200th Post!!!

So I have had this blog for 5 years now and am just hitting my 200th post.  If that isn't a testament to my lack of consistency then I don't know what is!  :)  Oh well, here's to trying a little harder.

Big Girl Bean started German Kindergarten on Monday and is LOVING it.  She is going to be having German lessons every morning with some other students that don't speak German very well for an hour and then the rest of the day will be kindergarten.  It's 7 hours a day, 5 days a week with an hour and a half break in the middle of the day where she gets to come home for lunch.  The school is literally only 1 block from our house and we walk to and from every day.  Very convenient.

Toddler Bean is getting so big so fast!  He is potty training now and let me tell you, not nearly as easy as his sister.  He just doesn't have the same attention span she had.  He loves his potty and will use it no problem.  But still doesn't care if he goes in his pull up either.  In fact, we went straight from diapers to panties with Big Girl Bean and only used pull-ups for night time.  He however needed the transition to pull-ups first.  Gonna try giving it another couple weeks then moving to underwear.  He's been in pull-ups for about 2 weeks now and I think the progress is good.

We are all moved into the house now.  I have all but toddler Bean's room unpacked and our bedroom.  We have a lot of stuff in those two rooms unpacked just not everything.  Today will be concentrated on toddler Bean's room I think. 

Mr. Bean's sister is pregnant and due the end of July.  This will be grandchild #4 for this side of the family.  Currently there are 2 boys and 1 girl so perhaps they will even it out.  Can't wait either way.  I LOVE BABIES!!!

Christmas was great.  Mr. Bean's sister and her family came to spend it with us since they are also living here in Germany.  The kids had a great time playing together and Mr. Bean and his brother-in-law made a big igloo in the side yard for all 7 of us to fit in.  It was crazy but really neat.  Mr. Bean wound up getting some new sunglasses and a TON of tools for Christmas.  He was pretty funny how giddy getting tools made him.  :)  Big girl Bean got a 4 foot tall doll house with accessories along with Barbies and some movies.  She was speechless and believe me, that's a feat in itself.  Toddler Bean got a singing pirate boat with blocks and some matchbox car toys and movies.  Also some of the most adorable clothes every compliments of the grandparents and Aunt and Uncle Baby Brother Bean.  Now, I do have to say, Mr. Bean way out did himself for me for Christmas.  Not only did I get the new Clive Cussler book that was just released and one of my favorite movies, 17 Again, but Mr. Bean also got me a Video Camera and THIS RING!!!!!! 

I picked it out at Papa Bean's store back in October and thought maybe one day in a couple years if they still had it maybe we would go back and get it but never in my wildest dreams did I think I would have it 2 months later.  It's a light blue Sapphire with Diamonds all around.  Perfect!

New years we went to Mr. Bean's sister's house and had a great time playing with fireworks and just hanging out.  Oh and I also got to go see the new Harry Potter movie while we were down there.  Mr. Bean saw Tron.  His opinion, no 3D effects at all and not worth the theater fare.  My opinion on Harry Potter, can't wait for the second installment!

The Igloo

New Christmas Clothes

His 'Spy Car' shirt with matching pants!

That's about all the updates for the moment.  More soon I'm sure.  Hope you enjoyed all the pictures!


Blogger Liz said...

Ahhh, they are getting so big! And they are so stinkin' cute!!

7:55 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

So precious! I can't believe how they are growing up so fast! So how do you think it would be, to live in an igloo? : ) Looks fun but I do like my cozy home!

Sounds like you had a WONDERFUL Christmas! Happy New Year to you and Dave and the babies (who are NOT babies... except I want them to be!)
Love and Hugs,

4:22 PM  

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