Monday, April 29, 2013

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Daily Jamie

It's Finally Spring In Molsta

Today was Molsta's compulsory spring cleaning day but since Sarianne was sick it was just us and Mama and Papa Swede. It was a fabulous day and we got a lot done, despite our lower-than-expected head count. We were so efficient, I fact, that we actually spent much of the day playing football, grilling, and just sitting around and enjoying the gorgeous day.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Daily Jamie

This Justin

Tonight The Swede has taken Elin to the Justin Bieber concert, the biggest entertainment event, like, EVER to hit Swedish soil. If you're a a tween or The Swede, anyway. I, meanwhile, am on standby with a towel while Jambo practices his filling and pouring, filling and pouring, filling and pouring. And I don't mind.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Daily Jamie

This Weekend

After a glamorous afternoon in the city on Friday...
...and a fun evening with family and friends on Saturday, this wonderful weekend continued with...
...more fun with Erin! She and Ossian met us in the city today and we had lunch, spent some time at a play land, and walked the streets of Kungsholmen, enjoying the sun with our little men.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Daily Jamie

April 19th
April 20th

Lots And Lots

Blogger is not letting me upload pictures right now, but hopefully it will be cooperating tomorrow so that I can show you the wonderful weekend we're having. I had the afternoon off yesterday and met Erin for lunch in the city, followed by some solo window shopping, we had a truly delicious dinner at Mama and Papa Swede's last night, cleaned up the 'hood with our neighbors this morning, got the yard and porch summer-ready, took a long afternoon nap, and spent the evening with family and friends at a birthday party. And there's still one day of the weekend left! YES!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Daily Jamie

My Birthday Boy

I have so many wonderful people in my family. Some people came with the package, some were added when I got married, and, of course, there's the one that I made. I'm particularly proud that The Swede is my family because, unlike all the others, I chose him. And I think that speaks pretty highly of my taste. Today is his birthday and in between the wake-up singing and present, the surprise birthday cake afternoon snack, and the dinner out, I've been celebrating, alone on the inside, the fact that he exists and that he is mine.  

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Daily Jamie

Jolly Green Papa

Last weekend at the cabin we were making tacos and Jamie pointed to the corn can and exclaimed, "Papa!" We all got a chuckle that he mistook the Jolly Green Giant for The Swede. Then, today, at the grocery store he yelled out "Papa!!!" in the middle of the place. I felt bad because his papa usually picks him up from school in the afternoon, but I did today and Jamie was obviously disappointed. I started to tell him that he would see Papa later but then he shouted it again and pointed. And now, looking a bit closer, there is a bit of a resemblance.  The jolliness. The boyish tousled hair. The broad shoulders. Overlook the leafy toga and emerald complexion and that toddler is really onto something. 

Monday, April 15, 2013

Daily Jamie

Correspondence From Afar

We got  surprise in the mail today from my niece Alana! It was an adorable card with a really sweet message on the inside letting us know that she misses us and hopes to see us soon and would love to explore Sweden. My brother and his wife Breezey and their two kids live in Reno, Nevada and we haven't seen them in years. Thankfully there's Facebook and the occasional Skype so that I can see how they're changing and all that they're accomplishing. Mom gave me reports of Alana's writing gift after her visit to Reno earlier this year, so I was especially happy to get to experience it for myself today. We miss you and love you, Kris, Breezey, Aron and Alana!!!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Daily Jamie


Jamie is a big animal lover and among his favorites is the horse, or "häthten" as he calls it. We visited the stalls nearby a few weeks ago and found out that they offer pony rides every other Sunday so the first chance we got we hopped on, so to speak. Jamie was cool as a cucumber, some may say apathetic, but I like to think he was showing respect for the beast with his calmness. At any rate, I had a fantastic time.  

Friday, April 12, 2013

Daily Jamie

By The Fire

We're at Molsta this weekend, Jamie has just fallen asleep, and we're watching Let's Dance in front of a roaring fire while the rain outside melts the rest of the snow. Doesn't get cozier.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Daily Jamie

As If Summer Wasn't Taking Long Enough

My new shoes from Zara came today. I think we can all agree that they're the most magnificent sandals to grace, certainly my feet, and some may even say planet Earth. The only question, though, is how inappropriate is it really to wear sandals when there's still snow in the shade?

Monday, April 8, 2013

Daily Jamie

April 7th
April 8th
The tomato sauce face was cute. The gimme-the-iPhone face was not.

Some Time With My Son

It was AIK's premier match at the new arena so The Swede and his papa went to that yesterday while Jamie and his mama spent the afternoon together.
We shared a plate of kebab and french fries at the mall then headed to the toy store where Jamie played for over an hour. We somehow managed to walk out with only a plastic horse. A success for this mom, a failure for the store.
When we left the mall it was snowing but we were near the lakes in our old neighborhood and had packed some old cereal and bread in the back of the car so we decided to go visit the ducks anyway. Aside from a bit of drama vis-á-vis birds walking on water while kids cannot, it was hilarious. We finished off our outing with a fika and some puddle jumping and me loving him so, so, so much.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Later Gators

Sorry, dudes, I'm totally pooped but I'll be back tomorrow with the usual. Peace out.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Daily Jamie

New Music

Sorry for posting so many videos lately, but this song has been playing in my head constantly for the past seventy-two hours and I needed to introduce its magnificence to someone new. Hope you like it as much as I do.