Saturday, September 20, 2008

En ny teenager i familien ... A new teenager in the family

Fredag, d. 19 september var vores nieces trettende fødselsdag! Familien mødes med sammen hos min svoger og svigerindes hus, at fejre Rebecca, og ligesom alle Nørgaards samlinger jeg har været med til, var det en dejlig aften! At blive 13 er en vigtig tid og jeg er glad for at have muligheden for at dele det med Rebecca!
Friday, September 19 was our niece´s thirteenth birthday! The family came together at my brother and sister-in-law´s house to celebrate Rebecca, and like all Nørgaard gatherings I have been to so far, it was a great night! Turning 13 is a big deal and I am glad I had the opportunity to share it with Rebecca!


Fødseldag traditioner i Danmark er noget jeg elsker ved den danske kultur! Danskerne fejre ofte fødselsdage med festmåltid, fødselsdagssang, og, selvfølgelig, DANNEBROG over alt! Butikkerne i Danmark har altid "fødselsdag salg" og jeg tror kun det er fordi de elsker at udstille Dannebrog!!
Birthday traditions in Denmark are something I love about Danish culture. The Danes usually celebrate birthdays with a birthday meal, birthday song, and of course, Dannebrog everywhere!! The stores in Denmark have "birthday sales" all the time and I think it is only because they love to display Dannebrog!!


Mads ringede Rebecca som den først ting fredag morgen for at synge "Fødselsdagensang" til hende. Ved hver familie fødselsdag jeg indser at jeg MÅ lære ordene før Mads´s fødselsdag om to uger, så jeg har lavet en "sang flag kort" for at hjælpe mig!
Mads called Rebecca the first thing Friday morning to sing "Happy Birthday" to her. Each family birthday I realize I MUST learn the words to it before Mads´ birthday in two weeks, so I made a "song flag card" to help me!


Efter vi sang den traditionel fødselsdagsang, sang enhver den Amerikan sang....på Dansk!
After we sang the traditional birthday song, everyone sang the American song...in Danish!

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Rebecca åbner sine gaver.
Rebecca opens her gifts.


Med Onkel Mads ... With Uncle Mads

SKÅL til Rebecca
Cheers to Rebecca


Mads og jeg og sin brors familie gav Rebecca noget til sin Wii..
Mads and I and his brother´s family gave Rebecca something for her Wii
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Og for Onkel Mads at spille!
And for Uncle Mads to play!


Mogens, hendes far, synger ”back up” imens Rebecca spiller Aerosmiths musik!
Mogens, her dad, sings back up” while Rebecca plays Aerosmith´s music!
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4 comments:

Nifty Adventures into Denmark said...

Whoo hoo I love guitar hero even though it can be a little addiction. I agree. Danes do love their flag. I also love walking to the stores and seeing it all decorated with the Dannebrog.

the writer said...

It always amazes me how a kid grows up so quickly. Thirteen year old girl nowadays look like sixteen or seventeen. I remember that I was very childish-looking and dorky when I was 13 LOL

Kelly said...

Yeah, Guitar Hero! Such a fun and addictive game. You all will have to pitch in for a 2nd guitar 'cause it's even more fun to go head-to-head!!

Birthdays in Denmark seem so family oriented which is absolutely fabulous and the way it should be!!!

Stephen J McGinnis said...

O no they got guitar hero!!! i bet yal will be over there a lot lol