i miss berlin…. still.
so it was a real joy and pleasure to host our good friend, Celine, and our new friend, Sara, all the way from Berlin for a few days this past weekend. they happened to come in on the one weekend of PERFECT weather we have had, so that was fantastic for them.
Celine went to the same church, Rock Berlin, that we attended while living there, and we have many a fun and funny memory with her! Sara works with children in Berlin and was just great with the girls. they attached themselves to her rather quickly.
we decided to join them on some sightseeing adventures, seeing as how we are new to the area and haven’t made the tourist rounds yet. it was fun! after walking around the national mall, seeing the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument, we headed to China Town for get this.. chinese food. Yum.
we even made it up to Frederick for lunch one day and enjoyed the quaint, historic downtown. sydney is finally into looking at the camera… and hamming it up along the way.
squirrels…. these little buggers have entertained the girls more than anything moving here. every morning they wake up and run to the windows to watch all the squirrels around here scurrying around. and they squeal with delight each time. so when these particular “tourist squirrels” let the girls get so close, they were ecstatic!
Celine came bearing delicious, oh-so-terrible-for-me, gifts of chocolate from Berlin. i am sad to say that most of it is already gone. i am a terrible, horrible, no-good rationer when it comes to good chocolate. and folks, you haven’t had good chocolate until you go to europe.
thanks for hanging out with us, Celine and Sara! john is going to have to find someone else to practice his German with around here. shocking how much he remembered, huh!