Tag: kids

[My biggest little fan has been asking why I haven’t posted any pictures of his birthday yet. Sorry, sweetie.] Look at this guy. And now look. He’s 7.Time slips away so quickly. For Nicholas’ birthday he wanted a pink strawberry cake. Notice the tiny piece he cut himself. That’s about all he ate of it. I took it upon myself to be a good citizen…

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You know those cute back-to-school pics where happy kids with wide, toothy grins and perfectly coordinated outfits hold chalkboards proclaiming the “first day of school!” And everyone is so excited to be in whatever grade that they barely contain their enthusiasm. That’s totally what it’s like here…In my first-day-of-school fantasy land. Reality is more like this: Good morning! It’s the first day of school! Get…

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What are our dear, sweet children thankful for? Their Thanksgiving activity sheets came home from school this week. One is thankful for his family. (I would have guessed it was something to do with Minecraft.) “I am most thankful for my family. Because I love all of them. My Mom makes me cookies. My Dad is funny.” And the other one, well…he is thankful for…

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Who’s excited about the first day of school? MOM & DAD! Okay, here’s another pic where the kids look a little more excited for the first day at their new school. Jacob came home after the first day and said he was bullied at lunch…by a girl. “Girls are usually nice and kind,” he said. “But not the girl bully who grabbed my fork on…

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Belgium Rocks

Posted by February 2, 2013

  “When the teacher said Belgium, I didn’t know too much. Is that where they have a lot of waffels and such? Looked at a map, saw a country north of France, that’s when I started… I started to sing and dance. Oh, if you want to have fun with me, oh Belgium is where I’ll be. Waffels for breakfast and lunch and dinner too….

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Merry Christmas!

Posted by January 22, 2013

Christmas has come and gone. As has New Years. I only just put away the Christmas decorations last weekend, and am only now, mid-Jan, posting the Christmas photos. They’ve been sorted and tagged in Lightroom for much longer. Good thing I didn’t make a resolution not to half ass or to finish things or to post more like last year. I did, however, finally put…

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Worst snowman ever? Possibly. The day after it snowed Matt rolled the trampled down, melting snow into a dirty, leafy, lumpy snowman. With walnut eyes and nose, Christmas tree branch arms, a leaf for a mouth and bicycle helmet. So ugly. So funny. The kids delayed destroying him long enough for me to get a picture. Then they ripped his arms out and stabbed him…

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Snow day!

Posted by December 19, 2012

Been a relatively mild winter for Germany (so far). We had approximately two days of snow and now are back to lower to mid-40s temps. That’s how winter should be, right? It snowed on a Friday; the kids were up at 6:30 the next morning to play in it. I made them wait until after 8 to go out for their scheduled snowball fight. I…

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Nicholas’s Christmas concert was last week. It was interesting. I went fully expecting to hear the kids belt out the standard “Frosty the Snowman,” Jingle Bells” etc. Instead they sang songs about Ramadan and Kwanzaa, and the Hanukkah song was not “Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel.” Weird huh? It is an international school and I do appreciate the inclusiveness. But no surprise Nicholas didn’t know the words…

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