Halloween where are thou?

We invited some friend over tonight for a turkey roll bonanza. Turkey breast sliced up, filled with stuffing, rolled up, and wrapped in bacon. Yummmm. Then we decided since it was halloween tomorrow and no one trick or treats in this area we would have trick or treating inside the apartment. Karen and I talked…

Halloween where are thou?

We invited some friend over tonight for a turkey roll bonanza. Turkey breast sliced up, filled with stuffing, rolled up, and wrapped in bacon. Yummmm. Then we decided since it was halloween tomorrow and no one trick or treats in this area we would have trick or treating inside the apartment. Karen and I talked…

Elora Speaks German

Here is a collection of interesting conversations we have had with Elora, some of which are amusing mix-ups about German.German Vocabulary:Die BlumenDie KatzeDie Doggen We go to the bakery sometimes for a treat. Elora loves these donuts that are filled with custard cream and is sooooo excited whenever she gets one. Oliver on the other…

Preschool Volcanoes

Elora and her friend Ellie are not enrolled in school this year, so Ellie’s mom and I decided to have a little preschool activity day together once a week with the girls, and our younger kidlets too. The last time it was our turn Elora insisted we learn about volcanoes. She was so determined that…

Preschool Volcanoes

Elora and her friend Ellie are not enrolled in school this year, so Ellie’s mom and I decided to have a little preschool activity day together once a week with the girls, and our younger kidlets too. The last time it was our turn Elora insisted we learn about volcanoes. She was so determined that…

Karen’s Big (late) 29th Birthdayfest

Yes, I know my birthday is in September. But we never got around to celebrating, and if we wanted to have a party before the baby comes and I become germ-o-phobic mom, we were sort of running out of time. So Chris sent out a huge invite to everyone we know, and we had a…

Karen’s Big (late) 29th Birthdayfest

Yes, I know my birthday is in September. But we never got around to celebrating, and if we wanted to have a party before the baby comes and I become germ-o-phobic mom, we were sort of running out of time. So Chris sent out a huge invite to everyone we know, and we had a…

Sewing Projects

A friend of mine gave me a whole bag of fabric, which I could have chosen to ignore seeing that I am very pregnant and sewing is not as easy as it used to be… but I found some fabric that I loved and decided to load up on baby sewing projects for the last…

Sewing Projects

A friend of mine gave me a whole bag of fabric, which I could have chosen to ignore seeing that I am very pregnant and sewing is not as easy as it used to be… but I found some fabric that I loved and decided to load up on baby sewing projects for the last…

Swordfight

The kids decided they wanted to have a big swordfight, and since the weather last week was actually pretty nice, we went outside for the battle.Elora prefers the battle ax as her weapon of choice, and we had to spend some time discussing the appropriate way to hold it so she wouldn’t hurt herself (or…

Swordfight

The kids decided they wanted to have a big swordfight, and since the weather last week was actually pretty nice, we went outside for the battle. Elora prefers the battle ax as her weapon of choice, and we had to spend some time discussing the appropriate way to hold it so she wouldn’t hurt herself…

Music Time

The kids love music. A day doesn’t go by without Oliver standing in front of the computer begging us to play some music. He’s so obssessive he even wants to see the media player… just to look at the icon thumbnail for each song. To prevent his compulsive behavior, we try to direct him away…