An English Mamma in Stockholm: toddler skiing salen sweden
Article
8 comments

Portraits 11/52

“A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014.”

An English Mamma in Stockholm: toddler skiing salen sweden

Little O: rocked at skiing this year, and loved it too

° ° °

An English Mamma in Stockholm: toddler skiing salen sweden chair lift

Baby E: willing to throw himself down a mountain even more enthusiastically than his big brother

° ° °

° ° °

Weekly portraits of the boys, linking up with Practising Simplicity and The Boy and Me.

the 52 project

TheBoyandMe's 365 Linky

° ° °

Content on this site may not be used or reproduced without permission.

An English Mamma in Stockholm: happy toddler car seat
Article
0 comment

Portraits 10/52

“A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014.”

An English Mamma in Stockholm: toddler happy car seat

Little O: early morning grin, on our way north to go skiing

° ° °

An English Mamma in Stockholm: toddler blurry car seat

Baby E: a little more blurry-eyed but still just as awake and excited

(Photos by Husband)

° ° °

Weekly portraits of the boys, linking up with Practising Simplicity and The Boy and Me.

the 52 project

TheBoyandMe's 365 Linky

° ° °

Content on this site may not be used or reproduced without permission.

An English Mamma in Stockholm: messy toddler eating semla bun
Article
0 comment

How to (or not to) eat a semla bun

Here in Sweden, Shrove Tuesday is called Fettisdagen (Fat Tuesday!) and it is celebrated with what is in this bag.

An English Mamma in Stockholm: paper cake bag

One of these babies: a semla.

An English Mamma in Stockholm: semla fett tisdag shrove tuesday bun cake

The boys demonstrated quite different styles to eating them (much as they did with cupcakes).

An English Mamma in Stockholm: toddler eating semla lent bun

Baby E went in for the kill a little more…

An English Mamma in Stockholm: messy toddler eating semla lent bun

Did you have anything special to celebrate Shrove Tuesday yesterday?

° ° °

° ° °

Content on this site may not be used or reproduced without permission.

An English Mamma in Stockholm: toddler playing scandic park hotel
Article
8 comments

Portraits 9/52

“A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014.”

An English Mamma in Stockholm: toddler play area scandic park hotel

Little O: making banana soup and tomato soup for us to enjoy

° ° °

An English Mamma in Stockholm: toddler playing scandic park hotel

Baby E: helping his brother on the culinary front

° ° °

So, I didn’t manage to snap proper shots of the boys this week using the dSLR but we did discover a new happy place for all of us: Hotel Scandic Park.

A Jamie Oliver designed children’s menu, a delicious steak dish for us and this fantastic play area. Everyone was happy – and that’s all you can ask for, really, isn’t it?

° ° °

Weekly portraits of the boys, linking up with Practising Simplicity and The Boy and Me.

the 52 project

TheBoyandMe's 365 Linky

° ° °

Content on this site may not be used or reproduced without permission.

An English Mamma in Stockholm: toddler building train tracks railway brio
Article

Portraits 8/52

“A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014.”

An English Mamma in Stockholm: toddler rally car volvo sweden

Little O: dancing in his excitement at standing next to this “special Volvo”

° ° °

An English Mamma in Stockholm: toddler building train tracks railway brio

Baby E: helping his big brother to build “the longest railway”

° ° °

Weekly portraits of the boys, linking up with Practising Simplicity and The Boy and Me.

the 52 project

TheBoyandMe's 365 Linky

° ° °

Content on this site may not be used or reproduced without permission.

An English Mamma in Stockholm: toddler learning sounds
Article

Portraits 7/52

“A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014.”

An English Mamma in Stockholm: toddler learning sounds

Little O: learning amazing things at förskola – here he is explaining to me the noise that ants make when they communicate with each other

° ° °

An English Mamma in Stockholm: toddler concentrating

Baby E: Neither Husband nor I can believe how much more grown up he looks with his hair cut short, or how like Little O at this age he looks now

° ° °

Weekly portraits of the boys, linking up with Practising Simplicity and The Boy and Me.

the 52 project

TheBoyandMe's 365 Linky

° ° °

Content on this site may not be used or reproduced without permission.

An English Mamma in Stockholm: toddler car playground
Article

Portraits 6/52

“A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014.”

An English Mamma in Stockholm: toddler climbing playground

Little O: able to climb to the highest heights of the playground again, now the snow has melted

° ° °

An English Mamma in Stockholm: toddler in car playground

Baby E: in his favourite place in the playground – the car

° ° °

Weekly portraits of the boys, linking up with Practising Simplicity and The Boy and Me.

TheBoyandMe's 365 Linky

° ° °

Content on this site may not be used or reproduced without permission.

An English Mamma in Stockholm: toddler in snow sweden
Article

Portraits 5/52

“A portrait of my children, once a week”

An English Mamma in Stockholm: toddler in a box

Little O: proving the old adage that children love nothing more than an empty box

° ° °

An English Mamma in Stockholm: toddler in snow playground

“Where are you going, Baby E?”
“Dagis…”
The same all weekend long.

° ° °

Weekly portraits of the boys, linking up with Che & Fidel and The Boy and Me.

TheBoyandMe's 365 Linky

Content on this feed may not be used or reproduced without permission.

An English Mamma in Stockholm: honeymoon los angeles california breakfast standard hotel
Article

The Gallery: rewind

I’m unable to rewind so far back for this week’s Gallery post because my old photos are among the last things that I need to bring over from the UK (although I know my mum will be so, so happy when I finally do).

I went through a stage in my later teenage years when I took photographs of everyone I knew, all the time (how annoying I must have been) and they often grabbed the camera and took photos of me. It would have been such fun to go through those and find some classics for the week’s theme of “rewind”.

Instead I will rewind as far as iPhoto allows me, back to the pre-children days when I thought life was so busy and that I had so little time (ha!) and to the first years of the boys’ lives.

An English Mamma in Stockholm: wedding day bridal confetti

Wedding day

° ° °

An English Mamma in Stockholm: honeymoon los angeles california standard hotel breakfast

On honeymoon

Not a care in the world, but so terribly busy, apparently. How little I then knew; how things change.

° ° °

An English Mamma in Stockholm: newborn little o birth baby

Little O – one day old

The start of it all – the first day of family life.

° ° °

An English Mamma in Stockholm: newborn baby e homecoming big little brother siblings

Double trouble

Oh, how much trouble we were in; we just didn’t yet know it…

° ° °

A very short rewind but far enough back to a time when life was certainly very different. And you know what? I would not change a thing.

º º º

Sticky Fingers Photo Gallery

Content on this feed may not be used or reproduced without permission.

An English Mamma in Stockholm: toddler two years birthday cupcake
Article

Portraits 4/52

“A portrait of my children, once a week”

An English Mamma in Stockholm: toddler eating cupcake

Little O: starts eating the birthday cupcake top-down, buttercream icing first

° ° °

An English Mamma in Stockholm: toddler two years eating birthday cupcake

Baby E: ever the sceptic, he starts on the birthday cupcake bottom-up and refuses to eat the buttercream icing. Happy Birthday, my crazy little toddler!

So, yes, it seems that my prediction on Google+ was correct…

An English Mamma in Stockholm: google plus screenshot toddler birthday cake vegetables

° ° °

Weekly portraits of the boys, linking up with Che & Fidel and The Boy and Me.

TheBoyandMe's 365 Linky

Content on this feed may not be used or reproduced without permission.