Summer life

Summer. Lovely, green, blooming June. It’s all so much easier with Lukas and enjoying our evenings and weekends when you can just go outside and play. Especially now that he wakes up at 5 in the mornings. The days are extremely long.

Work is stressful at the moment. Crisis management. Big decisions. Struggling with working from home. I love my job, I really do but man, it’s got some high stakes going.

On Monday lukas nursery was closed and we went to Skansen. He started with dressing himself. I look you look but maybe not people friendly.

Once at Skansen it was us, the animals and like a 1000 school kids.

Lukas fell in love with the bears. Unfortunately, they cared nothing for him. Unrequited love is painful little man.

Half a little bear.

Done and dusted with his Skansen adventures.

We have this never ending problem brushing lukas teeth. He hates it. At the moment we are down to holding him down, while he screams, to try and brush. We have really tried everything. I hate that he screams like someone is torturing him. But we need to brush these gnashers little man.

On Wednesday the bookclub met up. Love this break from life. Ladies, food and books. Lethal combo.

Cut my hair yesterday. Darker and trying to get some moisture in. I did that cleansing treatment since my hair was quite knotty and now it’s so, so dry.

So now it’s all about the moisture.

The outside!

I’m in love with summer right now. I’m normally your autumn kind of gal liking my tea and sweater and excuse to be inside. But maybe it’s because so much time have been spent inside last year but I’m craving the outside!

Im also noticing the difference to London. Sweden is just that bit colder that means picnic weather is not until June. In London you got that as early as March. Either way, I just want to sit in the shade with a book and ENJOY!

I’ve actually put on real clothes today. That match (well, i made it easy with a jumpsuit). Mainly because I’m having lunch with mum and dad but any excuse to look good.

My mind is all over the place at moment. Work. It’s hard at times. Especially working with kids. So getting out of the flat becomes even more important. Can’t turn into a sofa shaped lump just yet.

Good thing this guy keeps me on my toes. From morning to evening. Boss.

Speaking of boss (ish). They are making flower pots in nursery. I feel like they’ve caught him in a good angle here. Most times he is not this precise with his painting skills. Not birthed a future Picasso.

And I mean, they must have bribed him to not have him eating those seeds 🤨.

But hey, can’t wait to see lukas homegrown sunflowers.

And a last pic for the road. Eating papas bolognese. Life could be worse.

Party people

We had a lovely weekend. If by lovely you mean running like a crazy after a boy who JUST WANTS TO RUN! But it was great. And I got an exercise out of it. Win!

On Friday we went for an afterwork at Madde’s and Christoffer’s. Lukas and Andreas was bffing the whole time. All about the jamming.

And hand holding. I mean, come on ❤️

On Saturday I was woken to cuddles, flowers and breakfast from my boys. Early Mother’s Day. Love them.

We went for lunch. Lukas got pancakes. Or rather, lukas big jam. He refused to eat anything else but hey, at least he looked like a tiny serial killer.

On Sunday morning lukas celebrated actual Mother’s Day by waking me up at 5.30. We won being in the park before anyone else. Team work!

Then we headed to Vilmas third birthday. My little goddaughter was on fire.

Lukas looked like a little posh boy. I

But he had no idea mama tricked him into looking a fool. Moahahaha.

Lukas and me checking out the candy stash.

Hey papa, look at us.

After running and his and my ass off my little dude was finally ready for home. We were both spent but lukas fought me every last minute to fall asleep.

But, Monday is a new day and here we are looking cute and kind of rested. Winners.

Musings

It’s pouring down outside today. Spring rain. Kind of love it and feel all cosy at home. Tea and work. Lukas and me jumped in puddles on our way to work. Hands up to kids making you act like a kid again.

I mean come on with the kids clothes. Too cute to handle. Realising I’m just one big kid pretty much always.

Here’s a picture of my new old vase from my dad. Because otherwise there are just pictures of lukas. But, I’m going out for dinner tonight so I’ll make sure I take at least one me in actual make up photo.

Speaking of looking fly. Matchy matchy. Will hate the day lukas wants to dress himself but so far I’m the boss!!

New shoes. So, I’ve got a big issue with girls vs boys clothes. Not only the colours and patterns and shit. The girl shoes for toddlers go down to 24 and boy shoes start at 27. The same shoe. What?? They don’t have different sized feet at that age. Plus girls sweaters are shorter. To what? Show skin? Come on children’s clothes makers of the world. Up your game!

Anyway. In the end of the day all the clothes are a messy mess anyway. At least when this little dirty mouth gets his hands on chocolate. And wants kisses. Goodbye white from my life.

Lukas and mama day

We went to get Lukas TBE vaccinated today. Instead of leaving him at nursery after I decided it was time for Lukas and mama day. All about the fun.

Since it’s lukas and mama day means no rules we had McDonalds for lunch, played during nap time and slept for 2h after that. I have a feeling lukas and mama day will end up being lukas and mama evening as well…

All about the ketchup. When we sat down lukas just took a fries and dipped it like a 20 year old. Who the fack taught him that? I wonder if lukas and papa have been sneaking off on their own adventures.

All about that ketchup life.

On the way home lukas was like ‘stop that pram’ and out we went for RUNNING.

And running

And mother fucking running. I think this turned into lukas day since mama almost passed out.

Killing me there my 5(?) year old.

Mama put you in the grass for some scenic pictures.

Totally having it.

On our way home for sleepy time but no. Once ones been running one need splashing. Sure thingaling.

The lukas slept and mama looked at pictures of a lukas. Sheeet, I’m boring. About as boring as lukas thinks camping and face painting is.

And now it’s 4pm and lukas and mama day is at half time. Well see if mama survives this. Wish me luck.

My little dance monkey

I have that feeling of spring and dancing and wanting to meet people and cocktails and love and laughter. The opposite of the last year of sitting isolated in your house. I’m so, so tired of not seeing my friends or colleagues or meeting new people.

At least we had a great time celebrating my mum at the country house. And I love seeing my family. But I wouldn’t say no to some new faces as well 😊.

Thank god for this crew keeping me sane. Well, in lukas case also driving me insane but I forgive you.

Because you are such an awesome little weirdo. Here channeling Elton John.

These days we make our own parties. But always dancing, just like your mum.

And finally got a taste of summer

My little forest troll

These two. Bestest of friends forever. Even if even grandpa thinks you are a little monster sometimes.

So yeah, dreaming of summer and dancing and drinks looks slightly different these days but at least I have a little dance monkey by my side who loves music and always jazzes around by himself.

Plus he loves them puddles. Almost tap dancing in there.

I might dream of a summer of my 20s but I love this last summer of my 30’s with my gorgeous family.

My two boys!

The cutest thing happened at nursery today. Apparently lukas gave his snutt (that’s his blankie that he LOVES) to one of the kids in his group when he was sad.

I mean, his SNUTT! That’s the most important thing in Lukas life. Very sweet of our little baby boy.

Very proud of you my man.

They had sports day today at nursery as well. I mean, lukas don’t even know how to throw a ball but im sure he was a natural sports man.

Doing some sporty shit

Heh. All the kids having fun except for lukas. He’s like WTF is this shit. I hear you. You guys are just standing under a parachute??

But. Lukas aside. George got a job!! So, so proud of him. As an architect. Amazing. One day we will be able to celebrate this as it deserves.

Hands in the air for this legend.

So yeah. My guys are pretty damn awesome. Love them to bits.

Kawaii

Went to the hairdresser yesterday. Bangerhead Studios. Wanted somewhere that isnt part of a chain. And i was not disappointed. Loved them! Awesome treatment and the feeling that they really listened and care about my hair. Win.

I had decided i wanted bangs. Needed something new in these covid times.

Apparently its all trendy now. I realised i was simply inspired by all my kpop soap opera stars. They all have cute asian bangs.

Look at me being all cutsie and refusing to act my age. 14 or 40?

Cutest thing in my life is this little guy though. Look at this curle golden locks.

And this is for your pleasure…

Hello old friend

Lets just ignore the fact that i havent posted anything i bloody FOREVER. Theres no excuse. Pure laziness. And covid and winter and boredome.

But look at this. Suns out guns out.

I wore my new spring shoes. From a french brand. Love them. Glitter tongue and red lips. Whats not to love.

Chill time with mini me. Not so mini any longer. Hes a proper little toddler now. Absolute chaos when hes not taking a breather resting on mama. Then full on chaos again.

Loves the playground because people and outside and new ways of creating mayhem.

My little golden haired angel. Dont let the looks decieve you.

What do you do when your kids stop taking a nap mid day? Give up?

George creating a mini gamer.

So much almost naked baby. Sleeping. Catching him when he is still for a second.

Freaking cold

Spicying up our lives with a little filter action. See us rollin.

I should be hitting midlife crisis soon so maybe pink hair? The benefit of working in a ‘cool’ company is that you get away with anything.

On Friday Karin and Asrin came over. Lukas was not sad to have some ladies to play with. ‘You hold that thought while i just put my finger in your mouth’. Ooookay lil dude but you cant just go showing things in peoples mouths.

Bolstered by attention and surviving a week at pre school Lukas decided he could walk. Not just a couple of steps but full on ‘drunk guy in Malta’ shuffle (his uncle has perfected that walk).

Its been minus 10-15 over the weekend so we poked our heads out for like 20 minutes and then went back in.

Couldnt look more like a little scandi child if we tried.

Look at those rosy cheeks.

This years best investments – coveralls. Love my snow gear because NOT COLD! and totally nailing the mum look.

Lukas back inside chilling with his TV friends. Stay weird my child.

Had a little wobble. Posted in instagram. Got love. Felt better.

New week, new pictures of our child from pre school. Here he is eating with actual cutlery while george and me were enjoying going into my office and having lunch out. Yes!

Morning hang out in bed. Favourite time a day. Lukas loves playing and joking in the morning. His best one is pretending he gets blinded by my bedside lamp. Comedian.

Hates getting dressed though. Mama not helping, just taking photos of George struggling #sorrynotsorry