Sunday, February 23, 2014


Since this was a very cold winter, we only got to go sledding once... But it was a good one:
Getting pulled to the sledding hill.
Ready - set - go!
And here she goes:

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Scientific elephant

Natalie and I were working on a scientific art project:
An elephant!
We put a hollow area inside it and filled it with baking soda. The trunk has a straw inside it. We were going to put vinegar into the trunk and have the elephant sprout "water". We tried it, but the vinegar must not have reach the baking soda, or maybe we put too little in, because it didn't really work. But we sure had so much fun making it!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Mommy's Valentine

Since Karsten and Natalie went out for Valentine's Day, I got a Valentine's Day surprise on the Saturday after:
What would a Valentine's Day party be without candy?
My present from Natalie. She bought it all by herself! (I kept an eye on her, and met her at the checkout). There is a rose inside the heart shaped balloon.
We had pancakes for breakfast - and Natalie and Daddy made these special ones for me.
And here's a drawing I got from Natalie (and Karsten). The "b" is supposed to be a "d" - Natalie still get's them confused once in a while...
Since Natalie knows that I'm trying to be somewhat healthy, she made me this: An orange-banana smiley face!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Daddy - Daughter Dance

On Valentine's Day, Natalie and Karsten went to a Daddy - Daughter Dance. Natalie was very excited. First, her and I sent to the salon to get a special fancy hairdo for her:
Such a pretty girl.
Karsten dressed up all fancy, too:
That's a cute couple.
There was a photo booth at the party:
Look like fun.
Natalie met one of her friends from school at the party:
There was lots of dancing...
And cure pictures...
Of course, I didn't get to go, so i just heard the story thru the pictures above. But I did get to see Natalie being all happy before she left:

Karsten got in on the dancing at home, too:

Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentine's Day

In our house, Valentine's Day is a pretty big deal. And of course, that means a fancy breakfast:
Presents for every one!
And fancy toast!

To be continued...

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Natalie's cake

One of Natalie's favorite things to do is to bake. And she is very creative with the decorating:
Cupcakes with frosting and sour patch gummi bears
Cupcakes with sky blue frosting, marshmallow fluff for clouds, and rainbow candy
And the artsy close-up...
The cake...
The cake had a special story, complete with rainbow bridges, etc. But Natalie can explain that much better:

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Rubber band girl

Natalie got a rubber band bracelet maker for her birthday. She really, really liked it. So, here are some of her creations:
The cool picture...
... and the giggly picture!