Lake slept for a couple of hours before waking at 12:30.
As per the usual we tried to lull him back to sleep but as per the other usual, that did not work 🤪
Mike took him down to play for a little while, brought him back up, tried watching Luca, tried rocking and lullabies, then I took him down to attempt some more play and at that point, the overtired crying began and could not be silenced. At which point Mike came down, we hopped in the car and began to drive. After probably 10 minutes, his crying finally eased, and he fell into an exhausted, whimpering sleep.
We drove back to the house, and fearfully, stopped the car.
Reaching in and extracting him from the car seat as carefully as possible, slowly walking upstairs and gently laying him in bed with us.
Where he lay, finally and fitfully asleep.
After 4 and a half hours of being awake 🤓
Because 5 am is the perfect time to go to sleep for the ‘night’ 😏
We decided to set the alarm for 9:00 anyway, thinking that maybe if we could begin our days earlier, it would help get him into the rhythm of things.
It was VERY hard to open my eyes as that alarm went off, bordering on feeling nauseous 😂
Neither Lake nor Mike wanted to be woken up, but we managed to drag ourselves out of bed.
I made myself an ‘extra strong with an extra shot’ cup of coffee, wanting whatever caffeine was available to counteract the remnants of the night 😅
Lake had a very emotional two hours until nap time, and when it finally came, he immediately face planted into his fuzzy blanket and fell soundly asleep.
While he slept under his Aunty Judith’s care, Mike and I walked to town, enjoying the sunshiny weather.
We purchased a sort of coverall that Judith had suggested for Lake. Saying that many children in Germany have them and use them, especially at daycare, as they just slip easily over the clothes the child already wears, but it keeps their outfit clean etc.
It’s like a rain slicker material and probably if we looked at home we’d find something similar, but we were there then, and so we got one 😉
After eight crème was made and served with coffee out on the patio once we got back to the house.
It being a desert Mike really enjoys and as it’s made with ‘quark’ which we don’t have at home, he only gets the real variation when in Germany😏 It never used to be a dessert I enjoyed, as I’m not really a fan of chocolate/mint combos. But, something about it has slowly lured me in and though it’s still not something I’d specifically ask for, I don’t at all mind consuming some 😅
Lake awoke and played with the kids while I finished packing up and once I had, we said our farewells there and headed off to see the home some friends were renovating.
It’s such a different process here, with everything being built mainly from stone and brick.
Making for much more work when it comes to the demo part of things 😅
Back at their apartment the guys went to grab some Turkish take out for dinner, and it was seriously so tasty 🙈
I don’t even have a picture of my wrap style dish, but I’d say it was legit a foot and some long… and I devoured it all 🤪
Still having an hour and a half drive back to the in-laws, we left not too late and headed back to Holland.
Lake and I had grabbed a few winks in the car earlier during driving / sitting between stops, but it wasn’t enough to counteract the previous night. Mike hadn’t had any naps, so he was ready for the drive home to be over as well 😬
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