Today was Thomas’s birthday party. 12 boys in all out of 14 invited but let me assure you 12 boys was enough. We were really lucky with the weather as you can see in the photo so they were outside a lot taking turns on the four wheeler and shooting the air gun at cans down by the field that Stig set up. I thought girls made a lot of noise but boys can be just as loud!! But this is a good gang…I’ve not met many of these boys before but they all seemed very nice and one of the things I love about kids around here is they always say thank you for everything they get at your house before they leave…wasn’t use to this on Averøy, you usually never even knew the kids left…so it was really impressive to hear the kids here always thank you for everything they got- even if it wasn’t much.
Today they didn’t leave empty handed though…I made three homemade pizzas which were met with rave reviews and comments like, “this was the best pizza I’ve ever had!” that always warms my heart!!! After pizza I served an ice cream bar- in other words, vanilla and chocolate ice cream, chocolate and caramel sauce, whipped cream, a type of gummy bear candy, chocolate covered peanuts, crushed merguine cookies (Sarah swears this is what the marshmellows in Lucky Charms are made of- same taste), and crushed oreos. Sarah and Julia chose the oreo ice cream combo-
Who says you can’t have a little American goodies at a Norwegian Birthday party?? :-)) Sure looked good but I am happy to say I didn’t have any. I wanted too but I snacked a little on some of the other stuff so turned the ice cream down. Every Saturday I’m going allow myself a LITTLE something good but within reason.
I had huge ambitions today…was going to get up early, go workout, clean house and have everything ready by around 2 and then relax until the kids came at 4. But I went out last night with my neighbours to the local cafe/pub and even though I don’t feel I drank much when you aren’t use to drinking- anything more then a glass is enough to make you feel tipsy. Well, I had….what was it again…hmmm…one, two, three, four, five glasses and a couple little shots of Sheridan. I have to tell ya, the beer they served was called AASS beer…..so you know I had fun with that name!!! Two A’s together is pronounced like the Norwegian letter Å but I of course had to play with that word and said I’d like one cold AASS beer please….hahahahaha…I am usually not very good at being funny but I think that was pretty funny…hahahaha… So…got home around 1:15AM and fell asleep and Jenny started crying at 3:30….I managed to ignore her and keep sleeping and she settled down again but at 6 she cried again- so I got up let her out and at 6:30 put her back in her kennel and went to bed again. Around 7 Thomas got up and I asked him to take the dogs with him so I could sleep. So he did this and I woke around 10…which was heavenly but to be honest I could have kept sleeping. But I knew I had lots to do- felt a little bit heavy in my head but thankfully didn’t get sick…needless to say the whole day was slow moving and at 3:45 PM I was working on getting the first pizza in the oven- stressing terribly. It all worked out though and the kids were pleased, Thomas was pleased and that was what was important to me. Now the boys have left except for four who will spend the night- they will head up to the apartment to sleep in a bit so it will get even quieter around here and I plan on watching Horten Hears A Who which I bought the other day and Marley And Me which Sarah downloaded onto her computer. Been wanting to see that for a long time but it hasn’t opened in Norway before this weekend…so we’ll just watch it in the comfort of our own home- that is best!!! :-))
Have a great weekend folks- until next time!!!!