So this years Summer Holiday vacation started off a little bit more unusual then other years. This year my Mum asked me if she can fly over and take both children on her own back to Germany so they can spend 6 days alone together. Who’s gotta say no to that? I was immensely grateful for her suggestion of me having a lay in for nearly a week and lots of time to declutter and sort the garage as well as go house/area hunting with Mr. C.
Well I did all that minus the decluttering after all epic 11am lay ins became over the week a little bit too nice to miss and you know what i don’t regret a single extra wink i got because i felt refreshed and relaxed going over to Germany to be reunited with the kiddies.
Throughout the week i talked with Finn over the phone nearly every evening and i heard all the fun things he has been up to with his little sister and Oma & Opa.
From visits to his new friends/neighbours to daily swimming pool trips to the village very own little lido, plenty of ice cream and lego playing sessions with Opa as well as UNO (cardgame) matches with Oma he seemed very content and it was great hearing him all exited jabbering away in german.
Oma also told me in hysterics a detailed report about all the mishaps on the plane trip to Germany, from having all her bags taken off her to be put in the hold (which included the kids toy backpacks which Finn didn’t find that amusing) as well as “loosing” the kids on the plane when they decided to play hide and seek with her, i just leave it at that!!
Here is another snipped of my Daily Talks with him:
“I put on my swimvest put the thing around my nuts – i am guessing he refers to the safety thing – and then i jumped from the 1 2 3 and 4 step into the big pool at the lido which was sooo far away and it was so much fun!) and i been to the kindergarten and sorted out the dinosaurs with Heidi” And Opa is teaching Molly-May new words todays offering is “Abracadabra” and she can count to 10 in German.
After our childfree week Mr. C. and myself made our way to Cologne to celebrate with a special “Welcome to the World – Naming Day Party” for my gorgeous nephew J. who’s already 9 month!!
On that weekend we also celebrated Finnster turning 6 on the Sunday and after a nice breakfast at my Brother’s Flat we all went for a walk to check out the Cologne Playgrounds and Parks:
Back at my Parents new Place we had another 2 weeks full of fun, sunshine, swimming, ice creams, family visits, toy shop discovery and much more!
I got a few nice lay ins, time to read some books for my bookclub and i also got a change to catch up with all my lovely cousins at our regular cousin meet when i am in Germany. Molly-May got to see both of her german Godmum’s and spend some time with them and Finn was delighted to have found such nice new friends next door (we hardly ever saw him every afternoon because he insisted on playing Star Wars with Noah who is the same age then him!)
We even manage to have a Mummy&Son Date exploring the Willibaldsburg in my hometown Eichstaett which houses a fantastic fossil museum with some dinosaurs fossil to discover too: