Recounting the second day of our Germany trip:
Our first night in Bremen was a little rough. I was totally exhausted by the time nighttime rolled around since I had basically been up for two days. But since the sun doesn’t go down until 10 at night in the summer in Germany and L was on U.S. time, he wasn’t tired when I wanted to go to bed. It took me an hour until I finally got him to sleep. So we took it easy the next day and stayed at home with Nani and Opa.
My parents have this beautiful garden all around the house and a very cute old house in the backyard that is full of antiques. My parents had an antique shop for many years when I was growing up. I love being surrounded by antiques and can’t wait to ship some of them over to have in New York one day.
After breakfast, L and I went out in the garden with Nani. The weather was just beautiful. L rediscovered the sandbox and the Trecker to play with.
For lunch, we had a delicious vegetable soup my mother had made and some Wurstchen before we went upstairs for a nap.
As is customary in the Soehlke household, after your nap you get up and have coffee and cake. We ate some cake outside in the sun and then L gave Opa, Nani and me a little concert.
Day 2 started Landon’s quest of “how many vacuums can I find and play with in Germany?” Stay tuned for many more L-and-the-vacuums pictures. In the evening he got my mother’s vacuum out of the mud room and started putting it together. If you pull out the cord and then push a button on this vacuum, it will retract all by itself, which L found fascinating. He kept pulling out the long cord through the whole living room and then sucked it back in.
That kept him occupied for quite a while while my mom and I watched some German Schnulze (love story film).
After Nani played with L on the floor for a bit…
…it was time for a snack, and L fell asleep nursing. Poor little guy was pooped.
We had had a nice, low-key second day in Bremen and it was time for “sleepys.” Good night, little man.