Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Karlsruhe - City Park and Zoo

Water, water, and more water. I basically don't go anywhere here unless there is water. And since there is water most everywhere, this isn't a problem. Can you tell that I am having a hard time living in the desert? When people ask me if I want to end up in Flagstaff after Karl's studies, I truthfully tell them: No. Now you know why. 

Covering the hole, so that the water will shoot up super high when they let go. 
Simple but fun.  

Getting the hang of chess. Or not. 

Favorite animal today: the hippo

Who doesn't like to ride in a little car? 
Especially when the ride goes through a dark tunnel?

Honing their climbing skills. 

Just one little part of the playground
Notice the water feature in the front. 
( I happily carry extra clothing around with me everywhere we go...)

Exploring the river

That's it for today. Gotta get back to watching the Euro Cup. 
Max and Noah have turned into soccer maniacs. As I am typing this they are asleep in their new (original) Brazil jerseys inherited from a friend. More on that later...

Saturday, June 16, 2012

So far in Germany...

It's been raining. A ton. What's new? After these 6 weeks I will be very ready to return to the desert. Why can't I have beautiful green scenery without rainy days?  

Lego and Playmobil
The kids are just as much into it as at home. It's always fun to have 'new' toys. Especially when it's cold and rainy outside...

Water Playgrounds.
But where there is lots of rain, there is lots of water! Water galore = Happiness. 

Of course. That is what Germans are all about! 

Have I mentioned that I love water? We have only been able to go once because of the bad weather but as soon as it warms up, we will be back! 

I only have one. And I love her! I am hoping she will have her baby before I leave...

These 3 are trouble. Ok. Not really. Mostly Max is trouble. And Noah is trying to protect Lynn from Max, who isn't used to having someone following him around and copying is every move. That is usually his job.

So far so good
We've been here 3 weeks and will stay for another 3. 
It's going to be great!