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A Little Get-Together For Lana

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During our visit to Finland my parents kindly organised a little get-together for the closest family to celebrate the arrival of wee Lana. It was also Lana’s first chance to get all dressed up in a little dress – and actually look a bit more like a little girl 🙂

In Finland it is very common to christen children – even though the parents aren’t particularly religious. It’s more of a cultural thing I suppose. We, however, decided not to christen Lana as Matthew is an atheist and I don’t really know what I believe in to be honest – if anything. Instead, we thought, Lana can join whichever religion she wants to when she’s old enough to decide for herself.

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She’s wearing a lovely little dress that auntie Minty and uncle James gave her. My hair is so much nicer in Finland – a lot smoother and less frizzy. Must be the water.

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We got all four cousins in the same picture for the first time! (2 months, 4 months, 1 year and 3 years old)

GodParents

Lana with her Finnish godparents – my twin brother and his wife. We still wanted Lana to have godparents although she won’t be christened.

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Lana saying hi to my aunt.

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My dad’s mother and siblings (and Matthew’s lovely hair).

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I felt like I needed to make something for Lana’s party, and the result was a white chocolate and raspberry cheesecake. It was very nice if I say so myself!

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My cake competed with this traditional princess cake that wasn’t bad either.

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Little Max wondering what’s going on. (Matthew took this photo with a black and white filter that’s supposed to be grainy in case you’re wondering!)

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My beautiful grandmother from my father’s side.

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Antonio eating his tenth cookie – such a little cookie monster!

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I guess I have to admit that there is some resemblance between me and my mum…:)

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It would be so great if we could just nap whenever and wherever we wanted like this sleeping princess.

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After a change of clothes (the dress was just too covered in baby vomit) Lana moved on to auntie Arnella’s lap.

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And my brother’s, uncle Tom’s 🙂

Tack & kiitos mum and dad for going through the trouble – Lana sends her love too!

x Nina x

Nina Äikäs

<p>I’m a Swedish-speaking Finn who left Finland for the lovely and thrilling London town in 2011, but after meeting an equally lovely and thrilling Scotsman I somehow now find myself in the beautiful city of Edinburgh. In February 2015 our gorgeous little girl arrived and made us a happy family of three. Follow my blog and get to know us!</p>

  • Monica Äikas

    Fint att festen blev av. Och fina bilder och fin text. Tack!

    April 27, 2015 at 9:00 pm
  • Annika b

    Verkligen fina bilder, människor och kakor!

    May 5, 2015 at 2:48 pm
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