Friday, May 31, 2013
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Monday, May 27, 2013
Erin and I have been talking about getting our families together for a weekend away for a long, long time now, so when a free weekend presented itself (and happened to fall the day after her birthday) we jumped at the opportunity to book something. Since I had had such a great time at Kolmården's hotel during that mamma blogger event a few months ago and The Swede and I knew we loved the zoo, we agreed that it was the perfect place to stage our first family weekend together. And our instincts were right as it was AWESOME.
As with the last time I was there, the petting zoo was the best part. Except for maybe the dolphin show, which was world class.
Sunday, May 26, 2013
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Jamie's preschool had their summer party today and the theme was Astrid Lindgren, the author of Pippi Longstocking and a ton more children's literature that is very popular here. The kids and teachers dressed as characters from her books and had a whole day of fun. Jamie, along with most of the other boys, was Emil i Lonneberga. We parents got to join in at the end of the day for singing, Astrid Lindgren trivia, a small ceremony for the kids leaving for kindergarden in August, and a picnic. The ceremony made me cry, which is ridiculous and makes me so nervous for when it's my own kid's educational milestones, and the rest of it was just too adorable for words. So here are some pictures instead.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
My dorkiness knows no bounds, I know. I've been toying with the idea of doing a outfit of the day (OOTD [this acronym is the extent of my fashion knowledge]) post or even series of posts for a while now and I'm still not sure it's a good idea. In fact, the more I write, the more certain I am of my own loserliness for even attempting such a thing. I am, that is, not fashionable. But sometimes I feel like I've put kind of a cute outfit together and since it happens more frequently when the weather is nice and I get to bust out a little leg... well, if there was ever a time, this is it. So here you have it, a couple of OOTDs, photographed ever-so-tastefully, selfie-style, in my office's gym. It is the only time I set foot in there. I assume my colleagues think I'm making an important private call since obviously I'm not going to work out in my cute outfits.
And this old favorite, with my new favorite shoes. Linda said it looks like pajamas. How rude! Or wait, maybe just she said it looks as comfortable as pajamas, which is totally true and really the only reason I like it. Astute, Linda. Astute.
So there you have it. What do you say, should we try this again another time? If you're not too embarrassed for me, that is.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Saturday, May 18, 2013
The whole family is at Molsta today to watch the Eurovision Song Contest, which has been totally overshadowed by this mamma sheep and her lambs. They showed up this afternoon and have been hanging out on the property for the past six hours. The kids are overjoyed and, honestly, so are the rest of us. And even better, their owners have just arrived with a sheepdog to bring the little lambies home. Should be a good show. Eurovision ought to be pretty exciting too.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
This afternoon my boss and I took a trip over to the business supply shop to check out a cabinet we've been eyeing online. The dude that worked there led us upstairs to the display area and I'm pretty sure the word "yikes" escaped my lips as I rounded the corner and saw these creeps. And these are just the headless ones. The ones with faces (which, incidentally, were staring into my soul) were much worse. I mean, without a doubt, much too creepy to do a photo shoot with, that's for sure.