Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Keanna is always eager to help with food, and today I was pretty eager to show her the basics to barbecueing.
Here we are with the veggies, cheese, and the beef. Keanna is just waiting for her chance to pounce on the burger and hot dogs with her tongs and oven mit.
While Keanna eats all of the perfectly sliced cheese, I'm realizing that only a few things make me feel more manly than assembling the barbecue which is cooking the beef which my family is about to eat.
But the manly feelings quickly fade as a I realize that I get a blisters from assembling a barbecue. Can you believe how soft these hands are? No, I didn't get this blister from a shovel, ax, sword, or anything manly like that. This jewel came from using a screwdriver. In my defense, however, the screwdriver is manual--not electric; plus I didn't even have any gloves.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
The German Kindergarten has had many ups and downs for Keanna, currently we are on an up. The other day she told me that she wanted to go to school everyday, and that she wants to learn German (she hasn't always been so enthusiastic). She has been doing well and is always picking up new words. I am often corrected, by Keanna, on my German pronunciation. Its just nice to be on an up.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
- The other day I was pulled over for going 7 miles over the speed limit. I got a 20 euro ticket. OUCH! Keanna was very curious about this, I explained to her it was a BAD ticket and I got it for speeding. 5 minutes later she says "Mommy, I'm very dissapointed in you for speeding, I hope you don't do it again." Wow, she laid that one on thick!
P.S. let me add that this was my first ticket EVER
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
- She has a good sense of humor and enjoys laughing.
- Ayla definitely has her own opinions about what she is going to wear. Typically she dresses herself to look like a little homeless girl.
- Until about a month ago Ayla didn't like movies or the TV. Within the past month she has caught on, a little.
- Ayla adores Keanna. In the morning when Justin takes Keanna to preschool she will look out the window and cry "Na Na." When she wakes in the morning she asks "Na Na, go?"
- Ayla is a terrible sleeper. It hasn't bothered me, but when I wake up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom, I will hear her in her bedroom talking to herself. From infancy she has done this. I hope she grows out of this one, for her sake!
- Ayla is really good at keeping herself entertained. She will wander around the house finding toys to play with or paper to color.
- Ayla loves meat especially ground beef. When I cook it she will pull up a chair and wait for me to turn my back so she can start eating. Make Uncle Jake proud!
I love my sweet Ayla. I can't imagine life without her.
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Next, we went over to Trafalgar Square ABOVE(this is basically central London) and made a quick stop in the National Gallery. The National Gallery is full of European Paintings. I wish Holly or my Mother were there to educate me about painting.
Day 2: That morning we visted the Victoria and Albert Museum. This was one of my favorites. It had soo many forms of artwork from home decor, musical instruments, clothing, statues... I enjoyed myself so much, I didn't want to leave, we ended up missing the changing of the guards. Oh well!
Next, we stopped by the British Museum and we were shocked by all of the mummies.
That evening we went to Les Miserables. This is one of Justin's favorites. It wasn't a Big Show production like WICKED, but the music was incredible. We HAD to see it.
Day 3: We headed over to the Tower of London (ABOVE) and nearly spent all day here. The history here was amazing. Kings and Queens lived here for hundreds of years. There was a chapel here that was the tombstone for 1500 people. Only 30 or so have been identified. Many prisoners were imprisoned then beheaded within these walls. So much history... so little time.
Later that evening we walked past Buckingham Palace and stopped into another church for an Organ concert.