I skipped taking picture on Day 4 here because my mom was in bed with some stomach virus all day and Landon and I just hung out at home.
On day 5, my mother and L and I went to the local mall. It’s pretty small compared to American malls, but indoors, which is appreciated because it rains a lot in North Germany. We just walked around a bit, L ate some pizza and I had a baked potato, and I bought a few German kid’s books for L I’m going to bring back. The reason for our trip there was getting a cable with the correct plug to charge my laptop so I can blog :)
In the afternoon, friends who live across the street with their twin boys came over for dinner. And my best friend Danja, who I have known since we were three, came by after work and also stayed for dinner.
Danja was one of my three bridesmaid and flew all the way to New York to see me get married at Lyndhurst Castle, along with my other two German girlfriends.
The boys plus Danja had a lot of fun playing with tons of Lego I unearthed in the attic that used to belong to my brother, and after dinner L helped with a puzzle Yannik wanted to finish.
The next morning, L helped “Opa” put on his shoes with the shoe horn so we could walk to a local little shopping center to have breakfast and go on our “candy run” at the supermarket. Remember last year’s candy run at the same supermarket?
L enjoying a sample of German cake — after having a Broetchen with Nutella.
Germans are usually not the flag-waving kind — I didn’t even learn the lyrics of our national anthem in school — but since we have the Women’s Soccer World Cup here right now, stores are filled with souvenirs. I was tempted to buy that hat, but where would I wear it?
You can buy alcohol in every supermarket here. We ended up buying this foam sword for L, and about 15 bags of gummy bears.
This advertisement for meat cracked me up because seeing all that meat makes me NOT want to buy or eat it :)
And since all we do here in Germany is eat or sleep it seems, it was time for lunch once we got back. I warmed up some leftovers from dinner we ate in the garden.
This is the back of my parent’s house. It sits on a big corner lot and really is a little slice of paradise.
My mom and L had to look into the sun, so I told L to open his eyes on the count of three – and I guess opening his mouth goes along with it :)
L was running loops around the house and I scared him for fun so much that he screeched like a little girl, but then he wanted to do it over and over again. Couldn’t get enough of it. We must have run around the house 10 times. I don’t think the neighbors have heard that much happy screaming in a long time.
He loves to be “locked” into the “dungeon” — my mom’s shed for gardening containers under the front steps.
I was only able to finally coax L inside by mentioning the words “ice cream.”
Perfect end to another perfectly lazy day in Germany.