Hanging Around

Recently, while Cati and I were making the hour-long drive home from the airport, we passed the time with idle chatter. We asked each other “If you could go back in time to a particular stage of your life for one week, where/when would that be?” We both pondered this and agreed that our “right now” is pretty good, so we would definitely want to come back to it. Cati said she’d like to spend a week together as we did 5 or 6 years ago as a childless couple in our little house in Albany– those were good times. On weekends, we would stay in bed late and our toughest decision was picking a breakfast joint at which to eat and sip coffee until noon-ish. Cati also mentioned, seeing how good our girls have it, that going back to childhood might be fun too. It’s interesting how well-cared-for babies seem to have 24/7 butler service and they are too young to remember how much we toil and labor for them.  Ah well, we can only hope they remember us favorably when they are picking the nursing home in which to abandon us when we are older, right?

Here are some photos; please enjoy.

Nina makes the international hand signal for “ME WANT FOOD!” in Neustadt, D.

Natailia shows off her delicious pretzel.


Nina is less than thrilled to be on her first Ferris wheel ride; I had fun.

She and Natalia are more into the carousel– it stays at ground level.


4 Responses to “Hanging Around”

  1. Gina says:

    The background of that street picture is so beautiful it looks like a fake backdrop. Are you guys actually living in Orlando at Epcot? ;)

    I can’t believe how big the girls have gotten! They’re still pretty darn cute, though. It’s awesome that you guys feel satisfied with life at this moment–that’s a sign of people who know how to live in general (and you two definitely do).

  2. Lydia says:

    Love, love seeing my girls in action!!! Nina is definitely her grandmother’s baby–always wants to eat and pouts when things don’t go her way!!!! Can’t wait to squeeze the beejees out of both of them!

  3. alex|dimitri says:

    Thanks for the comments, ladies. Interesting little fact, the lead singer in the video above studied chemistry. ok, perhaps it’s not interesting at all.

  4. Gina says:

    Is creating a meth lab in one’s living room, really “studying” chemistry, Alex? I kid, I kid. We all know how much you really want to be a punk rocker… no need to compare yourself to one.