Thursday, November 15, 2012


Bug is a skeleton every year.

On Halloween Matthew and Olivia carved pumpkins. Olivia drew the face on one and Matthew cut it out. Then he designed and cut out his own. It is Halloween and Olivia is wearing a fairy dress and a pink bow on top of her head. Is she a princess? A fairy? No, this is just what she likes to wear at home. She is so girly when it comes to clothes and especially hair accessories!

Olivia's on the left. Matthew's on the right. These are great!

Jack o lantern burgers

Monster teeth, egg with spider on top

Ants on a log (I knew this one was lame but I had left over celery and some rains. Come on)

Trick or treating! Our friends Emma and Niels and their daughter Nora came along. Emma threw a very fun Halloween party the week before Halloween and we got to talking and she mentioned how there was no where in Copenhagen to trick or treat. Emma is Scottish and misses her childhood tradition of trick or treating. Her husband, Niels, is Danish so he does not know much about it. I told her that we were going to trick or treat our building and a few others and they could join us. It was a really fun night!

Olivia was a skeleton, Graham a farmer, Nora a tiger.


Halloween Dinner

Viewers should be warned that there is a lot of chewing and messy eating ahead...

Olivia Newton Cox

Olivia came in our room dressed like this. We had nothing to do with it. She was 80's fantastic. Then she danced. It was so funny and unexpected!

Let's Get Physical!!

Tea Party

Grandma made these really cute play cupcakes for the kids. The day after Janet left, Olivia wanted to have a tea party with them. So, I gave her and Graham some water in kid cups and some little cookies to put on all the plates for her animals. Graham just kept trying to eat all the cookies and drink all of the water. Olivia was not amused.

Bug was patiently waiting for her chance to steal some crumbs.


On Janet's last full day in Copenhagen we went to Tivoli. Tivoli was decorated for Halloween. It was so, so amazing. They use thousands of pumpkins. It is so beautiful and well done.

Olivia was freaking out in the entry to Tivoli. I did not get it on video but she was just literally jumping for joy at the witches and pumpkins and all the decorations. I think Janet was properly impressed as well.

Barely containing her excitement...

Janet and Olivia have the exact same face shape. When she was a little baby she looked just like Janet. Olivia may have my height and hair color but she has Grandma Janet's face shape ...

...and Matthew's sense of mischief.

Matthew put Olivia on top of this bale of hay to show her the Halloween store and she started this 3 minute face making challenge. As you see below...

They have the cutest shops there!

More proof for Janet's sister that Danes park their sleeping babies outside restaurants while they eat inside. I got close enough to see that there were babies inside but thought it would be too creepy to take a picture that close! Usually the moms have baby monitors with them so I had to be careful...

It rained most of the time we were at Tivoli. Janet is taking cover.

Graham, October 2012, Tivoli

This is Olivia shortly after we moved to Denmark. She is just about the same age as Graham is now. This is Olivia at Tivoli in October 2010. 

In the evenings when we got back from the day's activities, Janet usually entertained the kids while I cooked. Graham loved being with Grandma so much. These pictures are dark and blurry and the room is a mess, but they are some of my favorites! We miss Grandma Janet now that she is gone!