Thursday, September 18, 2008

Farfar Turns 60!

Last Friday was Farfar's (grandpa, literally: "dad's dad") birthday. The kids had school and the husbands had work during the day, so we decided to gather at the ambitious hour of 5:50 am and surprise him with a birthday wake-up call and then breakfast together. Samuel thought it was so exciting to be woken up and go outside when it was still dark outside and all the kids loved creeping up the stairs and waking farfar up with a grand old birthday song! Per was great and so happy to be woken up by his 9 grandchildren (3 were missing and the other 6 live out of the country). So fun to be gathered with so many small cousins! 

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


A couple Saturdays ago, Chris went up to Oslo to do his first triathlon! He was really excited about it and a bit nervous because he has this inner-thigh problem thing. But, it went really well and he was quite pleased. He ended with a time of 2h31m. As you can see the swimming was a bit cold and a bit crowded. The first 500 meters, he felt like he was just kicking to stay above the water as a hundred other arms came pounding down around him. His next goal is the iron-man 2009!!! 

Monday, September 1, 2008

Aunt Heidi comes to town!!!


Somehow it never gets easier...Heidi just left after a weeks visit. She flew in last Sunday afternoon and left yesterday morning. Although short, it was so nice to be with her again and have the kids get to know my favorite sister a bit better. It was fun to just relax and be together and spend some good quality time together. Samuel was so excited that she came and asked every night if Heidi was going to sleep on our couch for "lots and lots of nights". The last night, she was here, he was quite disappointed that it was her last night, and in the middle of the night, he got up and slept-walked over to the couch and crawled right into bed with her :) Sofia loved having her here as well. It was fun for Heidi because we think Sofia's probably a lot like how Heidi was when she was little...petit and determined! It was a great week for me and I'm so happy she could come out. (Now only 3 weeks until grandma and grandpa come!)

water painting outside