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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Who really has time for work?

So my deadline came and went, and I made it. I missed quite a few things, including three Saturdays in a row, where Mike played Mom and Dad rolled up into one and entertained the kids from sun up to sun down.

After handing the final things, I was sent home to sleep, rest and honestly catch up. After three work of working and looking after the kids, a few things had been sliding. We started out with a thorough clean (or semi thorough at least), followed by laundry, grocery shopping and cooking and eating real non-muesli food. It was pretty good.

And now I finally made it so far down my list, that I am ready to blog.

Do I have anything specific to blog about, you might ask?

No, but did that ever stop me before?

Not in the slightest.

And now you were supposed to be overwhelmed by pictures of immensely cute children. But the internet turned on me.

Turns out that I have used to much space. Something with too many pictures. Ha! And now they want me to pay. Pay? To put pictures on my blog?

I am not too sure about that. Not sure how I feel about that. The only thing I know is that it is too late to try and figure anything out now.

So please excuse me while I sleep - and think - and look forward to a picture of Mr. Samuel sleeping, under his sheet. Yes, under it!

And a picture of Magnus being downright adorable, as always!

I will be back!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Fall vacation

Samuel started kindergarden and seems to be enjoying it. The part where his head collided with a flying shovel was less than fun, but he enjoys the rest. When I come to get him, it is a very tired boy, and he's already had a few days home from kindergarden just to sleep and relax. The people working there are great, and I am secretly in love with a few of the kids. I already have hopes for which kids will become his friends, and unfortunately which kids I would rather he doesn't have play dates with.

The kindergarden is a 5 minute walk from home, which makes it easy. Unfortunately that also means it is downtown and their green areas are very limited. However, they have a roof top terrace with a playground, greenhouse and a view to die for.

Magnus is getting used to being on his own. It means having all the good toys to himself. I think he enjoys it, even if he also misses Samuel during the day. He spends a lot of time in his room next to the cupboard with books, with a book in his lap and five other next to him. I am sure he enjoys the silence.

And as for me, I miss my little, big boy when he is away and I love to pick him up from kindergarden. However, I also enjoy the extra time on my hands, the silence and the fact that I get to spend more time with Magnus.

And in other news I quit my job af Cofoco. Even though I loved so many things there, in the end it just didn't work that well with family life. However, I got offered an even better job. I consider myself a very blessed woman.

I work translating and proof reading. Most often I can work from home, and I make my own hours. It is great. It is not so great when a huge deadline is looming and you are still waiting for the text so you can start working. That is the case right now, and I have cancelled more or less every activity from now and untill the my deadline in 3 weeks from now.

Which means that right now I should have been at my dads house with the kids, having a great time, good company, great food and plenty of people for the kids to play with. Instead I am at home waiting for my computer to arrive so I can start working.

Mike is busy with work too. A few days ago he spend a day in Berlin, having meetings and giving a presentation at an agency. He is still working at the school and even started doing some advanced classes at another school.


This is by the way the most boring post I have ever written.


I appologise.

But my kids are still cute, my husband is still handsome, and we are all doing fine! 

Okay, I feel embaressed to write such an boring post, so a few pictures ...

Samuel really, really wants roller skates. He doesn't have any, so he decided to try it out with some Lego cars taped to his feet.

Even Winnie the Pooh gets tired after a whole day of running around.

But of course, every little boy should go down for their nap wearing gloves. Here he just woke up. And the gloves are still on. For reasons unknown to me, the earlier much hated gloves are a piece of loved clothing this year. I am not complaining.

When Mikes makes the kids sandwiches.

When I make the kids sandwiches.

Too much time on our hands, you think?

Monday, September 24, 2012

It's been a while

No, no, no pictures today. But they will come, one day. Maybe.

I haven't been the most diligent blogger lately, which I want to improve on. Not for the sake of you lovely readers, (well a little for you too), but mostly for the sake of my lovely children who will, hopefully, one day read the stories from their childhood.

Just know I did my best. I really did.

A few nights ago Samuel went to bed wearing his Winnie the Pooh costume and his swim goggles. It was quite the sight.

I know, pictures would come in handy here, but I didn't take a picture. I am really slacking off. I did take a picture the following day when the same thing happened, though minus the swim goggles.
Today he asked for his costume again, but he spilt milk on it this morning, so it is in the wash. I am sure he will be back in it tomorrow night.

Magnus is as usual doing fine. He is in love with everything animal, still, yes! He recently got a toy owl and a toy giraffe. He named them both "Ko", which means Cow.

That's my boy!

So what else is new?

Samuel starts kindergarden next week and we are all excited, and a little sad, and a little nervous and in total denial. Actually, Samuel is excited, and I am too plus all the other emotions. My little big boy!

They are still immensely adorable.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Let's hear it for Magnus

Someone loves his "morfar"

Honestly, he is brighter than he looks on this picture. Really!

Darn cute, flashing his smile. Yes, I am serious. That is his smile.

And all the stuff we apparently needed in order to spend 1 hour down in the garden. One hour = 4 bags, 1 kleenex box, 1 scooter, two frisbees, two bikehelmets, one jacket and one bike. And of course Samuels bike which is not in the picture.

And some more Magnus. Awesome, awesome little boy!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Warning - Picture overflow

Pretty much the worlds cutest kids, wearing his Sunday best. Well, at least the summer version of his Sunday best.

I asked him to smile. No way! 


Contemplating a smile ...

And full-on smile. Yes, that is a smile!

And with older brother, also smiling, showing of the bike lights he just found. And also in the summer version of his Sunday best.

Cruising around the Copenhagen Lakes. One on his big bike ...

And one on the scooter.

This was one of the reasons we went to the lakes. Two of the ducklings (Swanlings?) had just hatched the day before.

Too cute. We spent a while there.

And so did a lot of other people!

In other news

Magnus is speaking like crazy. He tells me so many things, and I love getting to know my little boy even more. He is happy and content as ever, but even more so when there are animals around. The other day he threw a fit because I wouldn't take him to the Zoo. Telling him we went just two days earlier didn't seem to make much of an impact on him. Today he also asked to go to the Zoo.
Magnus has another little charming thing. Sometimes when he is talking to you and is unsure whether you've heard him, he will take his little hands around your face, turn your head, look you into the eyes and repeat what he just said.

And when ever I tell him to stop what he is doing, or anything like that, he will come over to me and stroke my arm, face, hand or whatever is closest. And some times he will say "we are good friend". Which is true, but that doesn't mean he can take Samuels toys from him or hit me with a screw driver.

Oh, and another thing he does - he will randomly say "I'm in a good mood". I hope he will continue to say that for ever and ever. That just makes my day.

Samuel is completely diaperfree which by the way went surprisingly well. We are looking into kindergardens for him and hoping that he can start soon. Between you and me I am going to miss him like crazy, but I am also excited for him to try new things, get new friends and have fun experiences. And I am already looking forward to him coming home and telling me all about what happened during the day.

He is growing up so fast, and sometimes I just stand still and look at him, trying to understand when my little baby became this big boy, who tells me it is dirty under the table, gets out the vacuum cleaner and starts cleaning under the table. or plans pretty intricate train tracks and builds them, sometimes transporting grapes or raisins from the kitchen to the table on his little trains. And who is so strong opinions on what he wants to wear. It needs some sort of print or cool button or something. He is not up for anything plain. He is just 4 years old, for goodness sake.

And his favorite story from the childrens bible is the story of Jonah and the whale. We must have read it 50 times or so. Magnus like the story right before that, which is the story of Daniel in the Lions den. But I suspect that is because there is a picture of the lions.

Oh, and Samuel, he loves to run around and do crazy stuff

Just in case you are wondering - I have the most awesome children. Ever!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Mikes birthday gift

Last year Mikes mother came for his birthday as a surprise. How on earth can you outdo that?

Not possible.

But I came close this year ...

Okay, not even close, but I was still pretty awesome

The kids love it. And their helmets too. They picked them out themselves. Magnus' has sharks on, and Samuel has robots on.

Our first ride was a good 30 km or so. In more or less pouring rain.

I was not sure how much I loved that bike right there. I was soaked.

Mike however, had the time of his life.

Very strange.