Our 9 week Grand European Adventure is coming to an end, and I've learned that our outings can pretty much be lumped into three groups - visiting castles, visiting cafes, and visiting playgrounds.
Naturally, our favorite outings feature the ultimate trinity - a castle, cafe, and a playground - so what's a mom in Sweden to do but take the kids to....
The park in Uppsala has a lovely garden with a pond, where we had a picnic lunch.
(I say 'smile!' they hear 'strike a pose!')
AND THE CASTLE IS PINK.
I am officially of the philosophy that pink castles are the cutest kind.
And, of course, we can't forget the cafe.
"What is an outing without some kind of dessert?" says my sweet tooth.
(my kids are my sweet tooth's biggest fan)
Uppsala not only features the ultimate trinity, but it has a cathedral to throw in the mix.
And at the end of the day, Gracie thought it was sad that I'm wasn't in very many pictures, so when I said, "Ooooh, I love the corner of that building." she excitedly said, "I can take a picture of you in front of it!"
So I pointed out the part of the building I wanted a photo of...
It's a good thing I have a habit of checking my camera immediately after taking a picture.
"Um, Gracie? You know you completely missed the part of the building I liked, right?" I said.
So she took the picture again.
We had a lovely day!