Father’s Day 2014 / Christi Himmelfahrt (Christ Sky Drive)

Father’s Day is always a holiday here in Germany (no school or work) because it falls on Christi Himmelfahrt (Ascension Day). That’s a definite difference I’ve noticed here- there are LOTS of Catholic/ religious national holidays celebrated here that we don’t observe in America (as a national holiday at least). There were 2 more of these religious holidays in the next 2 weeks as well- Pfingsten , and I don’t remember the other one. Father’s Day in Germany is about 2 weeks before Father’s Day in the States. Simon wanted a laid back day-

The girls and I made Papa breakfast (after he slept in of course), and then he opened their cards and gifts…

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Quinnie made him this “scary story” comic for Father’s Day. She also made the two items below (a pig and the Kölner Dom) in her pottery class…

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Then Papa and Quinnie worked on the Neuschwanstein puzzle we bought at the castle’s gift shop when we were there.

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Success!

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Then he took the girls to the climbing gym- one of his (and the girl’s) favorite things to do.

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Guess they’re not afraid of heights! This is Kiera..

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Quinnie

Quinnie loves to climb and I think she could become really good at it if she were able to practice more. Unfortunately with Simon’s work schedule she only gets to go about once a month.

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Quinnie, age 2- her love of climbing started early!

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she will climb anything she can-

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Kiera loves to climb also

Simon took this video of the girls at the climbing gym on Father’s Day. The bits of Kiera in the video crack me up- she has always been a bit clumsy and not had the best control over her body. We just found out she was born very nearsighted in one eye and needs glasses, so maybe that’s why?

 

A few pics of the girls lovin’ on their Papa. He is seriously the best. Our girls are SO lucky. Can you tell they think he hung the moon and stars?!

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Took these on the subway last month on the way back from seeing the circus

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Took this pic months ago (of Simon and the girls watching a movie on his computer)- but I love it so I had to include it.

Here are my 2 favorite photos of Papa and his girls from right before we moved to Germany…

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2 thoughts on “Father’s Day 2014 / Christi Himmelfahrt (Christ Sky Drive)

  1. Tante Jenny

    Such great artists! Simon LeBon is such a great dad!

  2. Grandma

    Love the art work on the papa cards and impressive pieces of pottery! it looks like Simon had a wonderful day with his girls..he is a Super Papa for sure! The girls climbing has always made me nervous…be careful girls! Xox

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