Monday, November 16, 2009

Hope all is well with all my blog readers ( I know there are some LOL just always wonder who ...) ! Thought I'd let you know what's up in Daan's life ;)

I'm busy getting organized for my trip to London this weekend with my mother, leaving friday morning and will be back sunday evening. It's been a while since I was in the UK and I cannot remember when my mom and I have been on a trip for more than a day together or in the UK together (I think this was when I was like 14 orso) so this will be fun ! I'm looking forward to visiting Anthropology, GAP, Cath Kidson and Alfie's Antique Market. I bought a fun touristy book called 100% London and it has lots of fun restaurant, shop and just touristy things in it so we plan to use that for some info if we run out of idea's but any other tips are welcome ....

Oh and my diet did it's job I'm totally cleansed, just have to keep up with avoiding white sugar and use cane sugar instead so I will be testing that in my cupcake recipe's. I decided to stay on this sugarless route as I'm used to it now. My vitality and energy levels are still not good so he advised me to take vitamin's (he said Centrum and Supradyn are very good) that I should take throughout the winter. I still fall asleep on the couch about 2 to 3 evenings a week so I'm not feeling a difference yet ... Any tips are welcome for this !

Another thing I just have to share with you is that Colin is swimming for his A certificate tommorow, we were amazed he was at all ready for it since he started last year december, swimming twice a week. We're very proud as we know how hard it is for him to focus with so many distractions !

I'm sure the boys won't miss me too much as they have a pretty full weekend planned and lot's of boys things they want to do.

Monday, November 09, 2009

A day in the life of Colin, a typical 6 year old ?

At school today the toilet was dirty but I really needed to do a nr. 2 (for the dutchies : dit betekent poepje), I was not pleased. So i decided to try this on a urinoir, which is kinda hard but I made it work. But they don't have toilet paper by the urinoirs at our school to i had nothing to wipe. The lunch mommy wanted me to put on clean "loan" underwear from school but I didn't want to so I went commando. Mommy and daddy where not pleased as now my pants were also yucky, they came to school early bcause we had a sponsor walk which they wanted to be there for and it's a good thing they were early as they had to race back home as they forgot my sweats but this way they could bring some clean underwear, that was nice.

Michael brought home a friend to play on the trampoline, but I was having some problems playing nice so mommy made me come in. I was not pleased but mommy promised me a long bath and I like playing in the bath so a bubble bath it was. When Michael's friend went home he joined me cause he likes to play in the bath too. We were having a ball, then mommy made us come out for dinner. She sent Michael back as he hadn't dried himself off properly, but after dinner (yummy bacon and egg sandwiches) his hair still looked wet and she went out exploring. And well she wasn't amused, you see I washed Michael's hair with natusan baby oil gel (which as mommy describes it as a thick hairgel like texture but is oily just like normal oil. I washed Michael's hair with it, never mind me being able to read I just grabbed the first bottle that too my fancy. Mommy had to wash Michael's hair like 5 times before she gave up, only to find that my hair was in the same condition from lying in the same bath for about 15 min.... My hair looked like this (see picture below) even after 6 washings and you should see our bathtub I almost slipped and fell when my hair was being re-washed. (* insert sigh from mommy as she tells you it took a week for michael's hair to recover even a swimming pool trip didn't help, my hair took a week and a half ...).

While mommy was washing michael's hair I was clearing the table, my turn and I wanted to help out while she was playing hairdresser. But ohoh I dropped all the eggshells on the floor, didn't tell mommy but tried to clean it up but couldn't do it fast enought so I hid the towels I used under the table (she found them when i was asleep in bed) and didn't say a word. Mommy was not amused when she found herself walking the eggwhites through the kitchen for about 5 min. until she found out. She sent me to my room, to bed can you imagine how upset i was ?! pfff to bed because I had a little accident, there were no hugs to give away let me tell you ! But I made up with mommy once she explained she wasn't upset about the spilling but the fact that I didn't tell her well who knew that was the answer ?

Boy I was tired by then time for sweet dreams and for mommy to clean up even more mess and wait for daddy to fill him in on the fun.

Friday, November 06, 2009


I get inspired a lot, and when I say a lot i mean A LOT ! Through bloglines i am connected to so many, many fun blogs that I get overinspired and save a lot of fun ideas but don't get around to actually doing something with it.

So when our latest ducht dare came around, which we changed last minute so we could pay tribute to an inspirational blog One Little Word that closed down, I had to use one of my saved ideas.

This cute little quote was found on the blog of Vicki Chrisman and she made the cutest canvas of it which I scraplifted and made my own. I'm loving it and want to make more little canvasses with inspiring quotes on it for my home. Check out what the rest of the girls made here, hope we inspire you !