Thursday, April 23, 2009

MONDAY IN APRIL

This is a normal monday in our life since Alma was born. Noam stays home from the kindergarten as kids have limited hours they can spend in childcare when the mother is on maternityleave. I have a hate-love relationship (not so much hate actually) to this concept. It is ofcourse more comfortable for me to leave Noam at his kindergarten, at the same time I really value these days we have together. It is time for us to habituate to our new situation (actually it doesn't feel so new anymore.. but anyhow). Noam have to learn that we are now 4 in the family and that it means less attention and more to share. Every week becomes a little easier..


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Yaron wakes up with the kids and spend time with them before he is off to work.. which gives me a little time to sleep and collect energy for the day.





Alma and I are watching Noam play with his lego and train. This is his alltime favorite toys.. well except from collecting woodensticks and stones ofcourse!








New diper, changing clothes, brushing teeth and quickly brush my hair and if I am lucky get a glimpse of myself in the mirror (and sometimes a little makeup..)






Mondays highlight is when we go to the "open kindergarten" a few hours in the morning. It is a kind of kindergarten which is open for us mothers/fathers (and yes there are quite a few fathers there, GO FATHERS!) that stay home with kids. The kids can play and parents get some time to talk and play with the kids in another environment. I love this place! On monday mornings one of the teachers always bake bread with the kids, and if I don't loose weight I think I can blame this bread, it is sooo tasty!




We are the first to arrive and Noam get some quality time with Eva who works there.




We leave and Alma is about to fall asleep in her babycarriege.




Noam and I play a little in the playground just close to the "open kindergarten".




We go home as it is time for lunch.




LUNCH! Fishballs, past and corn, not so amazing, but tasty and quick to prepare.. Alma is still alseep in her carriege outside.



Alma wakes up and she eats some mashed vegetables.



Noam makes a foodshopping list and takes a photo of Alma when she eats.





After reading a book in the sofa , we go out to play in the sand. Noam makes a birthdaycake for Alma and she watches with great interest... yummi. She can sit by her self in the carriege and prefers that from laying down.




Some of the neighbours come out to play. It is great to see how all the kids in different ages play so well together. Alma fall asleeps in her carriege again.




Yaron comes home early on mondays around 16.30. How nice it is when he comes home! Noam rides his bike with the other kids on the street.

I try to say goodbye to Noam trough the fence but he is not so interested in me... ah well!



And I get my treat for the week, an evening in the ceramic studio. The studio is situated in this beautiful old buildning.



I love this place! It is the studio of Janne drejare and it is a complete mess, but messy in a good way which gives freedom for creativity (and less time for cleaning up!). Today we are adding colour to our creations and then it is time for a second run in the oven. In the front of the photo you can see some of the things I have made.



I go home aroung 20.30 and it is still light out!



Yaron and I tidy the house a little and relax in the sofa. Tea and cornflakes! And what do we watch.. oh yes! An episode of Rome our new addiction that sadly ends soon. Only two more episodes..
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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

SUN AND FUN IN GNESTA

We spent the easterweekend in Gnesta with my sweet brother and his wonderful family. Noam and Melker played like never before and it is surely amazing and amusing to see how well they play and get along. They can play, talk and ponder forever it seems and are surely creative. Moa is a master-pysslare (sorry.. how to translate pyssla?? can someone help me?) she is improving soo much and the paintings she makes are really advanced (I think you can glimpse a drawing in one of the photos). The highlight of the weekend was ofcourse the hunt for easter-eggs that the easterbunny prepared. He created a riddle that Moa, Melker and Noam had to solve to get to the eggs... which surprisingly was filled with.. oh yes! Sweets!

The weekend was just what we needed, good company, good food, warm and sunny, and very relaxing. Thank you Kronqvist/Fromell we will be back!
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A Melker and Noam creation
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Sunday, April 5, 2009

DRESSHUNTING

Yesterday Petra and I helped Karin finding a weddingdress! Wow, how many dresses there are! It is truly like a jungel, I feel somehow a bit lost in this world, but Karin was surely looking beautiful in some of the dresses! Luckily Petra is a little less lost then I am!


Wednesday, April 1, 2009

POTATOES!

Yummi! After 5 mounths with milk milk milk it is great to get something else. Alma eats porridge and potatoes.

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