vendredi 29 octobre 2010

Pizza maker...

The other day I was invited by my best friend Emma to participate to a pizza making session at the British Club... I enjoyed it a lot! I made my favorite pizza: tomato sauce, cheese and chicken.
When it was ready we had a tasting session with Mama. I think it was good :)

I liked to be a chef!

lundi 25 octobre 2010

The strangest high chair ever... in Vietnam

Not sure if you understand how this high chair works... Basically, no seat belt, and the table in front of Mathias was sliding forward to leave some space for him to seat... a bit scary, and not safe at all!

My handsome little boy!

dimanche 24 octobre 2010

Super delicious food... Vietnam Part 6 - the End

This is the last post about our short trip to Vietnam, and I hope I have given you a good idea of how gorgeous it was (but still exhausting...). No better choice than finishing it all up with some more pictures of the FOOD...

I can't remember the exact name of the dish at the top, 
but it was something like caramel fish (and it was  delicious), 
and the dish at the bottom was a piece of chicken 
marinated in 5 herbs ans spices!

All from Morning Glory restaurant in Hoi An, if you happen to go there, you MUST go to this place; but beware that it might become your canteen...

samedi 23 octobre 2010

Le monde est petit!... Vietnam Part 5...

Surprise in Hoi An! My Mama's friend and her partner were in town for 2 days as well. Mama was so happy and so excited to meet Benedicte because she said they haven't seen each other for two years. That sounds like a long time to me...

Benedicte and Nicolas are taking a break form their jobs and travel the world for 6 months. They are spending a bit of time in Asia - Pacific and we will see them again in Singapore in November!

I am not art of the picture because I refused it. 
Not in a good mood that evening...

Ps {Mama}: Chloe refused to say a word to them every time we met! it was very funny from someone who can talk so much for so long without a break...

jeudi 21 octobre 2010

The little red bag... {Chloe}

If you don't already follow my mama's blog, then maybe you should... she is writing about her bags and other stuff I don't necessarily understand. This morning she asked me to take pictures of her and the last bag she finished last night... haaaa, my first experience as a photographer! It was very hot outside and Mama was struggling to explain to me what to do... but we made it!

Isn't that bag the cutest bag ever?

Daily walks in Hoi An... Vietnam Part 4...

mercredi 20 octobre 2010

A personalized stamp... Vietnam Part 3...

Once I had recovered from my stomach ache, I was able to discover all what this city had to offer... Mama showed me a rather nice little spot where we could buy stamps, and even ask my name to be engraved on it! The stamps is 100% in wood, and I chose Hello Kitty!

jeudi 14 octobre 2010

Mama, I am not feeling well... Vietnam Part 2...

Hmmm... the day after we arrived, miss Chloe felt sick... I am not going to draw you a picture, but yes, it was not fun and even though we managed to drag her to a nice restaurant for lunch, the rest of the day was spent at the hotel... poor thing! On the other hand Mathias and I needed to recover as well from the long trip.

We had lunch at the Light House on Cam Nam Island and it was rather delicious:

Cam Nam Island, Hoi An, Vietnam
(+84 510) 2241 503

The owners is a couple, Dutch husband and Vietnamese wife, and they also offer cooking classes and bicycle tours of Hoi An. Next time perhaps...

mercredi 13 octobre 2010

A taste of Hoi An...

A mix of pictures taken randomly in Hoi An, 
or in places we found and loved!

I want to stand up all the time! {Mathias}

Mathias in his borrowed cot 
(Hoi An Pacific Hotel)

mardi 12 octobre 2010

First wanderings in Hoi An...

I am not quite sure to remember what we first did once we had settled done in our hotel room... did we have a nap, or did we change and went outside explore the city? but I remember tasting my first Vietnamese sandwich (and not liking it much), walking in a busy street amongst lots of motorcycles and bicycles.

 Young Vietnamese girl preparing my baguette sandwich (local version)
filled with pate, pork meat, some greens, etc... not my favorite...

Then ending up in a cosy little restaurant because it started to rain. 
And with two kids and no umbrella, you can't go very far, you must find the nearest kids friendly place to sit done, and wait... and eventually eat!

 Our second encounter with Vietnamese cuisine 
in the stylish yet simple Moon restaurant for dinner.

that is what I mean by stylish but simple... 
I so much love the colors they are using here for painting their walls... 
reminds me a bit of Mauritania...

As in Thailand, people here love kids, and the staff were more than happy to look after Mathias while we were eating our delicious dinner. I think Dom had a seafood curry while I tasted the fired tofu in tomato sauce. Chloe was quite tired and was satisfied with a bowl of steamed rice and some of her dad's watermelon shake...

Classical Vietnamese cuisine with a modern twist
321 Nguyen Duy Hiue, Hoi An, Vietnam
(+84 510) 2241 396

Every trip starts at the airport... Vietnam Part 1

... or so in Singapore.

Exhausted Mathias falling asleep in the back baby carrier 
where he spent most of his time...

In this case it started at Changi airport with an early flight (7:30am) and ended at Danang airport in Vietnam, with a stopover/ re-check in/ new plane at Ho Chi Min City in between. I would lie if telling you it was a breeze (it was NOT) but fortunately for us the kids were manageable and we ended up in a nice hotel, quiet and kids friendly in Hoi An :)

Snacks and TV screens keep Chloe quiet 
while waiting for our connecting flight.

lundi 11 octobre 2010

Back from Vietnam!

Many beautiful pictures from our trip to Hoi An to come... 
Mama is editing, stay tuned!

vendredi 8 octobre 2010

Bags, bags and more bags!

New bags available in my Etsy shop next week.

Feel free to contact me directly if you are interested!

mercredi 6 octobre 2010

Standing up! {Mathias}

 Turning 8 months is the occasion to show everyone 
that I can now stand up by myself in my bed :)

 I am a strong boy, just like my Papa

Here I am with my favorite sister!

{Chloe} at 8 months

My baby was so cute!

mardi 5 octobre 2010

lundi 4 octobre 2010

A crafty Sunday afternoon {Chloe}

We felt crafty yesterday and after lunch, Mama decided it was time to try something she had in mind while the boys were having a nap... a door hanger with my name on it! We had these colorful sticks already, so it was time to do something with it.... I had fun as I love to use the glue and play with colors :)

Concentrated to put each stick close to each other;
I did it all by myself and Mama did her own by herself too.

When finished we had to let it dry for a while
before being able to write my name on it.

Look Mama, it's like a rainbow!

Mission completed!

Once we had finished the first craft, we were still feeling very creative, so Mama proposed to do some finger painting... I was very enthusiastic as it's one of my favorite activity at school!

We prepared the paper, then had a chocolaty break...

look at this marvelous blue!
I was printing my own hand on paper..

Mixing all colors, I even tried to draw a rainbow, but not very successfully...
(i.e the ugly yellowish/ greenish think right in the middle of my piece of art)

Et voila! next we will frame it to decorate my room :)

vendredi 1 octobre 2010

My Barbies {Chloe}

Tea time for my Barbies...

Mama has bought me a special box
to keep all accessories neat and to not lose any of them...

it looks like a rainbow... i love rainbows!

My Barbies have many accessories
so I must be very organized to find any of them at any time...
if they have a special request :)

It is a lot of work to look after the dressing of one Barbie, so you can imagine how busy I am to look after all of them! They just moved in a new apartment as well, and now I must keep track of their new belongings too... pffff!!
What a life!