Tuesday, December 28, 2010

amsterdam part one...

this blog is a photo blog for the moment.
a super fast post from the first trip to amsterdam.
christmas festivities+more amsterdam
[going back tomorrow]
will follow suit.

beautiful canals

i want this window display!

sucker for anything red.

mama's here!

art nerd...

hasta manana, holland!

Thursday, December 16, 2010


finally had some time to edit photos and what not.
here is the scoop:

he is pretty cute:

love it:

last tuesday at scouts we made cookies with the kids:

1. die m├Ądchen putting theirs on the tray
2. tim und esra
3. lenni being cute
4. esra, tim, und lukas
5. elias post flour fight
6. i think we may need more sprinkles
7. the joys of baking with 10 year olds :)
8. tim und lukas
9. lenni being funny
10. lina, ronya, und marlene-wish this was a better picture they are so sweet
11. elias being a goof
12. ida und marlene

this little dude just likes playing in the snow all day
which is good because i do too

out with malte, marian, ina, and the others:

and last saturday was the weihnachts concert
at onkel tony's
featuring pulp funktion
and mash up circus
[see below]

me with ina+malte with ina

christmas is almost here
but MAMA will be here in 4 days!!!
i am so, so, so excited!
so stay tuned for more wintery-ness

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

a golden birthday...

we've got a lot going on this month.
first up:
esra and elias turned 10 on the 10th
and celebrated with an olympic themed birthday party

we of course started with the opening ceremonies
with germany, serbia, poland, thailand,
south africa, italy, and albania all represented

they battled in ice hockey:

maneuvered a bobsled race:

and competed in figure skating
[all performed to a lady gaga song]

watching a group of 10 year old boys pretend to figure skate to lady gaga
was one of the funniest things i have ever seen.
they were awesome.
wolfgang, cousin jana and i were the judges
and it was difficult to not give them all perfect scores.
during one performance, i think elias', to "Love Game"
the audience of boys were pelvic thrusting so hard and shakin' it to:
"let's have some fun this beat is sick, i wanna take a ride on your disco stick..."
[of course having no idea what that means]
and you could not help but crack up.
fun stuff. for reals
happy birthday esra and elias
i'm so glad i know the coolest 10 year olds in the world

Monday, December 6, 2010

happy nikolaustag...

today is nikolaustag.
sankt nikolaus day.
last night, we sang christmas songs
in hopes that sankt nikolaus would hear us and come visit.

he came to visit
and asked if we had been good during the year.
i think we all had.
because this morning
our boots were filled with chocolate!