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My walk to school

March 27, 2014

This is my walk to school in London

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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: 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: 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: 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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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: 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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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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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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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: 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: 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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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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