Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Summer in the city

Summer has arrived in Switzerland! The weather has been fabulous and we have been enjoying our last few days in the city
Here is the fountain that Jack loves to play in

And the new scooter that he got for his birthday

The circus arrived in town this week. It seems the whole city of Neuchatel has been invaded!
Circus trailers for the performers/workers fill every possible campground around our hotel
And all the parking lots are full with trailers as well
Up and down the streets are more trailers and other things for the circus
And the roads that Jack used to ride his scooter on are now filled with all sorts of animals
Camels and zebras walking the streets of Neuchatel
I'm just glad I don't live in these apartments! With the heat, this is one stinky place to be...
Horses line the street next to our hotel.
Not every day you see elephants on the sidewalk
During the daytime the circus opens up a zoo to see all the animals. Jack was able to have his first pony ride
He absolutely loved it and cried when his turn was over.
Then, down at the beach every one came out to see the elephants swim in the lake
Here they come...
Three happy elephants swimming in Lake Neuchatel
They were getting a little to close for comfort, so we bailed right after I snapped this shot.
Headed down to the pools
Loving the water!

Jack has a habit of opening his mouth when he goes under water. Usually resorts in him swallowing a ton of water. I've been trying to teach him to close his mouth, but he always forgets
The teeter-totter at the pool
Sandbox next to the kids pool
"Now what should I do?"
Jack wanted to go on the big slide. I wasn't sure if little kids were allowed, but we tried it anyways
Here is the view from the top. A little intimidating for a small person, but Jack did great! He wanted to do it again, and again, we must have went down this slide 15 times! By the last few times he was holding his hands in the air as we went down and people would clap for him when he landed in the big pool.
View from the bottom
Jack discovers the world of sprinklers
Oh, the joys of childhood!
Playing "catch" at the park
Rolling in the grass
The trees near our hotel have been decorated with some pretty odd things.
I think this is supposed to be the moon with a space ship in it's eye
Creepy monster
Jack was mesmerized as we walked around searching for more monsters in the trees
And a random Earth hanging in the middle of the sidewalk.
Today Jack got out of bed before I woke up and got into a bag of miscellaneous things. Guess this is what happens when mom sleeps in! (p.s. that is liquid eye liner all over his face/arm.)

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