December Daily 2012: Day 18

You two. Today you were like this (*crossing my fingers*). Best friends, having the best fun together. Love you two so much!

 

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December Daily 2012: Day 17

Decorating the mini-trees.  A favorite tradition for you. Sometimes accompanied with some bickering about which of the two trees you should have and who should get to hang which decorations. But still, you love the mini-trees!

 

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December Daily 2012: Day 16

It’s melting. It was so much fun yesterday – a bit warmer in the air and you could build a snow castle.  Later in the evening you went outside again to play and this time you built a snowman. You put him right outside our kitchen window so that we would be able to see him when sitting around the kitchen table. It was dark outside, so I couldn’t take any picture of your cute little snowman. I told you I would take a photo of him first thing in the morning. Well – here he is…

 

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December Daily 2012: Day 15

Picking out the tree. Finally we made it! We haven’t picked out the tree this late previous years, and therefore we decided to only buy one tree and skip the outdoor tree that we usually keep in the garden with lights on. The choice was made quick this year, and we almost immediately found the tree we were looking for – slim, and not too tall. The price: 450 kr (65 USD). Can’t wait to get it decorated, although that will probably not be done until next weekend.

 

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December Daily 2012: Day 14

Around the house, part 2. Amaryllis and hyacinths – these are my absolute favorites. And candles. And a few pine cones here and there, picked in the forest. And moss. Green, white, red colors and candle sticks in brass. Together with black, grey, wooden, silver, and gold. Love all these colors around the house in Christmas time!

 

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December Daily 2012: Day 13

Sankta Lucia (Saint Lucy) procession in preschool and school. We had a busy morning on the “Lucia”-day. First up at 7 a.m. was the celebration in preschool. Our little “Lucia” had been looking forward to this with excitement and also with a bit of butterflies in her stomach. But the performance went well and she and all her friends sang joyfully all the Christmas carols they had rehearsed. There were some “action” on the stage as well, when some of the younger children almost ended up in a fight in the middle of one of the songs!

Next up we headed to school for our “star boy’s” Lucia-celebration in his classroom. It is always so beautiful to watch the procession with all the lights and listen to all the songs performed by our children – the audience is full of proud and happy parents. This year you had rehearsed the Lucia-song in Italian instead of Swedish – impressing and beautiful! If the preschool procession was performed with some “action”, I noted that this one was performed with lots of children having a cold. It was very obvious (and a bit of funny) with all the coughing and sneezing in the middle of all the songs. Well it is certainly that time of the year.

 

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December Daily 2012: Day 12

Saffron buns. Or “lussebullar” as we say in Swedish. Definitely a tradition this time of the year! The children loves to bake them even if twisting them together can be a bit tricky.

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December Daily 2012: Day 11

At the hairdresser. Finally time for a nice break from all the Christmas preparations. Just a couple of hours for myself, reading magazines while someone else tries their best to make my hair look good:-)

 

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December Daily 2012: day 9

Birds. It is the first winter we have set up a bird table (?) in the garden for the little birds who remain over the winter. It has been popular, and it is so fun to follow which birds that come to eat (we are counting the different species that we see). Right now we are most of all hoping for the beautiful red bullfinch to show up!

I also want to thank you all for your kind comments! I am sorry I haven’t been able to answer them all, but I am very thankful for your kind words!

 

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December Daily 2012: Day 8

Playing in the snow. Finally the winter is here! Finally we have snow! You find so much joy in being outside and playing in the snow. Hopefully the snow stays all of December – so that we get a beautiful white Christmas this year!

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