Sunday, February 27, 2011

More Scouts


Seemed to spend a lot of the weekend doing Scout things. Saturday we went onto the American base nearby to visit the community bank. They learned some new information about banking and came away clutching more tat! I've included a photo of them in their uniforms.

The weather has been wet this weekend so after Abi's gymnastics we did our normal stop off at the garden centre for a late breakfast and for the kids to play. After the bank visit we stopped off at Ikea, again for the play area and a quiet coffee for us! Then it was off to a retirement party in a local village. A lady from Allen's office was leaving the American Airforce. We're buying their old BMW off them when they go at the end of March. It was a good do but the cafe/bar that it was held in was a smoking place so we all had to have showers when we got home.

Sunday was wet again so I had to take Jacob and Abi off to a Scout Sunday service at the church on base. I thought it would be a child friendly service but it was dull and boring. Jacob and Abi were very well behaved - they coped better than me! I've included a photo of them joining in with the singing at the front of the church.

So I worked 4 days this week, more than I thought I was going to. Allen had Friday off and we were meant to be exploring Achen together. Unfortunately I was called into school so Allen had a day at home to himself and I was very busy at school! After school there was a curry night on base so we went along and had a chat and a very nice home made curry while the kids had pizza.

It's Culture Week at school this coming week - a run up to Carnival. Lots of activities going on and different things to wear each day. Tomorrow it's National colours, so we're off to school in red, white and blue! I'm working 4 days again so a hectic week. Abi starts swimming lessons, she's having 2 a week so we'll see how that goes. Half term coming soon - can't wait.


Sunday, February 20, 2011

Another playplace

Allen had to go to some military church thing today so, as it was rather cold out, Jacob, Abi and me went to an indoor playplace we've not tried yet. We got 2 euros off a person as we've joined Monde Verde - the outdoor place we went to last week. I took plently of snacks and nagazines too. One of the nieghbours came back from the UK yesterday and brought me 6 magazines so I was well prepared for 4 hours of them playing. Jacob and Abi would have stayed there until it shut! I have included a variety of photo from today. No doubt we will be visiting this play place again.

Working tomorrow but that's all so far. Daisy Scouts is Sing-a-long patch so that could be entertaining! Hoping to start my pilates DVD this week, need to do something to shape up.

Hope all's well

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Daisy's and other bits.


Have been busy teaching over the past few weeks. Good fun. We have also been doing lots with Daisy Scouts. It's cookie selling season here so Abi and I went onto the American base and sold Girl Scout cookies. We then went to the neighbours and sold lots to them. I have included a photo of Abi in her Daisy Scout uniform having just received 5 patches including a cookie sales one. She's loving Daisy's. Jacob's doing well with cubs too, he's nearly completed all of the tasks to his main award. We are starting to work on his Pinewood Derby car, an American car challenge that's been going for years in America.

At the weekend we went to Monde Verde, a local attraction that we have bought a years membership to. We took Allen's mum there when she visited. I've included a photo of them feeding fish, climbing a tall play thing and Abi on a roller coaster.

Allen's been in the Hague this week and is off to Germany tomorrow for the night. I'm only teaching 2 days this week which is perfect. Selling more cookies at school tomorrow. Will be cookied out soon. If any friends and family want any cookies let me know!