Tuesday, February 28, 2012

my mama.

Sorry for our absence lately!  We've been enjoying the company of my Mom!  After two and a half weeks she had to unfortunately get back to her real life :)  We already miss her and she's not even back on the US soil.  We had a great time showing her off to our few friends and around town... we even took an adventure to Italy!

While she was here she visited our church (twice), MOPS, my sewing class, walked around Nanzdietschweiler, hiked up to an old castle, visited the german kindergarten Norah has a spot in (woohoo), gave her a tour of the AF base and all it has to offer us from home, she was a huge help in potty training, read books, watched movies, tried wine, made sweets, shopped (food, Aldi, Polish Pottery & clothes) and ate a lot of yummy food!  It was all so fun... and now it's all quiet and normal.  We're so thankful she came and did life with us for a while.  We love you Mom!
My Mom's bag came FULL of loads of stuff I either requested from the states or fun gifts for the girls!  As she unpacked the girls got into it all :)  Evelyn's sporting my mom's hat (that she made), Norah's new sweater and a new skirt!
 Uncle Aaron sent this fun gift for the girls... an iPhone!, a purse, sunglasses and a camera... they LOVE it.
Our local grocery store - Netto.
 On a VERY cold day we drove over to the Mosel river and hiked up to Burn Castel to see the view of the river and city below.
 Playing around the house :)

 And then... the potty training started!  Norah chose one of the two seats we bought her - so happy!
 Then she got her cute body back into those cute panties... and went potty on the toilet... a lot!  She's also had her share of accidents but each time she's peed on the pot she's asked to go.  On a day that David and I weren't around she went 9 times and each time she asked to go.  We're sooooo proud of her!
 Showing Nana & Daddy around the kindergarten.  We're not sure if Norah will be going but the teachers at the kindergarten think she should start now!  Kids here can start at 18 months and get socialized and learn how to deal with other kids but... it's 5 days a week (half days) and I'm not sure I want to give up my time with her yet.  As of now she's scheduled to start in the fall.  We're have more direction by then of what we want for her but obviously she loves it there!
 My sewing class!!!  I'm having a blast and learning so much.  This is the five ladies in the class learning about a ruffle foot :) Love it!
 I tried my hand at making pretzels...I thought, why not.  And they were so good!
 Playing at the park :)
 The girls and their Nana (in the two newest and cutest sweaters) - she's so talented!
 A stroll around Nanz... this is what the signs look like when you're leaving a village. My mom thinks the slash is pretty hilarious. 
 One of Norah's best shots :)
It's always so much fun to have visitors and to share with you all our good times! Already looking forward to the next visit with you Mom, thanks again for coming. Love you.


Cindy said...

SO happy you all had fun! I loved meeting your mom. :-)

Kimberly said...

Love all the pics! Thanks for posting. I might try making those pretzels tonight! They look delish.


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