Winter arrived in Copenhagen about two weeks ago and doesn't show any signs of departing. A huge snow storm visited last weekend and has left us with slush and muck all over the streets. It's been consistently below freezing each day as the dark settles in. The sun isn't coming up until around 8:30 and leaves us too early at 3:30.
One of the perks of working in Denmark is paid child care days. Every worker is given two days per year, per child, to spend with them as they wish. These days are different than child sick days--if your child is sick, you just get to leave, no strings attached. James took his 4 child days this week. The cold weather kept us mostly indoors, but we did attempt a trip to Tivoli that turned out to be fairly miserable. Woody was just too cold. The only smile we got out of him was when he got to eat æbleskiver (a Danish Jul treat that are sort of like pancake balls) and watch an electric train go around. The rest of James's break was spent indoors playing with trains, playdough, Legos and watching Bob the Builder. I also hosted a little Christmas party for my mothers group, which is where the first decent picture of me and Xavier came from since he was born.