Saturday, March 26, 2011

Bread-glasses

Look, Mommy, there are two holes in my bread!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Out-smarted!

The other day, after supper, Natalie asked for a piece of candy. Normally, she doesn't get candy on weekdays, so I told her no.
She went into the pantry, found a very small bag of gummi bears (the ones that have like three or four miniature ones in them), and asked if she could give it to Daddy for his birthday (which was coming up in a few days). Well, how could I say no to that. So, smiling, she went on her merry way to continue playing while I cleaned up the dishes.

Moments later, I heard her and Karsten in the living room.
Natalie: Daddy, I have a birthday present for you!
Karsten: Thank you, that's so sweet of you.
Natalie: Here you go!
Karsten: How about we just put them here for now.
Natalie: No, I think you should eat some now.
Karsten: Well, okay, I'll have one... 
Natalie: Do you wanna share?

Hmmm, pretty smart... Karsten had a little talk with her, but of course she got some. After all, a trick that clever does deserve some credit, doesn't it...?

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Natalie, the dress-up artist

Doesn't she look like a movie star?!?

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Happy Birthday, Daddy!

Karsten's birthday is in March. But guess who got to enjoy most of the birthday cake?

Happy Birthday, Daddy!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

St. Patrick's day is a big deal around here. Natalie had been talking for weeks about the leprechaun, and he had been coming to daycare a couple of times already.

The weekend before St. Patrick's day, we made these:
Pretty rainbows!

On St. Patrick's day, the leprecaun had made breakfast ready for Natalie:

Lucky charms and green milk!

And after daycare, he had been at it again! He made a treasurehunt, so that we could look for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. We had a great time following his clues.

It's that way next!

And we found the pot of gold, which was full of golden candy, a book, a puzzle, an artproject, and some new socks: 

Yay - we found it!

The whole process of the treasure hunt was so exciting and so much fun. Each "clue" was a picture of where to go next, and a small trinket. As always, Natalie took her time and enjoyed it thoroughly - as you can see on the following little video. The little present was one of those frogs with a spring and a suction cup that can jump - a jumpy frog:

video
Jumpy Frog Dance!