Nothing much new here in Germany. But since it has been awhile since I've posted anything, I thought I'd upload some recent photos.
This past Friday we had an Organization Day - meaning fun at the local park. There was a dunk tank (I was thankfully spared from having to go in), a barbeque, and lots of other fun activities. Towards the end of the fun, Ian and Leah discovered the face painting area (Leah just got hearts on her arms, kind of like a sailor tatoo ;) which I didn't photograph). Ian wanted a kitty face, and this is what he got. I'm not sure why he is growling here, as the only other noise he made previously was meows.
Then on Saturday we had a lazy day at home while we waited for the Mittelaltermarkt (that's spelled correctly by the way - took a quick Google to verify!) at the castle above the house to open up. As you can see, Ian was just overexcited and bouncing around with joy at the thought.
We finally made it to the castle around 3 or so in the afternoon. For those of you who've never been to one of the Renaissance-type festivals - the Germans really go all out. Most of them come dressed in their armor, complete with swords, knives, daggers, etc. They cook their brats over an open, wood fire (delicious), and being Germany, serve refreshing beer nearly every 100 meters or so. Near the tower of the ruined castle, they had this blacksmith who was making little things for sale, decorative things like hooks and such.
Other than that, not much else is new here. I hope all is well out there with everyone.