Saturday, February 28, 2009

Monday, February 23, 2009

Holiday week...

Not so much a holiday rather than the week my day care lady took a holiday and I faced a week home with the Kids. My initial trepidation gave way to relief when it seemed really not so bad as I expected...we filled the week with a visit to the kids farm
Shopping malls of varying sorts (still too cold to wander out for hours)
Battling colds (no one was spared, and this week seemed to be the peak of the mucal congestion) and nelson cut TWO teeth!
Fingerpainting (again, initial trepidation but it was really not as bad as I thought). Still, on my first day back at 'work' I slept the first 2.5 hours away recovering.

And experimental kitchenry
Kaemon discovered the deliciousness of Scallops(St Jacobsschelpen) and while I'm happy he's shaping up to be a foodie, in reality it means I have to share the crispy skin, the juicy chicken leg, the prawns, in general, less for the rest of us...
In short, it was an intense week (intenser than the regular intensity) but filled with more sweetness and joy of the everyday variety.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

It's been a month of colds being passed around (sneezing in each other's faces in our small living/dining/kitchen room on a cold wet grey winter day does not help). Sometime I wonder why people bothered to colonise the cold climates...why oh why?!? Anyway to continue, colds, lack of sleep, wet weather, bleak skies...yay. I'm carefully rationing my optimistic and positive thoughts. We got a visit from some Lovely Friends

I've been carefully testing Kaemon for excellence in various areas, harness the talent early and they can potentially make us millions!!! I did a blindfolded test and fed him various foods to see if he could identify them (hey,it's raining, it's boring, the old man is snoring) and he got prawn, pea, noodle, daikon/radish, cucumber! Then we put Nelson any other suggestions to pass the rainy days away?

Sunday, February 08, 2009

erm........the very last post about Kaemon's Birthday (Week). This is really the end, until next year!

Nelson tries very hard to escape his diet of boiled vegetables and fish. He wants to EAT CAKE!!

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Kaemon had such a good time at his birthday party with friends, he sat and stuffed himself with popcorn and grapes and pretzel sticks and birthday cake and sugar cookies...and the inevitable happened, he couldn't hold all of it down...however, I was reassured by other mothers that this is a rite of passage for a child's birthday party. Too much of a good thing...

This birthday is starting to feel like one of those week-long Indian marriage celebrations...tomorrow is with the (extended) family and there's another cake.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Birthday Boy

The Big Two! Kaemon's name means joyful. TOday he was so happy at the indoor playground, in the middle of playing, he grabbed my hand, held it and said 'zo. zo.' (NL: like this) and we just had to sit and hold hands for a while. Who said little boys were made of slugs and snails and puppy dogs tails- kaemon's all sugar and spice!! Completely edible.

Tomorrow's Birthday (Party) Cake (I promise the next one has NO cars on it)

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

'Twas the night before....

Kaemon's Birthday, when all through the house, we were all stirring, and baking decorating the house!!

Although we're playing it cool, I made this cake (one of three for kaemon in the upcoming week's celebrations and douwe brought a giant helium balloon and hid it in the laundry. Here's a sneak peak...*shhh* don't tell Kaemon!!! (It's chocolate mud cake...mmmm)

I experimented with cake decorating, however, having the attention span of a goat (slightly better than a goldfish, but not as good as a chimpanzee) I'll hold off before saying I have a new hobby. But I'm hopeful...