Aug
27

How was your weekend? Ours was spot on lovely. Mr Espresso was closing down the island house for winter. Which in itself is always a little sad and as we have been renovating the house a little the past few years we had to close it a little earlier this year as there is yet some remodelling going on. But it will pay in the end, I know that. Anyhow on Friday as I had the day off ( I was working on Saturday instead) I started my day at my friends new house with an after gym breakfast. Such a quaint area she moved to. Love it! After school & home work the girls and I headed to Espoo ( the lovely suburbs) as Cotton Candy had some dance performances there at a mall with her new dance group. We had such a good time and went for sushi and some shopping afterwards. As I don´t drive a car and we live right in the centre of Helsinki we don´t end up at malls or mega super markets too often. So we were super excited all three of us. The metro from Helsinki centre right in to the mall took about 20 minutes. We may very well go again just for fun! I even found a pretty new table cloth ( at Eurokangas if you like it too and just 10€/m).

On Saturday the girls got to hang out with my mom & dad as I had to work. And I´m just saying that it was quite nice to be home alone for a night. I poured myself a glass of rosé wine ( we had an opened bottle in the fridge from almost two weeks ago but it was fine) and rented a movie from Apple tv that no one else in my family would like to watch. Then I even got to read in bed!

On Sunday we had two little girls for a playdate. Bubble Gum´s bestie moved to another school for the first two grades so we try to organise playdate for them frequently. They both love to play with dolls, Barbies etc. so they are always off to their dream world the second they start playing. Cotton Candy and her friends made bread rolls for lunch ( I made the sweet potato ginger soup) and chocolate fudge milkshakes for dessert. So everyone was having fun and I just let them make a huge mess for once. It gave me time to sneak in to our bedroom to drink a cappuccino & to write this post for you. If you want to see photos of the playdate table setting etc. you can find it all in my Instagram stories ( table settings).

For some more frivolous happy thoughts. I love the new console I got for my birthday from Bukowski´s antique auctions. Is it not lovely. I hope it finds an even better spot in the new home. It really looks even better with flowers on it. And it would need a mirror or a painting behind it but that will need to wait for the new place too.

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Aug
14

Uudet sadetakit

by Sofia   -   in Good things for kids  Shopping

Koulun alkuun varustautuminen on aina oma projektinsa. Onko liikuntatunnille sopivat varusteet, entä jos onkin sisäliikuntaa? Onko pienemmällä iltikseen sopivaa asua? Mahtuuko se vielä päälle? Entä jos on sadepäivä?

Kun vanhempi lapsi ei enää ole iltapäiväkerhossa, ei koululla ole myöskään sateen kestävää ulkoilupukua päivittäin mukana ( Hattaralle mahtuu vielä hyvin viime syksyksi hankittu tummansinen Ver de Terren sade- & tuuliasu). Joskus toki jos sataa jo aamulla vettä on se hyvä laittaa päälle välituntejakin ajatellen. Mutta löysimme Petit Bateaulta tosi näppärän tuuli- & sadetakin. Se on ihan ohut ja menee todella pieneen tilaan takin sisällä olevaan taskuun. Se voi olla varmuuden vuoksi mukana repussa tuulisia ja sateisia päiviä varten ihan joka päivä. Se on kaiken lisäksi tosi kivan näköinen, hupullinen ja käy hyvin myös takiksi ulkoliikuntatunneille. Se tuskin on mitään kaikkein hengittävintä teknistä materiaalia, mutta eipä nuo kolmasluokkalaiset nyt ihan niin hikipäissään vielä urheilekaan.

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Jul
30

Back to school

by Sofia   -   in Good things for kids  Shopping

Täällä yksi tuleva ekaluokkalainen jo jänskäilee vähän alkavaa koulua ja ensimmäistä koulupäivää. Silloin käydään myös ottamassa vihdoin kauan toivotut reiät korviin. Ensimmäisen koulupäivän asukin on jo valittu ja se näyttää tältä…

We are very excited and a little nervous about the first day of school ( well Bubble Gum is). She has already chose her outfit for the important day if weather permits. 

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