Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The boy with purple rain boots

It rains a lot here. Just about every day. Rain gear is an essential part of any toddler's wardrobe so one of the first things we did when we got here is search for rain boots. We searched 2 different malls and 5 different stores and they were all sold out. Finally I found a pair! Only problem is that they were purple girls boots. I bought them anyway, what does a 2 year old care, right? Well the 2 year old doesn't care, but dad does. Luke couldn't believe I bought Jack a pair of girls rain boots. I think if it were up to him he would have let Jack jump through puddles in regular shoes and let him get sopping wet before he put him in purple boots. But not me. I'm practical when it comes to things like this. Rain boots are rain boots and purple rain boots are just as good as blue ones.
And when they're in the mud, you can't even tell that they're purple

Jack is blissfully unaware of the fact that he has girls boots on
After jumping in puddles today we stopped to get a snack. We found a churro stand in Switzerland run by Asians... (I was trying to be inconspicuous and pretend I was taking a picture of Jack and not the Asians selling churros)The churros were just okay
But this is Switzerland after all, and they gave us a side of chocolate to dip our churro in
When it's not raining we spend the majority of our time at the beach. There is a really awesome area by Luke's work that is only 2 feet deep so Jack can walk out 1/2 mile or so with the water never going past his waist

On the weekends an area right by our hotel sets up a bumper track for all the kids
Jack is very serious when he gets behind the wheel
The Swiss people are really into soccer and they set up a huge festival to watch the World Cup. We go and hang out there during the day sometimes to visit the different vendors (this is where we found the Asian churro stand)
A day doesn't go by when we don't visit one of the many playgrounds in Switzerland. Jack is quite the little daredevil and has taken to going down the slide head first
And he thinks it's fun to freak me out and let go of the bars when he's on the teeter totter or the spring rides
We were invited over to a friends house over the weekend and they have twin girls. Jack was in Heaven.
And of course, we visit the lake several times a day.

Life is good! Lovin' Switzerland


  1. He is SOOOO CUTE i can't handle it! He gives me the squeezies.

  2. Aw, those purple boots look macho to me! Ain't nothin' wrong with purple - it's a neutral color, just like Switzerland is a neutral country.....(right?) I'm so happy you are enjoying yourselves!