Sunday, January 26, 2014

Becky and Shawn and Food and Drinks

When our best friends Becky and Shawn come to visit us, all we do is eat and drink . . . and eat and drink more.  We dropped the kids with a sitter, and then went to a fancy restaurant for a double date where Karsten invented a bone marrow luge....

Later we downed more drinks at the Lamplighter . . . not what we expected, but still fun

Finally the evening ended with mixed drinks at home and . . . PORK.  Seasoned night before, slow cooked for 6 hours, we spent the entire next day watching football and eating the deliciousness of pulled pork.  Mmmm, our version of heaven . . . Come back and visit us soon OK??

Ben and Max

Our best friends from Michigan came to visit us to escape the polar vortex
 so we showed them a pretty (sunny) good time.  

They have twin boys, Max and Ben, who are two and half, 
and of course Axel LOVED playing with them all day every day

Axel is not usually the older kid, so he enjoyed showing them around.  
"Listen up son: Here's how you scoop water out of the ocean and dump it into sand . . . "

"Here's how you fly a military plane" (at the Midway museum)

He also showed them how to use his bouncy house OUTSIDE - oooooh!!

And Rasmus Klump (the danish book about a pancake-eating bear) was a MAJOR hit.  Shawn demonstrated great prowess by having all three boys seated on his lap while reading it in Danish.  Needless to say, several encore readings were required.