Maya (6 years old) serves tea to her Mormor and Granpa on the front porch in Farhult, Sweden. As many of you might know, my parents purchased a "summer house" in Sweden 3 years ago in order to spend a longer time visiting us for 3 months each summer. It works out perfectly for all of us! They have a little space to call their own where they can relax, putter around, garden, and entertain their one and only grandchild, Ms. Maya! We go back and forth from each other's homes just as we would if they always lived close by...it's a 40 minute drive between so we often sleep over with each other. My parents appreciate the escape from the Floridian summer heat and we LOVE to spend time as much time as possible with them. (without driving each other crazy!)
Mormor (Swedish for grandmother...it means "mother's mother") teaches Maya how to needlepoint. Mom is an expert needlepointer! So we're hoping that Maya will also enjoy this hobby one day...she is a very crafty type of kid.
My Dad loves to build things...at the moment his summer project is adding a little bathroom on to the guest cottage at the summer house.
Every mid-day at the summer house we all have about an hour's rest time "Happy Nappy"! I usually read but everyone else snoozes...Maya has taught Granpa her technique of relaxing, the two finger suck! (I hope Granpa won't need braces later! ha ha) My Dad would be called "morfar" in Sweden (that's "Mother's father") but he can never remember it so we decided it was best if he was simply "granpa". Bo's father is "Farfar" for Maya ("father's father") and you shouldn't mix them up!
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