29th of April

When Sienna turned nine, she had the same traditional birthday as she has had pretty much all of her life. Breakfast and presents in the morning, then off to school with a tray of cupcakes (this time in the shape of little owls or birds of some sort). After school it was time to go to Tivoli to celebrate with Mormor. A great day as usual.

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Sienna’s 8th Family Birthday Party

The entire family showed up for Sienna’s 8th birthday party so lots of food was needed. Sienna took complete charge of her own birthday cake, right from selecting a recipe to cooking and decorating it. Mormor did show up a little bit earlier than the rest of the guests to offer her support and Elliot also gave a helpful hand. Sienna got to open Mormor’s and BC’s present first, which was a basket for the brand new bike we had snuck in to her room. Both presents were very well received and she immediately took the new bike for a spin. Sienna got lots of different nail polish from Moster and the Lego Cruise Boat from her cousins/aunts/uncles and as the pictures show these presents were also a big hit.
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Happy Birthday Kyle

I’m very behind on my pictures and the blog, but I’m planning to catch up soon. In the meantime I am posting this birthday picture from Sienna to Kyle. Kyle’s birthday cake should keep him satisfied for a while seeing that it is around 5 times bigger than him. It’s a layered cake with nice colors and Kyle’s name on the bottom of it. In addition there is a bunch of cool balloons, some giant flowers, and a big present. The real present is in the mail and should be arriving shortly. We hope you have a great day Kyle and look forward to spending more time with you and see how big you’we grown next time we come to Canada. Lots of big birthday hugs from all of your family in Denmark.

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Pictures from yesterday

Here are some pictures of yesterday’s birthday boy. He was very excited about the entire day and started out by asking about the skeleton balloon he had been wishing for ever since he didn’t get one for Halloween. While Shawn was cooking breakfast, Elliot and Sienna were playing with his new toys. He got a lot of new hexbugs and tracks and modules for his bug collection and Sienna got him a moon car, which he is also very happy about. After Elliot and I dropped Sienna off at Mormor’s, we went for a long swim at the pool, and after that we went for lunch at Elliot’s favorite restaurant (Mc. D). Finally we went to Tivoli, and since Elliot had just turned 3 he was old enough to take the veteran car for a drive all by himself.

Happy Birthday Sienna

Today a very excited little brother woke up his big sister with a homemade happy birthday card. Sienna quickly got out of bed and sat down to open all the presents from Canada. As you can tell from Sienna’s expressions, everything was a big hit so thanks a lot to the family in Canada. This year we didn’t make big plans for the Kindergarten, since the girls are all coming to our house for a party on Sunday. So after an almost normal day in Kindergarten, we went with Mormor to Tivoli to have dinner and to try some of Sienna’s favorite rides. Altogether it was a very happy girl who celebrated her 5th birthday.

Happy Birthday Farmor

Sienna prepared these deliciously looking cupcakes for Farmor’s birthday and while I was taking the picture of her and the greeting, Elliot pulled out the cymbols and conducted his very own interpretation of “Happy Birthday To You”. Too bad you weren’t here to hear miniature Beethoven, farmor, but we hope you are having a very nice birthday. Love from Elliot and Sienna.

April 29th

On the 29th Sienna woke up to daddy’s homemade pancakes and a mountain of presents from Canada. As previously mentioned Sienna was very happy about all the presents and below are a few pictures showing her in action opening the presents with her little helper (I didn’t snap too many, because Shawn videotaped it). Just before lunch on the same day 22 of Sienna’s friends from kindergarten popped by. The apartment was decorated with lots of green streamers, balloon-flowers, butterflies, orangutans, spiders, and big spiderwebs. I had created a treasure hunt with a Dora-theme where Swiper had mixed up a lot of maps, and in the Magical Butterfly Jungle the kids had to use their senses and brains to identify the right map, which would then give them the next clue. They had to recognize animal sounds, count spiders, smell an old fish and give me some facts about animals and the jungle. They solved all the tasks and were able to get the right map and the next clue, which took them outside. Once again they had to solve different tasks and find balloons of various colors to find out where to go next. In the end it turned out that Swiper had hidden the treasure in the Kindergarten. When the kids returned they each got a bag holding some party gifts and a special lunch made of hippo sandwiches, slimy snails, butterfly and caterpillar biscuits, and some vegetables. In the afternoon Sienna, mormor, and yours truly headed to Tivoli to enjoy some rides and a nice dinner. Before it was time for bed, Sienna had a last doze of Dora as daddy read her bedtime books.