Eddie-Bo at the opening night

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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!!

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Oliver in the stands cheering for his brother.

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Luke the goalie was interviewed, so cute!

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Oliver always on the go, here on the way to our new big family room!

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I kept the boys home with me today, since it got really late last night. Cozy special day with my favorite boys!

Happy weekend!!

 

Family weekend

 

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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.

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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!!

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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 :)

Kram//Xx Cissi

Oliver Franzen

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This made me laugh so hard yesterday!  Wasn’t fast enough to take a photo though -when he was driving like that and all I saw were his feet up in the air! Oh Oliver, you bring so much joy to my life!!

Happy Memorial Day

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Good morning! Outside breakfast smoothie with my bedheads (morgonrufs)! We woke up to a clear blue sky, stayed in bed for a long time since there is no school today, due to the holiday.  So nice! Oliver stayed in pajamas till 11am. Eddie-Bo needs to get dressed as soon he goes up from bed, pajamas are for babies… ok!!

Today’s smoothie is a mix of, milk (normally use almond milk), beet juice, strawberries, pineapple, blueberries, raspberries, the powder from a Juice plus capsule, and a little bit of agave syrup. Yum!! And all organic of course… :)

Happy Memorial Day peeps! We’ll spend the day at a country club, with pool and family fun activities!

Oliver’s 4th Birthday

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Can’t believe this amazing little man is 4 years old! Happiest boy I know and always full of energy :) All gifts were -Wow! No way! Haha, so excited for everything in his life!!

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After the gifts, he saw this bouncy house we had rented for the day. Another -No way!!

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Chef John from Joe Louis grilled tasty ribs, chicken and burgers/sliders. Yum.

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Blaze cake from The Home Bakery in Rochester, I just did the decoration on the top :) Oliver was in heaven, even though he was confused, there was no candle to blow out… Oops. I forgot to add that :)

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Messy table, but lots of yummy sweets!

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All kids were swimming and used the bouncy house all day/evening long!

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We were about 20 adults and 16 kids and we all had so much fun. We started 2pm and the last people left at 11pm! Note to self. Don’t come home from a vacation 9 in the evening the night before a big party, hehe. It was a little bit stressful, but everything turned out so good!! And most important, Oliver had a wonderful 4th birthday!! We love you Oliver, you are awesome!!

Pool, new chaises & stim electrodes

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Hello from us and this amazing weather, love it!! Oliver can’t get enough of the pool. He’s more under than over the surface :)

The two black chaises are new from CB2, and are on sale at the moment! I’ve four of the white ones on the other side of the pool, that I bought many years ago. They are comfy, easy to move, I like the design plus no worries about taking cushions in and out :)

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Five seconds before this photo was taken, they were so cute together. They were laughing and Eddie-Bo in base layer and goalie mask (waiting for his hockey practice to start). But something happened here while I was grabbing the camera, haha.

Oliver’s Tuesdays are busy! Speech school, followed by speech therapy at another school, plus a brain treatment with stimulation electrodes, that will help the signals get organized faster. For new followers, he has verbal apraxia, basically means the signals from the brain to his muscles around his mouth, are not working as they should. He’s slowly getting better and better though. And they say he’ll talk great one day. Can’t wait!

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A sucker (klubba) and netflix for 45 minutes, nothing to complain about! Johan is doing this treatment for his brain as well, without a sucker :) and instead of netflix he’s doing brain work out on the computer.

Pj and reading books are next for a tired Oliver! He’s still a busy little kid, but he loves going to bed, just to kiss him good night and leave him in his room, me like!

Kram//Xx Cissi

 

New favorite pajamas

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Eddie-Bo and Oliver, always in matching pyjamas!

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Easter bunny came with super cute pajamas from Swedish Åhlens. Love the colors and pattern, also extra plus for organic cotton!

It’s a warm sunny day here, ok not crazy warm, but around 68F/20C and our backyard is fenced in and it heats up really good in the sun. The kids are swimming in our pool at the moment, and I’m working as a pool guard. Some friends are coming over soon to join us, a good Sunday!

Have a great day!

Farewell to The Joe

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My boys ♥ Tonight is gonna be a very special moment for us. Eddie-Bo and his team are gonna play a 3 minute game in the first intermission at the Redwings game!!! Eddie-Bo literally grew up in this arena, he took his first steps in the family room with a stick in his hand, and Redwings has always been great to the kids and letting them hang out with the team practice days and after games. He knew all the players names and numbers and sang the national anthem song (both American and the Canadian) by the age of two. He LOVES hockey!!! So for us, we couldn’t asked for a better ending at the Joe!! I get teary eyes just thinking about Eddie-Bo entering the ice tonight!!

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I think I can say I grew up here too :) I was 24 years old when we moved to Detroit, and I have spent many many hours here. I loved watching Johan play, and I still like coming here, even it’s not the same anymore.

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Our amazing babysitter Lisa! It was her birthday wish to get a tour of Joe Louis!! Her birthday was in February… so yesterday we decided it was time to go before the Joe is gone!!

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Two more games to play, tonight and tomorrow, and after that we’ll say Farewell to The Joe!! Thanks for all the great memories!!!

 

Bathtime!

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Oliver, that little man :) He enjoys our big bathtub! Talking about bathtubs… I need to find one for our house in Sweden, pronto! The plumber is there working this week and he needs to know! I’m looking for a similar one.

For some reason I couldn’t sleep good last night and I’m so tired, I was suppose to be at a fun event tonight, but I had to cancel, plus I need to find a tub and get some other work done!

Ok, bathtub searching it is!!

Dreaming of summer

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Oliver and Eddie-Bo ♥  from last year at our summer house in Småland, Sweden. Time flies and March is already (almost) over!

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This is where we’ve spent most of our summers for the last ten years. And I’m looking forward to another amazing summer with family and friends and hopefully great weather. To be honest, you never know with Sweden… but when it’s good, it’s sooooo good!

I’m thinking of renting out this place for a couple of weeks. Is airbnb the way to go, or what?! Need to look into the options. We’ll still spend time here but we’ll also be at our new place outside Linköping, that will be magical when the renovation is done! An update on that will come another day.

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Now time for me and Oliver to go outside and play in this beautiful spring weather.

Kram// Xx Cissi