Crazy shizzle

So, big news! So far 2020 has given us a baby, unemployment, fleeing the country we lived in, moving to a new country, saying goodbye to our dog but hello to old and new friends and loads of other new things to adapt to.

And now a flat.

Yeah, you heard me right. My amazing mum has helped us out with buying a flat. Yep, awesome! The plan is for us to take a loan and pay it back though. I mean, we are two grown ups and we should be able to pay for ourselves.

But for now, best mum goes to mine.

The flat is in the house we are in now. It’s a 3 room flat at 80m2. Its got a balcony and two bathrooms. The view is epic and it’s got the best feeling to it. We are so happy to find this amazing flat.

Living room with the balcony and opened up into the kitchen.

Kitchen if you sitting in the living room

Bedroom. Love that wallpaper

Lukas lil circus room.

Bathroom

And balcony. Yes we will love this place.

We are moving in on the 1/10 to hopefully give us jobs for money to actually buy some things for the flat. You know, a bed and stuff 😊.

Tonight we are celebrating. George is doing his take over and me and Lukas will chill out with a drink. Perfect celebration.

A letter to you

Lukas

Your world is easy and innocent. How I wish I could keep it so. How I wish that you never have to see the world for what it is, a place filled with scared and ignorant people and the actions made by those people.

The year you were born is not an easy year. Australia was on fire due to our neglect of the planet, a global pandemic swept the world and it closed down its borders rather than work together and in America black people were killed for simply being black.

And it’s only June.

But, there is light as well. The world is protesting. Rising up together to see change. I hope that by the time you can read this change has happened and we are on the other side.

Your father and I hope to raise you in love. We are lucky to be able to give you not only our love but that of grandparents, cousins, friends and family. But also chosen family. Family that we’ve found in our travels of the world. People that care about you as much as we do.

We hope that all of that love from people all over the world will give you the strength and courage to be that change. To lean on us and be part of what we hope the world to become.

It might seem daunting but I hope it will be so natural that’s it’s not even a question. That together well all make the world a better place.

Crossing fingers and toes

Cross your fingers for us. We have the last bid on the flat and are really, really hoping that we get it. It’s lovely and perfect and I can really see our family there and Lukas growing up. And hopefully even a sibling. Someone Lucky Luke can boss around like a champ.

He ate bolognese today. With his whole face. Like you should do. There is no questions about his love for food. Then he had banana and peanut butter. A whole 3 course meal.

The weather is ace. Sunny but not too warm. George is loving it. His soul is definitely European.

When I’m lucky I even get him to go on walks with me. Winning!

Little guy is sleeping on me but hopefully we can get out and walk around a bit. See town. All to take my mind off the flat. It’s nerve wrecking waiting around to see if we get it.

A waiting game

Good morning! We are sitting inside on a lovely day waiting for someone to install a laundry machine. And for the real estate agent to call back. And to get info about maternity pay from Sweden. And for George to get a job. And…well, we are waiting for a lot. Right now life is a bit of a waiting game. One step forward, three back. Everything takes forever.

However, we are lucky. Comparing to what is happening in the world we are so privileged. Not only white privilege but also the fact that we have parents that can help (thank you awesome parents), we have money saved up and an awesome little baby.

So not complaining, just slowly going about our lives hoping the world will grow into a better place.

On a happier note. Here is a video of little Lukas rolling around. He’s no speedy Gonzales but it’s happening.

Yesterday we went to the park for a bbq for George’s basketball team. Funny he is now coaching for the team I played for as a kid. Me, not exactly a talent…

Lukas was a big boy in shorts

Reading his book. 5 months on Thursday he’s a little boy now. He’s still my baby but he’s such a lovely little person. All smiles and love and cuddles. He still fall asleep so happily on our chests.

Speaking of my baby. George treated my to sushi on Mother’s Day.

And a lovely flower.

And my baby to almost sitting. So yes, can’t complain about anything in my amazing life with my little family. Love them to bits.

Date night!!!

Last week we had our date night. First time just the two of us since he was born. He had two amazing babysitters in Katta and Karin and we ran out the door for a night to ourselves.

Byyyyyyeeeeeeeee!!

I dressed up and got ready to wow my man once again. Feels like it’s mostly sweats these days.

Then we drank picklebacks. Because date night!!

Super excited on the bus. Nothing going to stop us now.

We started off at Lucy’s flower shop. A ‘speakeasy’ (nothings hidden for long in Sthlm) around Stureplan. Such a lovely little place.

We had many drinks and made friends with the people working. Classic night out.

After 4 cocktails we left the bar for dinner. Soooo bright outside. We felt like drunk kids around all the adults.

At Ciccios they remembered George. He was NOT sad about that.

We had dinner and didn’t talk about Lukas. Success. The plan was to be us for a night and we did splendidly.

By the end of the night (23😊) we were drunk and happy and in love. All you can want from a date night with your hunk of a man.

More of these please…

But never unhappy to get home to you little man.

Birthday party in the sun

Sunday. Sitting with my little man watching TV. He loves the tv. Well, it’s some strong genes there. Both from his daddy and mormor. Lots of love for the TV in our family.

Yesterday we went to Vilmas second birthday party. All the babies. Grown ups had bubbles and kids had soap bubbles. Perfect party.

Such a lovely day.

My baby went for the good stuff straight away.

Showing off his skills. And his awesome nerd outfit. The best clothes he has.

And he got his first ever party bag with swag. Loved it.

Happy birthday Vilma and thanks to her parents for the perfect Saturday in the sun.

Today we are seeing our favourite flat again hoping we can get it. But if not it was not meant to happen. We have learned the hard way that planning doesn’t always go as you want…

Happy Sunday to all of you from this little naughty baby.

Fun times

Ok, I’m back on the horse. Blogging and all that. And with that I mean putting up an endless stream of pics of my baby. Not sorry.

He rolled again this morning. Like a lil champ. It goes so quickly at the moment, he’s developing skills by the day. Almost like his mama.

Here pictures looking VERY clever on our night out. Yep, I did what I set out to do. Get drunk and behave like I’ve never heard of kids.

One could call me a roaring success.

Lucky me I have awesome friends that make sure that my baby free night don’t end until 4am when I stumble home to the birds singing.

Otherwise we are mostly just out and about enjoying Sthlm while looking at flats.

I lure George to leave the house and George gets some house porn. Perfect combo.

Today it’s all about the three of us until we are leaving him and it’s just about the two of us. Sorry lil man but mama and papa needs some fun times.