We attended our first Amazon picnic yesterday. Great fun was had by all, as we were treated to beautiful weather and a lovely setting in the valley between the new and old Amazon buildings. And...drum roll please...we met our very first fellow-fully-American-family that will be enrolling their kids in the Luxembourgish schools! They are even from Oregon! We are officially not alone!
|Daphne went straight for the face painting|
|and art (button-making)|
Both kids waited patiently for their first silly balloon creation since landing in Lux. Big milestone, for sure. Glad we got it over with, and for free.
|sad balloon clown|
We have discovered that at almost every festival or fair or outdoor event in Luxembourg, a set of quirky wooden games are laid out for the kids (and kids-at-heart). Looks like Amazon has followed suit. Here are a few examples:
|mini mini golf|
|pretend you're a cat burgler thingy|
|bring the ball to the top without dropping it through the holes|
|giant Connect Four|
|giant Connect Four suddenly got intensely competitive|
That's Pete's boss. I don't know who won and I don't want to. All I know is that several rounds were played and neither of them smiled much.