26 July 2016

Josh's last days at Vincerola, 1st July 2016

What a week! To begin, one of Josh's teachers is moving to Portugal so they organised a special breakfast for the children and parents. It was a really lovely morning celebrating a lovely teacher who will be missed.

Kindergarten Reception Class Penguins 2016:




And Josh!

Unfortunately, Amy and Leah were away the day these photos were taken. Hopefully we can put something together with them in it as well as I know Josh enjoyed his time with all of his friends this past year.

The Friday was a special day for the all of the Reception classes, they went on a surprise outing (not even the parents knew were they were going!), had pizza for dinner, watched a movie and slept over... At kinder! Josh was super excited. Don't you know it!

While Josh is away, Mummy gets attacked!

And Mummy and Daddy watch another UEFA match! This time an extremely close one going into penalties with Italy. Soooooo tense I've scared my teeth away!


The next day we go to pick up Josh and share breakfast (again). Unfortunately Josh hadn't had much sleep after viewing Finding Nemo ("It is a very sad movie, Mum. I was a bit sad") and then had a tumble in the gym in the morning; it was a teary reunion. So while we consoled Josh, Lewie checked in with the mice.

Germany loves to celebrate a child's first day at school. Part of this celebration is the Schuletute, a large cone filled with special items for school, presents and SWEETS!!! The teachers of Vincerola handmade the Schuletutes for the children. Look at these gorgeous kiddos!

The teachers also presented them with their yearbook of work and stories. Yes, there were plenty of tears today... :)

And then it was home to bed!

Play dates for young and old, 16th June 2016

Tyler and Josh surveying the scene.

A lovely day for Ben and Scott to go golfing.

Or was it just the food they went out for?

I went out to a Nachflohmarkt (Night Fleamarket), which must have been extremely good because I don't have any photos of the occasion. I'd like to say this photo was from that night, but it wasn't. It's from another night. However, it is representative.

And then I slept in. So Ben, Josh and Lew made croissants-in-a-can. The boys seem doubtful.

Sufficiently rested, we headed out for lunch.

And more burgers, this time from Freddy Schillings near Ebertplatz in the city. Currently my number 1 burger in Koeln!

We then walked along the Rhein to check out another market. Due to the severe rain recently, many areas along the Rhein were flooded. The market was supposed to be along the section where the footpath is covered by water! Oh, and Josh bought a ring.

Play date with Amadeus. Unfortunately for Josh, Amadeus won't be going to the same school next year. They had awesome time today though!

Getting ready for the next Germany match.

We watched a few of the games with our upstairs neighbours, Steffy and Kai. 

Lulu loving the warm weather, pants-off party!

Lewie's naps currently overlap with kinder pick-up time. When he is asleep, he is ASLEEP. Doors open, blinds up and still out to the world.

It can be hard to get there, but when we do arrive, Lew loves to play with the other kids.

Play date with Michael. Yes, that's them at the top of the hill that surrounds the local sports field.

What goes up, must come down...

Busy with Maths work.

Lewie play date with Abbey :)

Another play date for Lewie, this time with Lydia. They had a ball playing hide-and-seek around the sale sign!

Josh and Lew helping Daddy at the building shop.

They offer an in-line skate course for one week at Josh's kinder for the reception class children. Josh didn't mention it though so I thought he wasn't keen, until the Friday before it started when he said, "Mum I need inliners for Kinder!" Luckily, there was a market at school on that weekend and we picked up some skates and protective gear for 20 Euro! Josh was super excited and wanted to try them out straight away! Lew was also excited!

Uh-oh... I guess inliners and the trike bike don't mix.
Josh colouring his map book.

Lewie making trains.