Saturday, January 2, 2010

Christmas 2009

Guri and her whole family came for three weeks over Christmas. Here we are eating pinnekj√łtt.



Aksel used to work in a kindergarden and is now officially Anna's favorite uncle!





And her favorite auntie is Ingunn!





Doing the Christmas baking with Guri and Ingunn.



Opening Christmas presents. With the pool right outside our living room, Anna feels that a swimsuit is the clothing of choice for the occasion.



Enjoying some of the books and puzzles. We do a lot of puzzles with the kids, and the teachers at the childcare say that Anna and Edvard are the champion puzzlers at school! :-)



Aksel doing some engineering consultation.



Christmas dinner at the Norwegian Seamen's Mission.





We went to Sabah on Borneo to hike Mount Kinabalu (4095 m).



On our way up to the top with the guides. The guides carried umbrellas, and at first we considered that an extreme example of "fjols til fjells", but after two days we realized that makes sense for tropical hiking.



Guri, Aksel and me at the top.



Guri on top of the world.



So this is why they call it a rainforest!



Enjoying the pool after the hike!



We also went to Bali. We took the kids to the Zoo, Bird Park and Safari Park. The Safari Park was a lot of fun! Anna rode on a camel!



The playground at the Park was great!







Anna likes lions! Edvard is a tiger guy!



The Zoo was not very animal friendly, but fun for the kids. We even got to feed the lions and tigers.









The Bird Park was not that exciting, but we got some cute pictures.





Guri's family also went to Yogyakarta to look at Borobodur and Prambanan.





On New Year's Eve we had dinner with Jukka and Ika. Anna had a lot of fun!





And by now you all know what we do on Sundays!