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Weekend in Denmark

17 Oct

We had a lovely weekend in Denmark. We originally went there so Christian could participate, along with all the men in his family, in a 12km ‘Man Run’.   A ‘Man Run’ is a race that only allows ‘men’ to compete.  It is not just a typical race.  They have to run through mud, mud filled ponds that come up to the chest, climb over walls and piles of tires and many other obstacles.

There is Christian on the far right. This is obviously before the race

random guy

They guys had a lot of fun but I’ve never seen Christian as sore as he was yesterday!

We were supposed to go to Denmark for Christmas this year but as I won’t be able to fly anymore in a few weeks, we decided to have a little Christmas for us this weekend.  We ate the traditional Danish Christmas dinner of roast duck and exchanged presents.  I have been slowly collecting the expensive and beautiful Royal Copenhagen porcelain so I received two serving platters to add to our collection.

And……

Hanne has been busy knitting.  Look what she’s made for Hazel:

This pattern is more than 100 years old!

Hanne also made this sweater but bought the mittens for us when we were baby shopping

Now that we’re back in Switzerland it’s time to get busy on the ‘to do’ list!!!!

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Week 24

15 Sep

I am feeling great lately, besides the jet-lag that forces me to wake for the day in the middle of the night.  I welcome the long awaited increase in energy with open arms as I have so much to do; many shopping trips, touring hospitals, setting up insurance, etc.  This week the baby can live outside the womb with significant medical help.  She is the size of an ear of corn or two mangoes. I also noticed, I can not only feel kicking from the outside, but see it as well.

I’ve just finished my first homemade baby project.  A play mat/ tummy time mat!  I bought some fabric online a while ago for a home decor project but strongly disliked the actual colors when I saw the fabric in person. But I think the fabric works great for this cause. I don’t have a sewing machine so I sewed it by hand.

side 1

side 2. I stitched down the middle so the filling would stay in place during washings.

Here are a few of my favorite purchases from the US

Diaper bag

And Clothes!

I can’t resist a sale

9 Aug

H&M has adorable baby clothes and has been having an incredibly long sale. It has been going on for weeks and weeks. I have been watching the baby clothes, picking out what I would choose to buy if I had a girl  (The boys’ clothing is just not as pretty or interesting).  There was one dress I loved and it was only 5 chf!  I went back today and all of  the dresses were gone 😦  The sale inventory was diminishing.  I thought, two different times the doctor said she ‘thought’ it was a girl and that’s good enough for me! Now, time to take advantage of the sale.

I did my math.  All the summer clothes I bought are sized 4-9 months.

I could have bought everything in the store. It was extremely hard to stop.

Of course I kept the receipt just in case. Or else, we’ll have a very feminine boy.  I’m only kidding, Christian. 😉

Tonight for dinner we had Buffalo Chicken Burgers and they were good!

I found the recipe on foodgawker.com and it comes from howsweeteats.com

Buffalo Chicken Burgers

makes 4-6 burgers

1 lb ground chicken breast

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1/2 tablespoon italian seasoning

1/4 cup buffalo wing sauce ( I used Frank’s, thanks Sherri!)

1/2 cup parmesan cheese

2 ounces sharp cheddar cheese

bacon ranch dressing + buffalo wing sauce for topping

4-6 whole wheat buns (fried)

Preheat grill or skillet.

In a large bowl combine ground chicken, salt, pepper, italian seasoning, parmesan and buffalo wing sauce. Mix until just combined. Form into patties.

Grill or pan-fry patties until brown on both sides and cooked through, about 8-10 minutes. In the last 2 minutes, place 1/2 ounce of cheddar cheese on each burger.

I'll use the better camera next time!

Place burgers on whole wheat buns (fry the buns!)  and top with a drizzle of bacon ranch and buffalo wing dressing.

I also added red onions but we could not taste them, this burger has that much flavor!