Thursday, January 28, 2010

Sweetest Child

I can't stop taking photos of our sweet Matilda. Here are just few from the Christmas season that I love. She is always so happy and cheerful and just great to have around. I work in the mornings at home and she is keeping me good and quiet company.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Another proof that we have a fearless little girl. The dinosaur was big and scary but she liked to play with him. You go girl!

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Winter Gala at Kindergarten

Last Friday Lukas' kindergarten hosted a winter gala. The children were well prepared by Ms. Ilma, their teacher, and sang songs for us parents. Lukas participated beautifuly which is usually not the case. He even wore the costume and sang all the songs.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Belated surprise!

Without any expectation I opened the mailbox yesterday and look what I found: a late birthday present from Joanna, my best friend forever ever. We know each other for over 25 years. We met in high school and became friends right away. After high school, our ways parted and through all these years, we never lived in the same city, for some years not even in the same country. But we kept being best friends through all of it.

Our friendship is true and real, honest and comfortable. We went through hard times and we learned from our mistakes. I consider Joanna my sister that I never had.

The gift is a beautiful bracelet with Lukas and Matilda's names on it as well as E ~heart~ P. I will wear it always from now on.

Vielen Dank liebstes Asku. Ich liebe Dich auch.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Greeting from the Farmers Market

We love to visit the local Farmer's Market in Milpitas. The popcorn, fresh made and sprinkeled with sugar, is the main attraction for the kids. I am happy to buy produce from local farmers and stroll around. Fun fun.

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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Matilda's 2nd birthday celebration!

Yesterday we finally celebrated Matilda's 2nd birthday in Hello Kitty style. Family and friends came over to hang out and have a good time with Matilda. We had lots of kids to play with and lots of grown ups to talk to. It was a great party.

Matilda didn't nap because of all the excitment so last night she slept 13 hours straight. Partying is exhausting.

She received lots of cool toys and even cooler clothing. Spring can start now!

Family photo.

Yummy Hello Kitty cake.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Living by Martha Stewart

My Christmas gift from my dear friend Jasmine arrived! Thank you so much!

Living by Martha Stewart will now monthly entertain me, feed me with new cooking ideas and just give me few minutes to myself amidst chores and other jobs I have. No, it's not that bad but reading a book or a magazine is a luxury these days.

Expect great things to come! ;)

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Happy Birthday to Matilda!

Today is Matilda's second birthday! Hurray! We kissed and hugged her a lot after she woke up late and now we are playing with the instruments that she received as a birthday gift.

She is a beautiful, happy and lovely child. She is always happy, friendly and mostly quiet. She loves to play with Lukas, she follows him everywhere he goes. But she is no push-over and will fight for her own right when it's necessary. She started potty training and is doing very well. She is a good sleeper and eater. She likes to go shopping with me where she patiently sits in the cart and points out all the items in the store she likes.

We love you very much, sweet little girl!!!

Friday, January 8, 2010

cold Friday afternoon

When we got back home from school today, it was rainy and windy outside. So we put Matilda down for a nap and Lukas and I enjoyed a bowl of popcorn and watching Spongebob.

Don't you love a lazy Friday afternoon?

Sunday, January 3, 2010

big imagination

Lukas loves Lego. I mentioned that in an earlier post. Well, here is his newest creation. I think it's super cool. Can you guess what those things are? A hint: they live under the water in a pineapple house. :)

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