Friday, April 26, 2013

time flies when you’re busy


 February and March were really rough around here. Little S seemed to have something going on and we couldn’t figure out what it was. Not a day went by that there wasn’t a major blow up, and usually about insignificant things. However, for some unknown reason, behaviour has turned a corner. It’s been about 2 weeks now of, dare I say it, rainbows and unicorns . . .

Here’s some photos from the last month:
the first 5 are from Good Friday (we went to Stefan’s parents summer cottage)
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from the cottage across the water to the lighthouse
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they found coal from an old fire on the ice
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March 29 – lots of snow and ice still
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Joel – 12 years old
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Floorball Year end awards – Joel and his teammates usually look happier – trust me
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Sofia’s team won silver in their league playoffs
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April 25 – what a change in weather! Most of the snow is gone, it was 10C on the deck and time for shorts (even though you can still see the ice on the bay)
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2 huge birch trees cut down, so the backyard is a mess right now!

The Holms

Denmark Road Trip

The outskirts of St. Pete

St. Petersburg

Saint Petersburg: Sankt-Peterburg, Russian pronunciation: is a city and a federal subject of Russia located on the Neva River at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea. The city's other names were Petrograd (1914–1924) and Leningrad (1924–1991). Founded by Tsar Peter I of Russia on 27 May, 1703, it was the capital of the Russian Empire for more than two hundred years (1713–1728, 1732–1918). Saint Petersburg is home to more than two hundred museums, many of them hosted in historic buildings. The largest of the museums is the Hermitage Museum, featuring interiors of the former imperial residence and a vast collection of art. Celebrating the 300th anniversary of its foundation, Saint Petersburg was selected as the main motif in a recent Finnish commemorative coin, the €10 Mannerheim and Saint Petersburg commemorative coin, minted in 2003. The reverse of the coin features a view of Saint Petersburg, with the Peter and Paul Fortress and its three turrets. In the coin the words "St. Petersburg 1703-2003" can be seen.