Spring has sprung, my friends. Townes and I had a picnic by the lake yesterday while watching the swans fight, a man play the bongos, and teenagers make out on their lunch break from school. The sunshine was the highlight- ah, glorious Vitamin D.
Last week, we joined Coy in Germany. He had been shipped off to Mannheim the week before and we missed him terribly so we rented apartments in Heidelberg for the week with the Macdonald family who have a three and almost one-year old. Heidelberg was a cool small city- we explored the old town and made it to the castle despite a series of blunders that delayed us for hours and involved standing in the rain in the middle of nowhere. We also hauled two strollers up about 150 steps in order to enjoy the Philosopher's Walk which provided two things: 1. spectacular views of the city and the Neckar River 2. an excuse to return to the tiny chocolate shop filled with unusual chocolates and the thickest hot chocolate I've ever drunk.
I have no pictures to share at the moment but will try to snag some from Meghan who was the photographer and chauffeur for our adventure. I wish we had captured on video some of the interactions between Townes, Marion, and Betti. Marion is an extremely exuberant kiddo who taught us that Townes needs to toughen up a bit. She had him in tears with her boisterous outbursts and tickling whereas Betti could be wrestled to the ground without even noticing. I guess it's time for Coy to kick the roughhousing up a notch!
Hey- have you seen how much hair Townes has these days?
My dad says that over Skype it looks like a rat tail but I don't know what he's talking about: