On Friday this handsome young man turned 9 years old. It was still very dark outside as we all got out of bed to start the day off with pancakes, ice cream, and sprinkles. After that, it was time to go to school. Elliot brought a homemade alligator pull-apart-cupcake-cake with him, which all the kids really liked. Upon his return from school there were more surprises. In his room, mormor was hiding in a giant box. She brought Lego and a cool/cute homemade moose. Elliot was also ecstatic to learn about the Apple gift certificate which Farmor had sent (thank you Farmor), and Sienna had crafted a personal greeting card with two of Elliot’s favorite foods, soy sauce and salmon. Finally, Elliot also found the time to color in the greeting card from great grandma in Canada (thank you great grandma). After a lovely and sunny afternoon, we headed downtown to meet up with Shawn for a game of petanque and some juicy burgers.
Elliot opted out of having a big birthday party this year. He didn’t want any crowds (his words). Just cinnabons for breakfast, lots of uninterrupted Ipad time, and mormor and BC over for dinner and board games.
Homemade birthday cake, greeting cards, and presents. I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.
Elliot prepared a delicious birthday cake for Shawn’s birthday this year, complete with 42 candles in it.
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.
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.
Cousin Noah has his birthday 10 days before Sienna so during the Easter break we drove to Sorø to celebrate him, and also to get to know the two latest family additions a bit better.
For Shawn’s birthday this year we went back to Tivoli to enjoy the Halloween decorations some more. We had a really good dinner at a burger restaurant inside the park and the kids got to get a couple hours of rides in. I snapped the pictures on my phone which explains the bad quality.
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.
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.
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.
Sienna knows how much you like cookies, so for your birthday greeting we created a batch of scrumptious peanut butter cookies shaped like buttons. They look great, they smell delicious, and they taste amazing. We were planning on packing some in Sienna’s suitcase for you, but we are not sure there will be any left by Saturday.
For your second birthday Sienna drew you a cute little panda bear. Have a great day and see you on Sunday.
Here is a birthday horse wishing you a very happy birthday.
Sienna made this nice birthday greeting for Aunt Crystal by connecting a lot of dots and then filling in the shapes with color.
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.
Uncle David’s birthday greeting has been created by a new and upcoming artist. As you can see from below, it took a high level of concentration and an incredible attention to detail. Happy Birthday Uncle David from all of us at Kaj Munks Vej.
Today it was bedstefar Carlos 65th birthday. Sienna had made him a really nice greeting with some bears that we unfortunately forgot to put in the picture. She had also made him a nice bracelet from flowers which was a perfect fit, and bedstefar was so happy about the nice gift that he wore it for the rest of the day.