Saturday, January 26, 2008

Sophia's Room

The cleaner came, and Sophia's room is just about finished, so we can finally post some photos. I think we'll end up going room by room on these posts. My goal is to get thru 2 boxes a day, so it will be a while before everything is up & running!
Her room is so big, it has become the general play room & so great when we have friends over... The kids can go nuts, and then we just close the door at the end of the day!
And no, we haven't used a fish-eye lens in the room. Due to our (very) old building with floors that have been re-built & settled about 4 times over the last 100 years the center of Sophia's room is actually about 6 inches lower than the base of the walls. It took a while to get used to it, and we had to pick a location for her bed that she wouldn't roll out of every night. Now we just have to get the handy man in to attach all of her furniture to the walls so the pieces don't fall over as we walk by!

Monday, January 21, 2008

Sophia's German

Sophia has been attending a bi-lingual class since we arrived in October, and I am amazed at how much German (and Bavarian) she is learning, and using in the appropriate situations... We first noticed it at the swimming pool after about 3 weeks, when she was playing with a floatie toy and another child came dangerously close to her and she said (screamed) "das ist meine!"
This morning we were tidying thing up and she looked at me and said "I say aufräumen at school, its like Mary Poppins."