Friday, June 29, 2012

In Germany

We made it to Germany (or "Germy" as Autumn says).  The trip was quite stressful as I knew it would be, but we're here now and all doing fantastic!  Chris returned about a week after us and my mom left about a week after that.  Thank goodness for my mom's help!! I could not have survived without her help getting me and my two kids across the Atlantic and then dealing with jet lag.  Seriously, crazy times.  

The kids and Chris and I have gotten into a wonderful routine of daily life.  Evenings can be pretty hectic because Caleb naps late so when he wakes up it's like go, go, go with eating and our family walk and baths until bedtime but it's just a season and soon enough they will be on the same schedule hopefully!  Right now Caleb goes to bed at 7pm and then the 3 of us eat dinner and Autumn goes to bed at 8pm so we do baths around 6ish which isn't ideal for Autumn but like I said, it's just a season :)

One thing I'm adjusting to is a severe depletion of my free time.  It just...disappeared.  With unpacking and sharing a computer (long story) and figuring out how to do life in a new place, I'm pretty much busy from sunup until sundown.  Plus, my evenings used to be empty once the kids went to bed and now Chris is here, which is certainly a good trade off ;)  But it is an adjustment.  I'm used to reading blogs and books for a couple hours each night and now I'm not sure where to fit that in.  Today I got up super early by accident but it has been nice having a couple hours to myself.  Maybe I'll become an early bird!

That's all for now.  Hope I didn't lose too many friends when I took my accidental blogging break.  I had no idea it would take 3 weeks to get Internet here!  Bavaria, Bavaria, you are beautiful, but I miss my American amenities (mostly customer service and air conditioning).  We have already taken a day trip (Nuremberg) so hopefully I'll post about that soon!

Here is a reunion pic:
It's really not very good of the kids, but it's all I got!  They were handing out those lei type thingies that Autumn is wearing and I think you were supposed to put them around the soldier's head or something?  And, yes, that is really what Caleb's hair looks like from behind.  Most hilarious hair ever.  :)

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Tea for Three

Autumn & I had a tea party with her gorilla, Gumbo.  It was fun (ok, I didn't think it was that fun, but she did!)  and we practiced using "please" and "thank you".  Sometimes she even says it all on her own now so yay!
Sadly, we do not have a little tea table so we had to sit on the floor.  Reason number 896 I like having a baby more than being pregnant: I can sit on the floor!!  And, I suwannee, that dog (his name is Randy and he belongs to my parents) is in the background of hundreds of my pictures.  He hangs around a lot :)

We decided to let Bunny in on the action.  
On another note, I think this gorilla is ugly.  Can I get an Amen?  My brother came in and told Autumn she could anything in the zoo gift shop she wanted (Um, yes, my brother SPOILS her...but it's ok because he only gets to see her about twice a year).  Out of the entire gift shop, she chose this UGLY Gorilla!!  It totally cracks me up!  His name is Gumbo and she loves him :)

And since she has the coolest mommy ever, we even got to eat tea sized cookies!  I'm not sure what tea sized means, but they were little miniature chocolate chip cookies. 

Fun, fun, fun.  Pretty soon, daddy will be home and get to experience the awesomeness of a tea party with a two year old and her stuffed animals!  And mommy will laugh in the background ;)