Two Birthdays Celebrations

6 Sep 2016 – The Labour Day Weekend

Sat: busy getting a Pirate Garden Treasure Hunt for the youngest grandchild #6 Olai. So much to organize when planning for 10kids aged 5, especially when both parents work full-time. M being a good mother wants to bake the cakes, cupcakes and the fruit-bowl with a pirate theme. To get a longish water melon, B had to go down town to the Asian shops.

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Sun: Happy Labour Day & Happy 38th Bday M. A short visit to Tromsø end of this month will revive some memories where she was born. Like me she does not want breakfast or food in bed, so a fancy smoked salmon open-faced sandwich hits the spot. B bought skolebrød/bolle=schoolbread/bun which is a type of sweet roll that consists of regular dough of yeast, custard and icing with grated coconut. It was usually put in school lunches as a dessert or sold at bake sales, hence the name.

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Being a Sun, the parents decided to have O Bday party today and that he can open the gifts from his friends today. Adorable amazing grandson decided to dress himself in a vest and tie to have breakfast with us and then off to jump on the trampoline with anticipated excitement for his party.

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A perfect day with gifts, home-made cakes and fruit-bowl all in a pirate theme (my contribution is the treasure-chest) as requested by the O who did not bother with his pirate outfit but was in his tie all day!

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IMG_1123O was satisfied with his gifts and his guests. After the treasure-hunt, pin the donkey, and serving of bday goodies, time to bid the guests goodbye; the 3generations of guys (paternal grandfather, father and son) continued their fun with a remote-controlled car from Rich.  The grown-ups (including B dad, John who was on transit from Moss to Trondheim), relaxed with a well-deserved bottle of bubbles and some finger food before calling it the day!

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Mon: Happy 5th Bday O. Today is the actual bday and more presents from the family to be opened.

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Planning day at the daycare, thus no daycare and parents had to worked. A most wonderful day with him in town – Mummitrollet og det usynlige barnet@Trikkestallen Torshov, Moomin Troll & the Invisible Child, a well and tasteful presented puppet show. I would like to be able to be invisible on demand 🙂

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Trikkestallen was built in 1899 as a workshop and depot for Kristiania Sporveisselskab@Torshov. Today it works as a cultural center which was opened in 2003. Besides Ungmedia, Oslo Nye Puppet, it also houses Norway’s only Tap Dance School – That Tickle Toes.

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OSL City Hall to show him the sculpture of his great-great-grandfather Magnus Poulsson, but unfortunately the building was closed for some private function. Another time. Pix of the sculpture taken in 2008. Ice-cream treat as a consolation and perhaps he might be too young to appreciate it now!

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As we were walking to our tram, he saw this sight-seeing tourist train and told me that he has never been on it and have always wanted to go on it and so of course his wish was granted without a second thought – we were the only 2passengers.

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Did not expect a 5yrs old would have enjoyed this 4omins ride thru’ the main tourist attractions in the OSL center, but he seemed to like it. Must have been a long tiring day as he fell asleep in my arms the last 10mins.

Happiness is spending time with people you love and creating memories that last a lifetime…

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