My heart melts for this little guy. Oh Oliver, you are my little happy pill, our happy pill. Always happy and funny. I’m so glad I get to spend so much time with him. Like today Tuesdays, he’s home all morning before his speech therapy starts 11.30 followed by afternoon pre school.
After playing with cars in flour, we opened up Oliver’s car wash.
And then he started to cook a messy soup. I can still remember how fun it was to do ‘geggamoja’ as a kid (do we have a English word for muddy/messy/sticky mix?).
I just got a text from my sweet Lina if I was ok? She said she gets worried when I don’t update the blog.
No I’m not ok. Last days have been really rough again. My poor hubby is not doing well at all. I’ve been sad and worried, but also angry with him, but more angry at the whole situation. I just feel so helpless. There are periods when everything is pretty good, but right now he’s in a dark place. It’s been over three years since he got his last concussion and he’s still dealing with post concussion syndrome. The headaches are gone, but the awful depression… I just want my husband back. I’m trying to do my best to take care of everything, but it never feels enough. I’m normally feeling strong, but right now my guard is down and I’m feeling low, and it’s so painful to see your beloved one struggles so much.
It’s hard to write about and also in respect for Johan. Sometimes I wish I could write more about it. The blog is a happy place for me, like good therapy. I’m so passioned about interior design, I like taking photos and get better at that, and I hope I give you some inspiration. I choose to post most happy things, maybe I should mix more? Or not? I don’t know. I’m just thankful you are checking in here and follow me. That means a lot to me ♥
Welcome to the world little man, Allan Johan Sebastian ♥ Born on Christmas Day. Aww, I miss my new nephew so much!!!! He was for sure the highlight of our Sweden trip!!
The cute blanket I found at Target and my hoodie is from Arizia, Johan asked if I moved into that one?! Almost.
Triple in favorites – my brother Victor, Lina and Allan!!
My amazing Eddie-Bo!! He’s been playing so good and has been scoring many goals in every game in the tournament, until today when he had triple coverage every shift (punkmarkerad av två tre spelare) I didn’t even understand that until other parents told me… I just thought he didn’t get as much done as normal… oops…
Go Bloomfield Blades!!
Oliver and Lily ♥ The love story continues -Mom, I love Lily so much!!
They had their first disagreement at last weekend’s lunch date. Lily told her mom – Oliver put ketchup in my hair but I’m still gonna marry him! Next time she saw him she told him that was not ok but I still love you! Awe!! Also. He just got invited to her birthday tea party. Oliver and all the girls. So cute!!
A proud hockey mom with an important sign. A must every game Eddie-Bo says.
Now over to something surreal and crazy that happened today. When Eddie-Bo and I left the rink we heard 5-6 gun shots!!! We got into the car and then I saw a police man aiming his gun behind his car… I called our coach that I knew was behind us to tell them to stay inside. The locked down the rink for over an hour. They finally got the gun man and everyone got home safe. Scary moment and I was shaking when we took off.
Now I’m gonna celebrate life!
Why lay down when you can hang like this when?! Haha, my awesome Oliver is making me laugh every day. Love him so much ♥
January always gets me inspired to change things in the house. Next project is the boy’s rooms and that’s what I will plan for right now. I need a new bed and a desk!
Movie night in new cute nutcracker pjs, from Hanna Andersson. I wonder how many pajamas I’ve ordered from them thru the years?!
Good morning! I think everything is under control… or… I still have some errands to run, a nail is broken, not cool :), I also need to get the last holiday cards done. A week ago I decided to skip cards this year, but late Saturday night I changed my mind and rush ordered cards and now I’m stressing about that… so typical me, puh, but I got them delivered yesterday, a day earlier than estimated! So gotta go and get shit done :) before we need to head to the airport!
I might say hello from up above, so awesome with wifi on the flights nowadays!
-Mom, look it’s snowing!! Great words to wake up to, finally some snow!
We had to cancel our plans for today, both Eddie-Bo’s game in Toledo and the early Redwings game. He still runs a fever and the knee is not better either.
Can’t bend it so well…
From happy to cranky all day! He’s so frustrated he can’t run and move and most of all play hockey! He hates his life today… He’s very dramatic, my poor thing! His warm cool winter camo coat is from Zara, if you wonder :)
Eddie-Bo one lucky little guy, got to play in the intermission last night at the Redwing’s opening night at the Little Caesar Arena!!
Oliver in the stands cheering for his brother.
Luke the goalie was interviewed, so cute!
Oliver always on the go, here on the way to our new big family room!
I kept the boys home with me today, since it got really late last night. Cozy special day with my favorite boys!
These two ♥♥ At the moment having so much fun together and are mostly happy and easy peasy (will probably change tomorrow because I just said that… hehe!). I think we all are enjoying being busy and being back to routines.
Swim and smoothie after their Flag football premiere. 1,5 h on the field in the crazy heat. I loaded up with golf umbrella, cooler filled with lots of fluid, ice cubes, spray bottle with water, and wet cold towels. It was like a spa under the umbrella :) But it was sooo hot!!
A quick smoothie is always a good idea! This one made of almond milk, banana, strawberries, some ice, and for extra vitamin boost -the powder from two capsules of JuicePlus.
I just posted some random pictures from the weekend on my Instagram @cissifranzen. You can call me Sporty Spice, well I have been doing none sport myself… just been watching :)
Eddie-Bo on his way to Kindergarten!! More excited than he looks, he was just very annoyed with his mom and her camera…
Not in the picture here is Oliver screaming and totally upset that we didn’t take the car (we live really close to the school). And he didn’t stop at school either, so I kind of missed being in Eddie-Bo’s classroom like all other parents… so typical and not like him at all.
I made a new try at pick up, hehe… -Mom, please just stop!! :)
Mr Cranky turned in to Mr Happy once we got back home.
Oliver loves being in front of the camera :) Thank you! After the posing we went to speech therapy and to his preschool in the afternoon.
We are all glad to be back to a schedule and routines!
Yesterday the jet lag hit Eddie-Bo hard. He was supposed to be at a hockey camp, but asked me if he could be home with me instead. So the two of us had a cozy day together, went out for lunch at his favorite restaurant Luxe, played board games, watched some tv and also enjoyed some pool time!
All this while Oliver was gone all day at a field trip with the gym’s kids club (gotta love Lifetime fitness!).
Also gotta love American school buses! Oliver was very excited to ride one for the very first time. I’m glad we catched him and his buddy Beau when they got back (in their too big camp t-shirts). Too cute!!