One day Anni was twirling and singing one of her original compositions.
"It's my gift!" she declared.
Dizzy, she fell with spectacular gracelessness.
Laying on her back on the tile floor she began flapping her arms and legs
as if she were making a snow angel.
"Falling down is also a gift!" says she.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

a little homesick

The girls are homesick, and also just a bit sick. Probably the sick part is contributing to the homesick part. There's nothing like your own bed when you're a bit under the weather. Still, they just have the sniffles, so we're still planning on getting out and enjoying the fact that the weather has finally turned into the lovely German springtime that we were expecting. Frankie and Anni have both developed a taste for croissants in the morning, and Anni inquired innocently whether we might find time to head over to Paris some afternoon. That may have been the result of a visit from Malke, who is a jewelry designer currently living in Paris, who peppers both her German and English with charming French expressions. Anni enjoyed her breakfast conversation with her, and she's savvy enough to recognize style when she sees it. Don't think she didn't notice Malke's wondrous shoes. Meanwhile, here are some photos from our expedition to the working organic farm in Dahlem Dorf, right in the middle of Berlin. Click on the photo below to see the whole series (you'll have to click on the "next" link by the thumbnail images up in the upper-right-hand corner to see all the photos from the farm trip. Sorry, I've used up more of my free account privileges):


Blogger angela marie said...

What a bunch of cute photos!
I hope that you are having a wonderful time and everyone stops the 'sick' thing!

5/19/2005 8:21 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Moreens, Looks like you all are having a great time. I would love to visit Germany, my grandpa grew up there and always wanted to take us but never had the finances (who would be able to fly their son's 11 children!) I hope we'll be able to meet at the Brookfeild zoo again this year!

5/19/2005 2:26 PM  

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