Friday, June 23, 2006

And so it continues...

...our vacation, that is. Time continues to go quickly. It's hard to believe that two weeks from now we'll be back home. My mom has her last day of work today, and will be home with us during the rest of our time here. We've got a day at a little amusement park nearby planned for next week, and a day at the zoo. Should be fun! :o) This last week we had a little scare when Bryan ran, tripped, and hit his head on the cement. He got a huge goose egg on his head, and part of it even split open. I think we got really lucky that the whole thing didn't split open, that would have required a trip to the dr. for stitches. Fortunately, we were able to stop the bleeding quickly, and now he has a big bruise and a scab. I think the blood must have drained internally, too, as he has a black eye on that side now, too. He looks pretty beat up, but hasn't let that slow him down at all. A few minutes after the fall happened, Tyler came to me and told me that he had tripped Bryan. Well, not really Tyler, but his leg. He told me that his leg wanted to trip Bryan, and he told it not to, but then it did anyway. He felt really bad seeing how badly Bryan was hurt. I was glad he told me the truth, and told him so. I had to smile inwardly at how Tyler blamed his leg, haha. It was cute. I told Tyler to make sure his leg wouldn't ever trip anyone again. :o) Other than that, the kids have been enjoying their time with Oma and Opa. It's always exciting when my parents come home from work. Nobody wants anything to do with me anymore when Oma and Opa are home, and I'm taking advantage of that, hehe. :o) Here are some pictures from this past week.

playing in the water




yum, Nutella is great stuff


Bryan's bruise

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Fun times!

So we've been here in Germany for almost 3 weeks. I can't believe how fast time goes by. The Baltic Sea was lots of fun. The weather was a bit chilly the first couple of days, but it got really nice and sunny throughout the week. We even braved the 58 degree water the last day there, hehe. Yeah, it was pretty cold. But it was fun once we got all the way in. The kids loved the beach. Kaylee had a blast with all the sand, she couldn't get enough of shovling it this way and that. The boys had fun building sand castles with their dad and uncle, and they loved playing in the water, too. It really was a nice vacation. Now Dave is already back home, and the kids and I are enjoying three more weeks with my family. Tyler's German is getting better every day, and Bryan is starting to say a few German words, too. Kaylee is also finally beginning to speak. She can say Maxi, which is my parents' bird's name. At least it's a word, right? She also loves to look at the horses that are in the field behind my parents' house, and blows raspberries at them. Everyone is loving the extra attention here, including me. :p

Here's a few pictures from the Baltic Sea.









Friday, June 02, 2006

Time flies...

...when you're having fun! We've been at my parents' house for a week now, I can't believe how fast that has gone by. It's sure been eventful. Our flight here went fairly well. The only 'problem' we had was a 1.5 hour delay at our layover. The layover was 4 hours to begin with, so adding another 1.5 hours was not fun. The kids were starting to go crazy just sitting around waiting at the airport, and needless to say, the parents were, too. The layover was due to a big thunderstorm that lasted quite a while. Lightning struck right next to us, it was so powerful the walkway from the gate to the airplane started rattling and shaking. Yikes. The flight itself was good. Kaylee and Bryan slept through most of it, which was really nice. The food was pretty awful, but thanks to our long layover we had gotten some chick fil-a before leaving, so we weren't too hungry. We made up some time on our flight, too, so we only got in about half an hour late. When we got to my parents' house we had a nice warm dinner waiting for us, which my grandparents had prepared. Yum! The first two nights here were pretty rough. Kaylee screamed for about 3 hours each night, and there was nothing we could do. The third night she was still up for a few hours, but at least she just sat in bed and talked, so we didn't really care. Kaylee had also had a cold when we left, and I think due to the pressure on the airplane, her ears and sinuses must have gotten plugged up. She started getting a low grade fever on Monday, and by Wednesday it was up to 104/105. I took her to the dr on Thursday, and it looks like she has an ear/sinus infection. She's on antibiotics now, so she'll hopefully feel better soon. We're planning on going for a week long trip to the Baltic Sea tomorrow, with the whole family. I'm sure it'll be more fun with everyone healthy and feeling well. :p The boys have gotten used to the time change really quickly, and are loving all the extra attention they're getting here. Tyler is polishing up on his German, and Bryan is slowly catching on, too. They're really enjoying themselves (and all the chocolate they've been getting from a certain set of great-grandparents). :o)

Since coming here, we've been getting some good baby news, too. My best friend of over 20 years had a little baby girl on Monday. She was 4 weeks early, and last I heard she was in an incubator. But then I haven't heard anything since Monday... Send me an email or call or something! ;o) My other friend's daughter, Belen, also finally came home from the hospital last weekend. She had to get a shunt placed to drain spinal fluid after all, but at least she's home now. Last I heard she's doing quite well. :o)

So that's what happens when you neglect your blog for a week. You end up writing a book. :p We're now looking forward to a week at the Baltic Sea, and are hoping for good weather. :o)