Thursday Thirteen #22
Well, I had been planning on putting up 13 pictures from my vacation, but my computer crashed yesterday and has to go to the doctor. I hope they can fix it, because I haven't backed up those 450 pictures I took. :-( I did upload all the really cute ones of Nicky to snapfish though, so at least there is that.
This brings me to the question I have for y'all...Does anyone have a good gremlin banishing ritual they would like to share with me??? Just this week, my fridge, my car and my computer have all stopped working. The car was just a battery problem, and it has been replaced. I still don't know what is wrong with the computer or the fridge yet though.
Without pictures but still in honor of my vacation...
13 Things I Did in Denmark
- Fed the ducks, swans, and geese at Damhus Lake.
Nicky loved this! He was absolutely entranced by the birds. His favorite part (and keep in mind, he is a boy) was throwing the bread so that it landed on the swans back and then laughing hysterically when the swan got angry because another swan ate it off his back.
- Watched my son run away from the royal guards.
This was terribly amusing.
- Thought I was going to die...
The plane ride on the way there didn't go well... I was so exhausted that I was absolutely ill when we got there. So sick that I almost had my husband take me to the emergency room, but once I finally got a good night's sleep, I was much better.
- Saw the island of Fyn.
It's the island between the one on which Copenhagen is located and the peninsula that is the rest of Denmark. It's pretty darn cute. Lots of old thatched roof farm houses. We also went to see Hans Christian Anderson's house, but it was closed.
- Turned 28.
My birthday was the 20th.
- Ate way too much!
I have to say breakfast in Denmark is always nummy. They have bakeries on every corner with scrumptious pastries and fresh breads. Yes, my friends, there is a reason they call it a Danish. Denmark makes them better than anyone. Although they call them wienerbroed.
- Saw Frederiksborg Castle.
It was absolutely lovely. Nicky was quite a pain. I guess it's hard to appreciate a castle when you're two, but his Daddy managed him pretty well.
- Took Nicky to have pictures taken in front of his daddy's castle.
Well at least it was the castle where his daddy lived when he was in the royal guard.
- Didn't sleep near enough.
How come you always need another vacation after you get home? And I don't mean being home sick with the world's worst stomach virus as Bryon and I have been this week.
- Took Nicky to the Zoo.
He wasn't impressed... We probably just should have taken him to a farm, because his joy of joys was petting the goats in the petting zoo and shouting COW at the top of his lungs at all animals that even remotely resembled cows. That included the rhinos and giraffes.
- Went on a canal tour.
Nicky appreciated it for about 45 minutes and was then ready to get off. He much preferred riding in the party barge with his Grampa, because Grampa lets him drive. hehe
- Drove people out of a restaurant...
I was SO embarrassed!!!
- Taught Nicky several languages.
Bryon's mom is from Uruguay and dad is from Denmark so as you can imagine he heard quite the blend of languages and picked up some words from each one. I'm so proud of my multilingual munchkin!
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