Saturday, June 19, 2010

Monday, June 14, 2010

Pilsner Urquell

Pilsner Urquell Brewery - easily the coolest brewery tour we have ever been on

The Pilsner Urquell gate featured on every bottle

Around Plzen

Dinosaur Park in Plzen

We took a weekend trip to Plzen (home of Pilsner Urquell) and visited the dinosaur park while we were there. We went with an Irish couple that we met in the playground one day who have a little boy who is 2.5 named Tahg. Ava had fun playing with him - but don't worry Logan, you are still her #1 :)

Czech Nazi camp: Terezin

The cell where the assassin of Archduke Franz Ferdinand (one of the events that started WWI) was kept and died.

A sobering experience.

More Czech trips: Kutna Hora

The Bone Church....with more than 30,000 people's worth of bones inside. Creepy.

A chandelier made with every bone in your body...

Monday, June 7, 2010

Happy 3rd Birthday Logan - Miss you!


We had some visitors recently, which has been wonderful! Gary came for 10 days and then Shaughn, Debi and Baby Ellie came for 10 days. It was so nice to have people to hang out with and talk with who speak English ;) They were all wonderful guests and Ava particularly loved having them here. Baby Ellie was a hit too - made Ava want a baby sister. Not yet!

Shaughn, Debi and Ellie in Nazi camp Terezin underground tunnels

In Kutna Hora

Baby Ellie on the train! She is SO adorable, you just want to eat her up!

Baby Ellie at Karlstejn Castle

Doesn't matter what you're doing, you can always enjoy a beer

Dave is thinking about baby #2

Gary and Jill in front of their GIANT platter at a fancy dinner celebrating successes in Tanzania. We ordered the Lobster Spaghetti and didn't know what hit us.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Field trip to the ranch

Ava's school took a field trip to a ranch outside of Prague for some horse back riding, a cookout and fun with her friends. The crazy thing was that an American guy who thinks he is an American Indian owns the ranch and has built tee-pees there and apparently dresses in animal skins all the time....It was beautiful though!

Here is the Indian in front of his tee-pees. You could see his full bum under his animal odd clothing choice for a bunch of 3-year olds.

Ava was so excited for the horse-back riding

Ava's friends Gaja and Nadelka

Ava's Polish friend Nadelka - I think she is adorable! Ava talks about her most, but she barely speaks English, so I imagine they just run around and play together without really talking.

The ranch had a few animals - the kids loved feeding them grass

The administrator of the school, Asha - she is super nice

One of Ava's teachers, James - he is Australian

The kids wore themselves out by running around for hours and playing in the tee-pees

We ended the day by cooking Polish sausages on the fire...they were delish. Funny how this activity turned into a mom's only activity....