Sunday, August 25, 2013

squeezing the last out of summer

We are currently enjoying these last beautiful summer weeks. It still feels very much like summer with
temperatures in the mid 20s, flip flops, iced coffees and sun screen, but the mornings are chili, the sun sets earlier and some trees have transitioned from green to a yellow-brownish hue. I'm pretty excited about the fall, but I know to suck the marrow out of these last warm and sunny weeks. Silja is home from school for two weeks, so we are spending as much time as we can outside shifting between playgrounds and bringing books to the park to read on a blanket and so on, getting the most out of the great weather.
The pictures are not particularly summery, but there are currently too many other things to drag along on our outings to care to bring the big camera.
 Teaching Silja to play board games
 Our garden box is now full of green tomatoes, a tiny pepper and two flowers Silja brought home as little seeds for mother's day.
This one is mostly such a happy easygoing little guy. Soon he will be half a year, and I don't know how that happened.
He LOVES the guitar Bjarni brought back from Iceland. 
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Thursday, August 1, 2013


Silja turned three last week. And we are reminded every single day, because she will tell us all the things she can do now just because she is three: She can brush her own teeth, eat a lot of breakfast, wear underwear instead of diapers, open and hold the heavy door outside, put on her shoes. She can throw the most crazy fits, when things don't go her way, and she says the most amazing things in a mix of Danish and English: Du skal get up, for du er sygeplejersken. Du må ikke ødelægge det der, for så bliver jeg virkelig sur og so sad. I love you lillebror. We are planning a little party for her when the sling comes of next week, so the celebration is not entirely over yet.

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