We were going to send Emma back to school on Friday as she was feeling much better, but we figured we’d give her the weekend and make a fresh start on Monday. She still has a few days left on her antibiotics, and she hasn’t shown any symptoms for the last few days. I’m so glad this round of sickness is over and hope we’ve seen the last of it for a while.
The picture above is her showing off some new clothes from a couple of weeks ago. She takes this modeling thing seriously.
I don’t post too much about what’s going on with work as the project I’m on has not really been made public yet. As you can see from the self portrait I took above, we’re working on some high-tech stuff.
Without saying too much, this was from a little video we put together that gets seen on one of the TV’s in the game. When I can, I will post the final version of it.
Needless to say, where there’s a tin foil hat and an American flag shirt, there’s sure to be a boat-load of awesome.
As promised, a few pictures from our Saturday at the beach. It was a grey, windy, chilly day, so I didn’t get too many keepers.
Here’s Emma on a pile of seaweed trying not to look like she’s about to be blown off…
While inspecting the flowers, we found a ladybug!
Here’s Evan shopping for a new yacht…
I know, I know. I promised an epic weekend post choc full of awesome but we got smacked in the face with yet another round of the sickness. Emma is taking the brunt of it, but we’re all feeling it in one way or another.
Friday was a bit of a write-off as it rained for most of the day. On Saturday, we were invited over to Anette’s house to have lunch with her family then head to the beach over in Brondby. Anette runs the Spousecare program here in Copenhagen. It’s a service that my work provides to help wives, who are dragged here from various parts of the world, deal with integrating into Danish society. I cannot say enough good things about Anette and the service she provides. I also should point out that it was an incredibly kind gesture to have us over to their house as Danish people don’t normally do that until you have moved from acquaintance to friend; a status they hold in high regard.
I have some pictures from the day but I haven’t taken them off my camera yet. I will do that tonight and put them up. It was a really fun day for everyone up until just after dinner time where our weekend took a nosedive. As soon as we finished dinner, Emma started complaining of a headache and sore throat. It was getting late and close to bed time so we chalked it up to just being tired. On the train ride home she was getting increasingly worse and by the time we got to our station I had to carry her all the way back to the apartment. Not too long after getting into bed, she started throwing up and getting a pretty bad fever. Joy.
This continued for Sunday and on Monday we took her to our doctor who confirmed that she now has Strep and a case of Scarletina (scarlet fever). I thought scarlet fever was something people had in the old days, like the boy in the Velveteen Rabbit. Apparently some kids who get Strep develop this type of rash as a side effect. So now it’s the usual routine of antibiotics and sleepless nights until this runs its course. She’s already doing better and will probably be back at school tomorrow. I can hear her playing with Evan in the other room as I type this.
I really hope this is the last of the illnesses for a while.
Apologies for the lack of posts this week. We were finishing up for a big deadline this week at work and I’ve been feeling a little under the weather as well.
Last Saturday night we went to a dinner party at a 230 year old warehouse-turned-apartment on the harbour overlooking the opera house. The picture above is pretty much the view from the living room and kitchen, it was amazing. There were three other couples there and everyone brought a little something. We were super lame and brought cookies. I know, right?
Tomorrow is the start of a long weekend and we’re going to try to pack in the awesome so stay tuned.