From dog to snow bunny

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.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIt 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)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOur neighbors Christmas lights

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAEcky 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:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABtw the front and back yard are going to be perfect for Theo to learn skiing. We even have little hills. 🙂

Yesterday we had sun shine around lunch time and it was just beautiful.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALast 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

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANext morning

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALast 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…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAwith chopped almonds and nuts

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASoft Lebkuchen with a little chocolate

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAlmond spritz cookies

20131210-005134.jpgCoconut macaroons

20131210-005142.jpgMüslirundstykker with nuts, dried apricots, raisins, pumpkin seeds and all those other healthy things. But believe it or not, they taste good and are healthy. 🙂

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Christmas decoration in front of the mall. The reindeer has lost one antler due to heavy winds.

20131210-005115.jpgThe lights downtown

20131210-005030.jpg 20131210-005049.jpgWaiting for Christmas can be exhausting

20131210-005203.jpgHave a good week and the next post comes from Wisconsin!

One thought on “From dog to snow bunny

  1. Hi my dears!
    Ecky is totally funny as ever 🙂 As for strollering around in knee deep snow, I’ve only lived that once so I leave it up to you to judge when it’s comfy or not 🙂 I’d be out of breath in 5m !

    And I also see you’ve retrieved your cooking rythm , those cookies sound great! It’s been years since I’ve been meaning to reach the level of time and appliances and space required to make such beauties! Next Xmas is my deadline for baking goodies and having family over.

    You all have a safe flight to snowy Wisconsin , great family time and rest and laughs and the best Christmas!
    Hugs amigos!
    C

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