April 17 was Organic Day here in Denmark. It's the day when all of the cows on organic farms are let out of the barns for the first time in about five months. It's almost a holiday. All of the organic farms have the event on the same day, and people go to see the cows dance as they hit the open air.
We arrived a little early. There was a small pen of sheep, including two adult sheep and several small lambs. The staff took one out of the pen so we could get a closer look, which Svea thought was fantastic. She kept saying "hi, sheep!" over and over again.
The night before we went, Anders was in a bad mood about, well, just about everything, and I was trying to convince him how fun it would be to see the cows dance. He wasn't buying it. He said there was no way they could dance on two feet. I informed him that I was pretty sure they did the waltz, and then I hummed the Blue Danube and practiced a waltz in their room. He didn't believe that's what the cows would do, but he laughed in spite of himself and turned his bad mood around!
They didn't quite do the waltz. But they do hop and skip and run. I've never seen cows so happy!
The weather looked like it wasn't going to cooperate for this, and we'd heard stories about past years where the cows didn't really dance because of the rain and cold. so we were hopeful that the bad weather would hold off. It was beautiful! The sun was shining, and though it was a bit windy, it wasn't too cold to be outside. We got home and had some lunch, and then all the clothes went straight into the washing machine! There was so much dust from the kids jumping in the hay and grains!
Anders lost his third tooth this weekend. He was so proud! We thought for about three days that it was going to come out any minute, but it hung on for a long time. He still hasn't put it under his pillow, though. It's interesting to me that they aren't all that excited about doing that. Torben hung on to his for months before putting them under his pillow. And at home, Anders never did put his first two out for the tooth fairy. He wanted to save them until Grandma could see them, and then we couldn't find the baggie before we left to come here. So, he's hoping we will find them when we get home.