Monday, July 30, 2007

Dog days of summer

Here are some recent pic's from around home (Max & Riley were starting to feel neglected on the blog! :-)

Where is summer going?

YEAHHH! I cannot quite believe it but Ty is now 11 months! Cliche I know but where did the time go? many times over the past months we have commented that she definitely does not look like a baby but a little girl....particularly when I (finally) started to get pictures printed and put into albums!

Which also means Sebastian is about to leave to have his 'fun in sand' LOL Though I don't know that he would describe being in the Box that way. He will miss Ty's first birthday but only by a couple of days so we are having 2 parties - one on her actualy birthday (I couldn't just let that day go by with nothing) and then a bigger party once Daddy is back :-) My friend Lori is all for it so she will be my accomplice! Something tells me Tyler won't mind having 2 parties,....okay, she won't remember having 2 parties but Mom won't mind either!

The other reason I fell like summer is fast fading away is the weather. I hope it warms up again soon. It was great in July - hot actually and this past week the temperature dropped enough at night that I have been putting Ty is fleece PJ's! Daytimes have been sometimes sunny with clouds suddenly rushing in making you think a big storm is brewing...then it rains a LITTLE and then disappears again?!? WTH? Strange that it can supposedly be around 15+C but it sure won't feel like it. Someone commented that they heard once the kids get out of school that is when the temp starts to drop aka that its the beginning of the end of summer....the German kids got out last Friday LOL so that timing wouldbe about right! I hope that isn't true - I am NOT NOT ready for summer to be over!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Playing in the Park

Getting ready to go to the park!

We had a 'play in the park' day with some good friends of ours. We are lucky enough to have some really great neighbors here including Lori ( yes her name is the same as mine!) who has a little girl close in age to Ty along with an older son - and Ty loves to play with both of them! Visiting at each others houses is pretty comonfor us :-) but today it was decided to hit the park. Fortunately this cute little park - complete with ducks, one white swan and a fountain - is not far away from our houses. We both took our bikes and Chariots to the park instead of driving....a Chariot you say? Well it is a bike trailer, jogging stroller, regular stroller and a couple other things all rolled into one! LOL This is what it looks like:
So yes, Munchkin has her very own, ahem, Chariot that awaits her in the garage :-) That's what it looks like without the bike attachment or jogging/stroller wheels on it. It is AWESOME! For anyone who is looking or a high quality multi-purpose stroller/bike trailer this is the way to go! We can bike to another town, put the stroller wheels on, lock up the bikes and go from there. I have some pics of Ty in hers - they must be on hubby's laptop.....will have to post them another time.

So onto the park we rode and we managed to escape the rain though we really had some doubts from time to time. Here are some pictures - no slide show as I cannot seem to log onto the site to make one today (grrrrr hate unreliable sites!)....

Snack time at the park!

Baby P doling out the head 'bonks'!

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

'Remember Me'...For anyone who has not seen it

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.

Nicole & Jason's visit

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

Last Trip Slide Show!

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 :)

Till later.....

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!

(LOL Hey sooner or later it will happen! :-)