A mighty fine day

This morning, Mads got up with the girls, and let me sleep until 7:30!! Now, what could possibly go wrong after that?

A leaf on the Katsura tree

It has been a rainy day.ย  We have all been at home – taking it easy and not doing anything unnecessary. Ronja’s good friend from the kindergarten, Emma, has been visiting, and with those two girls, no entertainment from grown-ups is required – they have so much fun, and all they need us to do is leave them to it – brilliant! Just before dinnertime, I took Emma home, and Ronja was inconsolable – she missed Emma even before she had left the house, and just wanted to go with her. Well, well – we’ll just have to make another appointment with her parents…ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

For the first time today, I succeeded in persuading Frida to eat dark bread with liver patรฉ (my bet is, this word doesn’t quite cover the Danish ‘leverpostej’, but I have to translate), and she seemed to like it a lot! With her cleft palate, the bread is a bigger challenge than it usually is for babies her age, so I was just cheering on the sideline – it’s quite a leap for her!

After we finished dinner, Ronja was dancing on the sofa singing the Alicia Keys song “No One”. She has only heard it a few times on the radio, but she sings the lyrics of the chorus quite well – in spite of it being in a language that she doesn’t yet understand, much less speak… I thought she should hear it “for real”, so I found the song on YouTube, and we all watched the music video – ehm – 4 times! Ronja loves it!

After the girls had been put to bed, I went out in the garden to weed under the hedge. It has been somewhat neglected for a while, and now that we had so much rain today, I thought that it would be easier – at the same time, I really wanted the hedge to benefit from the rain – not the weeds. I was soaked when I stopped a bit later. It wasn’t raining anymore, so it was merely a result of having had my head in the hedge for well over an hour…

Otherwise, the weather doesn’t really encourage you to spend much time in the garden at the moment, even though I do love the smell ofย  newly fallen summer rain! Below are the abandoned oil lamps between the puddles on the garden table.

Nevertheless, this has been a mighty fine day. Tomorrow, I think I want to find some nice fabric in my stash to transform into something for Frida…

Abandoned oil lamps on the garden table


  1. Lisa says:

    That does sound like a wonderful day! That is great that Frida is trying new foods. It must have been so cute listening to Ronja singing in English. Hope a just as nice week follows your weekend.

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  3. Astrid says:

    Lisa – Thank you, I’m sure we’ll have a really nice week, since Mads is off from work. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Sarah – thanks, I like it too!

  4. Creature of Habit says:

    I LOVE sleeping in on rainy day….listening to the patter of drops on the windows as I nod in and out of sleep.

    I love the photo of the oil lamps – beautiful! ๐Ÿ™‚

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