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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Happy Bike Day!!!

Here is Isha in one of his favorite places - the tragatuch. Once he gets all wrapped up he is in for a good sleep.

Two beautiful folks!

Isha almost never rides in a kinderwagen (stroller), but he has been restless in his sling carrier lately. This was tried out for a day and was moderately successful. Here he clearly enjoys his ride.

Bella has learned how to climb all the way to the top of the really cool jungle gyms at the spielplatz (playground). Though it makes us quite nervous, she loves it!

Here it is! The fabulous birthday bike that Rachel has been waiting for these past few weeks.

It is called a Bakfiets, which is Dutch for "box bike". It can carry up to 4 little ones, or, in our case, 2 little ones and lots of other stuff. These bikes are very expensive normally, but Rachel, in her characteristic enterprising and thrifty way, found a really great deal on one in The Haag, Netherlands. Our newfound friend Kevin (father of Minnie and Dottie) actually picked it up for us in his van. He is our hero! This bike makes is so much easier for Rachel to transport our family as well as other things like shopping. We do not own a car here so this is really a big help.
Here you can see Rachel and Bella on the bike in the park. We have already used it for park trips, a trip to the lake, and shopping around town. There will be many more photos coming soon!

We would like to thank all of you who contributed to our fund for the bike. It would not have been possible without your generous gifts!

Last but not least is Bella in the center of Leipzig enjoying her new umbrella. Umbrella's are one of her favorite items.


At 12:42 PM, Blogger snowmermaid said...

The tragatuch photo in sepia could win award!It looks so artistic!
O.K. I've been to that playground and know how high up Bella is climbing! Now, Nana is SCARED! She better have 2 expert spotters on the ground. That's all I'm going to say.


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