SJ on the Move

Saturday, December 27, 2008

SJ's Iceman

SJ helped our neighbors build a snowman. Since the snow is pretty frozen by now it is actually an iceman. SJ made a slide out of it and enjoyed climbing up and slipping down.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

The Three Hour Wait

Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful wait
That started at the local airport, when we left the gate.

The mate was a little cute blonde girl, the Skipper was tired and sore
Three passangers set off that night for a three hour wait.
A three hour wait.

The weather outside was getting rough, the bag unloader was frozen
If not for fierceness of Old Man winter they'd be home by now.
They'd be home by now.

They waited for their bags that night in what seemed a deserted place
They couldn't leave and go home or their bags would be lost.
Their bags would be lost.

Three hours later they finally came and not a moment too soon.
With the big green one, the garment bag too, the little black one and its wife.
The SJ girl, the Daddy, and the Mommy
Finally went home!

If you could not gather from my rendition of Gilligan's Island theme song we had to wait 3 hours for our luggage after arriving home from Germany. The freezing weather froze the bag unloader and we were told, nearly 2 hours after we started waiting that we couldn't leave the customs area without our bags or we would not receive them. I don't know what Northwest was planning on doing with our bags if we left, but it certainly scared us into not leaving.

SJ was quite the trooper and played with the wife of one of Nathan's coworkers also on our flight. When we finally got our bags and got through customs we loaded up into a taxi for the slow, snowy ride home. Yes, it was snowy. Apparently all weekend it snowed in Boston with 1-2 feet of snow awaiting us when we got home. It wasn't the happiest of home comings, but we were so grateful to be home with all our luggage.

By the way, the little stuffed puppy SJ is holding in the picture is a replacement for her beloved Bear. We realized we left Bear at home as soon as we got to Logan Airport the day we left. We told SJ we'd buy her a new stuffed toy at an airport as soon we saw one. We bought this one while changing planes in Amsterdam. She actually did great with the new puppy and slept fine with it, but was very glad to be reunited with Bear when we got home!

Return to Germany

SJ, Nathan, and I had a brief 5 day trip back to Germany this week. Nathan spent much of his time in business meetings while SJ and I enjoyed the old stomping grounds from when we lived there back in 2006. SJ did great adjusting to the time change and overall she was great on our trip!

SJ enjoyed climbing on the wooden train. This one is a new one right near our old apartment.

SJ rediscovers the yummy goodness of the Belgain Waffles at the Christmas Market. One day she ate 2 whole ones by herself. She did not want to share with anyone! I think she might put a Belgain Waffle maker on her Christmas list this year!
Admiring the animated stuffed animal window display at the local department store with friends, Tomas and Camilla.

SJ and Tomas enjoy riding the kiddy rides at the Christmas Market! Last time we were her when SJ was 2 she had a lot of trouble understanding there was a limit to how many times she could ride. Thankfully this time she had a better understanding that she was limited to riding only a couple times and we avoid major meltdowns!
SJ spent one night with German friend, Jona, and his parents. They had a great time together and Jona got SJ hooked on Fireman Sam cartoons!

Monday, December 15, 2008

First Gingerbread House

(Finally a new post!) SJ and I made a gingerbread house. Well, we didn't actually make the gingerbread. It comes premade in a handy kit.

It was somewhat difficult for us to work together on this project. SJ being 4 and working on her fine motor skills and me trying to make the icing perfectly smooth. Thankfully, SJ was happy putting on the decorations while I did the icing.

In the end it came out great!