The remainder of our time in Croatia was spent poolside.
My parents took Owen back for a nap and we got some kid-free time to read by the pool and sip mojitos. I love my child and everything but that was probably the highlight of the trip for me. I rarely get time away from the kiddo let alone me time to read my book.
The next week we spent in Germany getting quality time in with my parents. We went to an airplane museum just up the autobahn from our house.
That evening Owen got his first haircut…by yours truly. Now, let it be said that I’m no hairdresser. I’m lucky if I can get my own hair pulled back into a ponytail. A messy bun? I don’t even know what that is. But I think I did a pretty okay job. If you thought he looked like a little boy before, think again. My baby grew up with those 10 hairs snipped off.
Of course I saved the clippings.
The next day was a nice day for Eifelpark. It was the first time we’d been since they officially opened for the season and we were excited to get Owen on some of the rides. We figured he’d like the giant slide this year so Alex took him down it.
Taking a closer look you can see that we’re still on the fence on this form of amusement….
The animals in the park and the other rides were a huge hit. He only suffered mild whip-lash from locking his arms on the bucking horse on the merry-go-round (I’m kidding, he was fine).
We gave the giant slide a second go on our way out. It was a definite no.
It’s okay kid, I’m not a thrill seeker either.
No “amma” and “ampa” (what he calls my parents) visit is complete without a zoo trip. The Cologne Zoo was where we spent our last day of their trip.
My parents flew home the next day. Though tears were shed (goodbyes are hard, always) we will see them again very soon!! I can’t wait to share the upcoming adventures with you. Please stayed tuned!