Sunday, July 20, 2008

Soccer Players

More Robots

You can find these painted fire hydrants all over here. Our kids run right up to the "robots" and start chatting away like they are great friends. And why not? They are just their size!!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

The distant future

Robot Helmets (another great use for unlimited diaper boxes)
The robot obsession continues at our house. The most played on our iPod right now: Intergalactic (Beastie Boys), Robots (Flight of the Conchords), and Rocketman (Elton John)

Friday, July 4, 2008

4th of July

Happy 4th of July! As the Swiss aren't too big on celebrating America's independence, we were a little worried we wouldn't be able to find fireworks. Luckily, on the night of the 4th our local store started stocking its shelves with fireworks for August 1st, Swiss National Day. We climbed a local hill, lit sparklers, and celebrated "the flag's birthday". We can sort out which flag in a couple of years.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Backyard Black & Whites

Most of our summer days are being spent right in our backyard. We have never had a backyard before and I have never before been so enamored. It doubles the size of our house and quadruples the hours of entertainment. The next posts show a small glimpse of how much we enjoy our outdoors.

Scheming...always scheming.

Does anyone else see T. Bowring in this boy?

My Green Thumb

I think it must be impossible to kill anything in Switzerland, because I've never had a green thumb before...ever.

To each his own

I love that all three of my kids have such distinct personalities and yet they all play very well together.

Princess Brooke
Brooke is a little mommy, always taking care of everyone and adopting a new lovey each day. She's fast and crazy, loves to laugh and sings a mean Gwen Stefani.

Mr. Messy
Andrew is all boy, loving all robots, pirates, soldiers, knights and superheros. He can destroy a clean house in a matter of seconds, loves to wrestle and be tickled and freely gives out hugs and kisses. His robot dance rivals the professionals.

Little Bear
Matthew is becoming more opinionated everyday. He knows what he wants and is not afraid to screech and let you know. He is a keen observer, always watching and learning from others in our family. He knows exactly what is a "no-no" but he will still do it and laugh right in your face. He is happy all the time, loves to snuggle and still crawls at warp speed.