Monday, February 25, 2008


Kasper, the lucky guy, managed to catch some skin virus. I do not know where he caught it from, but I do not think it was very common.
It is a huge hassle to take care of, and if left to run its coarse, takes three years to clear up.
So we got some help from the dermatologist, who put a poison on each spot. This turns them all into blisters, then they turn into scabs.
This is why Kasper is covered in bandages here.
Do not worry, it does not hurt him at all, but it does take more then one treatment, so the good times have just started!


Davíð sent his very first letter by snail mail, at the tender age of 25.
I had to tell him where to put the stamp.
I guess the one year age difference shows sometimes.

To document this proud moment, we took a picture.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Just when I thought

- Things should be getting better now - everything crumbles.

The house fund decieded to move the laundry room to the attic and turn the current laundry room into a bike room. The whole idea is a pretty one, but it is a lot of work and a huge expense.

We hired the plumber who started last weekend. He hooked up a drain in the attic to the building sewer pipes. The washing machines will need a drain.

Davíð tests it out by dumping 4 liters of water down our new drain.

A very angrey crazy man who live across the hall from us comes out screaming because his bathroom is flooding.

What went wrong?

Well, it looks like some genius attached his bathroom fan to the sewage pipe instead of a fresh are pipe.

This explains the bad smell.

Now whose problem is this?

His apartment is owned by the city, so we say they should fix it.

The city said it is our work that started this, so we should fix it.

The crazy man says, no one is coming into my apartment to fix anything, you just can not move the laundry room upstairs.

No matter what we do, no one is happy.

Monday, February 11, 2008


Now the question is:
What is next? After this
there can be no more denying the problem

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Dressing up

for our Halloween, the only differences being:
-this is in February
-kids go to stores to sing for candy, not houses
-most kids take the day off school so they can get out for candy bright and early, like around 8.
- and it is called Öskudagur (Ash Wednesday)

Here are my boys ready for the big day, we actually made them go to school because we are big meanies.

Kasper was Darth Vader, he earned the voice changing helmet which made the costume that much cooler.
Stefán was a Optimus Prime, or Optimus Crime and Stefán calls him.

Only 12 Transformers costumes made it to Iceland, and Stefán is lucky enough to have a parent working in the store that was selling them.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Bollurdagar and New Decorations

Today is Bollurdagar, a day for eating things in balls. The most common being a donut type thing topped with chocolate and filled with whip cream and jam. As you can see we had our own made for 7:00 a.m. and had a fabulous sugar filled breakfast.
Kasper's School even had fish balls for lunch and more of the donut things for snack.

I also got some toy store decorations from work and am in the process of redecorating our apartment with a very kid friendly theme.
These are the buns before we filled them. They do not taste good at all on there own. Actually, they are terrible.
And here is the jam filling. We ran out of jam so we borrowed this stuff from Agata. Blueberry!
Stefán would not finish his and wanted bananas fir breakfast instead. Fair enough.
And Kasper is Kasper. Need I say more?
I brought home these Knights signs because I liked the castle tops. I want to put them in the windows.
Kasper is showing off his Darth Vader mask/voice changer. I admit it, I have been playing with it too.
Care Bears floor decals, how cool is that? I have two, they are like the door mats I do not have! Real door mats get on my nerves because they always get caught on the door.
The boys favorite, Ninga Turtles. Most of my co-workers wanted this one, but I won because I am the only one with little boys.
Last but not least, here is the remains of the whip cream that Davíð slaved away on. We do not have a mixer, so be amazed, this was whipped with a spoon!

Sunday, February 03, 2008


I was looking up information on our dog today and was surprised to see a large online communities dedicated to Icelandic Sheep Dogs. Funny how an Icelandic dog has such a huge following in the states. They call them Icies, I thought it was funny. They even have a map. It looks like more Icelandic sheep dogs live in other countries then live in Iceland.