Summer Plans

The olympic qualification tournament has ended, and unfortunately, Australia was unable to book a ticket to Rio.  It’s obviously devastating, but we are trying to focus on the extra time we will have together as a family this summer.  That’s a pretty welcome thought as we are 5 weeks deep in the separation phase of the summer, and pretty over it.  Just another 3 weeks till we get PC back.

In the meantime, we’ve been enjoying the real summer weather here in real summery pants.

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Porkchop loves them.  IMG_1613

He was positively thrilled about our walk to the castle.
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We’ve even broken out our summertime shorts.  IMG_1634

On Sunday we joined the Spirovski’s to check out the ice cream Naschmarkt at Markthalle Neun.  It was alright.  I mean, there was plenty of ice cream, including asparagus flavored ice cream (Germans and their bloody asparagus obsession).  Jana and I sought out more unusual flavors that still sounded palatable.  I grabbed mango chili, and later we shared a scoop of moscow mule.  Both delicious, but I have to admit, I was a bit disappointed in the overall selection.  I also expected more ice cream treats like sundaes, milkshakes, or floats.  There were 2 stalls that offered cookies and ice creams, but other than that, it was just scoops.
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It was still an enjoyable afternoon, and the Spirovski’s introduced me to a delicious Bosnian restaurant/kiosk joint.   IMG_1688

Other than that, we’ve been doing mums and babies things, and starting the organizational process for our trip back to the states.
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Snickerdoodle had his u4 checkup, and second round of shots today.

Here he is doing a bit of training the other day, so he could the doc his head holding skills.

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He’s 7.84 kg, or 17.3 lbs, and 64 cm or 25 in. long.  Once again, he took his vaccinations pretty well, and has been tuckered out since then.

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We are counting down the days until our big flight!

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3 thoughts on “Summer Plans

  1. Absolutely love the first and last pics! And that shorts/moccasins combo is awesome! Mad respect to PC for how he played during the qualification tourney – the personification of execution and heart. Excited for you three to be together soon, and with all the family and friends (and cousin 🙂 in Texas! BOO on asparagus, but Hooray for ice cream!

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