We are the family four-eyes. Partners in crime who are kinda blind. Fortunately, she could keep her beloved purple frames, but with new lenses.
She was shocked when she put them on. “Whoa! Everything is so clear and popping out!” She didn’t realize things were getting fuzzy, and that her reading glasses weren’t cutting it anymore. We didn’t realize it either. Learn from our parenting fail: stay on top of those eye exams if you have little ones, and especially if poor vision runs in the family! Continue reading
We went to Fest together as a family this year.
All six of us. (Plus our au pair.) As I shared the photos online, I braced myself for the feedback.
Martin visited his family today, and was given this photo album with the instructions to give it to me.
“Julie will appreciate this the most.”
A staggered school schedule means she had her baby brother all to herself for a little while this morning! They were both singing some vowel sounds when I snapped the pic. 🎶🎶🎶
My cousin Holli and I abandoned our husbands took our kids (and Wynter!) down into Bavaria to get up close and personal with hundreds of cows this morning.
About 1,000 cows were escorted off the mountains and led thru the village of Immenstadt to their farms. The tradition goes back centuries all throughout Bavaria. It takes place every September/early October. Continue reading
In Germany, it is tradition to give first graders a paper cone filled with treats on the first day of school. My girls aren’t first graders, but they start German school this morning, so we presented them with cones, too. Continue reading
It was my first day back to work today! In keeping with all those “first day” photos floating around social media, here are the things you should know about me: my favorite subject is lunchtime. My best friend is Martin. I like the color purple and I want to be an independently wealthy woman when I grow up. I’m 36 years old.
Ha. Ha. Ha.
We are EXHAUSTED this evening!!! We took our first family vacation with my cousin and her family since they moved to Germany last week!
We don’t waste time. Continue reading
This is a screenshot of a video I recorded in May 2005. Using our digital video camera (which was the size of a brick and required a mini-cassette), I recorded my niece as she and I played an online Sesame Street game in English. She thought it was hilarious, repeating the English words after me. She was 2.5 years old then. Now? She celebrates her 15th birthday next month, and speaks English very well on her own. Continue reading
My almost-14-year-old bounced into my bedroom, and for a split second, I was like, “Ahhh, she’s coming to snuggle with me!”
But then she was like, “I’ve come to take the baby from you…and I ate half a bag of tortilla chips for breakfast.”