Saturday, 28 May 2016

things I like lately

from my 2013 archives // Kodak Ektar 100, Canon EOS 500N

- the interview with singer Bertine Zetlitz on the Bra damer podcast
- one of my old orchids, that I had given up on, is budding
- oat porridge made with full fat milk instead of semi skimmed milk (still hooked on oat porridge for breakfast)
- progress in my search for a new job; two interviews this week and one next week - hoping this will lead to an actual job
- after a few very wet days, the summer weather is back
- vi med master
- the first Norwegian strawberries of the season
- even though I'm no fan of the 5 am wake up calls from Sverre, I do like the early morning nap time pram walks - there is something special about the light and the air in the morning
- a little wardrobe clean out - in both mine and Sølve's wardrobes (PS: thoughts on wardrobe clean outs)
- when Sverre decides to nap longer than 30 minutes - unfortunately it doesn't happen often. But it is happening right now, Saturday morning, which makes writing this post possible.

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Things I don't like lately

- I have been feeling a bit gloomy lately

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Answers from questions in the comment section

- Blubird85 asked: How is Sverre sleep training looks like?

We have followed the Ferber method (we tried the same with Sara, but it didn't work with her).

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

life, week 20

0550 am nap time pram walk // at least there is sun

making the most of the public holiday - playdate and bbq with 20 of our big and small friends

hurra for 17. mai // happy constitution day (Telemark ftw!)

And then Sverre fell asleep, right next to the (loud) marching band.

Constitution Day family selfie

Rainy Wednesday and the streets are filled with what looks like soap foam - but why? To wash away the festivities from yesterday's Constitution Day?

Hot dogs for lunch, ice cream for dessert. Because Constitution Day leftovers. (The Constitution Day is the day when all kids get to eat as many hot dogs and ice creams as they want. At least that's a tradition I'm used to.)

Friday 6:45 pm // one down, one to go // I'm glad he comes home tonight

0655 am nap time pram walk // met a couple - she was wearing a short, sequin skirt - on their way home from a party - rainy morning contrasts

hanging out at a local playground - Sverre is napping, Sara is on the swings

It almost looks like I know what I'm doing here, doesn't it? The truth is, I don't like to get my hands dirty in the soil. I only participated because of Sara. Fake it till you make it, right?

This guy, on the other hand, loves to get his hands dirty. Such a good role model for Sara! Those are strawberries, by the way. 

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Week 20: May 16-22

Monday, 23 May 2016

things I like lately

field of buttercups from my summer 2012 archives // Kodak Ektar 100, Canon EOS 500N

I meant to post this on Friday, but then a new season of Elementary on Netflix happened...

- lying in bed Sunday morning, coffee in hand, feeling the smell of freshly baked bread, knowing that a lovely Sunday breakfast is being prepared by my family
- the documentary about food faste "Just Eat It"
- the sound of rain - it has been a while
- the first buttercups, cows parsley, clovers (red and white) and forget-me-nots of the season
- listening to Sara sing along to her Spotify playlist whilst building Lego
- the sleep training with Sverre (mentioned a few weeks ago) has worked so much better than we ever dreamed of and he hardly wakes up during night anymore (hoping "this too shall pass" will not happen too soon...)

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Things I don't like lately

- Sverre wakes up around 5 am way too often

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

life, week 19

current state of the tulip bed 

I found that the best way to keep him happy during those unexpected very hot days, was to stay indoors with all doors and windows open, wearing only a diaper. 

I like our plum tree very much right now. 

summer baby nap time 

We are big fans of al fresco dinners. Even when Sara spills on her tights. 

I'm so glad we made this big terrance. It's a favorite spot indeed. 

Our house is in desperate need of a proper cleaning, but it's not happening in this weather. Sudden summer in early May for the win!

Monday 9:15 pm

7:30 am, 15 C, sun and blue skies // hørte akkurat på radioen at målingene kl 05 ga 13 C i Stavanger og -6 C på Røros - kontraster gitt!

entroute to kindergarten 

and a little scenic detour on my way home 

because I like nature

and I have a soft spot for blooming trees

because what's not to love?

blossoms and blue skies


had the cutest little visitors today 

8:30 pm bedtime // The weather forecast says it will be 10 c tomorrow, yesterday it was 25 c. To balance it out my temperature is rising - first fever in I don't know since.

rehydrating // stupid fever

I love that she likes to pick flowers.

We have entered a new phase: Sara having friends over. I like to listen to their play, but I find it hard to know when to intervene and when to just let them figure things out by themselves. 

caffeinating, with a side of chocolate // best way to wake up after a long morning nap - because Sverre wanted to start his 8 months birthday at 5 am

We just switched from the newborn seat to the baby seat on the Tripp Trapp. Apparently this opens up a whole new world of games, for example the classic drop things on the floor game.

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Week 19: May 9-15


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