Monday, September 6, 2010

August 31 to September 5, 2010

Me and my honey!!
geese and ducks every where we looked

My girls, Wendy and Kaitlyn

the day was kind of smoggy, so the colors weren't as vivid as usual.

Another week has come and gone. I don't know that anyone is reading about our adventures, but it's okay because I am journaling more for our children now then for anyone else. This last week was pretty uneventful for the most part.

Last Monday was Kaitlyn's first day of school and the week went pretty quickly for her. She has a small class of 22 students. She has made a few friends and loves going to school. She is very excited about art and host nation classes. Host nation class is about the nation in which we live, she will be learning French and Dutch during this class. She is very excited about that. PE is on Mondays so I suspect Mondays will be a hard day to get her to go to school because she doesn't care for PE. But then again maybe this teacher is better than the teachers she has had in the past.

Thursday we were able to navigate our way to the Army Garrison where the clinic is so that we could get Kaitlyn's shots and allergy paperwork signed by the doctor. The clinic is extremely small and it took us three hours to get done with everything that should've only taken an hour at most. Oh well, it's done and she's good for a few years. She is a big baby! She cried and made herself sick. I don't remember the other girls being that over wrought about getting shots.

Saturday brought a lazy day for us. We went to the HUGE park in Tervuren. There are birds EVERY where. The lake I believe is man-made and full of ducks, geese, and some demon bird that we can't figure out. People walk and bicycle around the lake. It is a beautiful park, full of shade and lots of grass. Of course, close to the lake where all the birds hang out is full of "bird poop."

While we were driving around getting to different places this week we discovered something odd...there are NO stop signs!!! There are stop lights, but no stop SIGNS. You must always yield to the right no matter what. We thought Italian drivers were crazy, the Belgians are ten times worse!!

Sunday was another interesting day in church....everything was in FRENCH!! I don't understand a word, it's a good thing we have translators.

Today, Monday, Labor Day is a day off for the Americans, but all the stores in town are open. It's awesome. Dave is home from work, Kaitlyn is home from school and we get to do a little sightseeing maybe. I think we are going to go to the park this afternoon, just because we can.

The geese were going nuts about something, so we tried to get a video of them squackin'.

1 comment:

GG said...

I enjoy reading your blogs and learning about the places you live, experiences you have and your wonderful family. Thanks. Pat