The Winter Snow welcomes us back!!

We landed safely on Saturday morning 6.30am at Zurich airport, Switzerland. It was -1 & raining.
Later that morning, it started snowing heavily & kept on through the night & this morning (Sunday) we were greeted with at least 30cm of snow, if not more. The drive to church was terrible, there were jams as everyone had to slow down to about 40/50km, even on the highways! & there was a section of the highway which was not cleared yet – so it was a rather bumpy & icy ride. Then we got behind 2 snow-plows, which kept the speed at a steady 40km/hr. Then one of the plows got a flat & had to pull over. Nearer church the roads became clear. But it took us twice as long to get to church today, almost 2hrs instead of the usual 50mins!! sigh! Tobi got quite restless during the journey & towards the end kept asking to be carried! Also in part he had gotten used to being carried in taxis while we were in Singapore (no car seats in taxis).
Here are some pictures of the large amounts of snow.

Now let’s backtrack a little to the flight home:
Tobi bumped his head hard as he ran into someone’s trolley just before we were to go to the plane. So that was his major thingy before we left Singapore.
We had a delayed start as there was too much traffic on the runway & we waited an hour on the plane before we took off. During that time, the engines were off so the air-con was limited & it got really hot. The good thing was Tobi wasn’t bothered by the heat – he was so tired he just went to sleep. It was a midnight flight. Thank God he slept for a little more than half the flight – although he kept tossing around – at least he was sleeping & i could at least get some sleep too – even though it was interrupted sleep, still better than not getting any. Then i kept him entertained with food, Hi-5 video on the in-flight system, drawing, books & more food. He slept again an hour before landing – which i’m most grateful for.

Now need to get some sleep as Walt leaves early tomorrow morning for a business trip.
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The Weekend on the Mountains

So last weekend (27th – 29th Jan) was the company ski weekend. It was also the 1st weekend which Walter & myself have to ourselves – without baby. So how did it go?? Well, good – i think.

Tobias spent Friday night, Saturday & Sunday with the Bachmanns & their 2 little gals, Samantha & Naomi. He loved it! He only asked for us the 1x time when Naomi would not let him play with a toy. & when we went to pick him up Sunday evening, he ran to the door, called out to us, gave us a hug & off he went to play. It was like we were only gone for a few hours to him. Narinda & Pascal both said he was a really good boy the whole time.

& what did we do while our darling son was playing with the Bachmanns? Well, we hit the slopes! Walter went snowboarding & i skiing. Actually, i took ski lessons for the 1st morning. Then more practice by myself in the afternoon. Evening was dinner with the company & then various people stayed to drink till late (or early in the morning – depending on how you want to look at it). Sunday morning was more slope-time for Walter – i planned to go walking on the mountain but a jammed cable car changed my plans & i spend most of the time riding the chairlifts & cable cars to get to another part of the mountain. Then lunch & then drive back.

How was it like to be without baby for so long? Well, to begin with when we got to our hotel room, i looked around & thot:”We should have brought him with us.” The room was nice & big, with space for an extra bed (cot). Then i found out that everyone else had brought their babies & kids with them this year. (Last year only 1 or 2 families brought their babies.) So again i felt maybe we should have brought him. & then on the slopes there was a nice kiddies area. So once again i felt maybe he should have been there. But at the end of Saturday night, i was beginning to feel that this time without baby, just the 2 of us, was good for us, individually & as a couple. So in short it started with apprehension & ended with a relaxing & refreshing time.

Of cos, i suffered muscle aches for 2 days now – only today it’s better.
Below are pictures of where we went (Flims, Laax area), click here to find out more about the resort area:


Flims Dorf (Flims Village)


View from the mountain top (almost top)


It’s beautiful…you’ll have to come see it for yourself!
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PS: Mood has to do with me trying to watch Analyze This! & type at the same time.

Snow FINALLY!!

After suffering 2 weeks of negative temperatures, we were finally “rewarded” with snow. i’m one of those people who don’t like cold but if i have to put up with it, then i expected something in return for it – like a pretty snowfall 😉

It started snowing on Monday night & by Tuesday morning there was about 3inches. So we went out & played … we built a SnowBaby(Tobi won’t wait long enough for it to get big enough to be a snowman … so SnowBaby it was!).

Tobias & SnowBaby – photo taken 17 Jan 2006

After building the SnowBaby, Tobi wanted to pick it up & carry it around. See his attempt below …

Tobias attempting to hug SnowBaby – photo taken 17 Jan 2006

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PS: Mood today has to do with the music we are listening to now – 70s/80s.