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Happy Birthday!

My son is 1 year today! 😀

He’s gotten so big and knows how to do so many things and I’m just so very proud of him! Sunday we threw him a birthday party. First we had family come over, then friends, so we were all very tired by the end of the day but it was a lot of fun. He got a lot of nice gifts (even though he was mainly interested in the wrapping paper) and it was nice seeing some people we hadn’t seen for a while.

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We bought him all the bObles because mommy thinks they’re fun! 😀

Today, for his actual birthday, we’ve been to Odense Zoo and it was a really nice day – we all enjoyed ourselves a lot (did I mention all the zoo animals have cute, little babies and I can’t control my urge to squeal over cuteness?) and had the best burger ever!

Sadly, I’ve been very sick lately and it just comes and goes randomly, and mostly just stays and annoys. I’ve had so many things I’d like to update the blog with but I just haven’t had the energy. I never even got around to making a review of the latest Goodiebox and now I’m supposed to pick up the new one tomorrow! Wopsie!

I wish I could promise you’d I’d be back to write every day but all I can do is cross my fingers I stop being sick and avoid another trip to the doctor’s office.

Speaking of doctors, we’ve reached season 5 of Doctor Who which means goodbye to Tennant and hello to Smith. I love them both, they’re such great actors, so even though it’s my 3rd time watching these episode I’m not going to complain 😉

Now, excuse me while I go panic that my baby officially isn’t a baby anymore…

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Semper baby food – hit or miss?

Our son is a BLW baby which means that since the age of 5,5 months he’s been eating by himself and eating everything we had for dinner. No baby-mushy food at all. So when we were asked if we wanted to try out Semper‘s new porridge I was a little skeptical – what would it look like, my son trying to eat porridge by himself, spoon-less? Would he even like it?

DSC_0457The 4 different varieties we got to try out

As it turns out, he does! And I completely understand why. When they say, “with apple” they mean apple, not apple-taste. I once drank 1 liter of “100% apple juice”. I can tell you now, there wasn’t an ounce of apple in it. I’m highly allergic to apple so if I can take it, there’s no apple in it. Semper’s Wholegrain Porridge with Pear and Apple made my allergy go crazy so I know for a fact that they use good quality products 😉 There is no sugar in it at all (which you can also easily taste) which means I don’t mind giving my son Semper even though it isn’t homemade. Sugar and preservatives is a no-go for parents so that’s another huge reason we’ve fallen in love with Semper – they only use natural ingredients.

You just mix the Semper powder with water and there’s your meal. We’re weaning him off his bottle now so we’ve started introducing Semper porridge for breakfast as a substitute. While it’s much more clean-up for mommy, the kid really enjoys it 😉

We’ve tried a few different versions and pretty much all of them were a hit. Personally I think the Dinner porridge with Rice, Pasta and Carrot is a little bland on it’s own, but very nice if you add some veggies yourself. The absolute favorite, though, is Wholegrain Porridge with Pear, Apple and Raspberries. We always have to serve two portions of that one!

There are quite a few varieties to choose from. They start from 4 months to 1 year, so it’s easy to pick something for your baby that fits his or hers current needs. You can see all of them here on Semper’s website. No matter if you swear to homemade food like us or just give your kid bought food, Semper is definitely recommendable. It’s also super easy to take along on a trip if you have a non-BLW baby because all you need is water and the powder. 5 stars from here! We’re really positively surprised (:

PS – you don’t really have to be a baby to eat Semper’s porridge… it’s great for a healthy snack 😉

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Something about lunchboxes

Yesterday we went to talk with the daycare (or “vuggestue” as it’s called in Danish) for the first meeting. They showed us around, we saw where his place is (you know, for jackets and stuff) and had to sign a bunch of papers allowing them to take pictures of him during playtime, etc. I think it’s a little sad that you have to give permission in order to avoid parents flipping shit – seeing as it’s only for internal use in the daycare itself, where only parents will ever see them.

Anyway, since they’ve just merged with the kinder garden right next to them, they’re changing everything up. Sadly, that also means losing their cooking lady so we have to provide lunch for our kids. Either one big lunchbox or two small ones, since they eat twice, and we have to bring a piece of fruit every day for “fruit time” where they all share the fruit.

I love the idea of fruit time, I’d just love it more if I could pay 50 bucks once a month and let them buy the fruit instead of ALWAYS having to have fruit in the house. We eat healthy, we do; but my boyfriend isn’t a fan of fruit and I’m allergic to 90% of it, and since our son is barely 10 months old and spits out more than he chews, it’s a waste buying large quantities of fruit. So basically I’ll have to go buy fruit every other day… What’s more, I’ve been there once during fruit time (I love the sound of that) and there was ONE banana and the rest was apple. None of the 12 children wanted apple and they all wanted banana. What’s even more, our kid might be allergic to apples and pears. This means that if he brings a banana and everyone else brings apples, he’s going to get ONE slice of banana and be unable to have anything else. Not cool.

In other words, we’re going to suggest the payment thing instead 😉

Anyway, we’ve decided to go with just one lunch box. Mommy here forgets things quickly and I don’t want to rummage around a box full of 24 boxes to find two of his.

We’ve ordered this one, and I’m only slightly jealous of my son because it’s so smart!

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Lunchbox from Rice

As you can see, it has three different compartments; the blue is the largest one, the green goes in the middle and the smallest one on the top. We’re thinking using the two two for the first, lighter meal, and the big one for the actual lunch.

In comparison, my lunch box looks like this:

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Lego lunch box

I wanted one for forever and when I found it for 20,- after school had started and all the kids had bought lunchboxes, I decided that I was immature enough to get it!

Like the lunch boxes? What does yours look like? (:

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Winner!

Yup, I won another giveaway a month or so back, but apparently there were some communication error because I had to write an e-mail to the company and ask. They were very nice and sweet, promised they would send it right away and this came in the mail today!

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It’s a super awesome set from Beatrix New York with motives of Alister and Percival, Alister being the dino on the lunchbox and Percival the dino on the trolley and the backpack. There was also an iPad sleeve but I didn’t get a picture of that because it just wouldn’t stand up (!) so you’re going to have to live without 😉

I love the dinoes, the color and most importantly the quality! It’s great for the upcoming summer vacation (yes, I’m WAY ahead in time, I know) and of course it’s going to be very useful when my son starts daycare, so we’re very pleased at home! (:

I’m almost a little envious even though I have a very neat read and black trolley which I love 😉

What do you think about the dinoes? Do you have an awesome travel bag/trolley? 

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Cheap quality toys!

As a parent, you spend a lot of money on expensive pieces of plastic your kid chose to ignore because he wants to play with an empty Cola bottle instead… That’s just the way it is. But they do need toys and I do like saving money, so of course I was thrilled when I found MyToys.

It’s a German based firm with all the same toys that we know from Denmark, only extremely cheaper. Right now he doesn’t need more toys so I just went ahead and ordered for his birthday in June. Yes, it’s February. I know.

Blog2 Blog3BEEBOO 100 Building Blocks

100 wooden building blocks for 12,99 euro which is approximately 90 kr. Compared to most Danish stores and websites, that price just can’t be beaten. I personally love building blocks so I’m looking forward to playing with him with them (:

Blog1Fisher Price Little People Pirate Ship

At half price of, I just had to get this FP pirate ship. It cost 149 kr which is much, much cheaper than what you have to pay for Fisher Price here. We already have the tractor, the bus and the plane so the collection is quietly growing.

The last thing I’ve ordered is something from a Danish webpage but I have to mention it anyways since I just love it.

Blog1Elephant birthday train

A birthday train! Each year you can change the number out to match the kid’s age and light the tiny candles to make the birthday table look nice. There are quite a few models to choose from but we really fell for this one with the elephants. For 179 kr it actually wasn’t that bad 😉

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