Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Happy New Year

We had an early New Year celebration with the boys before they went to bed. We launched some fireworks and Tim and Logan had fun with sparklers.

Happy New Year!

Tuesday, 30 December 2008

New friend

This robot arrived today by post, so it was a little belated Christmas present for the boys. They really liked it and are pretty excited to get reactions from him. :)

Weekly weigh in - Week 16

Pretty happy with the results this week, considering it's just after Christmas :)

Starting weight: 85.55 kg
Last week's weight: 84.75 kg
This week's weight: 84.4 kg
Total loss so far: 1.15 kg

Final goal weight: 70 kg

Monday, 29 December 2008


Today, we visited the natural history museum in Frankfurt.

This picture is a fossil of a flying dinosaur. The boys really enjoyed the visit and all the dinosaurs fossils.

Sunday, 28 December 2008

Best Christmas present ever :)

This is what Tim got me for Christmas: the iRobot Roomba vacuum cleaner. You can see it in action here, cleaning the floor of our dining room as we tested it for the first time this afternoon. Notice the little green light next to the "Clean" button ;)

Saturday, 27 December 2008

Friday, 26 December 2008

Christmas cake 2

This is what the boys made with the leftovers from the Christmas cake preparations. They were free to decorate it as they wanted and this is how it came out. :)

Christmas cake

Picture of the day for 25 December 2008

My first attempt at doing a complicated cake. I baked the cake on the 23rd evening and it took me most of the 24th to do the filling, icing and the decoration.

Wednesday, 24 December 2008


Connor got his arm stuck in a toy today, trying to pick up a ball. It took a good 20 mins to open the toy to release his arm/hand.

Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Weekly weigh in - Week 15

This week's weigh in is not brilliant to say the least. Not surprising, I did not exercise and there are quite a few Christmas goodies in the house. I'm not expecting next week's to be much better to be honest with Christmas. Well, the new year will be the opportunity for a new start.

Starting weight: 85.55 kg
Last week's weight: 84.30 kg
This week's weight: 84.75 kg
Total loss so far: 0.8 kg

Final goal weight: 70 kg

Christmas Biscuits

Today's advent calendar planned a session of Christmas biscuits baking, so that's what we did with boys today.

The decoration is their doing. :)

Saturday, 20 December 2008

Friday, 19 December 2008


Connor loves his new pyjamas. I couldn't resist when I saw them reduced at 6 EUR! Noticed the cape? :)

Thursday, 18 December 2008

Blue Tit

Not a great picture (I don't have a zoom lens), but I thought this little tit was cute. It was visiting our balcony...

Wednesday, 17 December 2008


Gingerbread house making

The making of the gingerbread house...

Now, this is why it's fun ;)
Lots of sweeties were eaten during the making of...

Putting on the finishing touches

The end result

Sunday at the playground

Just an ordinary Sunday at the playground...

Connor found a bug

His camera grin

Weight is a weird thing...

The title says it all! Tuesdays are my weigh in days, so I weighed yesterday. It wasn't great so, out of curiosity, I weighed again today. Well, would you believe it, in 1 day I have gone down 600g! How weird is that?

Weight really does fluctuate so much from one day to another, that is pretty amazing. I guess that's why they always recommend to weigh once a week at most... Guess I should follow that advice.

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Spontaneous Logan

Weekly weigh in - Week 14

At least, it's going back the right way this week, i.e. down! :)
I'm still about half a kilo over my lowest but I'm headed the right way again.

Starting weight: 85.55 kg
Last week's weight: 84.60 kg
This week's weight: 84.30 kg
Total loss so far: 1.25 kg

Final goal weight: 70 kg

Monday, 15 December 2008

Sunday, 14 December 2008

Funny tree

This tree is at our local playground, it was the first time today that I noticed its funny shape!

Gingerbread house

Making a gingerbread house was the activity planned today by the boys' advent calendar. It was a first in this house, the boys had fun putting the decorations on the house.

Saturday, 13 December 2008

Nikolaus Fest at Kindergarten

Friday night was the Nikolaus Fest at the boys school. We knew they were preparing some show but we didn't really know what. All I was told by their teachers is that they both needed to be dressed entirely in brown.

Before the show, they enjoyed cakes, biscuits, etc... :)

The kids coming in for the show. It turned out there were a lot of Nikolaus and a lot of reindeer, which the boys both were.

During the show

Logan's antlers fell right at the beginning and one got broken immediately, so he looked like that for the rest of the time! ;)


Getting his present from Nikolaus, who looked suspiciously like Santa...

Examining the contents of their bags

The many faces of Connor! LOL