Wednesday, October 31, 2007

A Swiss Halloween

Unfortunately, the Swiss don't celebrate Halloween like back in the states so we had to get a little creative with the costumes. As you can see, we didn't try too hard. We still enjoyed picking and carving pumpkins, and going to a Halloween Carnival our stake puts on for the American kids.

Brooke is supposed to be a movie star, but the feather boa and necklaces didn't last very long.

Sunday, October 21, 2007


We have some new next door neighbors! Not even the electric fence detered Brooke, who was determined to feed the lambs. (Don't worry grandparents, the voltage is very low.)

Saturday, October 20, 2007

A Saturday spent in Zug

The Schaftboden playground on top of the Zugerberg. This awesome park was made to order for the mini-adventurer. The teeter-totter, tunnels and jungle-gyms are all made out of trees. There is even a zip line that unfortunately our kids were a little too little to enjoy. It was a surprisingly sunny day (albeit freezing!) and the drive to the top was gorgeous with colorful leaves and gorgeous views.

It was a little warmer underground. We drove to the Hollgrotten Caves to see 20,000 year old stalactites and stalagmites.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Happy Birthday!

Happy 2nd Birthday Kiddos!

1) An easle with art supplies will hopefully keep them entertained indoors during a Switzerland winter. (Our kellogg friends will notice that Brooke's boot novelty has not worn off) 2) Some fun wooden toys we picked up in Germany 3) Admiring wrapped presents 4) Anyone who knows me knows I can never hold out all the way when it comes to surprises, presents or celebrations. So I had to let the kiddos open up at least one present the night before. They were almost as excited about Grandma and Grandpa's birthday cards as they were their new loveys. They made us sing "Happy Birthday" about 10 times before we could put them down!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

The Romantic Road, Germany

We headed up to Germany this weekend to enjoy the changing leaves and beautiful fall weather. We spent Friday and Saturday nights in an adorable old medieval town called Rothenburg and slowly made our way back home on Sunday stopping at a few more towns along the Romantic Road, including a quick visit to the Neuschwanstein castle.

Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

Brooke is already showing signs of a promising shopaholic

Playing with leaves

Neuschwanstein Castle