Friday, December 14, 2007
Maybe its the weather? While I am not a fan of snow (it can stay in the mountains as far as I am concerned) but I had not thought we'd have rain (RAIN!) and grass that is still green. It isn't warm outside, but it certainly isn't a white Christmas like I was expecting. This year has flown by!
I still have not found the camera cord to download pictures - that is still a work in progress lol I need to check the place top to bottom again - and if that fails I am going to start to follow Ty around on the floor and start checking nooks and crannies at her level :)
Ty is 15 months doing her own thing - which still does not include walking. Yep - she walks along furniture and will walk if she is holding just one of our fingers but other than that - NOPE! She is into everything and some of her current favourites are: cupboards and drawers -particularly pulling everything from bathroom cabinets and throwing it into the toilet while your back is turned. YEAAAA!
Another fav (and my heart attack moment) is her crawling up AND down our spiral wood and concrete staircase by herself. I mean she hits the top will crawl into a room and come back to the top of the stairs and turn around and come back down! How she has mastered the confidence to do this but won't let go of that last finger ?? lol Frankly while I am looking forward to not having to scrub out knee stains, for how fast Miss Curious already moves there is a part of me that is secretly grateful she is not walking on her own because I fully expect the following week she would be running!
Long enough post. We are off to find our Christmas tree. Yeah we are a little late. Its our last Christmas item...Sebastian was gone and while I checked out a few places I didn't find a tree I liked. So we are off to find a tree (& hopefully not a Charlie Brown one!)
Monday, December 3, 2007
Proud Grandpa and Tyler about to start shopping in Garmisch!
Since their visit I have thankfully gotten through the worst of the morning sickness, etc. For Thanksgiving we braved the car ride to the Austrian Alps to ski. (We really need to find new toys/ways to keep Ty entertained on the road...any thoughts/suggestions? Shoot 'em over!)
Well, I did not ski (didn't want to chance someone running into me), but we stayed at this gorgeous hotel and Sebastian got to ski a bit while Ty and I hung out at the indoor pool :-) One definite note for future travel - when breakfast and a 4 course dinner are included it is better to bring a babysitter along! Dinners started at 6:30 and went for 1.5- 2 hours! Ty was a really good sport for most of it (ALWAYS get a corner booth seat - they can then play a bit)...but after a couple of days we were ready to hit a pizza joint ...(and yes a cheeseburger would be great too LOL) Sebastian didn't get to ski as much as he wanted. They closed the glacier down - winds were gusting up to 70km/hour - for a day and a half, but he was able to get a day and a half in. Plus that day gave us a chance to go to Innsbruck where they were putting out their Christmas Market so that was cool. Once I have those pic's I will put them up in a slideshow.
Below is what the town looks like. 2nd note to self: old churches are really beautiful and all that, but unless you want to wake up early to church bells best to stay at a hotel that is NOT so close to one!
We are not traveling much other than day trips for the next while with the exception of day trips. I have to admit I am rather happy about that - traveling is fun but tiring too (those with kids know what I am talking about). I am looking forward to checking out the Christmas markets here - the one in Nurnburg is supposed to be legendary! Decorating the house is going to be fun - sadly our PX here does not have a lot of basic stuff so we will be getting a lot from the economy. Normally we would be more than happy to do just that, but with how bad the exchange rate is lately sometimes shopping just sucks!
Long enough post for now. Provided that my modem does not burn out again I will be posting more this week :)
Monday, November 26, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Monday, October 1, 2007
Gosh it has been such a busy month! September long weekend Sebastian came home, we went to Garmisch the following weekend (see couple pictures below) and the weekend after that we were off to Ireland! Coming back last weekend we were tired but had really enjoyed out trip!
The weather held for the most part - scattered rain here and there but nothing to terrible bad. We landed in Dublin and then took the train to Galway as well. While in Galway we took a bus tour north to a national preserve area called Connemara. If we were to go back, that is where we would go back to. The whole area is rolling mountains, hills, mist, stone fences, and lots of sheep! LOL I don't think I have ever seen so many sheep in one country! All along the train ride Ty kept looking out the window saying" Da dawgs!!"
Have to keep this short - will add more to this post later. Time to make dinner!
Friday, September 7, 2007
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Your daughter having her pancake breakfast!
One pancake with syrup and the other (in your honour) with NUTELLA! LOL
We miss you and love you! Can't wait till Sunday!!!
LOL Funny - she was more than willing to share her sandwich with Max & Riley but NOT the cupcake!
The we played outside a bit - it is a beautiful day today and the lady at the Neukauf gave Ty some bubbles so we coloured with chalk and blew bubbles in the sun!
Then finally came the nap :) And me getting everything ready for tonight...Speaking of - people should be here in an hour or so, so I had better get going! Will write more at the end of the night.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Well Max went under the knife yesterday. He had a big lump/mass and a smaller second one that we thought were fat lumps. We figured it was better to get rid of it now instead of waiting for it to get bigger as time passed since neither dog is a spring chicken anymore and the bigger one was about half the size of my fist!!
Well turned out they found 3 lumps so now he has stitches on his stomach, under his left leg and on his front right leg. In other words he is a mess! I picked him up and brought him home around 3:30 and he was still half out of it. Ty was a problem as she kept crawling over to him to see him and I had to keep pulling her away. (Putting Max in another room wasn't an option since I had to make sure he didn't start licking his wounds and he kept howling/whining when he could not see me). It made for a long afternoon and evening LOL especially after a day of painting here :)
He woke up a couple times last night (we had to sleep downstairs) and, finally, I was able to get him to stand up this morning....till that point he was in exactly the same spot that he had laid down at yesterday when he first came home. He has also been able to keep the pain meds down - along with whatever food Ty decides to 'share' with him LOL Thats when I figured he was on the mend! Now comes the fun of keeping Ty away from the stitches, etc till they come out in a week or so :)
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Well not a lot to update here. Sebastian took off late last week. He is in Cali now and, according to him, very busy and hot! LOL I think it is close to 100 F there right now (we have rain - not sure which is better!).
Back at home here we are here playing catch up :) I have catching up with my trading to do and, having just found out that we maaaay be in the house longer than a year, I have decided to go ahead and do some decorating that I initially figured we wouldn't do because of the time lines. We have also been talking about taking a trip once Sebastian is back home so I am researching that as well. Man I wish the dollar would go back up! OH and planning Ty's 1 yr birthday :-)
Ty is, as always, keeping me busy too. She now has 4 teeth on the bottom and 2 on top. I don't know if that is all she will get or if she is getting more - for how much she is chewing on stuff I think there may be more coming sooner than later but time will tell.
Units here are deploying - including some of our neighbors. So we (my neighbor and I) are planning a get-together Friday at our house for family members left behind making it lasagna & wine night! Nothing makes deployments easy but knowing we are all here together (hopefully) makes things easier.
Thats about it for now! Hope everyone is doing great :)
Monday, July 30, 2007
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Floppy hat for the very little sun that came out!
Unfortunately my one or two shots of the pond didn't pan out, I'll have to try again next time! At the moment Ty has decided it is NOT blog time so I will have to write more later....
Monday, July 16, 2007
Regardless if you support the war or not, I think everyone agrees how important it is to support our soldiers. This video brings that home. If you have not seen it (it has 8 million hits) take a minute - it is MORE than worth watching.
THANKS Jason & Nic for taking an extra train or two to get here! I know we are a bit off the beaten path LOL While it was a quick visit we really enjoyed having you here and wished you could have stayed longer. I know Ty had a great time (above) and she sends you 'baby bonks'....Max & Riley already miss you as well :-) They are now feeling seriously neglected without Jas on the floor with them!
It is always great to see old friends again and this time was no exception. It also made us miss being state-side! Unfortunately the weather did not cooperate - maybe next time (hint hint). But that just made hanging out, barbecuing and catching up all the more fun. The timing was perfect as well - we were back from our Garmisch/Austria stint (where we actually ran into Jas & Nic!) and it was right before Sebastian had to take off to the states once more.
Speaking of - yes he is gone for a week or so which is partly why these blogs are shorter and a bit late getting out there :-) Well that and it finally stopped raining long enough to get our jungle lawn done (ughhhhhh) I kid you not it was a good foot high in places! In 24 hours the temperature when from 60's on Friday to 94 over the weekend. Tomorrow the rain returns....
Tyler has been mostly in good mood despite that her sleeping at night has been off lately. I didn't know why till yesterday when I saw the new teeth coming in!! New ones on the bottom AND top! Yeah, teething....figures that would be when the Army sends hubby in a trip! LOL
Naptime is over so I have to run. Hope everyone is doing great!
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Here are some pic's from the last Garmisch trip (last week)...we went to Austria to do some hiking which was awesome! (And a very good workout carrying the ever0-growing Tyler)
Even better was running into friends of ours from Bragg, Nicole and Jason. Call it serendipity or fate - we were leaving Garmisch when we saw some people walking along and Sebastian and I looked at each other saying No Way! Turned the car around and went back and sure enough - there they were LOL We knew they were in Europe but didn't think we would get a chance to see them...I have a few pictures of Jas & Nic's visit with us that I will post a bit later today...At the moment darling Ty is insisting that we do something else :)
Sunday, July 8, 2007
Over the past weeks there have been babies arriving all over the place -
For Kelly & Rob, Elena & Andrew and Rachel & Neil....
For Barbara & Joel......
To check out pictures of these lil cuties, Kelly and Elena's site links are on this page. Peyton is Kelly's and Giuliana is Elena's.
Barbara & Joel and Rach & Neil don't have sites yet (hint hint) but once they do I will link them as well.
Congratulations again and wishing you sleep-filled nights!
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
We found some nice wood ones in Weiden that did the trick. Housing (thank god) sent out a couple guys to put them up this afternoon. They are the kind that fastened to the wall and attempting to drill into concrete walls was not my idea of fun! Now we should be safe at least until she figures out that she can open cupboards LOL
Munchkin in the kitchen - I think I will pick up the cupboard locks sooner than later though.....all my tupperware/plasticware is in the bottom cupboard at her level. She just doesn't know that yet :)
This morning Ty and I took Max to the vet. He has a good sized lump on the inside of his body by his back leg. We had gone to one vet and tried antibiotics and it got smaller but did not go away so this time I got a base appt and they biopsied it. It is....a fat lump....Mr Skinny-as-all-can-be and it is a fat tumor. LOL I am not complaining - I was worried it was going to be something really really bad so I am happy that is all it is but I was surprised. Riley has one too that we found while in CA. Think I am going to get both of them taken care of while here in Germany - it is much muuuuuch less expensive to do it here at the base vet than back home. He is still a big ole wimp though. The waiting room was packed and there was a cat in a carrier that he kept sniffing. Finally the cat puffed up and hissed at him. He jumped back a foot and a half and practically layed down on the floor his tail between his legs LMAO Everyone cracked up. He then got up and howled as if to prove he hadn't been scared. Ahhh yes - my protector!
Monday, June 25, 2007
This is going to be FUN!
Dad watching and attempting damage control....
LOL Dad's revenge with sticky notes and rubber bands