Saturday, March 14, 2015

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Lieber Arm dran als Arm ab aka Open Reduction Internal Fixation Right Lateral Condyle Fracture

On January 22, 2015 Max had the - so far - longest day of his life.  At drop at 8:50 he ran over to his friends at ESSE, slipped on water, landed on his knee and an ordeal began: nurse at school, pediatrician, x-ray, orthopedic surgeon 1, orthopedic surgeon 2 until it was clear by 5 pm that he will need to have surgery.

Here are 5 weeks in pictures, starting with the weekend before said January 22.

From 2015 03 Arm dran

Monday, November 24, 2014

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Final Tally Halloween

116 pieces of candy

Top 3:


Saturday, November 1, 2014


Oh scary times, how do we love you.  This year, we had Batman and a fairy; and a very tired young girl who just wanted to play at home.  So off went Batman and the fairy with Harry Potter to visit the witch across the street.

We also saw a wonderful Medusa pumpkin.

Obviously, we had our own little pumpkin carved out too though some thought it was a little smelly.

Other houses were wonderfully decorated, too with scarecrows and ghosts watching out.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Summer is Over

It's September, we are getting settled in our rhythm of the school year and before evenings get dark, we are looking back at pictures from the past summer and what a summer it has been.  Nature Pre-School is over and Kindergarten has started.  Anna-Lena was born, Germany went to Brazil and come home with the trophy. Max has been electrified by referees and goalkeepers. We went to the beach and looked for the Presidential Retreat in the hills of Maryland. And Batman came to save us though even he couldn't find a strawberry in the gummy bear.

Vorhang hoch, let the slideshow begin.

Let's get ready for fall.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Max erster Schultag

Today was Max' first day in Kindergarten. Following German tradition, he had a Schultüte filled with goodies for school and for his big and little sister, courtesy Oma and Opa.