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Happy Mother's Day!

mothers day 2015

In Finland we don’t celebrate Mother’s Day until the second Sunday in May, but as I’m now living in the UK I suppose it means I get to celebrate it twice, right? 🙂 So today is the first (out of two) Mother’s Day for me – it feels surreal and amazing at the same time…

Only now, after 5 weeks of caring for my own child, do I feel like I can really appreciate what hard work it is to be a mother! (Don’t want to think about what hard work the teenage years will be…) So RESPECT to all you mother’s out there, you’re doing a great job! Especially to my own mum who raised 6 children – don’t know how she did it, but we turned out half decent at least 😉


I wanted to take one of those cute baby photos where the baby is sleeping curled up on her stomach, but it didn’t really turn out the way I wanted…But she’s cute nonetheless!


And of course her goofy dad had to get into the picture as well…Only slightly less cute.

Happy UK Mother’s Day mums!

x Nina x

Nina Äikäs

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!

  • Monica Äikas

    Oj, grattis på första morsdagen! (Och tack för de vänliga orden, man blir ju riktigt rörd …) Bra foto av baby & dad på sängen!

    March 15, 2015 at 5:02 pm
    • ninaaikas

      Den finska morsdagen känns nog mer “riktig” för mig så firar nog mer sen! Ja,vet inte hur du klarade av 6 barn och 13 år!

      March 15, 2015 at 6:20 pm
  • Monica Äikas

    Ibland undrar jag själv också hur jag klarade det, men egentligen var det inte övermäktigt när man var mitt i det. Och så var vi ju två om allt. Fast trött blev man ju ibland.

    March 15, 2015 at 7:42 pm
  • Annika b

    Hahahahha, the goofy dad picture is really funny. And Lana curled up -photo was just perfect, she is just too cute. I would also want to have those typical frame / wall painting photos, at least with my man’s big black hand carrying a lighter-skinned sleeping baby, aawwwwwww.

    March 18, 2015 at 6:10 am
    • ninaaikas

      Well you have to set up a DIY photoshoot 🙂

      March 18, 2015 at 1:25 pm
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