Saturday, September 1, 2012

Noah Turns 3!

On August 28th, we celebrated Noah's 3rd Birthday!  I love watching my children grow and learn, but at the same time, it's a little painful seeing them grow up so fast.  Noah is definitely my little Momma's Boy and I LOVE IT!  Ok, most of the time.  There are certainly times I wish he weren't so clingy, but I love that he always wants me to hold and cuddle with him.  He is such a sweet little boy.  I just adore him!  Leading up to his birthday, Myra and Lexi were so excited.  We went shopping for him and it was all I could do to stop them from giving him his presents right away.  On his birthday morning, he was so delighted to come out and see the decorations and presents.  Chad had had to go to work early, so we let him open just a couple of presents and wait until Chad got home that evening to open the rest.  All day, you could tell that he was just delighted with all the attention.  The girls even were hoping on skipping out on school so that they could spend the day celebrating with him. We Chad got home, Noah opened up the rest of his gifts.  He got a little circus tent and train set, along with clothes and games from Grandma & Grandpa and a Batman & Prince costume from Grammy & Grandad.  He was just the happiest little boy.  We had his favorite, Spaghetti for dinner and then cake for dessert.  It was such a fun day and I loved seeing my little guy so happy.  

Hair Cuts

Well, there is a first for everything, right?  This first, was hair cuts.  That's right, none of our children have EVER had a hair cut!  I guess you could call them Hair Impaired!  But, for months now, Chad has been at me to let him cut Noah's hair.  I was really hesitant, I just love his curls!  But, we realized that he was starting to look just too much like the triplets from Brave, so I allowed Chad to trim his hair.

 I was hoping to keep it a little longer, but it still turned out alright. 

 Of course, with cutting Noah's hair, the girls wanted a trim.  I had never trimmed their hair, so we decided it was probably time.  Lexi's hair had gotten pretty long and since her goal in life is to have hair like Rapunzel's, we decided a short trim would be the best.

 After, I trimmed Myra's.  I took just a little off and she ran into the bathroom to look at it.  She came back with this dejected look on her face and informed me that she wanted it shorter, much shorter.  We talked about it for some time and she was quite determined, so I went ahead and cut it.  It actually turned out very cute and she was just delighted with it!  I think they all turned out very cute!


On a recent Saturday, we hopped on our bikes and headed out to explore the local woods.  It is so beautiful!  We rode around on our bikes looking for a good place to park and go exploring on foot.  We actually came upon a fairly large hill, for Denmark, and then headed up it.  We found a "path"?  Basically it was where a logging truck had driven in and cleared out deadfall.  It was the best "path" we could see, so we set out to explore.  After skipping around a few mud puddles, we found some wild raspberry plants, with a few late raspberries on them.  
We ate all we could find and then dragged the kids on to do some more exploring.   
We eventually came upon a couple of small foot trails that we took.  We found a ton of little frogs.  
The kids just love them.   
We caught Myra trying to sneak one home in the pocket of her backpack and Lexi just walked off with one for a long ways until we talked her into letting it go.  
We eventually exited the trees and came upon an old orchard?  
It was a really pretty area.  We decided to head back to our bikes and go further up the road.  After just a short distance, we topped the hill.  The forest opened up and there was a museum right there, in the middle of the woods!  We had no idea!  It was just a small museum about astronomy.  We took about 20 minutes and walked around looking at the old Astronomy instruments 
and the Viking Skeleton they dug up in there area. 
 It was a fun find!  After that, we headed home.  We really enjoyed this outing!

Frilandsmuseet - Open Air Museum

Towards the beginning of August, we went to the Frilandsmuseet in Lyngby.  I think the longest train ride we've taken since we've lived here.  The museum, built in 1897 is one of the oldest and largest open air museums in the world.  They are pretty common here in Europe.  I know of several others in Denmark alone.  It was pretty neat.  There are over 100 buildings that date from 1650 to 1950 that have been moved from their original spots to the museum.  They've been then "fixed" up so that they are safe to go into.  It was pretty neat to see all of these old buildings and imagine what people use to live in.  The kids even got to take a ride on an old Merry Go Round.  We had a really nice day exploring and I'm sure we'll go back again.  

My favorite, the Water Mill.