Sunday, 25 September 2011

18 Sep -- Fog Machine!

This post is from last Sunday...but it was quite the memorable one!  I (Dan) got a super sweet fog machine (because I wanted one).

 Jane loves it!

Maybe we will use this for practice fire drills. 

I only ran it for just five minutes but it lasted for about an hour.

Saturday, 24 September 2011

24 Sep -- Biking Along the Mosel, Germany

Today we had lunch and biked along the Mosel.  It was a beautifully warm and sunny day.

First, let's get dizzy!

 All together now!  Charlie was quite the trooper on his bike during the one hour ride.

Why have only one kid attached to your bike when you can have two! 

 Of course, the day ended with ice cream!

Saturday, 10 September 2011

10 Sep -- Charlie's First Soccer Game

Charlie had his first soccer game today and it was a blast!

Judging from Charlie's face, the coach's plan may be a bit complex. 

 The goal looks a bit bigger with a 5 year old in the net.

 Charlie's intimidating nature caused his opponent to lose track of the ball.

 Jane loved the game...or at least the snacks.

Thumbs up for sure. 

 Charlie was a bit confused about how to eat an orange.


What a cutie! 

 Best friends "eber" (as Jane says).

Let's get out of here! 

 The kids loved the tunnel.

Henry and Garrett share a laugh over some unknown subject

Go Blue Lightning!

Monday, 5 September 2011

5 Sep -- More Biking around the Eifel, Germany

Charlie and Jane were in school, but I had the day off we went on a bike ride.

We only had one rider who didn't pull his own weight, but he was cute enough so we brought him along. 

No rain today!

That's enough Dad, focus on the trail...

...and watch out for the ginormous slugs!

Sunday, 4 September 2011

4 Sep -- Biking in the Eifel, Germany

We put our plans to go to Koblenz due to the weather, but in the afternoon we braved the cloudy skies (with a 70% chance of precip) and packed up our bikes for the bike trails in Phillipsheim.  

 Charlie was ready!

Great trails. 

 The skies were holding just fine...

 ...until it started to rain.

 Jane then told Henry to scoot over and road back in the trailer.

Here is Jane's Wicked Witch impersonation.

Saturday, 3 September 2011

3 Sep -- Bernkastel Wine Fest

We headed over to Bernkastel-Kues for their wine fest this morning.  We arrived early and beat the rush and fight for parking.  It was a gorgeous day and a beautiful town to walk around in.  

Just below me was a Bernese Mountain Dog that I just wanted to grab and run away with. 

I believe Jane said this one smelled like pink lemonade

These guys were enthusiastic musicians that the crowd was loving.

Henry means business when it comes to juice boxes

One of our first outdoor lunches in a long time that we were not attacked by bees

And this was before I bought her a Hello Kitty balloon (see next pic)

I swear she was nearly drunk with happiness about this balloon.  She couldn't stop giggling and cooing over it.

Charlie's jet plane selection

Hello Kitty was very rude and kept floating into passerby's faces

That's a lot of personality in one small car...and a lot of balloons.