The North Sea Oceanarium is the largest aquarium in northern Europe. It had a number of creatures we hadn’t seen previously and a bunch of interactive stuff. The weird looking gigantic fish in the pictures on the top right is called an Ocean sunfish, and it’s the 6th largest fish in the world.
The beach here is hard enough to drive out on, so we took a trip down the seaside. Lots of bunkers scattered around. The wind was perfect for kiting so we got out the kite and spent some time getting it airborne and then learning how to fly it a bit better.
This lighthouse is a bit special due to the fact that it is under constant threat of erosion from the sea. It had recently been moved some hundred meters or so inland to preserve it. Great views from the top of the area, and lots of sand for Elliot to go rolling around in. And here is a blog post from seven years ago, where we visited the lighthouse before it got moved.
It has been a rough skating season for Sienna because the ice time has been so limited. Skating on the road is not quite the same, but it’s better than not skating at all.
There are around 120.000 lakes in Denmark and on a warm day in June, we decided to rent some canoes and take a trip on one of them. Lyngby Lake is close to where we live and there is a long route you can take which involves portaging, but we just stayed in the main lake and had a picnic for lunch in the nice weather.
This is one of the biggest forests around and one of our favourites. It has some very varied and beautiful scenery, as well as challenging mountain bike tracks and a lot of orienteering posts. The forest also has a lot of history as it was established by the Danish king Christian the 4th 400 years ago. The forest was used for hunting and horse breeding, and there is a star-shaped road system which was used for par force hunting. In the center of the star, you can still see some “road sign stones” that were put up 400 years ago. The place is so unique that is has been nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Homemade birthday cupcakes for Sienna’s class, a dangerously leaning tree in the process of coming down with my brother Jacobs help, Elliot working hard on homework and on power washing the driveway, Elliot sporting his own design (a custom made ‘Stop Dabbing Be Happy’ sweatshirt) and also a picture where he is all dressed up for a party at school, and kids/cousins/uncles relaxing and playing various games..
Every year I try to make sure that we make it to the forest in time to see all the anemones and green leaves come out. We had a nice little picnic in the sun and afterwards we went through the bog, which recently had a walkway built over it. We liked this new addition to the area as it gave us a better chance to explore and see new things (in the one picture that doesn’t really look like anything you can see parts of a black adder if you look really close and use your imagination). Elliot didn’t believe you could sink down into the bog but when he had the chance to get a closer look upside down, he decided he did not want to try and find out!
We had a nice sunny spring day available so we headed out to our favourite museum of modern art, Louisiana, to take in the current exhibit. Picasso was on display and we all practiced doing some Picasso inspired animal drawings and sculptures. Afterwards we had a delicious lunch at the café and enjoyed the gorgeous day in the museum garden.
Wednesdays are digi free around our house, which implies no computer, Ipad, or phone. It’s my favourite day of the week as it most often includes board games and other creative initiatives such as pine cone sculptures.
Sienna with her friend Filippa from school, Ella from skating, and cousin Maximillian. Elliot with his friend Marius from school and with some sand craft.
We got half a day of snow this winter so you had to be fast to enjoy it. Also pictured is Sienna and Mormor playing the fun game Patchwork, Elliot getting ready to eat his salami rice cake sandwich creation, Elliot doing homework with Mormor, and finally, Elliot and Sienna posing as models for a Amazon.com cutting board listing.
Elliot got a new bed for Christmas and in addition we also spiked up his room by painting green mountains on one of the walls. Other than that, the kids were busy with indoor activities such as various crafts, puzzles, LEGO, and movie making.