Monday, October 31, 2011

Little bit of Halloween

I've had a great weekend. Cozied up at home for the most part, we watched the very first snow of the season fall on New YOrk city. Layed down on the couch with my head right by the window, and watch the snow fall as if it was going to fall right on my face. I love that feeling.

So we read books. Yep, can't beat the Teletubbies ;)

We played with cans.

And then, we had a little bit of Halloween fun too :) Nicole invited us to her building's Halloween party, and Olivia had fun running around with Maddie.

And our Maddie, well she didn't move quite as much. FIrst because she can't do much but roll for now. And second, even if she could, mommy got her locked up in the silliest lobster costume she could find :) Happy Halloween to you all!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Making friends

It's funny sometimes, this little thing called life.

One day I am thinking "Man, I really need to get my act together and meet some mom friends so me and Olivia don't spend our time alone"

And there you have it, the day after I meet the nicest German woman, Nicole. Who has two kids the same age as Olivia and Madeline. And her older little girl is also called Maddie. Oh, and minor detail, Maddie and Oli actually love to spend time together - aside from the occasional slapping each other in the face when one has the toy that the other one wants. We're learning to share, people :D

So this was just a little post to say I am happy. New friends are good :)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Another day in paradise

Read the title of this post with a little of irony, it won't hurt :) Granted that, the time I spend with my girls is the best and I love it...99% of the time. ANd I am sure if you look at the pictures below you probably think "What angels she has, what could she possibly be complaining about?". I know they are cute, these two, but don't be fooled.

Both have been sick for a while, so we're having tough night. Adding to that, we feel that Olivia is entering the terrible twos. She refuses to nap in the afternoon. And instead, decides to spend her nap time wisely by drawing with a purple crayon on the walls of the bedroom. And that lack of nap, well, maybe It led to a meltdown at the library on Wednesday. Yep, I was that mom, with the bratty kid rolling on the floor, screaming, kicking her feet. A lot of fun, I tell you :)

And I could post pictures of the purple crayon art. Or of the bratty kid at the library. I usually would. But today, let me be in denial, please pretty please? Just so I can look below, and just think "Ah, another beautiful day in paradise!".

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Growing up

There are a few weeks that are on my "wow-my-little-girl-is-growing-up" list. LIke most people, her first day at school. When she starts driving. When she goes to college. When she starts dating - please notice how I put that last....her dad prob won't let her date anyone until she is 40.

And then, there is the first day my little girl wore pigtails. Because yes, it's a big step for me. She is no baby no more. She is a little girl that can get her hair done. And she doesn't even say a thing when I do her hair. I was expecting screams, tears, pulling away from me... But no, she just sits there. She likes it. And that makes me love it even more.

So we took our big girl and her little sister to the playground. And I just spent the entire time watching my girl, thinking "wow-my-little-girl-is-growing-up".

And she is growing up to be such a loving little thing. I love to see her sneak up to her dad and steal a hug. Makes my heart melt every time.

And she helps me with my sewing projects. She is very focused. Very focused on making a big mess :) But hey, gotta start somewhere.

But please little girl - please, don't grow too fast, ok?

Friday, October 21, 2011

Keep it rolling :)

Madeline rolled today for the first time. She's off to greatness, this little girl, I just know it :) Sometimes she looks at her pacifier for minutes, like she knows something we don't about it. Maybe we should start saving for Harvard :)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A guy's dream

Waking up with more than one girl in his bed.

Girls dancing for him in his living room.

Seriously, what else can a guy ask for? :)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Once upon a time...

a bit over a year ago actually, August, right after her baptism....that was my little girl.

Actually, that still is my little girl :) She still has the same adorable laugh.

Thanks Soaz for sending it to me!!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Sick little girls

It's been one after another. My little girls have been under the weather. Olivia has had a case of hands, foot and mouth disease - a virus she probably caught on the playground. And Maddie was just not feeling it the week after we got back from Denmark. All she wanted to do was curl up under the blanket, old my hand, and of course tell all of her worries to her teddy bear - she LOVES that bear, thanks again Valou for getting it to us :) She puts her arm around him like he's her oldest buddy. The cuttest thing.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Our little lion

I have to tell you about the lion jacket. And yes, it had to be its own separate post. It's that special. :)

I usually don't splurge on things for the girls. I usually buy their cloths on sales, only buy toys after thinking for a while whether they need it or not. But when I saw this lion jacket by Little Goodall (check her store on Etsy), I had to get it for Olivia. As in, that was an absolute necessity, something we could not live without. Kinda like chocolate cherries have become one huge necessity for breakfast in our house :D I think you get the pictures.

Troels still makes fun of me for buying that jacket. But I know he loves the lion jacket just as much as I do. Maybe even more than me.

So now we have a little lion running around.

Scaring pigeons with a big roaaaaawwwww - daddy taught her :D

Scaring daddys.

And daddys running away from little lions.

And that alone, my friends, is just priceless :)

Sunday, October 2, 2011


Some things work out quite perfectly. Like, walking in front of a doughnut shop and realizing wow, I almost didn't have anything for lunch, my stomach is growling. How perfect! Hehe. Kidding. More likely, I'm talking about having to go back to Denmark to go to the US embassy for your visa, and also get to celebrate the baptism of your niece.

We weren't there for very long, just a week, but thanks to the baptism we got to see everybody. Olivia got to play a lot with Maj-Britt and Mona. She likes to hang out with the big girls :)

And the adults also got a chance to play, lucky them. We played this game called Ego, where you are sked to answer questions (and people guess your answers) about, well, yourself. And nobody cheated of course. Nooooooooooo. it was great fun to be around the table with everybody, the kind of moment that makes me miss being closer to family.

On Sunday was lovely Malia's baptism. More quality time spent with the family. More food in the belly too :)

Congratulations Malia, we were so happy to be able to be there on your special day! Originally, Ditte and I had thought about doing the baptism for both Malia and Madeline together, so they would share that one day. But it was too hard to coordinate, with our visa still pending. Oh well, it would have been fun, but Madeline will get a baptism of her own soon.

And we also got to see our friends, love having playdates with you Clo and Pia :) The weather was, for once, absolutely lovely, with just a hint of fall on some days but mostly big blue skies. If you've ever experienced such a day in Scandinavia, you will know what I am talking about here.

We miss you, Denmark!