Monday, 29 October 2012

These cakes rock!

On our last 'Pappasdag' together (for now anyway) Lola and I made some rock cakes for the first time. The weather was absolutely horrendous all day so Lola and I stayed inside and kept ourselves busy in the kitchen. I remember making rock cakes with my mum and absolutely loving it. Lola was exactly the same. She helped mix the butter and flour together and also put in the perfect amount of raisins. She also enjoyed licking the spoon and bowl. Once finished in the oven they went together perfectly with a cuppa!


From August to the end of October I worked four days a week so that I could take a 'pappasdag' to enjoy with Lola. We spent most of our Mondays together going to Klitterbadet for a spot of swimming. The picture below shows Lola all ready to take our short stroll from the car to the pool. Nice.

Monday, 22 October 2012

Lola's trip to the moon...and London

Valarna is a nearby forest /play area/ exercise park/ theatre / petting zoo and ultimately a very picturesque part of Falkenberg. We are very lucky to have it right on our doorstep so we go there a lot. Lola and I went there recently and she went on one ride with a plan to take a trip to the moon...and London:

The many faces of Lola

Lola is fast becoming a little actress/model with her 'many' facial expressions. These include; Happy, Sad, Fake Laugh and Blue Steel. My favourite from this clip is her fake laugh. Take a look at the future Oscar winner in her pomp:

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Lola's Autumn wardrobe

Lola has been lucky enough to be given/bought a number of lovely items of clothing. Below is a selection from her Autumn wardrobe:

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Week 16 - A walk in by the river

Sofia's baby bump is developing nicely. Had a nice long walk in very mild weather over the weekend. Lola had a good play in Valarna and enjoyed running through all the leaves that have fallen from the trees.

Monday, 15 October 2012

First pics of baby number 2

On August 5th Sofia, Lola and I found out that we were expecting another baby. Booyah! We obviously kept it quiet at first telling a few family members and close friends. But now we have told the world! Today we went for the 2nd scan and could clearly see a heart beating, head, hands, feet, eyes, ears and what looked like the poor thing having the hiccups. Lola is very excited at having a brother or sister to play with. She says she would prefer a sister :). Sofia is very tired at the moment and falling asleep at 9.00 most evenings. It's all good fun though. We'll keep you posted.

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Week 15 - Bump well on the way

Had a lovely Saturday with our friends Sarah, Steve and Julia in Kungsbacka. Sarah is 8 months pregnant at the moment but still managed to find time to provide us all with a lovely fika, dinner and fantastic cake for desert. Lola and Julia played really well together and it was a really good day out despite the rainy weather. Steve and I were drinking both for two so it was good to catch up with a fellow Englishman over a glass of wine or three.

The picture below was taken in the morning before we set off. Bump coming along nicely. Sofia still very tired in the evenings but it's all good.