Day Nine – Family From Scotland (and DS9’s Birthday)

Tuesday 29 December

It was DS9’s birthday today. Imagine…I’m the mother of a 10 year old – eek! πŸ™‚

First we woke him up in the traditional Danish way, waving Danish flags and singing birthday songs. He’s sleeping in DD7 room right now (because we have my family from Scotland visiting), hence the pink carpet πŸ˜‰

Then he opened his presents – in his jammies πŸ™‚

We spent the day playing with his new gear (the Meccano robot from my brother and niece was a big hit) and for dinner he was allowed to choose whatever he wanted. He chose sushi from Sticks n’ Sushi and chocolate cake. (That boy has exceedingly good taste…) We had a slight problem with the cake, as the bakers we had planned to use are closed between Christmas and New Year, so we ended up buying two cakes from the local supermarket bakery. One was kransekage (the traditional marcipan cake that you eat at 12am when the bells ring in the New Year)

and the other was a gooey chocolate cherry cake. I just added a few flags and a single candle to cheer it up a bit. He actually mentioned the lone, single candle on the cake – and here was me thinking he was too ‘old’ for that kind of stuff! πŸ˜‰

After dinner we were all set for a family boardgame – Ticket to Ride (European version) – which he got as a present. But the instructions were so long that we gave up! [I’ve since had a look on youtube and there are lots of informative videos, so fear not, we will get round to playing it in the New Year.]

The family leave to go home tomorrow, so everyone is having a fairly early night. Sleep well! πŸ™‚