About Cissi

Swede living in London with my two hairy heroes maxing out on the glowsticks and the GTs. Also trying to grow some plants in my garden. So far not so good.

Family times

It’s hard to remember to write when it’s 28 degrees outside and your brain is fried. Plus, if I’m honest, we kind of do the same thing every day. There is only so many pictures of Lukas the internet can handle…

Well, something pretty special happened. Lukas met his aunt. It was god damn love at first sight.

Passed out in the safe arms of family.

These two had a last snooze together before daddy went away to basket camp for a week.

And lucky Luke was lucky indeed chilling with the sweetest lil boy there is. Alex. Raising softies forever.

Then mama was drinking with family. Winner!

And finally reunited with the grandparents at the country house. Life!

Discussing life’s big questions.

And wearing some sexy new clothes.

Having a somewhat scary encounter with those big brown ones.

And FINALLY meeting his cousins. He didn’t even know how much he’s been longing for this day.

Hang gang ❤️

But some extra love for auntie because the worlds best hugs and laugh that one.

Yeah, it’s a hard knock life down at the country house.

But not complaining at all after these amazing days with family. We’ll be back.

Mealtime with Lukas

Is one messy affair…

We are starting him on feeding himself a bit and let’s just say most goes on the floor. Or the hair. Or in his nappy…

And the noise. It’s the voice of an angel.

Little cheeky chops putting food everywhere but learning how to eat and growing up so quickly.

And yes, it’s a reason why he’s naked when he’s eating.

From our lunch table to yours. Hope yours is slightly less of a mess.

Creepy crawlers

I’m not on top today. Quite the opposite. Felt ratty all day yesterday and in the evening my stomach did not agree with me. Probably a stomach bug. So today is a stay at home bed and sofa day.

I think that’s what we call glow…

On Tuesday we got to see our favourite again though. Auntie Katta.

Lukas loves his Katta and refused to sleep and wanted to sit so close all night.

I decided we needed a little celebration and since it’s crayfish season…

Crayfishes it was!

Lukas wasn’t fully convinced.

But me, I ate like there was no tomorrow.

And don’t even get me started on this lady.

Perfect evening with the bestest and a plate of creepy crawlers

When we were baby free for a glorious 24h

Sara turned 30 and George and me took the opportunity to go 100% baby free over night for the first time since Lukas.

Shiko, being an angel, came to babysit Lukas and George and me glammed up and left the house without a backward glance (sorry baby L, we love you but it was pretty damn baller being without you for an evening).

Happily unaware we were leaving him.

We all kind of look like we have a tiny little tan.

Pre drinking coronas because BABY FREE!!

Lukas wanted some of that as well. His parents son.

We checked into the hotel and felt right at home.

Nice to dress up for a second. I still have like 8kg to loose that I’m struggling big time with (I hate talking about it because nothing worse than weight talk but the fact is that I can’t fit any of my clothes and have had to buy new ones).

But I felt good. Like myself.

It was Sara’s 30th but turned out to be her engagement party as well. Double whammy on the celebrations.

It was games and food and drinks in her parents house. I miss a good house party.

We stayed until 1 before leaving for the hotel. Even if I was a tad hangover the day after it was the best little 24h off.

But, not unhappy coming home to this guy.

Through Maggie’s eyes

Maggie sent through some pictures from our little Grisslehamn trip. I just have to share because pretty as a, well, picture.

Me aceing an interview 😊

Just love this pic of Lukas and Olivia.

That little boy knows what he wants…

George in action. Pretty hot my man.

If we were four. Both of us playing with a child.

Olivia won…

Such a perfect little weekend and thank you Maggie for the pictures.

Fashionista

What can I tell you, another day anothet dollar. As in spending that is. It’s weird not having an income. First time since I was 16 I’m not earning any money.

At the moment it’s holiday season in Sweden so nothing is moving on the job front. I kind it will work out eventually but it feels weird not being able to move forward on that either.

George is struggling too. So we walk around at home going on each other’s nerves…nah, we are actually not doing too bad. Not with this little monkey around. He’s a good buffer when we are tired of each other’s faces

Dressed up in mamas headband.

Good thing he is a genius our son.

Yesterday we went over to Kix in the morning to keep her company. It’s not easy when the apartment is echoing empty after a break up.

Pros at hanging out together. And making noises so that Kix can’t think for the noise. Cheers Lukas for that strategy,

Our little guy. Shocked by the awesomeness of tv. That’s his grandma right there.

Tonight we are braving summer Sthlm and going for a drink. It’s so empty but I kind of like it. Means you can stroll at your own pace and there is room at the restaurants.

Booze hound

It’s almost end of July. Time goes both so fast and really slow. In two months I’m supposed to start working again. I will miss my time with Lukas. If I get a job that is…. nothing is happening until August now so I just chill.

But for now Lukas and I are attached by the hip. Me and mini me. He is a pretty awesome little dude though so no complaining.

Over the weekend George war in Grisslehamn so we do what we do best. Playing at home and singing along to music. Bffs!

We met Kix for a picnic on Saturday and discussed heartbreak and tinder. Lukas was very invested.

Flirting away. If he could he would totally steal Kix for himself.

On Sunday we played some more and waited for dad to come home. Even if you leave the house every day it’s a lot of time to kill in your flat.

Daddy!!! So excited he crashed.

Chillin again. Because master chillers deluxe. Finally my capacity for doing nothing is paying off.

On Monday we headed to the head doctor. Lukas head is still crooked. Turns out he had left sided torticollis, he’s basically born with a stiff neck.

So he’s now on a strict work out regime. We need to stretch the strong and tight left side and strengthen the right side. She thought it looked quite good though and was impressed by the work we had already done with his head.

Well make it happen lil man. We’ll fix your head.

To celebrate we headed to meet tom and Elin and have a beer. Lukas is VERY keen on the booze.

He adopted himself a new family.

Bye mama, I don’t need you any longer.

Sorry, you have to come home with your parents after all.

Hey Sweden!

Back from Grisslehamn. George really gets to see Sweden during summer. It’s all about fish, rose and sitting outside even if it’s cold.

It was lovely to go up and see him as well. Feel bad when he’s away in nowhere for so long. Maggie and Olivia joined us so we got a little road trip car filled with kids. Less on the drinking beer in the back seat of more the relentless crying.

But first this hilarious video of Lukas not understanding a jumping swing. He keeps getting awesome stuff from Maggie that he has no idea how to use. You’ll get there little man.

But let’s look at some lovely pics from Grisslehamn. Lukas stomach was bad and he was inconsolable so Olivia tried to make him happy.

By covering him in stickers. A girl after my own heart.

Two little naughty noses. So sweet.

Hey there angels.

Pro photographer Olivia.

While Lukas slept the girls had a drink in the sun.

Before going to visit daddy. Lukas know the good stuff when he sees it.

My little angel.

Plus the best dinner dates.

Not unhappy with this view. Not too shabby Sweden.

Hi daddy!!

After an awesome dinner and some too notch drinks we headed home and then met the girls for breakfast in the morning. Thank you Maggie for treating us.

While I aced an interview (yes, he totally want to meet me when back from holiday in August) the crew had some food.

Then we took in the sites and sounds of Grisslehamn. Love this pic of my boys.

And Olivia was all in on the stickers again. Plus matching mama of course.

After strolling around town for a bit it was time to head home again. Thank you Grisslehamn and soon the family will be reunited again.

Sitting like a pro

Something happened in the last couple of days. All of a sudden Lukas is sitting. Like actually, don’t fall down within seconds, sitting.

Look at this.

Cool cat and his even cooler cat grandpa. And told you. Sitting. He’s also a lot more controlled in his physicality. Almost knows what he’s doing.

Just you know chilling and sitting BY HIMSELF on a toy car. Such a big boy.

But he’s still mega tiny lille when he’s napping next to grandpa. It’s taxing being all grown up all the time.

Also making sure everyone is his slave. Important to be carried, fed, played with everywhere.

And finally, reunited with dad. Unfortunately dad is not mum so still a decent amount of crying because no one is mum god dammit.

So today we feel like this. Crying Lukas and over it mum. Fun timezz. Hoping George is coming home from his interview soon so he can take the child.

More summer

Back at the country house. To be on maternity during summer is a never ending summer holiday. Plus a baby who wakes up at 6.30. But still, pretty chilled life.

It was dads birthday yesterday. So we celebrated. Lukas and me sang in the morning and gave him some photos of…Lukas 😊. Heh, having kids make it a lot easier to gift give to the grandparents.

Back in his red sofa.

Celebrating granddad! Winner!

Baby bro joined us for lunch in Nyköping.

And hanging with grandma. Awesome having two babysitters. Well, as soon as he starts screaming his all mine again.

Such a big boy (and looks like George in this picture.

For drinks in the evening Lukas was dressed up in new cardigan from grandpa. Looking as fly as Morfi.

Happiest baby boy.

Lukas in his ‘new’ pram (it’s 20 years old but who counts).

We get to keep this here at the country house to not have to schlep the other one back and forth.

These two. Bffs forever.

So much summer. Love the taste of smultron.

Two more days before we get to see dad. And then we’ll join him in Grisslehamn. And maybe even have a drink.