Friday, September 3, 2010

International School

Cody starts school on Monday!  We met his teacher, Mrs. Roach, she is a black lady from London that moved here 7 years ago and has 4 children that all go to the school.  His classroom is pretty small but I think there's about 15 kids in his class.  7 of them are new like him and there are 2 or 3 other American kids as well.  Everyone seems really nice there and it seems like it's going to be a good environment for him.  The only school supplies he needs are a backpack, lunch box, and a gym bag with clothes for gym 2 days a week.  We had to buy a library bag from the school so he can bring books home, that's the only thing that goes in there.  His library day is Tuesday, and gym days are Wednesday and Thursday.  Tomorrow we are taking the bus to Uden in search of a lunch box.  I almost grabbed his too but forgot before the movers packed it up. 

They have 2 snacks during the day, plus lunch, and he has to take everything with him.  The only thing the school provides is water all day and milk during lunch.  The day lasts from 825 until 330, and Wednesday they get out at 1230, which he's already used to from his school last year.  We're not sure how long the bus ride is but we hope it's less than an hour.  And we still don't know what time it comes in the morning, either 7 or 730.  The stop is a mile and a half down the road from here which shoudl take 20 minutes to walk to, or maybe he can get dropped off when Brandon goes to work.  Monday we'll probably walk though. 

When we left his school the guy that drove us around today took us to a kabob stand and we got turkish wraps for lunch.  I've had them before in Italy and they are so good!!!  Cody wasn't really thrilled about the meat but Brice loved it.  Cody's going to have to learn to eat different food over here or he won't be eating much.  Luckily Brice will at least try things and he does like a lot already so he should be good. 

For dinner we walked down to Volkel the village where had pizza last night, but we went to a different place and had hamburgers and fries.  Brandon thinks it might have been horse meat.  Either way it was good!  It felt like it was going to rain and we made it back to the room just in time for it to start pouring.  Our jackets we bought in Portland are perfect, not too warm or heavy but they're waterproof. 

I have pictures of more animals that we saw and the village that I will put up tomorrow.  (Or today since it's 4 in the morning).  We've been awake for the last 2 hours not being able to fall back asleep.  Can't wait to get back on schedule!


  1. Yay! I'm glad you made it safely! What a fun adventure your family is having! And I LOVE the picture of you blogging, how very European of you! Keep blogging! :) Ps. That's lame about the base thing, if you need anything, I can hook you up with a branch from church that's only about 20 miles from your B&B. (I looked at the website, too cute!)

  2. Yes! Please do! That would make my Grandma very happy :)