Family gathering

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Hi friends! It’s been a crazy month here with school starts, new routines, baby progress and most of all – family time! My dad came to visit us, it’s been 5 years since last time and it was truly wonderful. He is the person I miss the most living here in France since we can’t talk often and it was amazing to spend a whole week together. I miss exploring nature with him, miss talking about everything in between the stars in the sky and the best way to make pasta sauce, miss not being able to ask about his opinion and most of all, I miss him missing out on my kids growing up.

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But it was wonderful to have him here and I decided to make it possible for him to come and visit us more often if he can’t. Family is the most important and I want Viggo and Alva to grow up with grandpa Ulrik and create childhood memories. And I want to see my dad earlier than in five more years.

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We went to the beach one day, we had crazy fine weather and my dad took some pictures of Alva and me. Then he built a sand lizard and the boys were going crazy over all the creativity he suggested to them. As when we played with wooden trains, my dad is so playful and they just wouldn’t stop asking him for more. We also went on walks and the day before he went back home we spent the day just him, me and Alva and we got to talk about my family back in Finland and all the lost ones. Complicated and personal stuff of course but nice to have it done.

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So, you can imagine my latest weeks and the absolut lack of time to blog but I think I will stop apologizing about not blogging and just blog. Good with you? :)

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Ces dernières semaines ont été si remplies. Remplies de la rentrée scolaire, de trouver une nouvelle routine, de la progrès d’Alva mais surtout remplies de temps en famille! Mon père est venu nos visiter et ça faisait 5 ans qu’il n’était pas venu! Comme ça m’a fait du bien! Et à Viggo aussi, il était si content et fier de son papy Finlande. Mon père l’a pris dans ses bras et c’était comme ils se sont vu hier, aucun gene, aucun timidité. Ensuite il a pris Alva sur ses genoux et on dirait qu’il est fait pour jouer avec les enfants. Viggo et Gaétan jouait avec lui comme des petits fou des qu’ils rentraient de l’école. C’était vraiment genial. J’ai pu aussi discuter et rattraper un peu de temps avec mon papa mais je vais faire en sorte qu’il vient nous voir plus souvent que tous les cinq ans. S’il ne peut pas – et ben moi, je peux. Faut plus penser aux roles et qui est censé de faire quoi, qui paye quoi, le plus important c’est juste qu’on passe du temps ensembles avant que ça soit trop tard.

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