Camels and Cornfields

We rounded the corner on one of the winding German roads today 


and I couldn’t believe my eyes.photo (3)  Camels grazing next to a cornfield!!

photo (2)


Crash Into Me – Again

So we don’t have a great track record of not crashing into things while we are visiting Germany.  Remember this? Today, at a faire at the Sababurg Zoo, Sarah continued this tradition. Shortly after this, she crashed two more times and then just sat in her stopped car crying. It was pitiful and adorable. Sweet girl.


Hector the Collector

Hector the Collector
Loved these things with all his soul‹
Loved them more than shining diamonds,
Loved them more than glistenin' gold.
Hector called to all the people,
"Come and share my treasure trunk!"
And all the silly sightless people
Came and looked...and called it junk
. – Shel Silverstein

Lukas likes to collect things. He will sit somewhere (usually the blue tunnel when it is folded or on of our laps) gather everything he can find, make a pile and sit on it. It is the funniest thing.

Here’s a video of Hector in action:

A picture of the bottom of his nest.


What a silly boy! :)


Battle of Target

This is what happens when I take these two out! ;)

YouTube Video


Rapunzel Hair

S is OBSESSED with Rapunzel right now so I made her a hair extension out of yarn. Since a few of you asked (via Facebook) for a tutorial, I made one today.

Step 1: Attempt to clean enough crap off your floor so that you won't have to photoshop the photos.

Step 2: I didn't have any extra adult hands so I strung my yarn between a table leg and a jar. They are approximately 14 feet apart.

Step 3: Pull yarn taut and clip loops at both ends (where they were wrapped around) making a bunch of yarn 14 feet long.

Step 4: Double by folding in half. (notice that I didn't clip the ends which caused me issues later - thus the reason for the inclusion into the directions!)

Step 5: Using a sturdy hair tie, tie a knot in the middle of the yarn around the hair tie.

Step 6: Braid as usual.

Step 7: Trim ends.

Step 8: Finished product!



Her reward for good behavior was painting my nails!


Squinty Laugh

For the past few weeks, L has started doing this hysterical squinty laugh. I chuckle every time. See for yourself.

Pardon S singing about being naked in the background. It was bath time! Silly kid(s)!!!!


Yes, it IS just like riding a bike

S just got a hand me down bike from my cousin’s sons who outgrew their training wheeled wonder! This is what she looked like just moments after hopping on for the first time.


By The Numbers

Me: How many Grandmas do you have?
S: Oma
Me: Who else?
S: Grandma
Me: Who else?
S: Nana
Me: How many is that?
S: Three!

Me: How many Grandpas do you have?
S: Grandpa
Me: Who else?
S: Grandpop
Me: Who else?
S: Opa
Me: How many is that?
S: Three!

Me: How many is that altogether?

S: (pondering for a minute) A FAMILY!!

I love, love love this beautiful girl!!Eggert-80


I Might Regret Encouraging This…

But it was too cute not to share! :)