Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Our Boys

Meijän pojat! Ystäväni Helena on siis vieraisilla meillä paraikaa poikansa Peikin kanssa. Peik ja minun Luisini täyttävät tänä vuonna parin kuukauden välein 10 vuotta - ja samoin täyttää Helenan ja minun ystävyys. Kuvista se kuvastuu, eikö? Ystävyys.

My friend Helena is visiting us with her son Peik. Our boys will be 10 this year. They have known each other since forever as Helena and I met while pregnant with our precious first-borns. These pictures tell a tale of their friendship. It is hard not to smile and even shed a few tears when looking at them now.

Could be one of the first pics together. Luis (left) is about 5 months old and Peik is 7 months.

Summer 2003

Winter 2003

First birthday!
Christmas SHOW at the daycare. Winter 2003
Early spring 2004

Turning two!
Daycare spring show 2005
February 2007
September 2012


Monday, September 24, 2012

Elefantti marssii nyt näin

Hei ja jos joku ei vielä ole törmännyt näihin meidän äidin 70-luvulla piirtämiin Elefantteihin.. niin nyt voipi tällainen henkilö käväistä vaikka Finlaysonin Facebook-sivulla äänestämässä uutta väriä norsujen pintaan.

Tässäpä linkki. Saas nähdä, minkä värinen elläin sieltä tulee...

My Favourite Day

Jipppiiiii!!! My friend Helena is here with her son! We've been friends for over 10 years - we actually met in Helsinki when pregnant with our sons Luis and Peik and have been very close ever since. The boys are of course also friends since birth - and all of us have so many stories and memories to share and so many events, family celebrations and countless playdates and sleepovers to remember.

Our Monday started with a lot of Smithsonian. We went to the National Museum of Air and Space in the morning and for a walk in Georgetown in the afternoon. We now have a babysitter and are getting ready for a wine night with Helena. Later this week, it will be... The BIG APPLE! I'll post some photos later... Gotta goooo add some make-up now...

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


Autumn started as soon as we got ourselves from the beach back to the city. Today it is raining and the temperature has fallen considerably. It's time for meditation and philosophy, so here you go. Don't take me wrong, I love this time of the year. It's winter I'm not so looking forward to.

Monday, September 17, 2012

My Favourite Day

The week has started with some difficulty in keeping my eyes open, mainly...

We spent an action-filled weekend in Ocean City and got back home late last night. The kids had ALL the activities they wanted from minigolf to swimming pool, from boogie boarding to kite flying. They even got to go to a game hall late at night and ate just burgers and pizza for every meal. That's what they call heaven. (I'd call it something else, but never mind...)

It blows my (Finnish) mind that you can still go to the beach. I mean, it is mid-September!




Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Päivän asu - I am Wearing

Well, these photos of my today's outfit are somewhat OIS off as I am testing a new camera I am borrowing. It is a Nikon Coolpix AW100 and I think it has a lot of good qualities. Just am not too sure what they are yet... As I said: testing.

But the weather is still veeeery warm and extremely nice in Washington and I'm planning to head to the sea shore this weekend with a caravan-load of kids... OIS on then? Perhaps even a new camera.


Dress: some cheap wahtever brand
Shoes: BCBG
Sunglasses: H&M
Watch: Swatch

Monday, September 10, 2012

My Favourite Day

Turning 41? Oh, just maravilloso! A lot of sunshine, a backyard BBQ with friends and extended family. Some... beer and wine. Chocolate cake. Kids dancing to disco music. What else does one need? Hmm, try new perfume, gift card to a department store and some orchids and roses! Could not be happier. Thanks guys, you're wonderful!


Thursday, September 6, 2012

My Girl

My baby is a second grader! She is amazingly energetic and talented in so many ways and she has an inspiring yet challenging at times personality and her smiley face makes my heart melt. I love her so much there are no words to describe it. Every day, I feel lucky that I was chosen to be her mother.

Love my baby girl Maia!

Maia is wearing a Harajuku Lovers dress by Gwen Stefani for Target.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Desperately Seeking

Oh my! This fall will hopefully mean a series of life-altering events for me. I hope the first of them takes the physical shape of a JOB in some nice office with a pc and a printer, a copymachine and a coffee room (oh, miss office coffee!) as well as friendly (male..) colleagues.

I had an interview earlier this month but... no. Hope to get more interviews and eventually some work.

What do you do when things start to look desperate? I usually think of strong people who've never lost their faith, who've fought all the obstacles to get to where they are, against all the odds. Not surprisingly, they're mostly women...

Sunday, September 2, 2012

A Propos...

Tuli vaan mieleen, että Mikki Hiiri, kun katselimme lasten kanssa tänään
 Disney Channelia. Mehän katsomme sieltä siis jo kaikenlaista teinihömppää, muuta välillä pistävät pätkän vanhaa kunnon disniä tulemaan.

Good old Mickey Mouse sureis an icon... just came to think of that today as was watching Disney Channel with my kids. to think that Ratòn Miguelito has been there for decades and has become part of collective memory of millions of people. Incredible, huh?

Well helöy, remember me? 
Is it me or is there some resemblance there between me and my dad?

It gets better!
(I know, I was pretty lame first.)

I'm a bit of a besserwisser... I know that but...

Partyyy, anyone?

Meet me in person!