My Euro Girl

This morning Annie was playing with Grandma Susan and Grandpa Ken’s Teddy Bear Picnic set that they sent for Christmas, setting the bears in their place and pouring tea. Except it wasn’t tea. She informed usĀ  definitively that the bears were having Kaffee, said with a distinct accent. Too hilarious.

If you go down to the woods today...

If you go down to the woods today...

And those of you following Facebook already know that the other day Annie corrected my pronunciation. When she likes something she is eating she says “lecker!”, which probably translates best as tasty or yummy. I said it back to her and she got a little Samson scowl in her eyes and repeated the word in her perfect, guttural Tirolean accent, trying to teach me the correct pronunciation. Rebecca and I had tears running down our cheeks we were laughing so hard.

And of course, nothing is more Austrian than skiing. Annie had her first crack at it yesterday at Seegrube. It is a beautiful mountain less than 30 minutes by bus and gondola from the Develo door to the top of the slopes. Honestly, it was a pretty much a flop ending it tears after only a couple of minutes. However, I was very quick with the camera and so was able to make it look like she was having a great time and a successful experience. Better luck next year. Rebecca and Markus had a good couple of runs though, and I’m going to try to hit the slopes on Wednesday if the weather is good.

Way, way above beautiful Innsbruck

Way, way above beautiful Innsbruck

Setting up. How little are those skis?!

Setting up. How little are those skis?!

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Ready to hit the slopes

Ready to hit the slopes

Magic carpet ride

Magic carpet ride


Annie’s Very First Ski Run from Hillary Samson on Vimeo.

One Response to “My Euro Girl”

  1. Brutus says:

    Hillary,
    At the risk of sounding too quaint, it looks like Annie is a natural on skis. Is it raw packaged talent, or clothes so bulky she couldn’t be unsteady…
    B