Wednesday, 27 July 2011

First day in Oslo

Yesterday was my 11th birthday! We had our flight at 5:15 in the morning when we got to Norway Olaf picked us up and we went to the apartment. first we went to the grocery store then we came back we had breakfast and had a nap. after the nap (which for Jacob was 4 hours) we built some furniture with Olaf (Jacob slept through that part) which was two chairs one sofa and one table. they were all very hard to build because the screws didn't always line up. after the furniture we went to the lake and walked along the lake a little bit. when we got back we ordered birthday pizza and then we played canasta.

Our Flickr Norway Album!
on the right is the furniture that we built and on the left is me daddy and Olaf on the sofa.

at the lake here there is a place that if you are a member you can borrow kayaks, paddle boards, (as in the picture) and also row boats this place is well used because in the hour or so we were at the dock about 2 dozen boats left the dock.

on the right is one of Daddy's feet pictures and on the left is a little toad. as you can see it is a very small toad.


  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! To my knowledge, you are the only person on the planet who went to Norway to build Ikea furniture for their 11th birthday:-) However, it sounds like this was grey market Ikea since the screws did not line up. Is it a Norwegian custom to have your guests on the first day of arrival put your furniture together? If you say longer than a weekend do you have to construct an addition to their house? The toad is indeed tiny or perhaps those hands belong to a giant:-) Jaybob sure likes his beauty sleep. I am sure he will come back in his next life as a cat. Probably a very tempermental siamese owned by a high functioning Autistic like Sheldon in Big Bang theory. He will meow all the time like Boogie and will constantly be knocking his owners scientific papers off the desk. And he will have an inexplicable stomach condition that requires him to be feed only calamari:-) oxxo

  2. yes only calamari good idea and it is not a custom
    as far as I know.

  3. Zachary, I see that you got to celebrate your birthday in Crete as well as Norway. You must be pretty lucky to get to celebrate your birthday in two different countries. BTW, do you still get to put candles on birthday pizzas?

    Has all our Lego building helped with skills in putting furniture together? At least there is no issue with Lego pieces all lining up. Sounds like Jaybob missed out on all the funning with his 4-hour long nap!

    I see that this Blog post has a "label" for "Daddy's feet". I hope that doesn't become a recurring theme in the Blog!

  4. yes we were celebrating even the day before. unfortunately we didn't get to put any candles on the pizza. yes it was very much like the lego building but those ALWAYS fit and ALWAYS have holes where they are supposed to.