In a way, I was born into both of them. I have my aunts, uncles, grandparents, and cousins galore who all live far away. I also have an incredible, close-knit group of "aunts" and "uncles" right here in Berlin, friends of my parents who have known me from birth and whose kids, in turn, are like nieces and nephews to me. We all love hanging out together at our lakeside mini-cabins and we try to meet en masse as regularly as we can! Here is our annual Christmas Goose-Eating Event (held at a restaurant this year so no one spends four days cooking and no one cleans up!) We love Engelbecken in Berlin--they have the best Wiener Schnitzel around!
|Zelda entertains the gang|
|Kiki, whose artistic talent graces many napkins at restaurants all over Berlin|
|Papa makes a point|
|The restaurant empties around us|
Multi-generational Who am I ?!
And it turned out amazing. So. Much. Fun!
Everyone, young and old, gets to write out a name for their neighbor. The not-yet-learned-to-write faction gets a little help.
We ended up with quite an eclectic cast of characters.
Then, you go around the table and each person asks yes-or-no questions until they hit a no. Then it's the next person's turn. You go around till everybody has guessed who they are. Unsurprisingly, the kids did way better than the adults!
|Richard Wagner was a tough one...|
|The five-year-old wins first place!|
|Zelda holds Kiki and we all say goodbye|
PS. These photos were taken as a group effort (ie. a camera was lying on the table and most everyone fiddled around with it for a while. Thanks, Team!)
PPS. Past Monday Memories: A Day in Lausanne