Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Busy Bee and Elephants

We were so excicted to celebrate Halloween with Hannah this year and to take her trick or treating. We practiced several times at our door on what to do.  We went to a Halloween party at Matt and Casey's house and Hannah dressed up as a bee.  I was a butterfly and Scott was a pirate.
Hannah jumping on the trampoline before we left
Such a cute little bee
Hannah kept saying I was a flower....
On Halloween Hannah carved a pumpkin with grandma Jeannie.  And yes she is wearing her princess dress, but that had nothing to do with Halloween.  She loves to wear that on a daily basis.
We also had dance on Halloween
And a Halloween treat....
For trick or treating Hannah and Scott both dressed up as elephants.  Love the costumes!  It was fairly warm out and they both got hot really fast.  Hannah didn't keep the hat on for very long and after taking it off she looked more like a little rat :)
Hannah did not like trick or treating by herself, but once we met up with our neighbors kids sher loved it.  She has a full bucket of candy, but she has only asked for it once since Halloween (and I have it sitting in the pantry).  She likes sweets, but I think she would much rather have a piece of cheese.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Germany Part 2

I am still playing catch up, but I should be done soon.  Don't be surprised if you see Halloween pictures on Thanksgiving day.
During our time in Germany we went to a German National Team soccer game in Duesseldorf with my brother .  It was the last qualifier for the Euro Cup next year and they played Belgium (Germany won 3:1).  The atmosphere was not nearly as exciting as a Cologne game.  Scott said it was more of a "wine and cheese" crowd, but nevertheless it was fun to see the national team play.
Not even a week later we went to a Cologne game with my brother and Ashley.  Those games are always a blast.  The Cologne team is not exactly a great team, but they have the best fans.
A Cologne game would not be the seem without a few Kolsch beers
Hot air balloon over the stadium
How great is this beer carrier?
Cologne won and we celebrated with another beer
We also visited the zoo again.  Hannah loved the monkeys.
I have to admit the little monkeys were pretty fun to watch

Hananh ate the entire sausage.  That's my littel german girl.

The playground at the zoo is always fun

Hannah loved playing with this little broom my mom has.  She took it everywhere for a while.  We went for a walk and Hannah took the broom and cleaned the sidewalk.
Chasing Volker around.....
The next day Hannah put my moms shoes on, took the broom and went outside to sweep the sidewalk again
On our last day we celebrated my brothers birthday and Hannah helpoed to open his gifts