July 17, 2015

A Toddler in Germany

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. 

Will post more kid friendly stuff to do soon. :) 

July 14, 2015

Happy 4th of July


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. 

          My little seahorse baby 

July 1, 2015

First Trip to the Beach

 First trip to the beach.
Clearwater Beach

 The best $5 I have ever spent at WDW 


 She picked some seashells and was so happy about it. 
She's definitely a mermaid

Her Cinderella's sand castle.
Can't wait to take her to some beautiful European Beaches soon

June 19, 2015

First Haircut at Disney World

           
Can't believe I forgot to post about V's first haircut. 
We decided to have her first hair cut at Disneyworld, I really thought it was going to cost more than I had thought. 
But for $20 and a cute Mickey ear hat it was totally worth it. 

          
The cast member who cut her hair was the sweetest lady. 
Literally, giving Vida stickers, toys and blowing bubbles for her 
because Vida was a little scared. 
         
Vida hates when strangers touch her or talk to her. The lady was trying to brush out her new freshly cut bangs and Vida had her little hand up in protest. 

No touchy, no touchy -Emperor Kuzco 

         
She cut her hair in less than 3 mins. Home girl wasn't liking it. 
But I'm thankful for a quick cut so we wouldn't have to 
hear the high pitch scream. 
   All the stickers the hairdresser gave her. 


           
The best shot I got with her Mickey ears. 
They gave her a cute certificate, these ears and her hair wrapped in a cute little bag with confetti. They can also add Pixie Dust to
their hair (glitter gel) something we will do when she's older. 

   Bangs suit her. Thank you Disney World for a magical day. 
A day we won't soon forget. 




June 12, 2015

USA to life in Germany

 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.
Vida is enjoying every moment here and so are we.

May 30, 2015

Our New Home



      We have been transferred to Wiesbaden, Germany for my husband's job. 
We should be here 3-5 years. 

We recently found a home and we move out of the Hyatt tomorrow!
 I'm so excited!
 We saw 8 homes and it was tough to choose one, they all had a little something we liked but we chose this one for its large modern kitchen, and cute loft. 

Here are a few photos of the inside, I will try to add another post of the other homes we saw because they were so pretty. 
This is a 5 bedroom, 4 level, 4 bathroom home in the countryside. 
Upgraded kitchen and American sized washer and dryer whoop whoop!  



Kitchen 
Living room 
Dining area 
      View of the vineyards from the master 
The cutest loft, this will be vida's 2nd playroom. I know, spoiled lol 
The yard is very tiny but we live right across from walking and bike trails so the dogs can run free :) 
Beautiful Roses bushes. 

May 25, 2015

Happy 2nd Birthday, Vida

     

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. 
Happy Birthday my love.