It wasn’t without trouble that we eventually found the place, it was poorly signed and it almost made us late for the appointment. Cristiano was going to see a doctor with a problem. Finally in the docs room Cristiano was impossibly persuaded to let the doctor have a look at him. He appeared to be a very experienced doctor but despite cleaver attempts Cristiano was reluctant. He ended up suggesting that I take photos in different angles and e-mail them to him. The entire visit which lasted about 40 minutes Cristiano passionately chanted “play the park” making communication with doc and his female assistant not a simple task. A balloon and a sticker on our way out was still appreciated. Took him to the park right after to let him play.
Including this photo of Cristiano taken about 2 years ago.
We used to visit hospitals a lot when he was a baby because of much stomach ache due to cow’s milk allergy and we were enthusiastic visitors of the Child Health Center for regular check ups on the developement of height and weight; as parents we are so interested in our children’s developement. He has also earlier in his, still so young, life gotten a few shots. But this was all a while ago now, and he is more aware mentally wise then he was ones that was current so likely this contribute to Cristiano as the reluctant patient.
Time for me to go turn the chicken over in the oven, untill the next entry… Ciao.
I and son enjoyed lunch in the sun on our balcony. With our sunshades on, of course 😎 . I had made chicken brochettes after he had fell asleep yesterday, I saved him some; they are his favorite. He requested more so I am busy in the kitchen; we’re having brochettes for dinner too! Back and forth between the computer and the kitchen right now. Playing Inna – Deja Vu loud out of the speakers.
Today is a RED day in the calendar which means that people are not working today, so son is outside playing with daddy while I deal with dishes and the vacuum cleaner… and cooking flavour rich chicken brochettes!
Walpurgis Night (Valborgsmässoafton) is a traditional spring festival on 30 April or 1 May in large parts of Central and Northern Europe. It is exactly six months from All Hallows’ Eve.
Cristiano had fun throwing sticks and logs on the bonfire along with other children. Some of the men were at it too, *cough* his daddy *cough*. There were live music and a long line to the grill where beef brochettes were made.
The King’s Tree Garden (Kungsträdgården) is located in central Stockholm and during late April and May month the cherry trees are in bloom. This park is available to the public during all seasons of the year and offer things such as open-air concerts and events in the summer and an ice rink during winters. There is also a number of cafes, art galleries and restaurants.
My photos does not do it justice, it is spectacular. Clicking on the photos will link you to my Flickr page where the larger version is available for viewing.
We, myself and the love of my life, dropped Cristiano (our son) off at his grandparents and headed in to metropolitan Stockholm. I wanted to try this Nikon D3000 and to sum up my experience: I understand that I am functioning as a support for the camera when I am looking through the small hole to photograph but I found it difficult to take what I would consider good photos when not viewing through a large display like with our old camera. It will take some getting use to and it is going to be interesting learning.
La familia had an awesome Saturday in Stockholm City. A few days earlier my man ended up buying a newer model camera than the one we already have before me but since our child didn’t want to sit in the stroller we we’re busy looking after him and didn’t get many photos that day. But son was as taken as we were by this monster and was able to stand still long enough for my man to snap a few photos, with his new camera.
Monster In The City (click for larger view)
Monster In The City (click for larger view)
Street performances are common in the streets of Stockholm City.
Well off the 10 minute ride on Saltsjöbanan we decided to walk the remaining kilometers because we wanted Cristiano to experience the sights on the way to the inner City and he was really enjoying things along the way taking notice on statues and things on display in shop windows. We met up with my mother-in-law over at Gamla Stan (The Old Town) who accompanied us that day and I got a chance to get some me time; I ventured all the fashion boutiques that I have a hard time accessing pushing a stroller. We took son to Kulturhuset (The Culture House) where half of 4th floor is a play land and it’s fee-free but some days it is packed and you may need to wait in line for 30 minutes if you are unlucky before you can get inside. Luckily, and smart enough, they have arranged a small play area outside so that the children will have something to do during the wait. After a while there is when I took off.
Been to the capital, back to the suburbs. Lol I have really bad balance on busses. Brought the camera for ones, don’t happen as much as it used to, you could think I was Japanese. I saw this Gizmo toy, I want it.