Friday, August 28, 2009

Alinya got her first ride in her new seat today. She seems to like it a lot. She is getting bored of playing in a laying down position so this is much better. She is also using the exersaucer a little bit although she tends to lean too far forward in it and ends up eating the front part of her seat.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Monday, August 24, 2009


The boys all ready for school.

Liam saying goodbye to Alinya

Liam's classroom

His teacher, Michelle

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Our bunnies

We had a trip to the Basel zoo Friday. It is a very cool place where we saw some of our favorite animals (relatives?)

Our neighbor, KB, took the kids to the lake for some pedalo boat and swimming. My one afternoon off for the whole summer vacation! You can bet I didn't iron, vacum or dust. Ahhh, bliss.

Back to school!

Today was our last day of summer vacation. It seemed to go by soo quickly. We had a great summer, lots of sunshine, activities, down time and seeing friends. Time to get serious about learning again, and to tell you the truth, I am looking forward to a little peace and quiet while the house empties out during school hours. We have a preschooler, a first grader and a third grader this year. Homework will be a little more challenging I guess. Looks like I'll be learning some more french! Hope to have some shots of their smiling faces on here tomorrow. I won't put any in of mom's tears....


Domodossola, the market on our way home

Hannes in Switzerland, Dylan in Italy

Gelato in Locarno

Hannes with a falcon on his hat, just behind the guy holding the camera

Pizza in the park

Ascona playground

Dylan's favorite car

Train station closest to our rustico

Fondue in the evening sun

Alinya's play spot..on a pillow in the suitcase

our rustico

our neighbors

our rustico

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Alinya's pj's fit her perfectly Lisa. Dylan's eyes don't open too wide in the morning I guess! The first thing they do when they come down is give sissy a few squeezes. She loves it(usually) and coos and giggles for them.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Just had to put these on here...thanks Lisa for the package! Liam loves his hand me down jammies too. He has been wearing them all day! Thanks Aunt Bonnie for the dollie for Alinya.

Yesterday evening's visit...Alinya's hair is growing