Baby Shower

Yesterday, i had fun planning & being a part of a baby shower – the only other shower i attended was my own for Tobias – so…
It was a small party of 6 ladies but fun, nonetheless.
My favourite part was learning a Russian lullaby from the mom-to-be.
Here’s a pic of the ladies & the pressies:

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Tribute & a little sportsman

My Uncle Nagel passed away – April 21st, 2006.
His death was not unexpected but i had expected to at least be able to see him one more time before he passed but…
He is now home with the Lord & my Dad said that my uncle knew he was dying so maybe he was ready to leave this world. This thought is but a small comfort as i have indeed lost a dear dear uncle.
Well, what about My Uncle Nagel?
He isn’t really a “blood” uncle to begin with – he is my Dad’s great friend & has always been closer than blood to us. When i was little, we shared many many weekends at his place & many many holidays too. He watched me grow up, always had a big big hug for me & of cos my parents & brother too. He shared the ups & downs of my life. He always had a great story to tell of the days long ago – i really enjoyed those stories! Always the joker at the dinner table. He was a stubborn old man but a dear one. He loved his family dearly & they him. & i loved him too.

Today was a sunny afternoon in our little village of Langendorf, we discovered a little sports champ in the making:

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Spring has finally Sprung!!!

Yes it’s true!! We’ve had a wonderful week of warm weather with sun shining! i waited a week to post this just to make sure that it has finally happened!

Here’s a picture of Tobi playing in the sandpit (his 1st play in the sandpit), with the neighbour’s granddaughter:

This was taken on the 1st sunny day of the week – so the wind was still kinda cold, & accounts for them wearing their windbreakers.

Today was a most wonderful, warm, sunny day – & our 1st family day in a long long time – we’ve just been so busy over weekends during the past months. We took the little red train from our village up to a place called Moutier (in the French part of Switzerland). It turned out that it wasn’t a very pretty town – it had lots of buildings of interest to look at but Tobias wasn’t too interested & it involved a lot of walking so we came back after lunch. It wasn’t too exciting but it was a nice family time.
Here’s a pic of Tobi waiting for the train:

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