Did I do that?!?
Did I do that?!?
While daddy was gone to a meeting this morning, we went to the park.
It was a little cool…
Oh, and aren’t these the coolest rain boots?!
The white dots turn different colors when they get wet. I had no idea when I bought them, and was pleasantly surprised! 🙂
A little late, but never a reason not to celebrate our 4-year-old girl!
Our kindergarten likes making a special occasion of each child’s birthday: Celebrating growth, personal achievements, and just making the child feel really special.
Since we were in the States during our sweetie’s birthday, the kindergarten was unable to celebrate her. Upon our return, they promptly asked if we could have a belated birthday party for her. Sure!
Last night, my little helper and I baked up mini-chocolate chip cookies, with mini Smarties (similar to M&Ms) instead of chocolate chips, and poked 30-40 grapes and cheese cubes onto toothpicks.
This morning, we picked out a dress and braided her hair, and set off to kindergarten to celebrate!
On a side note, she got a little confused at first, and thought maybe she was turning 5. Ha! 😀
Came into the living room, and found the baby like this…
Don’t you just love this amazing trick? You stick it in the oven, and it comes out sideways! Cool, eh?! (Or maybe someone can’t figure out how you flip a picture in this program…)
Oh, and we did some more baking…
Yum! Would you like a bite?
Spending my days with this cuddle bug.
This month she has found her hands and feet,
rolled from her back to her tummy,
and rolled from her tummy to her back.
There goes ‘tummy time,’ seeing as she is not a big fan of it!
My mother says the best applesauce apples are Gravensteins. And I must agree! They are full of flavor and no extra sugar or juice is needed.
We discovered, last year, that they have Gravenstein apples in Germany. I’ve never seen them in the grocery store, but found them at a roadside vendor and at a farmers market.
Last weekend we checked out our local roadside vendor and found the Gravensteins were in! YES! Applesauce time…
Oh the sweet smell of cooking apples. 🙂
“Papa B, let’s build a house… with a tower!”
Those were the words that started a summer-long project. Papa B, the construction foreman, and his two apprentices, began to work. They have learned to saw, to pound nails, to use clamps, to measure, and many other valuable things. Thanks, Papa B!
Summer in American with the grandparents is a wonderful time. Exploring, learning, tasting, relating. The time is going too fast!
One of the boys’ classes was going on a school outing to an old castle 30 minutes drive south of Erfurt. Papa B was going to be here, too, so we made a Man-Day. A few days before the preparations went into full swing: we bought manly snacks and packed them in our manly backpacks. The email from the organizers said that though you could drive there, some would meet at a bus stop in a nearby village and hike to the castle. Well, that sounded manly, so that’s what we were going to do.
The day arrived, beautiful and sunny. We got everything ready, filled our water bottles and got our hiking shoes on, and set out for the village. We got there, just in time. After the bus came and went on which the other hikers were supposed to come, and no one got off, we knew that we’d missed something.
Well, there was nothing to do but to start hiking.
We saw many wonderful things…
… including brilliant fields of raps
… deer stands
(… and cows, many dandelions which got decapitated, sheep/goats, hippies, but sadly dad didn’t think of taking pictures of those)
… and finally, the castle itself (where the hippies live). We got there about 40 minutes too late. I guess dad had done the manly thing and wasn’t detailed enough in his planning.
And where were the others? They either drove all the way to the castle or started from a nearer village. We ended up walking a total of 10 KM there and back! That’s pretty good. Its good we had our manly snacks along, otherwise we would’ve run out of fuel for the way back.
I was so proud of my boys!