Monday, November 19, 2007
the two weekends that passed
|two weeks have passed since my last entry, my lazy bones are just getting the best of me, because of the early snowfall here (record in 55 yrs!) - but it snowed around 3x here down in vevey, while i'm assuming almost everyday in places in a bit higher altitude in the last two weeks. besides, it's just so nice to stay in bed and keep warm - after all the chores are done.|
so, where were we in the weekends of the freezing weather? well, of course we have to keep safe, keep warm and stay... in our jackets! :p apparently, the cold weather got us in the mood to go out to explore and play. :)
last, last weekend, we spent the day in the old town of fribourg. we just went around town, to see their old Cathedral de Saint Nicholas, the drive entering the old town was just amazing, the whole town looked like a painting, the gloomy skies set the mood, too! here's a shot from the bridge, the kids are in the car since it was just too cold! more photos here. After the strolling, we went to where we really planned to be, an overnight MER. :)
and last Saturday, having no plans for the day, we woke up late had brunch and went out to go to where a lot of snow fell. braving a -8 degrees weather (leaving our place with a +2 degrees temperature), we dived in to the fresh, still flaky snow and just enjoyed an hour in it... an hour is all we can take, actually! we were not fully equipped, and our feet were just freezing already - good thing i geared up franco with his ski suit and snow boots so he really had a grand time! we weren't very happy with the photos so we're planning to come back, may this coming weekend... but we first need to buy our own snow boots, because it looks like we'll be frequenting that place this season. i think we're beginning to get the hang of winter :).
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
and the countdown begins...
|as of today,it's now only ... 47 days til christmas! but my countdown below will be counting down realtime. hehehe |
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Saturday, November 3, 2007
Friday, November 2, 2007
since DH is not at all into the halloween hype, precisely because of the origin of the celebration, i decided to just dress up the boys in costumes just so when the trick-or-treaters knock and ask for goodies Franco won't feel out of place - especially since he will be the one to hand over the candies.
well, i did actually manage to convince DH to go to chillon castle where there was a programme called "la nuit de la crypte" where children are invited to be in their costumes and tour the old castle, and there were story telling, magic shows, etc....a little bit creepy because of the venue, but that's actually the whole point of it! but apparently, we were really not meant to go there, since DH has a meeting at 5:30 for an hour and he got home at 7pm which was already too late.
so, here's the pirate and mickey mouse on halloween... but i think next time, i'll dress them up as angels instead. of course, the PA should be in the picture, as well!
Thursday, November 1, 2007
birthday cake number three
i made the cake from flour to icing, but i can't take credit for the decor because i was not really confident on doing that yet. the finishing touches were done by calvin's big sis and her friends... so here's my latest masterpiece, for calvin's 2nd birthday!
... despite the challenge of having almost zero sense of taste due to bad colds, i was able to pull it off! hubby had to be my taste tester (which wasn't very reassuring, actually! :p) here's the finished product:
and the verdict? - parang propeyshunal (daw)!!! yahoo! :p - of course that was hubby's opinion, but that's the most honest (or biased ba?) one i can get! hehehehe