Sunday, March 31, 2013

Photo Challenge Week #13 - City

Shannon - I would say that I am definitely a small-town girl.  But, there is something about the big city that is just so invigorating.  I LOVE going into Copenhagen.  Maybe it's all the neat old buildings, or the statues, or just the feeling of life.  I don't know.  I just love it!


Easter seemed very early this year, it really snuck up on us!  A few days before Easter, we got together with Alaina and Olivia to dye eggs.  This was the first time I've ever dyed Easter eggs without using a dye kit.  It actually worked extremely well.  We just used food coloring and vinegar with water.  The colors were much brighter and brilliant than I had expected.  We also tried coloring on hot eggs with crayons.  It was a little tricky, because the eggs were quite hot, but it was a fun way to do it and they looked really pretty. 

On Easter, we had a nice relaxing day with church and a yummy dinner.  I kept thinking about Easter during my childhood.  We almost always went to St. George to visit my Grandma and Grandpa Austin.  We would get up in the morning and have breakfast and then my sister and I would have to take a bath.  My mom almost always either made us or bought us new Easter dresses.  So, we would get dressed up in these cute dresses and would go outside, where lo and behold, the Easter bunny had shown up.  My Grandparents had this awesome yard and the Easter bunny was very generous.  We had a great time finding all that he left for us.  In the afternoon, we would always go on a picnic, usually out somewhere in the desert.  What great memories!  Easter was one of my favorite times of year as a child!
Here in Denmark, it's too cold, rainy and/or snowy to do anything outside.  On Monday morning, we all had the day off and guess what?  The Easter Bunny showed up Monday morning and scattered the house with chocolates and little gifts for the kids.  Not much room for a hunt, but it still took a while for the kids to find everything.
Noah really liked his chocolate, ALL of his chocolate!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Easter Vacation

During the week of Easter Break, we went to several museums, including the Post and Tele Museum, the Geological Museum and the Zoological Museum.  They were all fun outings and we got to see a lot of new things.  Here are a few pictures.

Post and Tele Museum

Zoological Museum

 The kids loved playing with these skeletons.

 Geological Museum

Monday, March 25, 2013

Lexi's 6th Birthday!

On March 25th, Lexi turned 6! 

We had such a fun day.  For a couple of weeks leading up to her birthday, she was so excited.  It was all she could talk about and every day we had to count down until her birthday.  That morning, Chad had to work early, so we made her wait until that night to open presents.  I let her open the gifts from her brother and sister, so she would have something to play with that morning. 

 After getting ready, the kids and I headed into Copenhagen to the museums. 
The Hans Christian Andersen Statue.
In front of the City Hall Building.
We started out with lunch and McDonalds, which is a very rare treat here. 

The kids were especially excited when they saw a bunch of boys that they thought looked liked the boys from One Direction.  Not that they are big fans or anything, we had just happened to watch a video from the band a couple of days before.  I doubt One Direction was randomly having lunch at McDonalds in Copenhagen, but you never know. =)  After that, we headed to the National Museum and it was closed!  We were so sad, but luckily we still had the Disney Store to visit and then on to the Post and Tele Museum.  The Disney store was so packed, we could hardly walk through it, but I let the kids pick out new Water Bottles and then when we were checking out, Lexi told the cashier it was her birthday and presented her with a special birthday pin, certificate and on their big movie screen in the store, they flashed her name on it.

  It made it really fun!  After that we went to the Post and Tele Museum. 

The kids love the play places at these museums, so it makes them really fun to visit.  After playing there, we left and Chad was able to meet us for the trip back home, where we had Chicken and French Fries for dinner.

Lexi opened the rest of her presents and then our friends, the Jensen's, came over to sing Happy Birthday and have cake.

It was a really fun birthday and I think all of the kids had a lot of fun.  It's so hard to believe that Lexi is 6!  She is a such a sweet, special, spunky girl.  We all love her so very much and are so grateful to have her in our family!

Almost 2 weeks after Lexi's birthday, we were able to have her class come to our house for another Birthday celebration.  They all walked over from the school and we played some games, opened presents, ate brownies and jello and just played.  I thought they would just stay for about an hour, but the class ended up staying the entire class time, nearly 3 hours!  We had a lot of fun and Lexi especially enjoyed sharing our house with her friends. 

Lexi and Noah's teacher, Dorte.

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