Friday, 5 March 2010

Another one for the Quarter of a Century Club!

A very happy 25th birthday to Christopher!!!! We celebrated today by taking it easy... going, going, going for the past 2 weeks has worn us all out! We ordered pizza and watched "The Wizard of Oz" and I baked him an apple pie for his "cake". He got lots of goodies this morning; his GPS watch, Heart rate monitor and bike mount to go with it, socks, a wooden bat (he's going to play for the wooden bat league for his work), a UNC Charlotte T Shirt (supporting Matt's school!), a Navy hoodie, money, and shoes
Make a wish! (and yes, that's a mustache you see on my husband. March is "Mustache Month" at work... apparently they're growing their mustache's out for charity...weird.)

And we picked Angus up from the kennel today... he's definitely loving being home(and spoiled by his grandma and grandpa...) he's been sleeping on Anna's lap all evening!
A very happy 25th birthday to Christopher!!!! We celebrated today by taking it easy... going, going, going for the past 2 weeks has worn us all out! We ordered pizza and watched "The Wizard of Oz" and I baked him an apple pie for his "cake". He got lots of goodies this morning; his GPS watch, Heart rate monitor and bike mount to go with it, socks, a wooden bat (he's going to play for the wooden bat league for his work), a Navy hoodie, money, and shoes

Viva la France!

On Monday we went to our doctors appointment (See baby blog) and then from there headed down to Dover to see Dover Castle and the White Cliffs. We spent the night down there and headed to Calais, France the next morning by ferry!

At Dover Castle
The beautiful white cliffs of Dover!
On the Ferry!
And by request...

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Notre Dame

Eiffel Tower!
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We spent most of the day on Wednesday in the Louvre. It was another one of those things on Steves must-see list (which was definitely okay by us!). We spent the morning in the museum and after lunch Anna and I went out and did a little shopping around Paris and the guys stayed and wandered around the Louvre. I think Steve got to see everything he wanted to; he was definitely thrilled!

Inside the pyramid
Steve in the Sculpture garden
Couldn't resist.
Anna...exhausted after another long day!
On Thursday we did a little more shopping and drove back to Calais to catch the ferry to Dover that night. We got back super late due to traffic and road construction, but that did mean that we got to ring in Christopher's 25th birthday at midnight since we were all up!

London, Stonehenge, and Bath; OH MY!

2 weeks have flown by since AnnaBanko and Dad Koenig arrived on this side of the pond! We've covered SO much ground and had a wonderful time!

The day after my birthday we headed back to London and spent the day in one of the greatest cities in the world! Christopher had to work that morning, so I took Anna and Steve and we headed down there and spent the morning wondering around Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and Parliament.

Christopher met up with us and we had lunch at the first ever Hard Rock Cafe and then we finished walking around the city. We went to Camden town and to the British Museum.

Steve with middle finger sun glasses on in Camden...lol
British Museum
LOL...
Exhausted after a long day!
Saturday we headed down to Stonehenge. Steve said that was one of the things he HAD to see when he came to visit.

Christopher and his Dad
Christopher definitely wins the jumping over Stonehenge contest....
After Stonehenge we headed to Bath. Bath is an old Roman city and seriously, as soon as we drove into the city it was like we were out of the country! It was like no other British City we've ever been to. Most everything was getting ready to close up (including the Roman Bath's) so we just walked around a little bit and realized we definitely had to come back later and visit.


Sunday we just hung out and packed and got ready for France!