When you move to a new town . . .they don't have that.
So the Commander, little bear and I dropped Sassy off, and left. (With the adult/older student helpers)
The traffic flow didn't allow me enough time to realize that I should have jumped out and walked in with her. (I was driving because the commander hadn't been to her school yet.) And while I'm sure she's fine, I cried as we left and contemplated driving over to her school for the next 3 hours to make sure she is alright.
But since I remember what happened when I used to try to do that when she and little bear were in daycare, I'm sure I would have just make it more stressful to show up and leave again.
Here is Sassy's first day of school picture. She put on a nice brave face for me, but her smile melted a little by the time we got to school. It is a 45 minute drive until we move to our other apartment in 5 weeks.
She made sure I got a nice picture of her Barbie backpack and matching lunchbox, too.
Little Bear was very irritated that she wasn't going to school too. I don't think she's going to last long staying home with me. Well, I'll update how her day went later, but for now, on to happier thoughts . . . .
We bought a membership to the Hunstville Botanical Gardens this weekend. I can't decide if the better word for them is "Awesome" or "Legendary."
There are 10 large 'tree house' play areas. This is the first one you see when you enter the gardens.
There are lots of ponds and fountains. Little Bear was enjoying mimicking the frog statues.
A small village with a train that had a working whistle and chugged along the track.
The girls were impressed.
The commander and I had been scouting for a good restaurant to try and we stumbled upon Hildegard's German Restaurant. After checking out online reviews we decided to eat there after a quick swim since it was closed on Sundays and Mondays . . AKA we didn't want to wait three more days because after checking out the menu we were STARVING for good German food.
Here's a pic of the delicious Sauerbraten, Spatzel and Red Cabbage that I had. The picture doesn't do this delicious meal justice, but do you see Little Bear's fingers snitching my Spatzel?
She didn't really care for it, but I think it was because the Spatzel wasn't in the gravy so you had to scoop up some spatzel, beef and cabbage to get the perfect blend.
The Commander had some delicious bratwurst, and was very satisfied with their beer selection.
Here's his happy face at the end of our meal.
If you come to visit us, be prepared to get your German on because we recommend you come try this with us!
And I think I have successfully distracted myself from Sassy at school. Did I mention public school runs from 8 to 2:30 here? Does anyone else think that is weird? Or do you think it would be better?