Thursday, December 15, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Snowman Soup and Other Fun

I have a bunch of pictures from the past week! First up, we have Miss Lydia who was having a blast wearing my ring. She was "pretty!"

And some snowman soup!

Lydia had carrots ;)

And a couple of marshmallows!

Kelsi and I had ourselves a "spa day" as well. Matthias looks more excited than Kelsi...don't let that fool you though!

Matthias teaching Lydia all about geography.

An impromptu jam session.

And my sous chef!

Monday, December 12, 2011


I finally broke down today and let the kiddos have some Cheerios to use with Lydia's Cheerios activity books, they had fun except Lydia kept trying to eat them all!

"Can I eat some?"

"Why won't these ones over here come off?"

"How can I get my hands on those Cheerios in that bowl over there?"

"Maybe if I just distract him..."


"Cheerios? What Cheerios? I didn't take any Cheerios."

"Oh, these Cheerios? Well, I'm a growing girl...I need my strength."

"Ha ha! Success!"

Lydia did, however, decide to return the Cheerios and join Matthias once again...under one condition:

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


My name is Lydia, but you can call me Cinderella. You see, every Tuesday, my brother and sister are off having fun all day while I'm stuck at home doing chores. The day starts off with making the bed:

As you can see, it's hard work. Since I'm so short I often have to stop and take a break:

Really, it's tough work.

Of course, I also get my mid-morning milk break. Yes, I'm using two cup...don't you?

Then it's off to put away laundry. These doors require being open and closed multiple times in order to be effective.

Of course, there's also the matter of folding the laundry. Thankfully, I have the assistance of my doggies.

I occasionally have the opportunity to try on my sister's stuff while she's gone! Aren't I pretty?

Then, it's off to clean the kitchen floors.

Oh look! A Cheerio!

And of course my toys and books need to be cleaned.

After all that hard work I need a break!

And, as you can imagine, I'm starving after all that hard work. Sadly, I'm left to picking through the scraps that I can find in the cabinets.

It's a rough life.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Thanksgiving Weekend

We had a long weekend, so be prepared for a lot of pictures!

We started out the weekend eating leftover fondue...and discovered that potato chips are quite tasty when dipped in chocolate!

We did a little fingernail painting in which I discovered that green fingernail polish under gold "crackle" polish makes my fingers look diseased.

Matthias helped me make buckeyes for Thanksgiving!

And finally, food! Lydia loved getting to eat tons of did we all =)

Sadly, Kelsi was sick over the weekend, so she just hung out in the corner and read most of the day. Although she did manage to eat some turkey =)

And of course a little dancing...

They also got to Skype with their cousins!

And of course, the part Matthias was waiting for all day....chocolate pie!

Hanging out a bit once all the food was gone =)

And here's how the kiddos spent Friday: