Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Merry X-mas & Happy New year!

We have had a good x-mas and tomorrow it's time to go to Sweden. It's definitely a new experience for me packing for both myself and somebody else. I will bring the camera but I'm not sure if I will have time to update the blog. If not, I will post pictures when I get back to the US. Happy New Year!

The one and only picture I managed to take of Loke on Christmas day.
Thank you "farmor" & "farfar" for Loke's cute little outfit!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Thought these could be useful...

when going bowling for example. (For Loke)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Passport is here!

It finally arrived, Loke's passport! Now we're just hoping there will be no delays and that Loke is going to do good on the plane. It has been another good day here in Steamboat. In the morning we went to "Yoga with babies" and after lunch we took Oden for a walk in town. Loke and I went swimming and he was laughing and kicking his little legs like a crazy baby in the pool. Tonight is the annual x-mas dinner up at the college and Max is cooking up a storm. Yummy!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Winter Wonderland

Even though I sometimes get a little bored of living in a small town, I sometimes think it's not a place I rather be. Saturday for example. 4 hours of powder skiing, 1 hour in the hot springs, a walk with all my boys along the river, a dinner out, and a Christmas parade on main street followed by a glass of wine at home in the couch. Loke couldn't come snowmobiling but he practiced his steering with daddy on the driveway.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Big Boy

This pajama has never been washed and it is size 9 months. Loke is not even 5 months old but it fits him like a glove. Max thinks he is going to be a basketball player.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Small town issues

Yesterday we got bored of just hanging around the house so we spent the whole day in Steamboat. But after going for a walk we didn't have much to do there either. Sometimes I get really sick of living in a small town!

This semester I have been using a friend's house when I need a place in Steamboat to hang out for a few hours since it takes too much time going back and forth to Oak Creek where we live. I wish we were super rich and could afford a house in Steamboat, and another one in the Caribbean :)

Today I called about Loke's passport and I went ahead and paid for expedited service because I was nervous he wasn't going to get it in time. Don't want to be in that situation when it's time to go! I have to stay home today because my new phone is being delivered in the afternoon and I have to sign for it. That's about it for now...

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Going Bananas!

In this picture I think Loke looks a lot like me when I was a baby.

Friday, December 3, 2010

When Loke eats his rice cereal he sometimes gets a little sleepy...

Bassinet

Today I reserved a bassinet for the long flights between Newark/Stockholm & Stockholm/Newark. It's going to look somewhat like in this picture. Pretty handy I think! I also upgraded one flight between Denver and Newark to Economy Plus so that I didn't have to sit in a middle seat with Loke for 4 hours. It cost $49.00 more. On all the other flights I fly in Economy but with aisle seats. And on the long flights over the Atlantic I got the first row which was the only row you could get for the bassinet. Now I just hope everything is going to go smooth and with no delays.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Sweden

Yesterday I booked an airline ticket to Sweden for me and Loke. It was a wonderful x-mas gift from my dad. Max was invited too but he wants to get as much snowmobiling in as possible and he also starts work back up two weeks before I do so it will just be me and Loke. We are leaving the 29th and returning the 13th of January. I am really excited yet a little nervous how Loke is going to do on the plane. My sweet mother in law just sent me this picture and that made me wonder if Loke is going to get a pat down as well :)

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Mr Big Shot

Today I put Loke on his belly on a blanket meanwhile I made myself some breakfast. And believe it or not but when I came back he was laying on his back! I tried flipping him over to see if he would do it again but with no luck. Trickster!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Chillin like brothers

Swedish Book Tip

I have finished my first book by John Ajvide Lindqvist, "Människohamn" or "Harbour" which is the English title. I really liked it and now I want to read "Låt den rätte komma in" or "Let the right one in" which was his first book and was made into a movie as well. Mamma, it's on my x-mas wishlist :)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Belly Time

The doctor said we should try to force Loke to spend some more time on his belly which he really doesn't like. He does good for a minute or two but then he starts screaming like crazy and it is difficult to not pick him up. "Hönsmamma" as you say it in Swedish!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thanksgiving Break

Our Thanksgiving break has started! A whole week of quality time.

Today's schedule:

- Haircut for mommy
- Passport for baby
- Rabies shot for puppy

Friday, November 19, 2010

My mommy heart is aching!

Loke got sick from the shots he got today and has a little fever. Earlier his legs seemed to be really sore from the injections and he was crying for a while. It is so heartbreaking, especially since he never really cries for a long time. But the good news is he should be fully recovered within 48 hours.

The doctor said Loke is doing great! He is growing fast and she said he is long and lean (and super cute!) He is now 25½" and weighs 14 lbs and 5 oz (64.7 cm and 6.52 kg). I found my old digital camera and will be using it until I get the new cord.

Shots and Shoes

Today Loke turns 4 months old! We are celebrating by going to the doctor to get two more shots. Poor baby! I thought I'll get him a little present afterward, we'll see what I can find. So far today I have only bought myself a present - new boots! What do you think?

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Ready, Steady, Go!

A new helmet is ordered and so is the avalanche gear. Saturday is the 2010/11 season premier of back country skiing! Exciting!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Loke in Action

Since I can't give you any pictures I tried recording a video with the web cam. Quality sucks but oh well. Can you see what a wonderful weather we've got today?

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Oden

Hi everybody! So Oden has arrived but the first thing he did when I took my eyes off him for 10 seconds, was eating the cord for our camera so unfortunately no pictures for a while. I am going to try to write something everyday instead to keep you updated. I have ordered a new cable but it will arrive from Hong Kong and it could take up to a month to get here!

Oden is so cute! I had forgotten how much work it is with a puppy and that combined with having a baby is a little overwhelming but also a lot of fun! It is fine during the weekends when Max is home with us but I fear what's going to happen during the week. It's good Thanksgiving break is coming up soon and after that x-mas break.

We have gotten a bunch of snow and poor Oden is from California and is very hesitant to this cold weather. Time to shuffle!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Gratis är gott!

We found this highchair outside the second hand store this morning. "Free - please take" After a little bit of cleaning it looks almost like new. One less thing to buy - perfect!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Swedish sailor heading to America

Friday we went down to Denver to the Swedish Consulate. Loke now has dual citizenship and Friday we are planning on applying for an American passport so that we are all set for summer. I thought today's outfit was suitable, American colors - Swedish design.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

New addition


This cutie is going to move in with us next week! We are so excited! He was born the day before Loke and we are going to name him Oden. Loke & Oden :D

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

Rest in Peace Rimini

We have lost our wonderful Rimini. The best dog you could ever imagine. So loving, always so happy and so sweet. He could light up the darkest hour and it feels incredible empty without him here with us. We will miss him forever!


The Last Battle

If it should be that I grow frail and weak
And pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then will you do what must be done,
For this -- the last battle -- can't be won.
You will be sad I understand,
But don't let grief then stay your hand,
For on this day, more than the rest,
Your love and friendship must stand the test.
We have had so many happy years,
You wouldn't want me to suffer so.
When the time comes, please, let me go.
Take me to where to my needs they'll tend,
Only, stay with me till the end
And hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time you will agree
It is a kindness you do to me.
Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I have been saved.
Don't grieve that it must be you
Who has to decide this thing to do;
We've been so close -- we two -- these years,
Don't let your heart hold any tears.

-- Unknown

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

New experiences

Yesterday there was no time for blogging due to more important baby things. At 11.00 a.m. it was time for a get together with the Steamboat Newborn Network which held a class in baby massage. It was fun and Loke seemed to like it. After that I had to go to a meeting at work and when that was finished I took Loke to the pool for the first time. He looked soooo cute swimming in the warm water. We will definitely go there soon again and bring the camera so you can see for yourself. The power is back on after a 12 hour outage. So now it's time to catch up on some laundry - but first a cup of coffee!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Glenwood Springs

We spent the weekend in Glenwood Springs. As usual our quality time with each other passed too quickly but it was fun. We went rafting in Glenwood Canyon and later met up with a friend and spent the night at his house. Now cuddle time in front of the fire.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Monday, October 11, 2010

Getaway

We decided to get away from Steamboat for a weekend and went down to Denver. Saturday we spent at the Zoo. It was fun to see all the animals although I always get sad thinking they don't belong behind bars but should live in their natural environment. Like these for example...









Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Vi provar sittdelen på vagnen!

Never thought I would say it, but the outside temperature has finally dropped a little, fall is here, it smells wonderful and we are enjoying our walks a lot more! I took the bassinet out of the stroller thinking Loke would like to look around a little, but it seems like he couldn't care less :)


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Barbapappa!



Lunchbox

I am a lucky mum working in food service. At least I don't have to try making lunch in the middle of diaper changes, feedings and other baby duties. Today's menu: Pork loin with lentils, brown rice, green beans, mango salsa and carrots. Yum!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Monday again...

The weekend past so quickly. It was a good one! Now Monday, me Loke and Rimini are walking along the river and enjoying another warm fall day. Life is pretty good!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Du är det finaste jag vet

Du är det finaste jag vet
Du är det dyraste i världen
Du är som stjärnorna
Som vindarna
Som vågorna
Som fåglarna
Som blommorna på marken

Du är min ledstjärna och vän
Du är min tro, mitt hopp, min kärlek
Du är mitt blod
Och mina lungor
Mina ögon
Mina skuldror
Mina händer och mitt hjärta

Friheten är ditt vackra namn
Vänskapen är din stolta moder
Rättvisan är din broder
Freden är din syster
Kampen är din fader
Framtiden ditt ansvar

- Björn Afzelius