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Published: April 18th 2013
Enjoying the Balcony
We've been having dinner on the balcony and loving Spring!
“Mom, why didn’t the Easter bunny bring plastic eggs? He always brings plastic eggs in Ann Arbor” Ava asked. I sighed, “Because the Easter bunny can’t find them in the Czech Republic.” The real reason is because we were celebrating Easter two full weeks after it was celebrated here. We were traveling in Vienna during Easter and I didn’t want to take her basket and a bunch of Easter items with us. I told myself that we would celebrate it that week, and then I said we would celebrate it the following weekend, and we actually did celebrate Easter the week after that. Of course, all the plastic eggs (if there were any) were gone by that time. I was lucky enough to find some chocolate bunnies, ducks, and coins at a local grocery store. I also bought her a soccer ball and some sand toys. By this time, mom had gone and I cannot tell you how hard it was to buy those things without Ava seeing them. I’m lucky that the store has a little area for kids to sit and color, that’s for sure!
We used Ava’s acrillic paints to paint the eggs. She thought that was
really cool and it was a nice way to spend a Saturday evening. On Sunday, her basket was set up with all kids of chocolate items and a few packs of Skittles. Later, she hunted around the apartment for Easter eggs. It was actually nice outside, so we spent a large portion of the day at a park across the street. The park is a pretty good size and has a sand box, swings, jungle gym, and a cool swing on a little zip line. Ava was scared of the zip line at first, but now she’s a pro. It’s definitely a highlight of going to the park for her. It’s also nice that the park is right next to a large group of apartments. There are a lot of families and a lot of kids and Ava typically finds someone who will give her the time of day.
Sunday was even nicer than Saturday, reaching a high of 70 with lots of sunshine. Ava and I walked around by the river, feeding the ducks and making each other laugh. It was really nice. It feels like we’re finally starting to settle here a bit. I’ve decided that we
will go to Prague tomorrow to visit the Prague Zoo. Other than that, we’ve been sticking in our new hometown and getting to know it a bit better. So, there’s nothing terribly exciting to share, and that in itself is terribly exciting. We’re searching for “a new normal” and enjoying the spring weather. As usual, I have attached photos and videos. Enjoy!