Merry Christmas!

Scott, Damien, and I spent Christmas Eve and Christmas Day together.

Here’s a picture from Christmas Eve. This is Scott and Damien on Skype with Rob and Robin. We then called my parents and Damien opened his presents from them: clothes, a Sesame Street bus, Cars-themed Pez, and a picture viewer.

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Christmas Day was a little more eventful. Damien woke us up around 5:30 AM…After breakfast, Damien opened the rest of his presents.

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Here’s a video of the events. Warning–it’s over 10 min long! And don’t mind Scott…he was a little bit picture-happy.

Here is Scott and Damien playing with his new bubble gun…We also colored in his new coloring book and played with homemade play-dough that I made the other day. He was busy today!

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After opening presents, we went over to one of Scott’s coworker’s home to eat Christmas brunch. It was delicious. We didn’t stay very long after we ate though so we could put Damien down for his nap. Plus, Damien feels he must touch everything which gets old real fast. I made dinner and dessert tonight for Christmas dinner. We had ham, scalloped potatoes, mixed vegetables, and sugar cookies. It was my very first time making scalloped potatoes and sugar cookies. Everything turned out great except for the sugar cookies…even though they look good from the picture. Oh well, can’t win them all.

IMG_0090So that was our Christmas this year. Damien has been playing with all of his new toys. Thank you everyone who sent something. I know I still have a few things on the way in the mail too.

Trier

Scott and I spent our Friday in Trier which is Germany’s oldest city. It’s about an hour drive from where we live and it turned out to be a great adventure. Damien joined us since our daycare center was closed, but he was well-behaved…at least until we got home 😛

The “Porta Nigra” or Black Gate built around 180 A.D.

Damien and I in the central market area.

Damien and I in front of the “Karl Marx Haus” or Karl Marx’s birthplace which is also a museum.

Damien and I inside the Karl Marx Haus Museum.

The Imperial Baths

Damien and I at the Imperial Baths (look closely!)

Another Imperial Bath picture

Scott and I getting a delicious ice cream treat at the mall before heading home.

Neighborhood Walk

Yesterday I took Damien for a short 10 min walk around our neighborhood in his stroller. He seemed to really enjoy it (based on the fact that he was calm and didn’t make a peep) and I got in a little bit of exercise. The weather was nice and our neighborhood is so pretty. It was just perfect. Then I came home and Damien was fussy again…Oh well…at least I got a short break. 

First Castle

Visited my first castle here in Germany in Heidelberg on 11 Dec. Also, went to the Christmas market and drank some hot “Christmas” wine. It wasn’t good, but I got a sweet 2010 Christmas-themed mug out of it.