One of our favorite places to go is Hochblauen (literally translated “High Blue”. At the top of the mountain is a stairwell with a platform at the top and you can see 3 countries: Germany, France, & Switzerland! It’s pretty fantastic! We definitely wanted to share this with our kids…however, we’d forgotten that the stairs & the platform are not solid…as in they are made of metal, but you can see through them. Audrey lasted about 3 seconds at the top & Ezra about 30 seconds! Oh, well! The view is still beautiful from the ground!
Sunset over France
Looking towards Switzerland…it doesn’t show up well in the picture, but you could see the Alps!
Audrey with her Schultute – German children get these on their 1st day of 1st grade! I figured it worked since this was her first day of school in Germany!
First Day at CSK (Christliche Schule Kandern/Christian School Kandern) – a Christian German bilingual school!
I had to take this picture, because while this wonderful lady is not Audrey’s teacher, she was the principal at the elementary school when I first started working! She was a joy to work for & I always hoped my kids would get to have her as their first grade teachers. God had other plans, but it’s so wonderful that Audrey gets to be in the same building as her! She has been so sweet to help make Audrey feel less nervous about starting at a new school…in a new language!
It’s certainly a strange year in so many, many ways! On top of the Covid regulations, this is the first time that I’ve had my kids in two different schools and on two very different schedules! Today was Ezra’s first day of school, but Audrey’s first day of school is still a week & a half away!
First Day of Sixth Grade
In Germany, children are given Schultüte filled with treats & goodies on their first day of school (1st grade). Since today was Ezra’s first day of school in Germany, I figured he should also have a Schultüte!
First Day at BFA! So thankful for those who will love & care for Ezra during this school year!