Monday, July 30, 2012

Castles, Cafes, and Places to Play

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!')


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.

Much better.

We had a lovely day!



Krystalyn Drown said...

I'm sure I've said this before, but your pictures and your kids are absolutely adorable!

Alyssa S. said...

Wow, Mom, SO demanding. Take my picture. No with the part of the building I wanted in the shot. SHEESH! I love that you did a grand tour of European playgrounds :) Glad you'll be home soon!

DancingMooney said...

Looks like you had a great time, what a trip! And welcome home (soon) ♥

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Wow. Nine weeks. It looks like you and your girls have had the time of your lives!

mshatch said...

I'll echo Krystalyn. Awesome pics and wicked cute kids :)

Melanie @ Whimsical Creations said...

What an amazing trip!! Love looking through your photos. :D

Amanda Conger said...

Oh my gosh, Gracie is getting so TALL. How does that happen? 0_o

Sounds like a fun time was had by all though! : )

TMCPhoto said...

It looks like your family trip is a full blown success. Love your trip photos, and can I ask just when did your girls start to sprout so tall? they really must stop it.

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