Jul 29, 2011

Daphne & Fuzz

Fuzz does not discriminate against lap size

1 little 2 little 3 little Indians

There once were 1 little, 2 little, 3 little Indians dwelling in a tipi in our living room.

Jul 27, 2011

Handmade Felt Books

Carmen's Mom makes these really cool Felt activity books and Carmen gave us 2 for the girls yesterday.
Super neat, hand-made and the kids love them!

Talking on the phone

Let's try not to think about the phone bill when they are teenagers...

Jul 25, 2011

Boing boing boing

Watch the kids (big & small) in action on the trampoline in Auvergne:

Jul 22, 2011

Recycling in Holland

Recycling all of Boompa's empty beer bottles hahaha...

Just barely enough room for little Mais.

Jul 21, 2011

Summer Vacation in Auvergne: Part II

Bedtime! Vacation is great because we can go to sleep at the same time as the big people!

The amazing Ambert organic market. I love French markets!

Tasting the local jam and of course thought of Boompa, my favorite jam-lover!
Yummy Fourme D'Ambert, a stinky blue cheese hiding under lots of crust and who knows what else.

Organic bread
After 10 times around the Town Hall shaped like cheese, we finally found Ollie!
Trying out Ollie's Dad's impressive cap collection
Just slightly too big...

The local choir from Lyon performed in Ambert. They sang a lot of classic French songs.
The girls loved it.

Daddy's girls

Can you spot the Maia bear?
Another one of my favorite pastimes in France: the baby stores, so many cute things!
We had a wonderful time in Auvergne. It definitely feels like one of France's final frontiers.
Thanks Ollie, Ullie, Madame Faye, Pauline & Gabriel!

Summer vacation in Auvergne: Part I

We were lucky to be invited by Ollie's family and his Mom to the French heartland of Auvergne.
Here are some photos of our summer adventures in France.

The road leading to Ollie's gorgeous family Farm-house

The House

Auvergne mountains
Daph & Pauline, the "Big girls"

Meanwhile, the little set was getting wet and wild in the baby pool.
Maia & Gabriel
Gotta love a cute Plumbers diaper butt
Ollie performing a Pampers absorbency test. Score: 10/10!
The girls having a little cartoon down-time

We convinced Pauline to remove her scholola. 

Friends forever!