Thursday, April 09, 2009

home sweet hotel

Hello from beautiful Greenbelt, MD! "A Liveable Community" according to the welcome sign. For those of you who might not have heard, we are spending some time in the good ol' US of A this Spring... and it really is good to be here. :) Here's a glimpse at what we've been up to so far.

Toby thinks the king size bed is just the right size for chillaxin'.
I agree.

We went to Chuck E. Cheese for dinner last Friday. Charlotte LOVED it. She ran right up to Chuck E. and said, "Hi Mickey, I'm Charlotte." I told her his correct name about a zillion times, but at this point he is still "Mickey Cheese."

Even Toby got in on the action and rode a creepy Teletubby ride.

Daddy and Toby beat Charlotte at air hockey, but she basically understood how to play and giggled like mad the whole time.

In non-photographed news--- we have been "stimulating the economy" (aka shopping.) I, especially, have really been missing the American shopping malls... and Target. We've been eating at all of our favorite dining establishments- Red Robin is my favorite and last night we celebrated Rob's birthday at Cheesecake Factory. Yummy! (Happy birthday again my love!) And last, but of course not least, we have been catching up with some old friends and having some fun playdates. :)

On the flip side- Charlotte is a bit homesick for her toys and friends in Germany. The morning we first woke up here she said, "let's get ready to go home!" Ummm, no. Living the Eloise-hotel lifestyle gets old fast. And there are things that we really enjoy about Germany--- our friends there, being able to walk places, bakeries on every corner, book club, etc, etc. But we'll be back there before we know it.

In the meantime- we look forward to seeing family very soon and hope that you all have a very Happy Easter this weekend. :D Tschuss!


chrisnallynkids said...

Happy Birthday Rob!!! Your kids are so cute! C looks a bit like Savannah in that picture! We can't wait to see your family and the kids are going to LOVE hanging out together. We need to plan some stuff for while you're here.

Harmony said...

Ahh...Target, Cheesecake Factory...I miss American shopping SO much!! I'm jealous, our trip back is not til Sept. :( We sure miss you here though! The weather has warmed up and the trees are blooming. We had the kids playing outside at playgroup yesterday, and it was great!

Mandy said...

I second what Harmony said--we definitely miss you here!!! But don't hurry back for our sake, enjoy many many more yummy American meals! But gosh, what would I do for some chic-fil-A....... ;-)

Debsie Doodle said...

Enjoy your time back in the USA! My hubby has a meeting in Munich (so I was going to tell you guys... but I see you aren't there right now), and then we're off to Sydney. Hope you enjoy the time back on the East Coast! We'll come visit you in Germany soon!