Vida has a had a lot of fun here in Germany. Here are a few photos of all the stuff we have been doing together.
We love going to downtown Mainz. It feels like we were in a scene of Beauty and the Beast. Little town full of little people waking up to say...
So many wonderful play areas for kiddos
We had lunch in a castle courtyard
This is connected to the Hyatt hotel in Mainz.
Delicious doner for two please. Vida and I love eating here.
Outdoor Aviary at the Rosengarten park in Mainz.
Volkspark splash area. We didn't know this was here so we didn't come prepared. We came back the next day with a bathing suit and water shoes. The rocks get really slippery.
About to enter a 3 level toy store "kinder Laden" we spent two hours in here, bought one toy and no tears.
A mini Bugaboo.
Dinner date with Daddy at a fancyItalian restaurant.
We had a breakfast and play date at a kid friendly cafe called 'Lonneberga' in Mainz.
They have toys, books and a coloring area for the kids. You can order coffee, sandwiches,salads or delicious waffles with ice cream. We can easily spend all day here. There is also a beautiful and very comfortable breastfeeding room in the cafe for moms who want a little privacy.
This place is kid friendly but you can go if you don't have kids. :) they have a cute seating area outside.
If you are a fan of Pippi Longstockings you know Lonneberga is where the author, Astrid Lindgren is from
We love this Lego section inside Mueller in Mainz on rainy days.
We were able to celebrate July 4th here in beautiful Germany. I made Vida a cute little breakfast and we spent the day at the German and American Friendship Fest on base. We ended the day with delicious food and fireworks.
We have moved from Georgia to Germany and we are so excited to start our new life here. It is definitely going to be an amazing adventure.
Vida did awesome on the 8 hour and 40 min flight. I was so nervous and was going to be the crazy kid who screamed and kick the whole way, but she didn't cry at all. Also, our seats had tv's and and was entertained with all the Disney movies they had.
Bringing her carseat on the flight was the best thing I did, it kept her seated and not trying to escape into the aisles and and skept much better too.
We have flown with her before but it was always less than a 3 hour flight and she just slept the whole way in my lap.
We had our dogs in cargo underneath us on the plane and they barked a few times when we took off and my heart broke into pieces,
I know they had to be a little scared.
We all made it safely, thank God and everyone is happy to be on land!
We landed at 6am and our military sponser picked us up and the dog service dropped the dogs off after they had been checked, walked and fed. We forced ourselves to stay awake for at least 6-8 hours so we had breakfast at the hotel and walked around outside. That was tough,
all we wanted to do was sleep.
Our gorgeous view of the Rhine at the Hyatt Mainz
Fort Malakoff that is attached to the hotel
I will be sharing more photos of our adventures here in Germany. You can follow me on Instagram @acsaharper and check out my #toddleringermany.
We spent her birthday at the park, this is her favorite place. We took her to Toy R Us so she could pick one gift and she went for a coloring book and pencil crayons, she's definitely my soul mate, we both love to color.
We had a fun day of shopping and exploring Frankfurt, Germany with her. We got her a little cake from the bakery and we watched Frozen in bed together.
Excuse the airline kennel and mess, hotel life is not glamorous at all.
It was a beautiful day in Germany to celebrate a beautiful little girl.