This week the kids spent their days at our church, for their Art of Peace day camp. In spite of Spencer telling us all summer long that he was not going to go, both kids had a great time. Spencer got really into making origami. Meg really enjoyed working with beads. And they both had a great time doing yoga, singing songs, tie-dying shirts, painting stepping stones, and playing capture the flag. Thursday night there was a potluck, where they sang some songs for us, and we got to learn more about what they were doing. We feel very fortunate to have found this sort of community.
Meg requested that I take some videos of them singing at the potluck
Today at breakfast Spencer started singing this to the tune of the rolling stones song, “you can’t always get what you want”. I have been getting the kids a tasty treat from the bakery most mornings, along with our rolls.
Here are some more pictures from our first day in Nuremberg, including the cellars, die Burg, and the Albrecht Dürer house. Oh, and McDonald’s. I can’t believe I took my children to McDonald’s. Only after a 3 minute diatribe on how much I hate McDonald’s, and how they are cutting down the rainforest to graze cattle.
Today we went to a swimming pool near erlang an ( in forcheim) . It had both indoor and outdoor pools, which was great, because it rained some. Unfortunately we don’t have occurred from inside the pool. We had a bite to eat there. We got Spencer a hamburger, but he wouldn’t eat it because it had onions and mayonnaise. It reminded me of getting a hamburger at Disney world when I was 8.
Afterwards Clare braided the girls hair, the boys played soccer at the school. Julius gave Spencer some old jerseys. The boys and girls also spent a little time playing with their electronics. We played some set and and uno. For dinner we had fresh asparagus, which was excellent. Thanks to the Misof family fur bring great hosts.
I’ve been telling the kids for months about the giant pretzels at the beer festival. They were very impressed. After riding some rides and playing at a playground we went back to the Misofs, where Jochen cooked up some great stuff on the grill.
For selling over $1000 of popcorn for the cub scouts, Spencer won a visit to the Broncos stadium. We got some autographs, got to look around the locker rooms, go out on the field, see the Superbowl trophies, and hang out with about 400 other scouts from around Denver. Thanks to everyone who supported Spencer.