Second Week In Finland

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Another busy week in Finland is over. We’ve spent time with Lana’s cousins, visited her great grannies, had dinner with friends, gone on many walks, visited the old town, soaked up some rays, taken loads of photos, eaten plenty of berries and ice cream and much more I can’t think of right now. In other words a great second week!

practising

Lana’s been busy practising getting into a crawling position. She just suddenly started doing it and now does it all the time, day and night. Don’t think she’ll start moving just yet as she’s just over 5 months…or who knows?!

She’s also started going to bed earlier – between 9pm and 10pm at the moment, sleeping until early morning when she wakes up for a feed and then sleeps another few hours until she gets up around 9am. Not bad at all! Maybe it’s the quiet countryside that makes her sleep better?

howmanybabies

You have to be careful not to step on any toys (or babies) in this house…how many kids can you find in this photo? 🙂

naptime

Lana prefers to lean forward so she can see better what’s going on when in the stroller – she’s even started falling asleep like that.

lasagne

I had a child-free dinner (apart from the baby in my friend’s belly of course) with friends at a new restaurant called Fryysarinranta by the river. I had a spinach and goats cheese lasagna with roasted beetroot which was quite nice – so nice that I would definitely go back.

fryysarinranta

3 hours went by way too fast, but had to get home to a little Lana who was a bit teary.

oldtown

Porvoo old town gets pretty busy in summer with busloads of people coming from Helsinki and the big cruise ships.

helmitalo

One of the oldest cafes in Porvoo is Cafe Helmi here. In summer you can sit on the idyllic back terrace where we also had our coffees.

inside

The cafe is decorated with lots of interesting little details from the olden days.

oldwaiter

Like this grumpy old man who needs to eat a bit more cake.

grandparents

Unfortunately there were no egg-free cakes for me 🙁

maxniko

My brother and 7-month old son also joined us.

twins

Me and my twin brother holding a new generation. When did we get so old?!

brusas

We also visited my friend and her two little boys who’re sussing out Lana here. I think they agreed she was cool 🙂

Tomorrow we’re off to my beloved Helsinki for a day out and about in the capital. Let the third week begin!

x Nina x