Sunday, September 27, 2015

Linnea's Grandparents Visit Her in Sweden

Jake's parents decided to come see us before we moved back.  They got here on September 6th and spent three days with us before they went to Gotland for 5 days and then back with us for a couple of day before flying home.  We had a great time with them.

Singing songs with Grandma

The first day Jake's parents were here it rained most of the day so we decided to make prints of her hand and feet.  She wasn't very excited about it as you can tell.
 Our favorite apartments with a rainbow going over the top.

 Story time!

 Grandma feeding Linnea a bottle.
 Walking around downtown Stockholm.
Each night Jake's parents were in town I would feed Linnea around 7 and then we would go to dinner around 7:30.  We put her in her stroller already swaddled so we could just transfer her once we got back from dinner.  If it was a quick walk to dinner she would usually be awake when we got to the restaurant but then she would fall asleep while we were ordering.  If the walk/ride to dinner was 30 minutes or so she would usually fall asleep on the way to dinner.  Either way, she fell asleep around 8 and then slept until the next morning only waking up a few times and needing her pacifier to go back to sleep.  I would just transfer her to her box once we got home.  She was a champ at dinner!

She doesn't sleep in a bib but I left it on since she just ate and then went in the stroller.  The picture with all the blankets covering the side of her stroller bassinet is because the night before she might have spit up all over it so we were trying to prevent that from happening again.  I was so proud of her for sleeping through our dinners.  The noise of the restaurants didn't bother her one bit when she was trying to fall asleep or when she was already asleep.  She rocks!

 This might be the only picture I have of Linnea and her Grandpa when he isn't holding her :).
City Hall
 We stopped by Jake's work so he could show his parents around and then Linnea got to meet his coworkers. 

 Linnea was very interested.
After a boat ride and a visit to Jake's office the grandparents took Linnea so Jake and I could go on a date.  It was weird leaving her since I had been with her for almost a year if you count the time I was pregnant.  I've left her before with Jake for an hour or two but we haven't both been gone from her.

We had Indian food for lunch and then decided to get a massage.  We wanted to do something we couldn't do if we had Linnea so we thought about going to the movies but then decided we couldn't talk during a movie.  It was about 5 minutes into the massage when I realized we weren't doing much talking then since Jake was in another room.  Oops!  We really wanted to nap but since the grandparents were at home with Linnea we thought a massage was the next closest thing to a nap we could find.  It was great!  We were gone for about 3.5 hours and we were excited to see her when we got back.

Dinner at a Vietnamese restaurant called Spring Rolls.  It was delicious!
 It turns out Ken does smile for pictures . . . when he is holding Linnea.
 Worn out from all the play time with her grandparents. 

 Hmm . . . I'm not sure who is watching whom?
 On a walk . . . notice she isn't in the stroller.  Ken really likes walking babies around and showing them things.  Linnea also enjoyed it so much that now she doesn't think she needs to ride in her stroller.  Thanks to her Grandpa Ken she knows there is more to going on walks than what she can see in her stroller and she wants to soak it all in which is great . . . except when I'm by myself and she wants to be held all.the.time!
We tried recreating one of our favorite maternity pictures.
 This was in the evening so the lighting is way off but I think it turned out pretty good.

 Jake propped her up on her knees and she was so cute looking all around.

 Who needs to ride in a stroller when you have a grandpa?
 We had a great time hanging out with Jake's parents and I think that had fun too :).

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