Emmett has had some moments lately. We have been here for two weeks now and still have another four to go (for some reason, I thought we were here for 5 weeks…it’s actually six!). He has been away from home for a month before, when we have road tripped down to Mississippi. But, we were in our own car, with our dogs, and Grandmom and GrandDad’s house is a place he knows. Lately, he has these breakdowns and cries for no apparent reason. It can be stressful, but I understand that he is fragile and we are trying to make this trip fun and interesting for him too!
So, today was Emmett’s day! I took him out around 10:30am and we dropped by this english language bookstore & cafe called GLOBE. I bought a really great book for him and he had a great time looking around. Then we went to the cafe to grab some lunch to go. I let him pick. He chose a Meat Ball sandwich (one of his favorites at home. Wes takes him to Subway for the meatball sub) and some fries. Look closely below and you can see a little face peeking!
Then we walked over to a park, sat on a sunny bench, and ate some meatball goodness!
After that, we walked over to the playground. This particular playground has a train the kids can ride for 10kc ( $ .50 US). It’s small, but he enjoyed it and even said “Ahoy” (“hello” in Czech) to the train operator.
One super-duper thing about being in Europe is that Emmett is fascinated with all the different ways to flush a toilet. That has been great with the wrapping up potty training… he always wants to go so he can flush!
After the park, we took a quiet stroll to the store where we get groceries. It’s like a mix between Fred Meyers and Macy’s, with the bottom floor groceries. After we got milk and bread, we went up to pick out a new toy. I only brought a small handful of cars, play dough, and some books. We didn’t have a ton of room coming over and we don’t typically have to use toys as a diversion for him. But, I really wanted to cheer him up and we found this cute little Czech worker guy with a truck and his tools. So, far it’s been a big hit!
The rest of this post is just more pictures from the last couple days…
Here is poor Wes… waiting patiently as I take ANOTHER picture. I can’t help it… every turn you make is amazing!
This particular sculpture, reminded us of Wes’s brother…Corey! Seriously… the face, hair, and beard are a remarkable representation of dear sweet uncle Corey!