Thursday, March 24, 2011


March is here and in Copenhagen, windy and  low 40's with a chance of rain. A days have been really nice and we didn't hesitate to take off our jackets and feel the sun on our skin for the first time in months.  This is the view from in front of our building. Saule got a new bike of her own, after months of telling me "there is a pink bike coming in the mail for me!" I just had to make it come true. Her and I took a bus out into the country side to get it, into a small village with a little white church and thatched roofs. It was left at the gate for us and when she saw it the look on her face was priceless.  We have since moved all the furniture against the walls in our apartment to accommodate her velodrome. 

Tete has recently accembeled a fixie to pull the trailer when he takes her out. His road bike was getting to much wear  with the weight and salt on the roads.  Saule loves working on the bikes with Tete, and often take out his tools to fix things that are "broken". She is on a sticky tape extravaganza as well and everything with a hole or crease has sticky tape on it. 

Saule and I have been spending time at the zoo. On March 3 we arrived just moments after this little lady was born, and have watched her almost daily since. The father and older sibling (who is 4 years old and also still nursing) often cuddle and caress the newborn. We usually brings books and art supplies to the zoo, find a quite place to sit and stay a long while. This week we have been studying marsupials and yesterday we ate near the Tasmanian Devils and Kangaroo. Saule knows everything about where they come from, what they eat, how they care for their young. Its a very different experience to sit a study the animals then it is to quickly pass through the zoo on a day trip. 

We had a great visit with pro-chuta and Uncle Julius when they came. They took the boat over  from Lithuania and happened to come on a VERY windy wavy day. We had fun exploring Denmark together with them. 

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