It has been snowing a lot here lately and Ecky loves snow. Every year he makes the same transformation from a dachshund into a snow bunny.
It has been snowing for the most of the last week. Tuning down the noises of the traffic, making Trondheim prettier and brighter. At the moment we have approx. knee-deep snow, which is awesome and a perfect workout when you push the stroller through the snow. 8)
Ecky loves the snow and we have to throw a stick for him several times a day. Otherwise it’s worse than at the times when Shira or Lexie have the heat. He’s sitting at the terrace doors, staring outside and crying. Every time somebody gets up and moves into the direction entrance door, he runs to the door and looks at you with big eyes: are we going outside to play in the snow???
When we throw the stick then it looks like this:
Yesterday we had sun shine around lunch time and it was just beautiful.
Last week was the 6th of December aka Nikolaus – a very important day for every child in Germany. Nikolaus comes and brings a little gift or sweets. So the evening before the children go to bed, they set out a clean! pair of shoes and in the morning they might find something in it. The ones who weren’t nice might end up with getting a piece of coal. Since Theo is half German, Nikolaus came all the long way to our house too.
Waiting for Nikolaus to turn up
Last weeks baking produced: more Christmas cookies and so-called müslirundstykker and we made it to have baked 7 varieties of Christmas cookies as it’s tradition here in Norway. OK, nowadays most people buy the cookies but the tradition is 7 varieties = sju sorter.
Our sju sorter were: marzipan spritz cookies and almond spritz cookies, snowballs aka Mexican wedding cookies, Berliner Brot, gingerbread, soft Lebkuchen and coconut macaroons.
Berliner Brot after a recipe from my aunt Ulla
It has to be cut into pieces directly after the baking otherwise you end up using a saw to cut it into pieces since it’s supposed to be hard. Oops one piece is already missing…