Monday, 10 January 2011

A year already!

Lilian turned one on Saturday. Has it really been a year already. But then it seems like forever! I really can't remember life before Lilian arrived on the scene and nor can Mette.

Mette and I tried our best to put together a birthday party with all the UK family coming over for a buffet lunch and drinks. I think it went okay in the end even though we didn't even start to cook or prepare the house until 11 in the morning with everyone due to arrive at 1. Instead we choose to spend the morning curled up with our little darling enjoying the moment.

Mette ordered some choice food from the "Scandinavian Kitchen" so she could spice up the food with some traditional Danish fare. However, they messed up the delivery and instead we got a load of fishy food that was supposed to go to Aberdeen. Bit of a shame as Lilian missed out on her "Kagemand" which is a traditional Danish birthday cake for kids. Instead she made the British equivalent using a sponge cake and teddy bear tin. The result was...errr...tasty

Here's some choice photos from the day. I choose "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" as the theme but unfortunately they're weren't enough hats for Mette and I to wear! ha ha.


The cake!

Erin and Mina help to blow out the candle 

The UK Family with hats on. 

The food 

Daddy telling Lilian a pretty good joke. 

 Look at the camera.

Mina helping Lilian open her pressies.

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Lilian's first Christmas

Lilian opening her first Christmas present. It was a xylophone from Grandma and Grandpa.

Daddy and Lilian opening presents.

Grandma, mummy, Lilian and a Christmas pudding on fire

Granny's birthday cake. She turned 87 on Christmas day

More presents from the Danes which came via postman pat. The hat and present in the picture is from granddad (morfar) and Hanne.