Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year...

I hope that all of my friends have a nice New Year's Eve right now.
Here, at our home, it is VERY different than previously. Fred is awfully sick, with chicken-pox. For such a small child, being also pre-mature with underdeveloped immune-system, it's a hard disease to beat. Today it's the 4th day, he has spots all over his body - there is no clean place anywhere. I have not seen so many spots on any other child before. Of course it all aches and he hasn't let him put down for 2 nights - I was sitting on the couch the whole night holding him yesterday night and today night, my mom did the same. So for 2 nights, it has been crazy. AND, I have 2 more boys to take care for! These days I really feel that my limits to be strong are somewhere VERY close right now...
We discussed to go to the hospital, but the only hospital we could go right now, is the infection-hospital and I'm afraid that Fred, with his weak immunse system, would catch some other disease, too. I've consulted to 5 different doctors and right now, we have decided to stay home. So our New Year's Eve is like that: I'm staying in one room with Fred, trying to calm him down and trying to feed him, while Erik stays in another room with Sten and Ralf, playing with them and putting them to sleep at 9.30 p.m.. We don't meet each other - it's the most what we can do for Sten and Ralf NOT to catch the chicken-pox, although it's probably not possible that they don't catch it as they were so close together until we saw the spots and probably Fred has given the virus to other brothers, too - only a matter of time when they show their spots and it gets even harder.
Here we are - 5 of us, on New Year's Eve... praying that Fred's difficult days stay in 2010!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

4 brothers

Today, Ralf, Fred and Sten visited Kert in his room! :)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas cards

I've realized, that I never posted my last-year Christmas cards designs. And now, just before Christmas 2010, it's the perfect time to do it, right? Especially because this year, I didn't have time to make them...

Monday, December 13, 2010

My first success with orchid

It is my first time, when I was able to re-bloom the orchid! I'm quite surprised by it - that it happened now, when I have absolutely no time to take care for the plants! So here it is - my white orchid...

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Crazy snowy days

It's snowing, snowing and snowing...
Last winter we thought that it's not possible to have more snow on the ground. But we were wrong! This winter - and only the start - has proved that it can be snowier! It has been snowing and snowstorming and there seems to be no end for it.
Yesterday, we couldn't open the gates of our garden anymore. Two of our cars were stuck inside, luckily Erik left our family van outside and we could still drive to the doctor's with the boys. It took Erik a whole afternoon to clean the gates - he had to buy a special snowplough for it.
We will definitely have a White Christmas! :)

Monday, December 6, 2010

4 months old

On Saturday, we had a birthday party again - boys turned 4 months old! :)
This time, we had a real party with balloons, cakes and presents. My brother's family and our neighbours with their 2 youngest children came to greet the boys. We took the boys downstairs and they were so surprised about the big balloons and observed them with big eyes for a very long time. It was a very nice celebration!
Our birthday guests:
Next photos are from the 3-month-birthday, when we had a cake with 3 candles and Lisanne was the one who blew the candles of boys! :)