Monday, September 27, 2010

Learning to walk

Everyday his walking skills improved.  My friend taught him how to sign butterfly. It was fun when he realize that he could do what she showed him. That's what the hand action is all about.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Last week

This is the cruise ship we arrived on to see Drottingham Palace.

A little piano that children were allowed to sit and play outside the theater at Drottingham.
Hel love playing it because  it was just his size.
I started out my run in drizzle and finished the 6 miles across one of the bridges to Stockholm from Rob's house and back again in a huge, soaking rain storm. YEA, I did it!

I dressed my little grandson up in an outfit similar to one that Rob had when he was his age. Here he is with Rob's treasured toy, "Puppy Too".   Rob was on his way to Frankfurt, Germany for a work conference.

This simple alphabet book became a favorite, I think I read it at least 20 times one day to him.
Eventually, he could point out a few of the images when I would ask him to show me the "robot" or the "seahorse".

Millesgarden on Lindingo.

A good trip, a long flight home...good to be home but already missing my grandsons. Trips like these make me miss having my family so far away.  At least I'm forced into seeing new things and having a wide variety of adventures if I want to spend time with our family, which I really matter the distance.
My friend, Roxanne Parker, joined me in Stockholm during my second week there.
 We walked, explored and shopped a lot.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Happy Birthday Grandpa!

Since I am still in Sweden it's Mike's birthday, I know he'll enjoy seeing this video of his son and grandson. WE MISS YOU! HAVE A GOOD, fun DAY Mike I'll See you soon. I'll also kiss our grandson and take him to Skansen, so Lorena can have a relaxing day at home. . .or a long bike ride before it rains again...besides I want to spend every moment with that little guy that I possibly can since I have to leave him soon too.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Sigtuna; second oldest town in Sweden

Grandpa carried me all over the place.

In front of Saint Mary's, a really, really old church...

Grandpa found a feather for me. It tickled me.

Viking inscriptions, this little guy seems to know what they are saying, too bad he can't say the words...yet.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Our little Champion

Our Champion's birthday cupcakes...I saw this idea on a blog and had fun adding a photo to the party hat toothpick.

Opening gifts on his birthday...he clapped whenever we said YEA!

This statue is outside a grade school.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Happy Birthday Champion

Our grandson has learned to clap for himself and then raise both hands over his head when we say, Champion!  He has been our little champion as he learns to walk more and more from morning until evening and do very cleaver things like sit quietly while his grandmother reads him his new story book....this little boy loves having us read to him.  His new book has great interactive parts. Our grandson  has figured out how to work one of those pages and is quite pleased with himself.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Stockholm Half Marathon

Mike at 22k notice the palace in the background.
Entertaining our grandson while Grandpa runs the half a swan fountain.
Grandpa proudly holding his grandson after the race..."hum, let me taste that metal Grandpa".
The bridge packed with runners...13,560 runners participated in this race. WOW!