It’s been almost a month since I’ve written about life rather than work or projects . . . usually that’s a pretty good indication that it’s been busy – though really, it hasn’t felt too crazy this past month. And that’s a good thing . . . Here’s a few things we’ve been up to:
Earlier today we enjoyed a free swim at one of the local pools, and then we took part in a German tradition. The German Club puts on a “lantern parade” every year for St. Martin’s Day . . . the kids all parade with their lanterns, and then it ends with a big bonfire.
A few days ago we celebrated Cindy’s birthday (she’s one of the eMi interns – and our homestay student). She treated us all to “Hot Pot” – Mmmmm . . .
Talia’s been doing lots of baking lately. Here she was making a birthday cake for Cindy (from scratch, all by herself – I just helped with the oven). Thursdays tends to be baking day, since we don’t have any scheduled after school activities . . . though last week, we met with a family from church to play on the playground instead – it’s nice to have a few more days of fall before the winter sets in!
Last week Kaisa spent a few days home from school . . . she caught a nasty cold that was going around her classroom, and was coughing a lot in the mornings. She obviously wasn’t too sick though, since she was still smiling and playing with her puppies 🙂
The girls had fun dressing up and we went to a church carnival for the end of October . . . though I have to admit, I liked Kaisa’s costume for school best. She dressed in “Lederhosen” and became “Hansel” of “Hansel & Gretel” (we couldn’t convince Talia to dress as Gretel though . . . )
The previous weekend Oma & Opa were up . . . the last time we’ll see them before Spring, since they’re heading to warmer climes for the winter 🙂
So, we’ve been doing lots of day to day stuff . . . enjoying a bit of a slower pace now that the project trip is completed . . . spending a bit of time catching up . . . enjoying life . . .