Saturday, April 25, 2015

Birthday party Swedish style
















There was a birthday to be celebrated during our Sweden trip, as nephew Elyas turned 8 this year. A replay of so many other birthdays and summer vacations were played up with not less than 15 people squeezed into my brother Christian's property. Always a blast to be so many.

Cakes and pastries, cookies and bakeries. Balloons, wrapped up gifts and candles to blow out of course. And the sun was out for the day. Allowing us to expand into my brother's terrace. What would we do without that terrace?

It amazes me every time how close our children are, considering they don't meet that very often. How Maya with her hair on fire steps in through the door on Friday night and shouts:
"Emmy! Lets go on the trampoline!"
Just like that, like time had stood still from last summer. Like they just took a few minutes pause have a drink and now they were heading back to the jumping joy. It warms my heart. Watching the youngest family member Axel (3) walking the dirt road next to the oldest which is my Nelly Bo (13)... It is a great feeling.

As soon as the gifts were unwrapped all kids took off into the garden (the trampoline is the greatest investment of joy ever!!!) and left with crumbles and cake left overs we sat in the sun and just enjoyed the spring sun. With another cup of coffee and just one more piece of cake... And even if Sweden hasn't put on its green summer costume yet, we can spot some spring flowers here and there... What an amazing day.

We stayed in the guest house at my brother's property like we usually do, as our own house still doesn't sleep more than two... But the real purpose of this trip was to go and see and feel that we now have our own place in paradise. And the mission is fulfilled. After cutting down perennial flowers to give air and light to new shots in the flower beds and raking up some leaves left from autumn, it is now starting to sink in. This summer will be a magical one.



Kärlek
Annette



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12 comments :

  1. Que linda celebración en familia!!! Es una bendición, cariños!!!

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  2. Everything looks so yummy! What a great birthday!

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  3. Warms your <3!
    It amazes me as well, my kids & those of my sister live in two different countries. However much closer & picking up where the left off last time than the cousins who live near by.

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  4. The cakes look amazing, family time is so special. I am so thankful to also have a great relationship with my family. x

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  5. How wonderful! All of it. : )

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  6. Those cakes look dang scrumptious!

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  7. The cakes looks so delicious and the party was nice! Always wonderful to get the family together!

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  8. How wonderful that you are giving your children a way to enjoy the childhood you had. You are creating such a special place for them to create all these wonderful memories. Have an amazing spring. Xo
    Dagmar

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  9. Happy birthday to your nephew Annette! Looks like a great party!

    Happy week,

    Madelief x

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  10. Stop, you're making me jealous! ;-) it sounds wonderful <3

    Sx

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Kärlek
Annette

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