Friday, May 30, 2014
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
A few weeks ago I downloaded an app on my cellular device called ArtKive. You take a picture of your kid's artwork, like this lovely self-portrait, then save it to your kid's profile (or profiles, if you have more than one child) along with their age and the date. You can even share the pictures of the art with family and friends. If you can find any who care. Heh. I'm still too big a fan of Jamie's artwork to throw any of it away after I photograph it, but I'm quite sure ArtKive is going to come in very handing during the next several years and spare me a lot of clutter.
Saturday, May 24, 2014
Selah and Andy are on the last leg of their trip home as I write this and I hope they're not too terribly exhausted, though it would be understandable as it's been a jam-packed visit. We sure made the most of our Stockholm Cards, anyway. Here are some of the highlights of the awesome week!
I'm so glad that they got to come and that the weather was gorgeous and that we were able to see so much of Stockholm, some of which was new even to me. They were the perfect guests and we all loved having them around so it's no surprise that it feels a little lonely around here. Soon enough, though, we'll be able to shake the sadness of missing them and just remember their wonderful visit.
|The cathedral in Gamla Stan|
|The Nordic Museum|
|Jamie was a BIG fan of Selah and Andy|
|The Vasa Museum|
|My choir's spring concert|
|Sky View on Globen|
|Taking the boat out|
|A dream come true.|
|Lots of good food.|
|The culmination of our friendship.|
|One of many food breaks in Gamla Stan.|
|The Royal Canal Tour around Djurgården.|
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Saturday, May 17, 2014
world's biggest moose enthusiast. Seven babies had been born in the past week, three of which came just hours before we arrived, and we got to see a couple of them very close up. Nobody got to kiss any moose, but there was a lot of petting and I'm pretty sure Andy and this guy even did some snuggling.
Friday, May 16, 2014
awesome recipe Selah brought from home. I woke them up in time to pick up Jambo from school, which he loved, and he hasn't stopped trying to charm and entertain them ever since. The Swede came home and we all had dinner and played with Jamie gave him a bath and generally enjoyed each other's company. It's going to be a good week.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
I took the day off of work so that I could get the house and yard in shape for Selah and Andy's arrival tomorrow (!!!). I had been doing chores since five thirty a.m. but had something to look forward to later in the afternoon: Jamie's preschool's summer party! Jamie dressed as Emil from Lönneberga again this year since his shirt and hat still fit, as did most of his buddies so there were a lot of Emils running around. The party had gone on since breakfast so he was in a great mood and the sun came out just in time for the parents to arrive for a picnic and sing-a-long. It was, indeed, a great we to finish a long day.
Monday, May 12, 2014
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Jamie's school was closed yesterday so we went to the fitness trade show in the city where The Swede and a couple of buddies are unveiling a protein shake blender this weekend. This is not the kind of event I would attend under any other circumstances, but I'm glad I went because, wow, the human body can do some crazy stuff. There were groups of women doing aerobics routines onstage, and bare-chested dudes doing crazy gymnastics. Jamie also did some aerobics and gymnastics of his own while we walked around checking everything (and everyone) out. Nothing, however, compared to the PROMiXX and no one to The Swede.
Thursday, May 8, 2014
When my friend Shaena called me up last week with an extra ticket to a New Kids On The Block concert, I knew I had to be her plus one. I can't say that seeing them in concert has been a dream of mine, but it once was. In fact, in 1990 there was nothing I wanted more than to breathe the same air as Joey McIntyre. On Tuesday when we headed to the concert I wasn't at all sure how it was going to be, seeing as it was a fairly small venue and the set was decidedly cheap, the entire audience was thirty-something moms and I couldn't remember any songs. Despite all of that, however, it was SO MUCH FUN. Sure, these guys are all in their forties now, but they looked goooooooood and had the energy and moves of men half their age. They had taken care of themselves since 1990, in other words, and by the end of the night I was hoarse from screaming like a tween. I don't think second-grade-Mara could have enjoyed herself any more.