Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween 2008

This Hallween was a bit uneventful for us since the Danes don't really celebrate. The kids don't dress up, but Riis really wanted to, so Riis and Beck went to their børnehaven dressed as knights. Here are some pictures of Sir Riis and Beck - the crazy spider head man! Both kids got stickers and a little frog cake as Halloween treats from Mommy and Daddy.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Updated from Denmark - Oktober 2008

Updates today from Denmark.

•We woke up to a frost today. It was 3.5ºC/38ºF when I took the kids to school. A bit chilly for my flip flops!

•I'm wearing flip flops today because of my broken pinky toe. D-U-M. DUM!

•Gas was down to 7,94DKK/liter today (BARGAIN PRICES!) and the line at the gas station was onto the street. (that is roughly $1.20 US/liter)

•I cannot believe that I am raising two boys and no girls. What gets me to this point of disbelief are things like this morning at 4:30 Riis woke up and came into bed with me. He was sniffling so I asked if he'd like a tissue. He sniffled again and said "No mum. I can just do this, see? A booger-lunch." I was disgusted and amused. Not sure where he comes up with these things!

•I decided to take the week off from riding my bike since Dag is in Rome. I've been riding 11 or so miles a day. Every day I ride the kids to the børnehaven (pre-school/daycare) and ride home. Monday-Thursday I ride into the city for my Danish class. After class I ride to the børnehaven to pick up the boys and we ride home. (Riis rides his bike and I have Beck in the baby seat on the back of my bike.) Anyway, I'm happy to have a week off even though I have been enjoying the riding and am really getting in shape.

•Last week we took our final trip to Legoland for the season. We went with some of our new friends: Erin, Paige and Blake. Lots of fun even in the rain... above are some pics of us at a 3-D Lego movie.

•Final note: my kids refuse to eat vegetables so I started hiding them in food. I've tried this for quite some time now. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. The newest discovery is carrots in smoothies. Beck loved it!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Fall is here

The leaves have turned and we've had some beautiful fall days lately. We took advantage of the gorgeous tree in front of our house and took a slightly out of focus family photo in back of it.