Sunday, January 31, 2010

Another week gone...

As I said in my last post, I have been stitching on my Milka cow. Not much has been going on, working and trying to get all the laundry ironed and into the cupboards.
DH got some allergic reaction on thursday morning but didn´t feel it necessary to go to the doctor, until he woke me on Fridaynight and it turned out that his eyes were swollen shut and his whole body was covered in hives...
So Friday morning he went to the doctor and got some pills, but he fell lousy all weekend.
We also went to Rijnsburg because we sold our CJ7 jeep and we wanted to make sure it looked OK to get picked up by the buyer. The jeep is stored at friends of ours, so we had diner with them before we drove back home through the snow... DH wasn´t allowed to drive so I drove but the closer we got to home, the worse the snow got, so by the time we entered back into Belgium, you could only do 80 km/h.
We passed by two accidents, both with BMW´s... but we made it home safe and this morning we took the kids to the zoo in Antwerp. Only there were almost no animals, duuuu, due to the cold. But we had a nice walk.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Getting back into the routine

We have been back for a week and it has been very busy with work, the activities of the kids, etc.. We also had some sad news for an uncle of DH who passed away in Africa, so it has been a hectic week.
I have been busy trying to finish the Milka cow cross stitch and I started to crochet a hat for son #3. Will try to get some pictures of these as soon as possible.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Last day in Austria

Yesterday we went rodeln on the Wildkogel. It is the longest rodeln track in Europe (14 km) and it is great fun. The first 2 corners are a bit tricky and perhabs a bit dangerous (because you are on a red skislope) but after that it is great fun. The boys and both of us loved it, we didi it for the second time and it is just fantastic.
But to all good things come an end and today is our last day here in Austria. Tomorrow we will be driving back, so the boys are skiing with their dad and son #3 is playing in the snow. It has been a fantastic week with snow and losts of sun, so that was great. The boys both got in first at the contests so they are more than happy with their gold medalls. So everybody had a wonderful vacation. We can´t wait to go on our next skiholiday.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Super G

Today the Super G was skied by both of the boys. Nic had a real slalom contest on the mountain, as you can see.
Peter also had a contest but it was less demanding on the little ones. They had to ski between little flags. And he did great.
And this was the result:
Son #1 came in first and son #2 came in second place. So they did both fantastic, since they are 5 and 3 and had to compete against older children. They boys both can be very proud. I know I am, but offcourse, I am their mum... :-)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Lots of snow

The weather here in Austria seems better than at home. It snows so there is no sun, that is a pitty because we have a big sun deck here at the chalet, but it is not too cold, around -5 degrees Celsius during the day.
Both son #1 and #2 are taking skilessons and doing very well, so that is good to see. It is son #2 first time and he is only three so I am very proud of hime. I think his only motivation is the medal the get when the finifh the lessons, but he is working very hard and is very serious about sjiing as you can see.
Son #3 also loves the snow until his hands get too cold because he refuses to wear mittens...
So I haven´t been able to craft must because we spend most of the time outside with the boys and at night I am glad I can take a hot sauna and go to bed.

Friday, January 08, 2010

Leaving for Austria

We will be leaving for our annual skiholiday tonight, so I will be off the blog scene for about a week, unless there is an internet connection in the chalet.
This is one of the projects I am taking with me, so I think this is very appropriate.

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Busy doing nothing...

This morning son #3 assisted me in some crochet, as you can see. This is the result of my crocheting: an alien rabbit for my SIL future baby. She asked me for a red alien rabbit, so here he is.

I also made three chicken legs for son #2´s kitchen. He likes to cook, so I made him some vegetables and the tree chickenlegs. As you can see, DH oalso likes them, but to guggle with them.

Friday, January 01, 2010

Happy New Year !

First of all, let me wish you a happy New Year. This picture was made last night when the boys were lighting firworks. As you can see, as a safety consultant, I had to buy the boys firework safety goggles. And after the blast of all the fireworks that were light, all fingers, toes and eyes are accounted for.
And as a good Belgian tradition, the boys read their New Year letters. OK, read is a big word, they have memorised them, so I don´t want to know how long the teacher is busy tring to get them to memorise the letter. But they both did very well, so their piggy banks are a lot bigger now.
And after all the partying, again, we ´aired´ they boys on the beach at Katwijk, but it was very cold, so Ruben was not amused and we turned back, but it was a very nice but cold day at the beach.