Sunday, November 30, 2014

Thanksgiving 2014

Working on a 1,000 piece puzzle before dinner. We didn't finish it until the next day.

Waiting for the Thanksgiving dinner to start.

Friday bowling outing. Axel wore his French bowling shirt - a gift from Farmor.

Goofing off with Uncle Honus and Cousin Django.

We finished the trip with a family dinner at the Salty Sow. Axel got to catch up on some iPad time. Great trip!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

End of Soccer Season

Axel had his last soccer practice of the season this weekend. His game has improved significantly this fall both in terms of skill and in understanding the game. It is a joy to watch him play.

Axel likes to wear his socks down - emulating 80's Danish soccer star Søren Lerby (and if you know who he is consider me impressed).

Axel in his pre free-kick Wayne Rooney stance - taking direction from Coach Nestor. 

Axel with a defensive clearance. 

Tense moments before the medal ceremony.

Season over - well played Axel!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Trick or Treat

Finally - the night Axel has talked about for weeks arrived.

 Family picture before heading out. Axel is ready - armed with shield and candy bucket.

Hitting up the first house on the street.

Don't wake him up!

Time to eat.....

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Making Costumes

Halloween is almost here - time to make costumes! Chovy and Axel first researched Captain America's background and costume details.

A golden lasso for Wonder Woman.

Last minute adjustments. Luna doesn't really see what the big deal is. 

Ready to fight crime!

 One last photograph and then off to the first Halloween party of the season.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Things got weird on the Blue Planet

We went to the Blue Planet aquarium along with Thilde, Jesper, Jane, Mikkel and Charlotte. Thilde volunteered to be an assistant to the museum science girl and her friend Hik, the Hammerhead Shark (Hik made several toddlers in the audience cry).

Fake fish exhibit.

Checking out some cool spotted rays.

Some of the fish were huge.

Posing in front of a school of Piranhas.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

The Airfield

We went to play at an abandoned military airfield near Claus and Helle's house. You could still see the old hangars and military installations and play on the 3 mile landing strip. Pretty cool.

Great place for kite flying....

...except for the lack of wind. 

Light was perfect for some 80's band pictures.

You could also try the old military obstacle course. After a successful run Axel and Anton decided to chill and take in the sun setting over Sealand. Beautiful evening.

Friday, September 19, 2014

A Pilgrimage of sorts

 Axel and I - along with Jesper and Niklas - went to see the world's best football team, Brøndby IF. 

This team plays their home games about 5 km east of where I grew up. This was Axel's first visit to the stadium.

Getting ready for the match. 

This match was special. It featured the return of home town hero Danial Agger who has played for Liverpool FC for the last 8 seasons. Unfortunately he was slightly injured and didn't play. 

Axel showing true team spirit.

Shopping with Thilde

Axel and Thilde went grocery shopping with Tante Jane.

Nothing better than kid sized shopping carts.

"Should we buy this one?"

In egalitarian Denmark you bag your own groceries.

More shopping action.

Picking Up Thilde

Axel and I are in Denmark. Axel's best friend in Denmark is Thilde, Mikkel's daughter. Axel went with Tante Jane to pick her up from school.

Thilde is giving Axel the tour of her school.

The tour included a mandatory stop at the school play ground.

In Denmark the students sign themselves out after the school day.

Trying out the play ground.