We returned from my parents already some days ago but with Sunny being home due to a holiday week there was absolutely no time to post yet. He is extra clingy lately and needing me constantly so I am glad that he will return to kindergarten tomorrow. The house is a mess and I just cannot pick the space up thoroughly because he wreaks havoc again in no time. I always call him "master of desaster" because he is the most content when he is sitting in a huge heap of toys and books and stuff. :-)
We had a great time at home and enjoyed ourselves a lot. Sunny had a cold while we were there (nothing serious though) but that did not keep us from diving deep into the carnival, me attending some of the parades and Sunny watching them with my parents.
Most of all he loves the bands and especially the drums. This is what makes him really happy and he had so much fun there. When I told him we were going to the carnival some weeks before we left he immediately signed "drum" because he remembered from last year what he loved the most about it. He was dressed as a cat and got loads and loads of candy by the attendants of the parade. Once he was startled by a witch but my mom could soothe him before he burst out into tears. It was really cold so I had to make sure he wore warm clothes. So he looked like a really fat cat with his winter coat and snow pants under the costume ;-) He was the cutest kitty cat ever! <3
The region where I come from has a centuries-old tradition of celebrating the carnival and I am proud to wear our traditional costume while I am there and attend the parades. It is so much fun and it feels so good, so homey. It is something I really look forward to every year and I never fail to go home during that time. I searched Youtube for some videos so that you can see what it is like. Maybe you like it, maybe you think it is weird. ;-) Anyway, this is not from my home town but you get a good impression of what it is like. Just to watch the video now makes my heart swell with happiness and I am already looking forward to next year!