We’ve been here now in Germany for four days already, but I’m only now getting to post about our trip because I couldn’t charge my computer. Today I was able to get another cable with the correct plug and I can’t wait to share some pictures with you.
It’s almost 10 PM and Landon is watching Biene Maja (bee Maja), a cartoon I grew up with here in Germany. I’m letting him watch it so he gets more tired because he was up in the middle of the night due to jet lag. Hopefully we’ll make it through this night without two hours of playing in the middle.
Landon writing his own address label while we were standing in line to check in our luggage.
L wanted to see the wing from his window, and he got the best view.
He didn’t sleep one minute during the seven-hour flight although it was during the night. So guess how much sleep I got. We must have made six trips to the restroom. But at least he watched a movie and I also got to watch one.
“Nani” was so excited to see her only grandchild after a year. And of course she had a teddy bear for L, as is our tradition.
I’m surprised that I’ve yet to see this in America: advertising on paper towels in the airport restroom:
After over an hour in the car, we made it to my parent’s house in Bremen, said hello to my dad, unpacked a bit, and then took a nap for several hours although it was only 10 AM.
This is what we feasted on after we got up for lunch: my mom’s vegetable soup with potatoes and carrots:
In this picture you can already see a little of my parent’s beautiful garden with the old Fachwerkhaus they have in the back that is filled with antiques.
I’m a champion in crossing my eyes, I can cross just one or the other, and this is the first time I’ve seen L do it without the help of his finger. He’s showing potential.
After the soup I ate my favorite cake: Steusel Mohnkuchen. My mom always buys it for me when I come to visit. I made it once in America; here is the recipe for baking steusel poppy seed cake.
After lunch we went outside for a little bit. Nani had bought L a new Kettcar and the Trecker and lawn mover was still there from last year. L picked up a lot of little apples the apple tree had dropped. This year it has so many growing that it can sense it needs to drop a lot of them before they all get much bigger and break off the branches. Nature is pretty smart, and it gave L a job to feel proud about.
My parent’s garden is going to get it’s own post soon, it so beautiful. I’m waiting for another sunny day to take more pictures. Right now it’s pretty overcast most of the time and cold enough that my parent’s turned on the heat again.
In Germany, lunch is the warm meal of the day, and in the evening we usually eat open-faced sandwiches with cold cuts and sometimes salad and fruit. I love the hearty German bread and eat my fair share of it during our visits.
Opa and L had fun with the cherries.
That was our first day in Germany. It went by way too fast.