K caught a virus and stayed home three days with a pretty kickin’ fever. It was wonderful…absolutely magical. Where has this sweet, gentle, ultra calm and cuddly boy been for the past three years? It seems that ever since K figured out the trick of self-propulsion, he has been on the move. And ever since he figured out that you can swing your arms … Continue reading Home Sick
It’s the Chinese New Year, which happens to be the only New Year celebration my oldest son K acknowledges. While we have never lived in China, K has embraced this tradition as his own. It probably has something to do with the fact that “dragons” come out and celebrate the changing of the year. Though my son swears it’s a dragon, the creature he is … Continue reading Happy Year of the Snake
I am your average post-apocalyptic/sci-fi/fantasy guy. When it comes to books, I look for a bit of escapism into another world, or a varied version of this one, but have never been into non-fiction. I deal with this reality on a daily basis, no need to rub it in with a book. But, ever since kids entered the story of my … Continue reading Once upon a book
Action figures have slowly been creeping into our home over the past year. Somehow they just show up. One day all of a sudden there was some large overly muscled masked blue man playing with K’s toy animals. I do not know the character, nor how he got in our home; but my wife believes that he was given to K at a birthday party … Continue reading Spider-Man on the Catwalk
Christmas Eve found this family still in Almhult, Sweden…alone with no family or friends over, but very merry still. This was K’s fourth Christmas and M’s second. Since K has been around, family has become more of a focus for us. One of the joys, and challenges, of living abroad is being away from family. Before we had kids, this did not bother us too … Continue reading Twas a Merry Christmas (God Jul) Indeed
I had that awkward internal debate in my head yesterday. It went something like this: -Wow, M is sleeping an extra long time for his nap. -Ah how nice, I can relax and catch up on more mindless internet stuff. -But it really has been longer than normal…could there be something wrong. -No, he is fine. Look more status updates on Facebook. -Do you think … Continue reading Silly I know…but perhaps I should still check on him.
Bringing light into the dark of winter: Saint Lucia Day in Sweden. Yesterday was the celebration of St. Lucia Day. Being a Hemmapappa, I had no exposure to how this holiday was celebrated, though K had a huge feast at school and a visit from the St. Lucia representative. The above link takes you to another blog, Fika after Fifity, that has a very nice … Continue reading Bringing light into the dark of winter: Saint Lucia Day in Sweden