Thursday, February 19, 2009

Dirty Thursday!

We visited Luzern on Dirty Thursday. Rowan was not impressed with all of the noise.

Important Note: We didn't know it was Dirty Thursday until we got to Lurzern.

Will my name be disclosed? I doubt it.

The end of an era.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Where did it go?

Yesterday's low point. The lady at the visitor's desk seemed very disturbed that someone would have taken the camera from inside the church.

Friday, February 13, 2009

The family area!

Today we rode a train that had a place for kids to play. There was a slide and some thing to climb on. The kids had a great time. It is too bad every train doesn't have the play area.

4 Months!

Muriel celebrated her 4 month birthday by trying a pretzel. She like it!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Six Nations?

This was big news at work yesterday. I checked out this site and think this might be even more confusing than the never ending soccer seasons.

Big Boy School

We got Rowan registered for school - or at least I think we did. It didn't seem as complicated as that day at Barnette all those years ago. We confirmed a bit of information that they already had and provided the following:
  • my cell phone number
  • Emily's cell phone number
  • my work number
  • the name of our insurance provider
  • what religious education Rowan is to receive
  • if we had a "mama du jour"

It was all in french, but I think it went fairly well. There is a parents' session in March and in July we'll find out about his teacher and which school he will attend.

Monday, February 9, 2009

You were going how fast?

Traffic has picked up on the street outside of our apartment building, so the city installed a sign that displays how fast you are going. I haven't noticed too many cars going fast, but there are lots of kids crossing the street even though there isn't a crosswalk.


Muriel having some much needed tummy time.

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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Parent Envolvement

Basel is getting serious about parents' obligations to their kids eduction.

Time Out!

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Muriel watches Grammie and Bumpa via Skype.


Some people, such as my mother and sister, get a bit cranky if there new photos aren't posted on a regular (hourly) basis. In order to appease the masses, I am providing a link to Ryon's Picasa account. He is visiting until the 22nd, so you can expect good photo coverage for the next 2 weeks.

An end to open borders already?

From the Christian Science Monitor

Hans Beck!

What would my childhood have been like without Hans Beck?

Saturday, February 7, 2009


Chateau de Morges
New photos are available on our web site.

Happy Birthday Grandma!

Grandma Catherine at 12 months with her father.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

National Siren Test

Yesterday was the national siren test, which I thought meant they would be testing the sirens throughout the country. I was a bit disappointed - I didn't hear them in Morges. What is the point of having nuclear shelters in the buildings if you can't hear the alarm telling you to use them?

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Driving in the Snow: Part II

Last week I blogged about Rowan driving his cars in the snow. It snowed for about 8hours today, so he could use real snow instead of having to look for a dusty shelf.