If you have been following my blog for a little while you might have seen through my Project 365 pictures that we just spend the last few weeks in a little village in the middle of South Bavaria/Germany in my Parents House to visit and introduce our newest addition to all the Family we are staying her for 7 weeks!
(our last long trip before Finn starts big school!!)
We started off end of April after a rather chaotic week of packing
(never good to leave it too late and then realise that your baby suddenly outgrew all of her 0-3m clothes!!) and left the flat in quite a state (sorry Daddy!!) to head to Heathrow to catch our flight to Munich (5 min before the check in closed! talk about cutting it short!!)
Finn loves to flight so I wasn’t worried about him at all but it was Molly-May’s first time
and my first time with 2 kids!
But all my worrying soon vanished when after a good feed Molly-May drifted off asleep on me in the carrier whilst Finn played with his toys.
We even where greeted by a surprise guest upon arrival home, my big brother wanted to see us so he decided to stay for the weekend (he normally lives in Cologne & Frankfurt) which was lovely because Finn had a fun evening and the next morning playing Lego with him.
We manage to secure a place for Finnster in a local Kindergarden and after a very exiting first trial morning he couldn’t wait to start.
The Kindergarden is 2 villages away from my Parents House and is a open Kindergarden (with various rooms where all the children can go freely throughout the day to play).
Finns favourite room was certainly the Gymnastic room which housed this amazing build:
Although he did love the fact that they had not one but 2 corners where you could play with a Lego and a wooden train set all day long! It was like heaven for him because in his English Pre-school they only have the Train table out once a week.
I was keen for him to learn some more German because although he understands it all he hardly speaks any. I already wrote a piece about “Bringing up bilingual babies” over on the Kiddicare blog.
I am in the middle of writing a little journal about his German improvements and will publish it once we are back in England. We have been here for over 4 weeks now and he went from single words to whole sentences (without us telling him to do so) which is amazing!
I already had a cousin meet up (we are trying to do that every time when I am over) where I meet my cousins 6 month old son for the first time I had such a great time catching up with everybody and we enjoy a great brunch together!
We have been to the Zoo in Augsburg to meet our lovely friends who recently moved to Germany to be closer to her part of the family. We had a fab day out if you ever in Augsburg/Germany this Zoo is defiantly worth a visit you can read all about our day out over here.
Of course there is a little wedding planning going on too and rather excitingly my dearest cousin is getting married this September too and i am lucky enough to be part of her planning her big day whilst i am here in Germany. We even had a afternoon full of mocktails, laughter and trying on various potential dresses for her big day which she has ordered to try on over the Internet.
So far the weather has been hot, cold, windy, sunny, chilly we even had hail stones once! A rather wet April weather so far hopefully for the 2. stint of our stay the rain will clear off because Finn has been cleaning my parents pool every other day with Opa so that its all blue and no leaves in side and once the hot sun appears and stays he can finally go inside it!!
We are looking forward to Mr. C. arriving today so we can spend a long weekend with him before he has to flight home again to work and earn some money for kinder eggs as Finn like to say it!