Well, now it's arrived...the family christmas present! I don't know which kid was more excited, the three youngest or the biggest (Stig)!!! When I got home from work Julia was out riding it, see attached photo, and within minutes her friend Tor Olav and his brother who is friends with Thomas were over here, the kids took turns picking up their friends down by the post box!!! It's only a 50cubic, so not a big motor, but big enough for the kids. We are eventually planning on getting a second one which will have a little bigger motor but for now this is great and the kids will have hours of fun which is the whole purpose, as well as having something that moves fast when we need to get dogs who run off or just want to exercise the dogs without really exercising ourselves- a long line and a drive over the dirt roads here in the woods with the dogs will do them wonders!!!! hahaha!!!
Yesterday I decided to bake Apple Cinnamon muffins for breakfast, they were so good I decided to bake some for my friends and neighbours. Then I decided to bake oatmeal raisin cookies for everyone also, then I thought I'd try a recipie I'd never tried before which my friend gave me. She called them Juletopper. I'd call them flat chocolate chip cookies with nuts in them but ok....they were good and well loved by my kids and Stig, then I had made sugar cookie cut outs but I was so tired after baking ALL day that I wasn't paying attention to the oven and burned several batches before I decided to turn the oven off and close the kitchen for the day!!!! Took some muffins and cookies to my work today for the ladies I work with and I took some to the other department as well, I don't work personally with those ladies but several of them I have worked with before, so it was my way of doing something nice for them. Sure miss the group of ladies I worked with last spring but this new group is also a great bunch of girls too.
Sarah and I went to the Skafferiet this past weekend and I bought some candles and tea lights or rather exchanged them toward some of the work I've done for her (the owner of the Skafferiet) used almost 1000 kroner but the effect is stunning- take a look at the photos above...very cozy on these dark winter days....
I opened the barnehage (daycare) this morning and we had nine kids with us today total. It was a bit hectic earlier today as one boy who has been home sick a lot lately and obviously become quite attached to his mom's cuddles while he has been sick, refused to be put down on the ground, if you sat him down he screamed bloody murder. Drove us all crazy. We had to put him down several times as we had other kids to deal with and things to do, so he screamed and screamed and we were all a little on edge, but by lunch time things had settled down and when I left work he was still sleeping like a baby (no pun intended since he's only a year and a half) When I left I had several who insisted on a hug and one little guy who also thought a kiss was in order...so I gave him a big kiss on the cheek and said my goodbyes. I tell ya, having a job like this has it's trying moments but it's moments like the children insisting on a hug before I left work that make me love my job so much!!!!
Now I am off work the rest of the week except for Wednesday when I will bake a little at the Skafferiet. I plan to go into the woods and get some greenery and try and make some Christmas decorations for the front door and the staircase. I think with some garden wire I can possibly make some of the things I have seen in magazines, I'll let you know and take photos if I'm successful!!!
The kids have been really hooked on playing guitar lately, we had a guitar that some of the strings were broken on, but the kids played anyways and they have Guitar Hero on Playstation which they have played a lot also. Well, Stig got new guitar strings for the guitar and they broke and took a big chunk of the guitar with them....so today he found another guitar for 200 kroner- yes, obviously not top quality but everything works and the kids are having a blast with it...is there musical talent??? Time will tell, right now anything that isn't in front of a tv screen or computer screen is my goal for the kids....
Have a super Monday folks- we'll talk again soon..