Thursday, August 30, 2007


Last night Anders, Johan and I went to the circus. Johan had never been before, and Anders was so little last time that he doesn't remember anything. I think they had a really fun time. Anders was most impressed by the acrobats - when we got home, he gave Gaute a detailed description of everything they had done. Johan thought the elephant was most exciting. He was pretty nervous before the elephant came out, but it wasn't very scary at all!

Both of them managed to eat enough cotton candy that they felt sick to their stomachs.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Monday, August 27, 2007

Espen off to camp

Espen left this morning for camp. He and his class (and their poor teacher) will be spending a week at Jotunfjell camp together with two 7th grade classes from other parts of Oslo. They're going to be up in the mountains, and, weather permitting, they're going to climb the highest mountain in Norway.

They were all pretty excited when they left this morning. Espen brought his Macgyver DVD's since there was a TV with a DVD player on the bus ;-).

Yes, that's Espen at the front of the line.

Friday, August 24, 2007


Yesterday was the official start of my last year at Høyskolen i Oslo. All of the 4th year students met in an auditorium, and the dean welcomed us. They gave us some administrative information, and then two teachers came to talk to us about what we should expect when we start teaching next year. It was semi-interesting...

What was fun was seeing everyone again, though. It made me realize how many friends I have made during these past few years. It's weird to think that this is the last year. I will miss it...

Although, on the other hand, school hasn't really started yet. Check back in a couple of months when I have papers due and finals to study for...

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Another entry

We did so much this last summer that it's hard to figure out where to start...I think I'm going to start at the end and try to work my way back. When we came back from California then Molly came with us and was here for 4 weeks. It was really great to have her here. One of the many things we did was take a short trip up to Kari and Grim's cabin on the west coast. And this picture is from that trip.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Summer's over

Summer vacation is now officially over, at least for the kids. I still have until Monday :-). We have had a great summer, and I have lots of pictures, but here's one of our 2nd grader, 4th grader and 7th grader. It's Espen's last year of elementary school!