Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Lake house in Maine

playing in an upside-down canoe

digging for worms to use as fish bait

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Gaspar de Portola

The end of 3rd grade comes with a big presentation where students participate in a "living museum" where they dress up and memorize a script about a local historical figure.  Axel was assigned Gaspar de Portola, a Spanish explorer who colonized much of the coast of southern California and Baja.  He spent weeks memorizing a full page monologue and was very proud of his final performance.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Mothers Day 2019

Mom's choice: a day at the zoo

slumber party with my favorite mom friend

drawing on the beach:

snuggling in the hammock

pool party water fights result in mother day being renamed "bully's day" ;)

Friday, April 5, 2019

Field Trip

I got to be a volunteer on one of Axel's field trips.  It was a blast from the past -  riding the school bus and eating school lunch again with his friends.  Totally fun experience!

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Axel's 9th Birthday: Shirley Temples and Steak

When we asked Axel what kind of birthday party he wanted this year, he had an immediate answer: 

I want SHIRLEY TEMPLES and STEAK for all my friends on St. Patricks Day!

So that's what he got.

We also went to a Danish restaurant for lunch with Taj:

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Karsten's 50th Birthday

the calm before the storm . . .

the Danes arrive

Axel gives flowers to the birthday boy

Farmor is impressed by the size of the American drinks

playing Ali Babba - not just for kids!

 sunset view from our deck

lunch by the beach

uncle Jesper teaches Axel how to hack into the TV screens at the local pub

a successful hack!

Boys are looking fancy at the Brazilian steak house

Linda and Henrik enjoying the hotel at the Temecula vineyards

Henrik made lobster soup for the big party

party time with all our friends

singing happy birthday the Danish way!

Pacific beach stroll

Henrik is not a fan of corn dogs

 we also watched a blood moon eclipse

the end of a great trip - thanks for celebrating with us!