France

P1050848 P1050849 P1050877 P1050906 P1050989 P1060053 P1060080We are back from a fantastic week in Southern France – here are a few snapshots, but I can’t promise that more photo spam from this trip with so many gorgeous settings won’t find its way onto this site in the coming days…

 

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Finally – vacation is here!

We’ll do our very best to take good care of these two crazy buddies during the next three weeks. First up, a week at the French Riviera!

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Happy birthday, Morfar!

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Morfar turned 60 years old yesterday – and celebrated with a lazy day in the sun at the summer house.

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When Mormor and Morfar borrow Xander

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And while our big boy was away, we got to shower his little sister with undivided attention — everybody wins :)

 

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Pre-vacation

P1050801P1050800  P1050805 P1050808 P1050818Only two more weeks until our vacation starts!

In the meantime, since the weather here keeps being absolutely fantastic, we are making the most of our weekends. This one spent with Moster Anna and Jacob yesterday, and a beach trip today. Our first beach outing this year, and the first time at the beach in Nivå – which is only a 15 min drive away and was family friendly (very shallow water) and not too crowded. We’ll definitely be back :)

 

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Mushroom fun

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With the beautiful Danish summer weather running full steam, nobody wants to spend time inside. Today, a pretty ridiculous looking mushroom pool entered the arena and most of our afternoon was spent with various sorts of water play.

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Us through Nelson’s many lenses

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A day at the Zoo and tired, (jet lagged) grandparents

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Farfar and Sandy are here.

They arrived Thursday and yesterday we spent a gloriously sunny day at the Zoo. We got lucky with the timing a few times and got to see a lot of animals up close and active (polar bears, elephants, tigers). And Savannah finally got to see living giraffes – her all time favorite animal (“The giraffes on the bus go ouch my head, ouch my head, ouch my head…” – you get the idea)

Xander and Savannah were pretty wiped out after this exciting day, as were the (jet lagged) grandparents (who needed an entire day off from our company to recoup :) )

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Soccer, soccer everywhere

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Soccer has become Xander’s favorite activity (to the point where he’d rather go kick a ball around outside than play Skylander on the PS3!). After a couple of trial practices with the local club, we all joined him for the final practice of the season and documented the chaotic fun of five year olds kicking balls around. Savannah was an eager cheerleader, and since then the fun has continued at home.

The World Cup has brought Lionel Messi and Argentina into Xander’s world and there is no doubt who he will be cheering for in tonight’s finale against Germany and Argentina.

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My workout buddies

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After apparently forgetting about knowing how to ride a bike, which resulted in Xander refusing to ride anything but his balance bike for a very long time, we finally convinced him to get back on the “real” bike and give it a try. Much to his own surprise, he instantly remembered how to work it and I spent a good while chasing him up and down the local shopping street. Savannah wanted to join the fun and quickly realized that the baby jogger was the place to be during these workouts. (She now climbs into the stroller as soon as she sees Xander reach for his bike helmet).

Since that first day, we have expanded our repertoire to include lakeside riding and duck (or greedy swans) feeding – and I have learned to wear proper running shoes in order to keep up with my little cyclist.

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