Living in Eagle Heights means most of your neighbors (and friends) aren't American. Across from our apartment is two guys from Pakistan, and we have a Chinese couple living below us. Our building and the ones sharing our playground have families from Taiwan, Japan, Spain, Bangladesh, India, South Korea... etc. We've made some really, really great friends and we have yet to talk about them on our blog! Mostly because taking pictures is kind of awkward in social situations, and I usually forget to take the camera.
But, alas! We hung out at our friends, Nina and Juwe's apartment on New Year's Day for traditional German brunch -- actually not sure how traditional it is, but it was made by Germans, so there you go! Ida and Patrick (who lives in Sweden but are Finnish and German) joined us with their two sons.
The food was delicious, and the company was splendid. The kids finally consistently play well together (Atticus and Felix had a rough time for the first couple of times we hung out, mostly because Atticus is very sensitive and Felix did not know how to interact with him). But now they run away to the back bedroom and we hear nary a peep for the whole five hours we are together. It's so awesome. It also helps that the parents get along so well. I think Tim and I are meant to be Europeans.
|The stroller got stuck halfway up our hill and we had to take the kids out and carry them the rest of the way.|
|Atticus and Felix.|
|Sweet boy Justus.|
|Tallulah, displaying her snotty nose + bonked forehead.|
|Atticus and Juna are only a few months apart in age, but she is at least a foot taller. Girl is tall!|
|I LOVE the path behind our apartment. It's not long, but it's the perfect little jaunt in the woods.|
|She loooooves being outside in the snow.|
|Home again, home again.|