Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Monday, October 29, 2007

Ready for Halloween

As you can see: we are ready for Halloween. Nic carved a nice pumpkin with my parents, which we placed at our front door. Halloween isn´t a big thing in Belgium, but it is starting to get bigger. I guess shops need a new 'thing' between the starting of teh new schoolyear and Sinterklaas. So Halloween was a good 'new' holiday.
Well, we also went for it, although the pumpkin is the only Halloween decoration we have. And I must admit, I think it looks spooky when we light it and it stands near our front door in the dark.

Saturday, October 20, 2007


A co-worker brought two cake bunds for me back from the States. They are Williams-Sonoma cake bunds and they are wonderful. The detail of the cakes and they are so easy to use. I am so happy with them!
She brought the bee hive and the inspects cakes pan with her and look at the result:
I will make some insect cakes for my co-workers on Monday, for now, we will enjoy these smart looking cakes.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Autumn has arrived!

This is the sight I saw when I entered our backyard this afternoon to get some wood for the stove. One big collection of toadstools. I think they are gorgeous, aren´t they. Too bad that they are poissonous. So I will gather them and put them in our green container to get collected.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Jules stayed with us

This is Jules. Jules is a doll that lives in Nic´s classroom and has a sleep over every night with a different child.
This weekend it was Nic´s turn to watch over Jules. He brought his own rucksack with his PJ´s.
But when it was time to go to bed, Nic mentioned that Jules didn´t have a bear, so mum (yes, that is me) made a little teddy for Jules at night. I also made him his own sleeping bag.

Jules went with us to Holland, where we visited family and went on a playdate with Nic, when we visted Sam. And on Sunday he went with us to a Midevil tournament, where we saw knight combatting with each other. At the end all the children got a fack soft sword and were allowed to fight with the knights as well. Nic had a great time.