night, but with little bits here and there I managed to get the horse ready: It turned out a bit crooked, but it has character, and L. loves it and that's the main thing.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Snowy start of 2009

To our surprise we have had a very white holiday season. These are part of Canada, but because of their location in the ocean we usually don't have a very white winter, more a grey and wet winter. It was a treat to look out of the window and find this magical white wonderland had all of a sudden surrounded our house: L. explored the ice and snow, he jumped on little pools of ice when it first formed, he slid on the frozen lake, he tried out a tobaggan with a friend, made a snow angel but refused to make a snow man.

Wishing everyone a very happy, healthy and inspiring new year!