Friday, 13 May 2016


My baby boys turned one today. So now I am a mom of toddlers. I can't believe how fast this year has gone by. It feels as though I just gave birth yesterday and here they are reaching milestone after milestone. 

A part of me is sad to 'loose' my babies to toddler-hood but I am also excited about that. They are so ready to explore the world and I love watching them discovering new things and skills everyday. While they are twins they are two very different personalities and I love that they are so different from each other.

Niklas, my sweet and loving first born. He is the quiet one, content to watch and observe or play on his own. This quietness is interrupted by burst of energy. He loves Liiiiliiiiii (Lily) and all animals in general. He stands, crawls etc but I am still waiting for his first steps. He can talk quite a bit: Mama, Liiiiliiii (Lily), Jisiiiiie (Jessie) and Jaob (Jacob). He is ok with food but loves mama's milk bar. 

Happy Birthday Niklas, mommy loves you so much.

Jacob, my energetic and cute second son. Jacob is a ball of energy always on the go and getting frustrated if things don't go the way he wants them to go. I think he just waits for they day when he can finally run around on his own legs. He crawls and stands but can't yet walk which frustrated him lot's. He only says Mama so far but that is ok. He loves all kind of food and would eat all day if I let him, currently he loves 'Bratwurst' the best, which is great for BBQ season. 

Happy Birthday Jacob, mommy loves you so much.

I spend the evening before their birthday preparing: baking blueberry-apple cupcakes, making a strawberry/raspberry cake, hanging up the birthday banner and setting up the presents on the table. 

We celebrated quietly this first birthday, presents in the morning and lot's of playtime with the new presents. Some cake in the afternoon with family and all in all just enjoying this first birthday. 

birthday boys

present from uncle Jens

breakfast time

afternoon birthday cake

Lily - the other birthday girl 7 years old today

Monday, 9 May 2016

Corner's of my home - the boys room

It was time to do some re-arranging in the boys room now that the boys are so mobile that EVERYTHING needs to be explored. On Saturday/Sunday Jacob figured out where the electric socket is, plus a few others things where in the way too, so I figured I might as well child-proof the room a bit more, so they can explore to their hearts content. The shelf was actually right at the food end of the bed but a) Jacob started to pull things down while in the bed and b) it's very useful to cover said electric socket, so I moved it to the far wall. I did move the nigh table out too that I kept using but now they figured out how to climb on it, so out it went. I am still sleeping in their room right now (Jacob sleeps in the sidecar bed and Niklas on the big mattress with me in between them), so the mattress stays on the floor for the time being.

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Mothers Day

Happy Mother's Day to all you momma's out there

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Garden Update May 7th

The garden is now in spring mode. I have planted 200 bush beans this weekend and also another couple of peas. Two rows of peas are already coming out and I harvested the first radish already. Lettuce will be ready for harvest in a week I guess. The sun is out all day now, so I am using the sprinkler to water the garden most days. There is still quite a bit of land unused but hopefully that will be rectified next week. Oh and I have two little helpers out with me too.

What is going on in your garden?

Thursday, 5 May 2016


Today we had the first BBQ of the season. My brother was manning the BBQ while the boys loved being out exploring the garden. The weather was warm and sunny with a blue sky. The food was great and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. 

Monday, 2 May 2016

Pretty May

I absolutely love how May seemed to have changed everything. Last week it was April, it was cold, rainy and grey, temperatures were just above freezing and the wind was chilling. Today we have May and everything seems so green, sunny and full of life.

It has been a warm day today. After we spend the morning taking Omi food-shopping, the afternoon was spend in the garden. When they woke up from their nap we went outside and just enjoyed the sun. It became too hot too quick for us, so we went back inside and while Omi watched the boys, I cut the grass before went on our late afternoon walk. 

The boys were tired from today, so they are asleep since 18:30 already and I am cleaning the kitchen and sorting out the freezer after I de-frosted it last night.  

So how is your start into May>