Montag, 7. Februar 2011

Just a short note

There are days like these, when my husband is on a business trip and I am at home all by myself. And I catch myself thinking about how lucky I am. I - honest to god - have no unsovleable issue with my husband. I have healthy kids. I have a life, friends and a career. And knowing that times will not always be this good I want to say that I worship it all. I love to be with my little family, I love to be with my husband and I love my life. Even if I could, there is not a single thing I would change. I wouldn't want to look different, live somewhere else or love someone else. That means I am a very very lucky girl - and I have to say that I experience all of this JUST BECAUSE I married the right man, the man my heart fell for. And I would very much advise all the single ladies out there to do the same. You only have one life to live. Go and get yourself the best man you can think of. Uwe, there are no words to describe how I feel about what you do to me, every day.

December 2010 - Christmas Dinner

And then I got to cook the Christmas Dinner in front of a lot of people. A LOT. And days after people still mailed me about the recipe. It is nice to have feedback from time to time. As you can clearly see: I am a Thermomix girl :-)

My little man

This guy is truly unbelievable. As soon as my husband is on the road he will climb in my bed in the middle of the night to be at my side. This is his face expresiion for: YEAH, made it once again. I love you, Ludwig.

December 2010 - Doing more things

As the year went on my time spent on TV increased. Nicest part: I got to decorate the christmas tree twice this year. I did this one at the end of January and put the same decoration up on our family tree in December.

Sonntag, 6. Februar 2011

November 2010 - Doing things

When I started what I now call "that thing on TV" I began to do a lot of things in front of a lot of people that I normally do on my own or with my family and friends. Well, during this process I started to realize that it is a gift to do things in front of 1.6 million people and be able to not even think about it because - hell, that is quite a big number. I can honestly say that the TV thing brought lots of fun and new opportunities my way - something I was yearning for after my little kids time - whoever has been there knows what I mean. Doing grown up things can be very fulfilling - even if it means playing with kids as always - just in front of the camera. Whoever helped me on my way: A heartfelt THANK YOU. It feels so much better to be back to the woman formerly known as Svenja. Follow my adventures at

October 2010 - Halloween in the Jungle

As you might know, the end of October always is a little hectic at our house. Ludwig, my son, is born on the 28th of October. My daughter Lis at the 31st - which always ends up in a Halloween bash. Ludwig, already tired. But trick or treat got him running round and about later. The whole gang - and a lot of girls form Lissys new school.
My son asked for a jungle themed party. All in all, I crafted and painted a whole week to meet their expectations (high, as spoiled, partydecorationwise). But things turned out quite successful and they were happy. Let aside my sons near breakdown when he realized that he wouldn't be first in every birthday game planned. Well, I guess the treasure hunt made up for it.
My kids, already in jungle mood. All happy waiting for the guests. And even happier when the party started.

October 2010 - Kindergarten Octoberfest

As we live in Bavaria there is no way you only dress up for one Octoberfest. Our kindergarten celebrated a big kids Octoberfest and it was pretty cold outside, but everybody was in the best of moods. I really enjoyed it. Take a look at my favourite people in the world.

Dienstag, 18. Januar 2011

October 2010 - Wiesn

As we live in Munich we HAVE TO go to the Oktoberfest with our whole family.
You gotta go there by public transportation and everything is pretty crowded - but still fun.
I am just posting some pictures - you can probably tell, which are on the way to the Fest and which are on our way back - we look slightly tired...

September 2010 - I SO love this girl

She is funny and talented, helpful and sweet, loves people and loves her family. I couldn't ask for anything more.

Oh - and I almost forgot - she loves reading so much that she falls asleep and will not let go of the book.

September 2010 - Let's organize

Somehow my kids rooms seem to be a mess the moment I turn around. I try to get them to clean up, but there are things that they just can't do on their own - like organizing their playmobil. So this is some of the unorganized amount of playmobil scattered all over the house. This is my son, watching from above, all happy that he does not have to help a bit.

Just the colour-sorted animals (some of them). I really organize all playmobil in these really cheap boxes from the hardware store - but it SO works for the kids.

14th of September 2010 - School begins II

Just some more pictures I wanted to share with you. We are so proud!!!!!

14th of September 2010 - School begins

My daughters first day at school was a total success. She absolutely loved it. No tears, just plain excitement.
Naturally, we had to pose for the classic first day of school pic in front of our house.
Look how excited she is.
This is her sitting at her desk for the very first time. Shortly after we had to leave and school started - just for one hour, but still.
I was so happy when the door opened after that hour and I looked at her face and saw pure joy. You know how you can tell by one look at your childrens face that EVERYTHING is GREAT. Well, this is her "GREAT" look.And this is Mrs. Wagner, her first grade teacher. Doesn't she look just like the woman you would have loved to have as a teacher? She is so lovely.

The Missus was not lazy

There is so much happening in my life lately - and all at once. I knew that life would change, as the children grow up - but I wasn't expecting something like this. It has been so much fun being me lately. It also brought about some changes, e.g. a new (professional) website, called Here you can follow my latest adventures on TV and see me all dressed up - not like here, always being Mommy :-)

The planning and designing of the website as well as the TV thing took a lot of my free time away, so I completely stopped lilukids - for the moment. To fill in the gap from August last year to January 2011, I decided to put up some posts that'll show you what happened over at our house in the meantime....And I have to tell you, that I TOTALLY was not lazy - I really got in shape for the on camera thing and am now pretty fit as a result. Or as Jay Z says: The amount of work you put into something equals what you will get out of it.

Dienstag, 24. August 2010

Kids in Bavaria

Some weekend impressions: How children live in Bavaria (when the sun is shining and summer finally IS here!).Riding the boat in the morning.Playing at the lake at noon.
Living the moment in rubber boats.
Still living the moment - in a bikini.
Drinking hot chocolate after spending hours in the freezing lake. Naturally served by Mum, who was on standby the whole afternoon.

Schliersee 2010

There is nothing nicer than to live in Munich, hop in the car on Friday, drive 40 minutes and arrive at this magic place called Schliersee. I just had to share these with you.Perfect breakfast at the cottage.Typical bavarian style windows.Morning view from the cottage.
I LOVE this lifestyle. Whoever wants to visit, please feel invited. I'll show you around.

Dienstag, 17. August 2010


I have wanted to post these for a long time.
What I see when I wake up.
What I see when I look down.
What I see when I made coffee. And yes, I know how blessed I am. I am sharing my life with the best man in the world and I have a son who is growing to be a man just as fine as his amazing Dad.