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Breakfast – 9 months old today

November 15, 2014
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Here is Axel this morning — knows a few tricks; sticking out his tongue, eating and drinking by himself but that’s it for now!

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My walk to school

March 27, 2014

This is my walk to school in London

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Axel at the pool

March 21, 2014

London has pretty much everything … including really funny ways for babies to take a bath …

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Axel’s first bath (with Lucas)

March 1, 2014
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Axel is now 2 weeks old and has his first bath. Looks pretty pleased and big brother is very excited about the company.

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Axel sleeping – he does a lot of this so far

February 24, 2014
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A few videos of Axel sleeping

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Axel and Lucas – weekend after week one

February 24, 2014
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Here are a few videos of Axel and Lucas from the first weekend they had together.

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Axel Vaughn Nilsson – Born 4:08am Feb 15th 2014

February 24, 2014
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Here are a few videos from the first minutes of Axel’s life

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London: Axel not yet born

February 24, 2014
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Sara at the hospital. We arrived at 7am on Friday the 14th (Valentine’s Day) and with some help got the labor going fairly soon there after. Mark and the midwives did an amazing job and after 11 intense hours of labor, Sara had Lucas at 4:08am Saturday morning on the 15th of February 2014.

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Ingarö: Jacuzzi infinity pool

July 8, 2010
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Lucas, his dad and their first jacuzzi infinity pool.

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Stockholm: Gamla stan

July 7, 2010
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A day in gamla stan means running on cobblestones for Lucas. Here are some of his favorite moves ….

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Ingarö: Boating in the Canal

July 5, 2010
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Boating in the canals around Ingarö gets you close to nature and all the beautiful houses around the island. Here’s a video with a quick Swedish lesson. Here is a video attempt at orienting you a bit relative to Saltsjöbaden and the house. And finally one with us driving home from a visit to Gustavsberg, […]

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Ingarö: Boating with Lucas

July 4, 2010
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Here’s us boating with Lucas by the church in Ingarö. And some footage around the road which is our “drive to work” together with Johanna and Tim Finally, another video of Lucas in the boat.

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Ingarö: Hiking in the forest

July 3, 2010
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Here are some videos of us in the forest. Hiking at its best — around the corner from the house.

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Ingarö: Lukie and summer toys

July 1, 2010
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Summer is here and Lucas got a clip-clop … … and a bouncy castle.

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Ingarö: The Shed and Best of Summer

June 27, 2010
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The shed is Lucas’ absolute favorite place omn earth. Could spend hours in the place and often does … … but then everything in town is pretty amazing too in the summer. Here is some footage from Gustavsberg.

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Ingarö: Midsummer day dinner 2010

June 26, 2010
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Amazing dinner under the moonlight.

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Sandhamn: Midsummer celebration

June 25, 2010
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Midsommar, the all-essential annual midsummer celebration is best experienced a day like this one. Below are some footage of Lucas dancing …

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Sandhamn: Midsummer Party

June 25, 2010
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Lot’s of great food and fun in Sandhamn.

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Ingarö: BBQ Party

June 10, 2010
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BBQ on a gorgeous day in Ingarö. Lillängsdal has never been prettier in the spring.

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Ingarö: Visit from Grandparents

June 7, 2010
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Solveig o Göran come to visit Lucas

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Inagrö: Family Life

May 27, 2010
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Saturdays go something like this … first we go to Siggesta Gård and look at the animals … … then we all jump into the jacuzzi.

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Stockholm: Family Life

April 11, 2010
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Waking up lukie is always something special. Here’s Lucas in his Stockholm crib. Soviet luxury …

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Stockholm: Visit from Grandparents

April 10, 2010
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Lucas at Sture Gallerian. This and a few other indoor places become part of survival during the Swedish winter … But as spring comes, there is some outdoor activities finally …

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Rome: Lucas by the Spanish Steps

April 1, 2010
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Lucas and Pia seem very content waiting for mom outside the supermarket for some quick banana and dogfood shopping (our bags didn’t arrive with us …) before visiting the Scalinata della Trinità dei Monti and the Piazza di Spagna. We failed to capture the number of times that Lukie went up-and-down these steps but he […]

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Dubai: Atlantis and Lukie at the pool

February 18, 2010
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Lukie started his water adverntures at Atlantis with the diaper on. Diaper, soaked in water, expanded to about 5x normal size (which I suppose is what they are there for) and eventually exploded into little pieces when we changed Lukie (luckily away from the pool). Once free from his diaper, Lukie caught a ride with […]

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Stockholm: Elias and Lucas sledding in Aspudden

January 30, 2010
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Elias, Anna and Jonathan live right by a bunch of parks and an animal park with horses and rabbits. Footage is from Elias and Lucas out around the house.

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Ingarö: House at night in the winter

January 11, 2010
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Huset i vinterskrud like they say in Swedish. The evenings out in Ingarö are once again beautiful when the snow arrives (and we no longer have to deal with the November rain and darkness) but I say summer is still better …

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NYC: New Years Eve and Gayatri Birthday Party at Robert and Matthew’s

December 31, 2009
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First, here’s how the night ended — much in the same way as it did last year, “at” Times Square (cozy at home) and Lucas was up when the clock turned midnight for his 2nd time (that makes 100% attendance for New Years Eves). And our cozy celebrations at home followed an amazing birthday celebration […]

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NYC: Hanging out at home in the apt

December 27, 2009
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Lukie fell in love with Anna’s basket — probably would have slept in it if he could … … and being chased around the apartment is a favorite.

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Upstate: Xmas Celebration with Johanna

December 25, 2009
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Lukie clearly loved the performance …. never seen a one year old sit still for so long.

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Upstate: Lucas and Nancy at the lakehouse

December 24, 2009
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Here’s Lucas and Nancy (and the entire 4-legged entourage) on Xmas eve

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NYC: Party for the kids at Kristie and Roger’s

December 17, 2009
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Party at Kristine and Roger’s with Sebastian and Julian. Gayatri, Sachin and Uvi there as well and Mathew and Robert of course.

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NYC: Party on the bus

December 17, 2009
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Taking the bus in New York is not quite the same as in Stockholm, no “mothers ride for free with strollers”, in fact no getting on with the stroller in the back at all. The buses don’t kneel and they are uncomfortable — then again, the one thing NY is not about, is riding the […]

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NYC: Party at l’Express

December 16, 2009
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Many nights have been spent at l’Express (and some of the most memorable) and even thought it’s quite different now, the party feeling seems to something Lukie’s picked up on already …

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NYC: Party at Rosa Mexicano (Center of the Universe)

December 15, 2009
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We arrive at the apartment in NYC and drop off our bads before we go to … … the center of the universe, Rosa Mexicano for some Filete con Hongos and Empanadas de Jaiba. For Lukie its a complete party and he get’s to see the firetrucks right outside the restaurant.

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Ingarö: Xmas in Sweden

December 14, 2009
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First xmas in Ingarö and we took the opportunity to make a gingerbread house, lussekatter and all the other special Swedish traditions.

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Ingarö: Visit to Lucas’ School (Öppen Förskola)

December 10, 2009
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Lucas attends a small Öppen Förskola right outside of Brunn on Ingarö. It’s a 4km drive from lillängsdal but an adorable Astrid Lindreg school full of toys and kids to play with …

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Ingarö: Hiking in the fall

November 29, 2009
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Here’s us hiking around the house. The two hills are the ones that become so tretrous in the wintertime … but here it’s still fall and much warmer.

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Ingarö: Hiking on the Island

November 28, 2009
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Several square miles of forest full of trains surrounds our house and all along it there is a beautiful shoreline below the cliffs that line the island with a few scattered houses and docks. Pia loves the hiking the most but Lukie loves it too as long as he doesn’t have to actually do the […]

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Inagrö: Lucas’ first birthday present …

November 18, 2009
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May just be a Red Fire Truck …

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Ingarö: Hiking with Pia the deerhunter

October 24, 2009
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Tons of trails and roads around the house in Lillängsdal on Ingarö for Pia to hunt on.  Thankfully Pia is too slow to catch the deer since she would most likely be kicked to the curb if she ever caught up … Lucas loves the hiking however …

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Ingarö: Lucas with Farmor and Farfar

October 10, 2009
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Farmor and Farfar visitig from Skåne.  Amazing fall weather. 

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Ingarö: Lucas and dad hanging out

September 19, 2009
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Lucas likes the jacuzzi as much as I do.  Very goofy dad …

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Ingarö: Sunset from the House

September 17, 2009
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It’s a beautiful day / birthday and all the sailboats around Saltsjöbaden are out. The jacuzzi is ready … … and so is the grill … and most importantly, Lucas seems to be enjoying it as well …

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Bosjökloster: Lucas Baptism – welcome

September 5, 2009
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Lucas Baptism at the church in Bosjökloster in Skåne (where Sara and I were married).     Solveig, Göran and Hans together with Nancy and Karen where all present.  For the entire ceremony … go here

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Bosjökloster: Lucas Baptism – ceremony

September 5, 2009
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Here is the entire Baptism ceremony in 13 parts … and here is the afterparty

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Bosjökloster: Lucas Baptism – afterparty

September 5, 2009
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After the Baptism, we went home to celebrate.

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Stockholm: Bath in the sink

August 11, 2009
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9 months old, and Lucas still mostly gets the ‘bath in the sink’ treatment … something he seems to like a lot and I mean a lot … although it is not like he doesn’t like the tub either …

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Skärgården: Lucas on our favorite beach in Sandhamn

August 8, 2009
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Lucas loved the beach although we, the parents, sissied out a bit and kept in the shade … but then again, Luks passed out.

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Skärgården: At the hotel in Sandhamn

August 7, 2009
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Sandhamn is the Hamptons of Stockholm in the summer. 

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Skärgården: Trip to Vaxholm

August 6, 2009
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Vaxholm is just around the corner (or two ferry rides away, to be a bit more exact).   Here’s some footage from our outing…

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Skärgården: Lucas at the beach in Värmdö

August 6, 2009
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In Värmdö, just one bridge over from Ingarö, we spent the day at of the many beaches around here.  Nothing better than Sweden in August

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Stockholm: Lucas in the sink

July 4, 2009
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It’s his favorite spot!

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Sätofta: Tree planting for Lucas

May 22, 2009
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To celebrate Lucas, we bought a cherry blossom tree (körsbärsträd) to grow on the garden in Sätofta, inspired by the blossom in Kungsträdgården right outside my office this spring in Stockholm … Here’s the planting in 4 parts.

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Stockholm: Eating with spoon

May 17, 2009
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6 months almost to the day, and Lucas shows perfect form while eating.  We first try before the bath to see if there is any interest in food later, we try again after the bath and the bath suddenly seems a distant past … ok, maybe not perfect form — he might have missed a […]

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Sätofta: Sara and Pia sleeping

May 2, 2009
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Can’t tell which one is cuter but I know on thing … that’s my spot on the sofa thay are sleeping in

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Sätofta: Valborg May 1st celebration

May 1, 2009
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Here’s the entire family with grandparents in Höör to watch the Valborg celebration in the center of the town The orchestra playing is the one I playe in as a kid …

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Sätofta: Trainride stowaways and stop-offs on the way

April 28, 2009
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Trainride Stowaways.  Can you spot Pia in this movie (not allowed in the restaurant) Stop-off on the way

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Stockholm: Bath in the sink

April 26, 2009
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5 months old and the joy of taking a bath seems nevrending … and Luks always looks pretty squeeky clean afterwards …

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Stockholm: Eating party self-serve style

April 24, 2009
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Stacks on deck, Patron on ice And we could pop bottles all night Baby you could have whatever you like I said you could have whatever you like … (now also big enough to eat himelf, sort of)

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Sätofta: Lucas and Pia best friends

April 11, 2009
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If you prop these guys up properly, they make for a good picture And this is the preferred sleeping outfit … unless of course, the cool-down is available …

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Stockholm: Östermalm neighborhood

April 5, 2009
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passed out in the middle of Östermalm too cute in the stroller with his favorite hat

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Stockholm: Sunset view from the apartment

April 3, 2009
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Living on the 6th floor, in a vindsvåning, brings some great views over takåsarna …

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Stockholm: Elevator trip every day

March 31, 2009
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Lots of fantastic apartments in Stockholm don’t have an elevator so, even if ours was small and installed in 1632, we considered ourselves very lucky. 

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Stockholm: one-two-three step wake-wipe-wash

March 29, 2009
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Looks innocent enough — quite lovable in fact … … but something hides beneath, like a monster of unknown proportions … … so good thing Lukie like that sink.

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Stockholm: Lucas at home hanging out

March 20, 2009
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Lucas at home on the sofa talking With Sara in bed … sleeping in his rocker … Sara and Lucas watching cartoons

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Sätofta: Bath in the sink

February 10, 2009
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Lucas gets clean in the sink, anywhere in the world. Squeeky clean, all you got to do is hang out on the playmat …

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Sätofta: Outside with Pia in wintertime

February 8, 2009
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Pia loves racing around Sätofta …  

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Sätofta: Sara and Pia at Bosjokloster

February 2, 2009
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We decided to visit the place where we were married together with Pia A short trip by car or boat, Bosjökloster is also where Lucas was baptised

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Sätofta: Lukie-pukie the happy kid day one in Sweden

February 1, 2009
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Lucas 2.5 months old arrives in Sweden … together with Pia and the rest of the family … and it is all about sleeping at the moment

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Upstate: Lucas and Karen

December 26, 2008
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Sara, Karen and Lucas … … and Lucas and Karen

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Upstate: Lucas and Mormor Johanna

December 26, 2008
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Lucas and Johanna in front of the fire on the day after Christmas Day

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Upstate: Pia and Tim

December 24, 2008
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Pia and Tim in front of the fireplace on Christmas Eve

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Upstate: Lucas and Great Grandma Ruth

December 24, 2008
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Lucas and Great Grandma Ruth on Christmas Eve at Terry’s

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Upstate: Pia and her Cousin at the Lake House

December 24, 2008
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Pia at the Lake House Pia and her cousin Josie (Spot)

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Upstate: Christmas Day at the Lake House

December 24, 2008
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Nancy, Lucas and Sara (and Pia) on Christmas Day … … at the Lake House

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Upstate: Lucas and Pia best friends

December 23, 2008
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Both Pia and Lucas tend to pass out at random times.  Upstate these guys were out cold in the hotel. 

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NYC: Pia’s First Xmas Tree

December 15, 2008
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Pia exhausted after working hard on our Christmas Tree. We filmed this short video to show off her first tree! Pretty nice for a dog.

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NYC: Santa at the National Arts Club

December 14, 2008
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Xmas party at the National Arts Club wih Pia and Lucas for the first year!

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NYC: First holiday photo for the family

December 14, 2008
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Not that we were going to take any xmas picture this year or that we would send anything around or even let anyone know about this post, but this one would be a good candidate if were going to …

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NYC: With Anthony at Lucia Party

December 13, 2008
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Together with Antony at Smargas Chef in the West Village for the Lucia Party Lucia at the Swedish restuarant in the west village

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NYC: Scruffy Pia

December 3, 2008
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Scruffier than ever …

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NYC: First Thanksgiving

November 27, 2008
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Lucas celebrates his first Thanksgiving with Anthony, Laura and John and John’s

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NYC: Lucas and Pia

November 23, 2008
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Pia, thankfully, liked Lucas from the start while, well, Lucas may not yet know about Pia Here’s the team configuration we see the most at home … And Pia sleeps just as much as the rest of us …

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NYC: Lucas and Grandma Johanna

November 23, 2008
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Grandma Johanna took to Lucas as quickly as Lucas took to Jo …

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Anna: Interview with Grandma after she turned 100 years old

August 12, 2008
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Anna tells some of her stories from her life to Solveig, Jonas and Sara (video in six parts)

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Anna: Inteview on Swedish Television

April 11, 2008
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Anna who recently turned 100 is interviewed on Swedish TV

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