holiday snapshot number six: company

During our last days at my parent’s garden, the little one and I enjoyed the company of my sister and her family. While I enjoyed the time to catch up a little bit, the little one was delighted to observe her older cousins – and to kiss and pet and watch the so far youngest member of the family. It’s always heartwarming to see the kids play together (peacefully, I may add!!). I pray that her enthusiasm for babies will last a bit longer 😉

Since a few days we are back in Switzerland and although our holiday was beautiful and relaxing I felt it was about time to get back home. Climbing the top bed in the night train isn’t getting easier when being nine months pregnant, and both the little one and myself were missing Karsten a lot. The little one has learned so much during the last three weeks that he felt a completely different child was coming back home. She is talking (and talking and talking) and getting more and more independent (at least she wants to be….doesn’t work out every now and then, unfortunately). She is also getting incredibly active which kind of contradicts my longing for sleep and staying in the shadow. Somehow we need to figure out how to make her tired during the next weeks. Temperatures are over 30°Celsius each and every day, we wake up completely sweaty in the morning and my feet are killing me (I normally am a huge fan of a hot water bottle in my bed in order to warm my feet, but right now I am using an ice pack instead and it still doesn’t get better). But there is lots to be done and still some stuff to be prepared….exciting times are lying ahead!

Please note: yes, the kids are painting the bench with water and yes, they are weeding the garden path, but they were doing it completely voluntarily…

About erdhummel

Familial entropy - that's an insight into our current life which has been fundamentally changed last summer when our daughter was born. Having studied in Cottbus, Germany, and worked/studied in Edinburgh, Scotland, we momentarily live in a small town in Switzerland where Karsten is trying to save the environment and Freddie is trying to save our sanity. Since there is not much time for elaborate, long emails while doing that, we thought a blog might be a good option to smuggle ourselves into the lifes of our friends.
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2 Responses to holiday snapshot number six: company

  1. caro says:

    My middle one is asking every day when we wil visit you! It seems she enjoyed the little ones company very much, who would have thought so (after last summer, where she was extremely annoyed by the little ones mere presence!)….glad she changed her mind.

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