Friday, May 22, 2009

I'm Back and Recovered

When Josiah couldn't finish his cone, Annika volunteered to help.

The German/Austrian Alps - gorgeous!

This is one of my favorite photos!

Josiah and I went shopping in Garmisch.

We also took in a local puppet show - all in German.

Josiah enjoyed sitting with the other children.

The picnics Rachel planned were really fun!

Cotorockto (the snail) came to join in our picnic.

Josiah and Annika modeling the aprons I made them.

Annika at the playground.

I was treated to a puppet show one night.
The next five photos are from an indoor park:

Having fun in the mirror room.

My knight in shining armor.

Showing off in our beautiful shoes.

It's raining balls!

The dragon slide.

Annika loves animals.

Josiah and Grandma played trains.

Chocolate milk (in straw) at Mc Donald's

Josiah is up at bat.

Making "mud soup"

Josiah and Annika loved these church steps in Schwäbisch Hall!

Proud Grandma

Annika takes a turn on the zip-line.

Josiah on the zip-line at Schwäbisch Hall.

Birthday cupcakes for Josiah's last day of being four - preschool treat.

Josiah's 5th birthday

I made it safely home on Wednesday, around 4:30 pm. I managed to stay up until 8:30 and then crashed, since I had been up 22 hours. Of course, jet-lag interfered with my night and I was wide awake at 3:30 am, so got up and due to having no one living above me at the moment, I was able to do two loads of laundry plus unpack all of my bags. It was a good feeling to go to work on Thursday and know that it wouldn't be staring at me once I got home.

After work I drove to my friend Laurey's and picked up Peppi. He was so happy to see me. He sang and sang. Laurey said she was really impressed with his singing ability - rolls, trills, etc. It was fun for her to have him around.

There was only one day during my stay in Stuttgart that I was able to add any photos to my posts, so I am going to chose some of my favorites today.


-Peder said...

Great pictures. Joe looks pretty good in that A's hat.

MamaD4 said...

Yes, I agree...great pictures. Though I'm a little bit biased. I'm glad that you missed the wretched weather of the last two days...sudden downpours, then sunniness, then more downpours, then sunniness. Very undependable. Today looks beautiful and the base is EMPTY. Everyone is gone on Memorial Day holiday.