Saturday, January 17, 2009

Cold play on the weekends

We don't usually spend much time in English Garden (since the dog incident), but we had to see the lake near the See Haus frozen over. You could walk out to the island, and all around the lake. Although we could see the area on the other side where the ice had started melting, and we were a bit concerned about the people playing hockey near there - what if they lost a puck?

It is just a bit crazy for us, Green lake hardly ever froze growing up, and to see ice everywhere, every day is just nuts. It has warmed up to the mid 30's though, and feels so warm I actually walked out without a scarf the other day. Amazing how much warmer 35 is than 20...

Alexandra in her "hermatically sealed" stroller. She is so warm with the snow suit & sleeping bag, and plastic rain shield, that you can actually see condensation on the inside of the plastic cover!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Alexandra at 8 months

Not to the day, but she is crawling!

Alexandra's first day of crawling! from Moya Z on Vimeo.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Skating at the Schloss

We spent the afternoon yesterday back at Schloss Schleissheim, this time bringing our skates! Well, at least Troy & Sophia had their skates, Alexandra & I power walked around them. Troy had never skated outdoors before, and I think it was a dream for him to be there, and to have his daughter with him!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Back to Munich

Well, we arrived back in Munich to more cold. -10 the night we arrived at the airport, but no snow. Which was kind of a relief given the past 3 weeks in Seattle.

We had heard of the canals at the varioius schloss around Munich that were frozen over, so we took a trip out to Schloss Schleissheim to check it out. This is the main canal leading between the 2 palaces, and it was completely frozen over - at least 8 inches thick from the bubbles you could see below your feet. Amazing, and we will definately be coming back for some skating.