Monday, October 31, 2011

Berlin in Bits...Day 2

We were a group of 8 kids and 3 moms, that meant that our choice of sites needed to be very kid-friendly... so our second day of adventures in Berlin included the Zoo and the Aquarium...(almost all of the pictures are courtesy of Abby, Luke and Levi :)

we saw lots of animals


climbed and just enjoyed one another

and they all got a kick out of this fountain :) hee hee!

after walking through the zoo, then we were off to the aquarium

It really was a fantastic day and if you get the chance...they are two fun places to visit!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Berlin in Bits... Day 1

Berlin was so fun!  While Brad and Lindsay took part in the City to City Conference with Tim Keller, I got to do fun things with the kiddos and a few families from the WHM Prague Team!

Our first adventure took place at the Legoland Discovery Center

Lots of playing, lots of building and lots of fun!

Then we were off for some sugar!  Yep- there is Dunkin Donuts in Berlin and I am proud to say that we stopped there more than once :)

We met up with the dads for dinner at Berlin Burrito Company...which we all would highly recommend, and then we went quickly to see some of the famous sites

On a side note, the last time Brad and I were in Berlin together, was in 1998, and we were visiting missionaries throughout German speaking Europe.  It was in Berlin where we learned we were pregnant with Luke!  Big surprise.  VERY BIG.  But very GOOD! :)

Checkpoint Charlie

Remnants of the Berlin Wall

Brandenburg Gate


(sorry about the quality of the photos...most of them were taken from the car)

Stay tuned for Days 2 and 3!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

School Happenings...

Even though we were pretty exhausted from a great trip to Berlin (pictures to come)...we couldn't miss the Fall Festival held at ICSV last night

One of our favorite teachers, Miss Gerdes, rocked the fall sweater vest ;)

there were lots of games and candy, but the chocolate marshmallow game was by far our kiddos favorite

first one must don a garbage bag

then get blindfolded

then dip your marshmallow in chocolate

then let the fun begin!

and the kids also liked watching the teachers get "pied"
here is the school's director being a good sport!

And in other school news...
Abby received this month's Fruit of the Spirit Award...Self Control!  Way to go Abby :)

Friday, October 21, 2011

It's really Friday again?

Last weekend we had a fantastic time at Apfelhof!

:: The weather was perfect, the fellowship was fun and the food was delicious.

:: We came home with BAGS of apples and potatoes.  We have made tons of applesauce and I plan on making THESE too!

:: and speaking of baking, we can't stop eating these delicious Snickerdoodles!

other happenings this week...
:: Luke had his last soccer game of the season
:: I signed up for another round of German classes
:: we finally ordered our new kitchen from IKEA!
:: and the kiddos began their Fall break today :)

Happy Weekend and Flower Friday to you!

Friday, October 14, 2011


Based on the photos from my phone... I think I am gravitating towards all things orange 

I guess that means that Fall is really finally here. And that makes me happy :)
(And no, that is not our chameleon, Mo...that is a grown one that we saw at the pet store)

This weekend we are headed to Apfelhof.  I am sure more orange photos will be coming your way.

Flower Friday...sort of

Hope you can find some leaves to play in...

Happy Weekend!