Sunday, February 28, 2016
Friday, February 26, 2016
Zootropolis (it's called Zootopia in the US, I think. I love this trailer but it's actually funnier in Swedish) so I took the afternoon off of work, picked up the kids, and headed to the mall. We did a little shopping first, as both of the girls had gotten some cash for their birthdays, then loaded up on snacks and slushies, and settled in at the theater. Approximately three-fourths of the way through the film, Jamie became terrified of one of the characters and asked me to take him out. The girls stayed and Julia subsequently gave a dizzying recount of the end of the picture, none of which I could follow. Afterwards, we did even more shopping, during which there was much deliberation over which Barbie was best, and had a cozy fika.
Monday, February 22, 2016
Monday, February 15, 2016
Alvin and the Chipmunks 4 at the theater on Sunday. Ossian had never been to the movies, apparently, and we both agreed that it was time. So yesterday we met at Mall of Scandinavia (have I told you about it? It's the brand-new, biggest, best mall in Scandinavia and it's awesome), which was halfway time-wise since they took the train. The movie was barely tolerable, but Ossian was glued to the screen and Jamie was dancing in his seat. Erin and I loved the popcorn.
Saturday, February 13, 2016
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
If you want to make these yourself (though I understand it's probably less appealing if you're not in the business of introducing a cultural phenomenon to an entire population) just print out this PDF, attach a glow stick, and enjoy the feeling of being a Cool Mom like me.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Since she's kind of a big deal in the blogosphere over here, Sarianne managed to get a lot of really fun details sponsored. There was a red carpet outside, for example, a movie theater popcorn machine, a slushy machine (which we obviously used for daquaris), and a bunch of delicious wine and snacks. I made jello shots, which turned out straight-up disgusting but looked super pretty. A couple of the guests were also big-deal bloggers who took photos the entire time, so you could say that the jello shots served their purpose.
Friday, February 5, 2016
Vasa, which sunk about four hundred years ago in Stockholm's harbor. Someone in their class must have heard about the ships at home and then brought it up at school and the teachers rolled with it and gave the fascinated kids some history, which they then repeated excitedly to us over dinner. Axel's mom and I decided to capitalize on the enthusiasm and took the afternoon off of work today to take the boys to the Vasa Museum in the city. We did a family tour with a guide who was perfect with the kids, telling them the story of the ship's two year construction and twenty minute voyage before it was blown over by a gust of wind and sank, and was then discovered and pulled up in 1961. They listened intently the entire time and even wanted to explore the museum more after the tour was over. I love this age; they're so curious and understand anything you're patient enough to explain to them and I can't wait to see what catches their interest next.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Me, crawling into his bed beside him: What is it, baby?
Jamie: I dreamed that Axel and I were in Andy's Dinosaur Adventures and I touched a spider and it turned into a zombie.
I comfort him, assure him it wasn't real, and we cuddle up to fall back asleep. After several minutes…
Jamie: I'm going to dream about Star Wars now.
Me: Ok, good one. I'm going to dream about a beach.
Jamie: The Sneetches on the beaches?
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
If you think I'm enthusiastic about Kalle Kamel on this blog, you should hear me in person. He's one of my very favorite topics of discussion after, like, eyebrows and television series. Imagine my delight, then, when he appeared on the front page of the local paper today! He's a GLOBAL CELEBRITY, apparently, with his own Facebook page and was even featured on Buzzfeed. So, listen, sorry if you're tired of hearing about him, but this new information is really only going to make me more obnoxious.