Posts Tagged ‘school’

Picture Day

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

It’s been nearly six months since Benjamin first attended “school” (kindergarten here, but it would be preschool at home).  Today was his first ever ”Picture Day”.

He was so excited for Picture Day.  It was one of the few events I understood from our orientation meeting back in September, so we’ve known it was coming for a while.  I asked him if he had any particular outfit he’d like to wear today, but he wanted me to choose.  So I picked out a red sweater and corduroys this morning (he opted for the dark brown pants over the tan ones, so he did have some input — he also insisted in his red and white striped socks).  I made sure his hair was neat (and then promptly put his hat on him), his teeth were brushed and there was no conspicuous residual glitter on his face anywhere (we’ve been making valentines the last few days, so there is glitter EVERYWHERE in our house).  We’ve even been practicing our “picture smiles” for the past few days, and we took a few practice pictures before he left for school this morning.  He looked so darn cute, and very grown up, heading out the door with Dan.

I haven’t seen the results yet, but he says it went great.  He showed Dan where they got their pictures taken when he picked him up, and he assured us that he smiled for his pictures.  He also told us that in German, you don’t say “cheese” for pictures, you say “Spiderman” instead (I guess that’s what the photographer told him to say) but he told me he said “cheese” anyway.  I can’t wait to see my baby’s first school pictures, and I’m amazed at how grown up he is.

Playing in the snow

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

We woke up this morning to our first snowfall in Vienna of any real significance.  By the time Benjamin got up, there was more than a dusting on the rooftops, and our terrace, which is pretty sheltered, but not enclosed, almost had a covering.  Our rosemary, basil and cilantro plants (or rather, the pots the plants lived in when it was summer) had about an inch in each, as did the table where they sit.