We haven't been able to do as many things in Europe so far. First we were car-less, when we got a car, we had to move in to our house. After that was done, I was too pregnant to go anywhere too far away from the hospital. Now, we are waiting for little Lyla to get her passport because we don't want to be accused of baby smuggling ;) We set up the appointment right after she was born and the first appointment wasn't until september 15th! And then It will be another 6 weeks to wait. Kind of a bummer!
But thank goodness there are a lot of fun things to do right here in Germany! The other day we went to Pottenstein. It is only about 40 minutes from where we leave and ohhhh we loved it! We will definitely be going back because there are a lot of other fun things to do there!
We went to a natural swimming pool which was gorgeous! The water was pretty cold, but it felt great since we the weather has been blazing hot and we are getting accustomed to feeling like we are melting. I didn't really get to swim much because I was holding Lyla, but jeff and jane had a blast together. Europeans don't have many qualms about complete strangers seeing them naked. We were lucky to escape only having seen one old naked man ;) We love love love this swimming pool and will definitely come back. Oh and the best part is that it is FREE!
Have I ever told you that bees pretty much rule the world here? BECAUSE THEY DO. Germans don't believe in pest control, but they DO believe that getting stung by bees and swatting 7 thousand bees out of your face on the daily should be the norm. So yeah, bees were there in abundance, obviously- but that was the only damper on this sweet little outing.
The next thing we did in Pottenstein was rent some paddle boats. It was the most beautiful, calm lake and we were the only ones boating at the time. The weather was also perfect. Just perfect. Jane picked out the red boat, and loved watching the ducks sticking their heads in the water looking for...who knows what! "Momma, those ducks are funny!" It was a perfect activity for our little family of four and we all loved it- including Lyla. Mostly just because I was able to nurse her because there wasn't another human in sight. Perfect :)
After we left pottenstein we went to a little town near where we live and did a little walking around. A little ooh-ing and ahh-ing over the colorful buildings and overflowing flower boxes. LOVE.
AND it just so happened we ran into this cute little ice cream store. Wow thank goodness because it was the BEST EVER- coming from someone who isn't much of an ice cream person, I was in heaven! But Jane was in an even more spectacular heaven because she IS an ice cream girl and I don't know if anything makes her as happy as her very own ice cream cone :)
A day for the books. Or...the blog. :)