Sunday, October 28, 2012

Saturday in Helsingborg

Yesterday morning I left the beds undone, the laundry on waiting (although I had insanely much!), the house all dirty and in a complete chaos after breakfast and we headed to Helsingborg.
We visited a... yeah, how would you call it? It is not a zoo, but almost... it's a building with a lot of animals, terrariums and stuff for kids. Here are some pics.

venomous fish

little fellows "cleaning" Nick's hand

Nick & Emily played paleontologists and found a fossil

And this is what they found! Needless to say, that was the activity Emily loved the most

Having cookies in the cafeteria

Olivia always poses!

In a glass cube inside the crocodiles' house

the shark tank

posing (again) in front of the shark tank

Emily did not want to pose, this is purely spontaneous!
Nick feeding the lemurs

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The haircut

Yesterday afternoon I got a phone call from kinder. My heart raised to 140 b/min and the most horrible thoughts crossed my mind in the blink of an eye. "One of them had an accident" "One of them has gotten sick" "Just don't let it be serious, please, please, please..."
I answered with my heart in my throat and heard it was one of Olivia's teacher.

"I just want to tell you that Olivia cut her hair"
"She and her friend have cut their hair"
"What? I don't really understand" -it was hard not to sound too stupid but I just couldn't believe my ears, why would Olivia cut her own hair when she was trying so hard to grow it as long as Rapunzel's? And then, why would the teacher call to say that unless she had practically made herself bald? I got a little panicky...
"It's not that bad, but I just wanted you to know before you pick her up"

And I was studying and thinking about my little girl's gorgeous hair all destroyed.

It was not that bad after all... The thing is that her friend -who is even wilder than my Olivia- managed to sneak out some scissors after lunch. They hid and cut their own hair so they would have the same length. As a result, Olivia got half of her hair short and half long so I had to cut it after the bath. 

The positive is: 
  1. They didn't hurt themselves
  2. It was not Olivia's idea
  3. It was not Olivia who sneaked out the scissors
  4. She will never do it again
  5. It wasn't that bad
  6. It was not under my supervision
  7. It was only hair.
Telling the story for the camera (although it was a photo) It was pretty funny when she explained the whole thing.

And that's how she looks now

Monday, October 15, 2012

Save yourselves and jump!

The fish tank with the brand new monsters
It's well known that the big fish eats the small one, but that it's the case if, and only if, the big one gets to bite the small one before it jumps out of the fish tank.
Believe it or not, I have found a fish right out of the tank. Apparently it committed  suicide when trying to swim away from the scary big ones that Nicklas brought home last Saturday.
It's sad to say that more than half of the guppies were eaten, so our fish tank is now war zone. But apparently, some fish have high honor or pride... I wouldn't know, and are very willing to die of suffocation instead of feeding the big fish. We have some lessons to learn from this little fellow.

In case you wonder, NO, I DID NOT touch it with my bare hands, the thing had rigor mortis!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Free days comming to an end

Last Tuesday I had my last test for the first course of the last year in College: Theory and Methods in Nursing Science III. I am glad to say I have passed it, although I don't have a clue about the first test of the course... wait and see I'm afraid. When it comes to College, the sad truth is that "good things, not always, come to those who wait"

The thing is that, since I was ready with the (pretty boring in deed) course, I took some days off and stood home with the girls pretending that I am a stay at home mom. I had made so many wonderful plans! Truth is that things do not always turn out the way we want them to. 

Olivia had an audiometry on Wednesday and we went to town afterwards. We got some clothes for them and we were supposed to eat in Subway after but Olivia got impossible and we headed back home to noddle soup.

Thursday was kind of O.K., we started doing some Halloween decorations (let me be clear on this one, I do not like to celebrate a holiday that is either an Argentinean nor Swedish tradition but TV won over me and the girls are saying over and over again that it is their favorite holiday after X-mas)  but we missed black card stock which we didn't buy on Wednesday because of Olivia's misbehaving, so we just made one pumpkin, a kinda cool one, I have to admit. The girls lost their patients in the "glue drying process", turned on the TV and laid on the couches to watch cartoons. Not my idea of a crafting evening but they were tired so I sat in front of the lap top and did nothing at all.

I woke up all restless today and determined to have a much better day so we got all dressed up and went to town again (in the rain and wind) to get the missing card stock, some kite paper and... oh yeah! nail polish for me. We eat out and had some ice cream (that one NOT in the rain and wind) and came back to have some hot chocolate and watch my favorite Disney movie ever: Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas. I found it in the store for a very good price, so I bought it! 

The Halloween decorations will have to wait until tomorrow and Sunday, and probably the weekend to come since the Preclinical Course III starts on Monday and it is going to be a very intense one.
I will post the pics of whatever we make as soon as they are ready, for now it's just one pumpkin and some card stock.