It is getting pretty warm here! I wish I packed more short sleeves so I may have to go buy one. There is definitely a transition in the 2 weeks that we have been here. People were still in winter gear and scarves when we first got here and now everyone is in tank tops and shorts! Our little dude was wearing shorts and knee socks yesterday and was absolutely adorable!
The evening visit went very well. We did our usual thing and when it was time to drop him back off to the nanny, she reached her arms out to him, and he didn't budge. She made a motion for him to go to her and he still didn't budge and actually turned his face away. haha. The nanny then gave me a look that said, "see? he's yours now!" I think they like to see that happen because it's a sign of bonding...
Chris just went to the grocery store to see if he can find hot dogs. We are both craving some American food. The food is actually pretty good here, much more flavorful than food in Germany... McDonald's is actually better than the ones in the states to me! But anyway, thank you for reading... thank you for praying for our safety from yesterday's events... Please keep praying! I miss my girls dearly and want to see them so bad. This momma's heart is WAY torn.
The one we see everyday is a depiction of Grandpa and the Enormous Turnip. The story goes like this... a farmer, Grandpa, grows a turnip one day that he cannot pull up. He enlists the help of grandma and all them folks, which the story usually includes animals too, and eventually they pull the turnip up. The story teaches the value of team work. It is of Russian/Slavic origin.
This last one is of the Frog King. Basically the girl loses her most prized possession, her ball, in a lake. A frog on a nearby lillypad offers to get the ball for her in exchange for her being his companion. She accepts and gets her ball back, but is reluctant to follow through on her end of the bargain. When all is said and done, it turns out that the frog is actually a king's son, and they are married. This is actually a German fairy tale.
There are others, but these are honestly the highlights. It is neat that they had someone paint these, even if they are not the best works of art. I hope the kids enjoy them as much as I did learning about the stories!
See ya'll tomorrow!