Sunday, April 28, 2013

Weekend Recap

Another weekend is over. And how exciting it was!

I had to work late again. I introduced one of my colleagues to Erlangen's famous Eishaus (ice cream place with the most amazing flavors!) during my lunch break though. When I finally got home, I found a letter from the district building commission in the mail box. More issues to deal with! Luckily, the developer of the subdivision is taking care of it and I hope to finally receive good news about the building application by the end of May. Lily had her first ever sleep-over at a friend's house, and was set and ready to head out as soon as I opened the door. Definitely a bitter-sweet moment, the girls grow up so quickly! Violet was very upset about her sister not being home for bed time and ended up sleeping in Lily's bed to feel better. Later in the evening, we had our friends over for another night of D-20 Modern; lots of fun, as usual!

Violet and I went shopping in the morning before picking up Lily from her friend's house. Those girls have barely slept!! Later that morning, Lily, Violet, and I baked a whole bunch of chocolate chip cookies; all the chocolate easter bunnies are gone now! My parents came over for Lily's kindergarten open-door event. The motto was "media", and the kids had put so much effort into it. Each classroom had a different exhibit, from picture books the kids had made, to an exhibit on message transmission from 1900 until today, musicals, audio books, movies, etc. Lily's new classroom was also officially opened. The highlight (at least for me) was the group of older kids dancing the "Gangnam Style", it was SO much fun watching them. Our mayor was supposed to dance with them but had to cancel due to a pressing engagement, bummer. Lily's class created a journal of the building of the new rooms with illustrations and pictures they took themselves and also shot a documentary about it. Needless to say, it was a busy day and everyone was so tired at the end of the day. Lily fell asleep as soon as her head hit the pillow. Richard played a game with his friend online and I finished some laundry and read my book until I fell asleep.
One of the two pages Lily designed on "Electricity"

Violet cuddles with us until 9am!! It's so good to sleep in for once. We all had breakfast and cleaned the house a little. I watched the Sunday noon fairy tale movie with the girls before making lunch. The afternoon was spent crafting, drawing pictures, and watching Wallace & Gromit, definitely a lazy day! The girls and I snacked on cookies and milk before cooking dinner. We had a broccoli and cauliflower cheesy caserole and turkey steaks for Richard and the girls. Yummie! After bath and bedtime, Richard and I watched the new "Doctor Who" episode. Love "Doctor Who"!

On to a new week! Monday, we'll meet with the oral surgeon to determine the treatment plan for Richard and Thursday, Violet is hitting yet another huge mile stone: our baby is starting kindergarten!! I'm so excited for her to go, but I'm a little sad as well; won't be able to tell myself that she's my baby for much longer...


  1. Sounds like a great weekend! How exciting that Violet is starting kindergarten. :)

    1. It's really such a bitter-sweet moment. I'm so excited for her to take this step, and it is important for her to finally become more independent. But somehow, I'd wish she'd still be my little baby. Maybe it's the youngest child syndrom?