Zach and I are somewhat flabbergasted at how much easier it is to take care of certain things here, compared to Switzerland. We should be signing the lease for our duplex on Friday (woot!!), and yesterday afternoon we bought a car. Yes, yesterday-- A SUNDAY. I'd almost forgotten you could get things done on Sundays. ; ) We are now the owners of a '98 Honda CR-V. It's nearly identical to the one we owned before moving overseas, except a year older, and this one's green. And it was nearly the same price as an equivalent Civic thanks to gas prices and no one (else) wanting to buy bigger cars. So now we can take our time a bit more figuring out what to get as our second car. Zach's pushing for a Honda Fit (turns out they're the same thing as the Jazz we saw in Europe and liked) but they're still really new here (have only been sold in the US since last year) so we'll see.
I'm wanting to get D weighed so I can see how he's gaining (if it's still the same, faster, slower, etc). In Switzerland I could just drop in to our pediatrician's office and get him weighed real quick, no appointment necessary. Here we have care through Kaiser Permanente, but no set pediatrician yet (I need to figure out what D's member number is and then make an appointment for him, hopefully in the next couple weeks). Does anyone know if I can just drop in and get him weighed at one of their facilities? I'd like to try to do that one day this week.
Last but not least, I figured I'd share some pictures. I realized today I still haven't put up a post about our time in Saas Fee... ah how time gets away from us. Here's a super cute picture of D and his daddy though on the day we rented a backpack carrier and took him on a hike. Donovan loved it, I foresee a trip to REI soon to get our own. =)