Sunday, 21 August 2016

Four years ago

Four years ago, he blew out 1 candle. Therefore his godmother received a notebook, decorated with a handprint, a footprint, some scribbles, a picture,... The notebook was wrapped in a fabric cover.
Sweet memories. 






Thursday, 11 August 2016

Rainy days

Rainy days! We hope we would be spared this year, nevertheless we came to Belgium prepared. Two hoodies for Jade who appeared to be too small went straight to Felix. The first print was luckily unisex and highly appreciated by our little man.


The second hoody is made from mint-light-petroleum-blue fabric with glitter (silver speckle). The brothers of Felix can't stop laughing that he is wearing a 'girls jumper' but Felix loves his new hoody.



Jade got a consolation prize, a long-sleeves-Tshirt-style jumper in fabric of her own choice. The promised glitter hoody for Jade will be sewed when we have time to buy new glitter fabric in her favorite color, blue!


Thursday, 28 July 2016

Lack of privacy

A lack of privacy for our eldest made us renovate a piece of the corridor. A necessary, creative but not 100% ideal solution (very hot because there is no AC).


Sleeping corner.


Studying corner. Well social life is important as well.




Read-hang-launch-watch-gossip area.




The ladder gives access to the technical area on the roof and with things breaking down at least ones per week, it is not possible to remove the ladder. The decorations make up for it.


The lack op privacy is still a problem, as all siblings now consider the coolest place to hang out they constantly want to sit in this room .... Argh being the eldest is not easy!!

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Leotard number two

Same design, different colors.
I do not like glitter/metallic fabrics and I really do not like (FAKE) Swarovski diamonds. But if I do not add them the girls do not wear the homemade leotards. So not a lot of options left.


She looks sad, but is just tired. Not a good idea to ask to show her new leotard at 10pm.

Friday, 15 July 2016

Bean bag en leotard

Bean bag and leotard.
Two home made items in one picture.


Hopefully we will find some more time, to keep you posted on everything we have recently made.

Saturday, 30 April 2016

About letting go and holding very tight

When the kids grow up and are chosen to participate in an exchange project with school than,.... 
1. Firstly you grow by pride.
2. Secondly you shout from the rooftops how important it is to let them go and spread their wings.
3. Thirdly when they are all packed and ready to get in the airplane you just want to hold them tight and not let them go.


Dear Louka, enjoy this amazing experience and your time in the USA. The pictures we have received make us happy and show you are having a great time! The cooler temperatures and green environment seems a breath of fresh air after many hot school years out in the desert.




Dear Mrs K and dear Mrs A, thank you for embracing our girl as if she was your daughter and P thank you for being a great company and caring as a brother. Don't forget to send her back, we miss her!

Monday, 25 April 2016

Lebanon

Super excited we took the airplane to Lebanon. The clothes fitted perfectly and the atmosphere was excellent.


We initially doubted to register them to participate in the Lebanon gymnastics competition, but when Belgium was the victim of the terrorist attacks we realized you don't know your destiny.
The traffic in Beirout was a disaster, but once out of the car we really enjoyed the walks, the natural habitat, watching the beautiful old buildings and some stunning views.





We visited Byblos, cultural heritage unimaginable in the United Arab Emirates.




All the blue in the streets of Beirout draws the attention and the kids enjoy the hospitality of the Lebanese!



Lebanon, we will be back next year! You can be sure of that!