Birthday on the island

10.8.2012

We celebrated Unna`s birthday in the beginning of July on lake Puruvesi. I can`t believe she is already two years old! On the one hand, as a mother it’s nice to see how your child is growing. On the other hand again the more she grows, the more she starts to be independent. I know that Unna is only two but I have started to realize how the children really are only “borrowed to us” and what the phrase “parenthood is about letting go” means.

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We were able to surprise Unna on her birthday morning

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Unna liked her first present, a jewel case, a lot – and so did mom

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Henri went to pick up grandparents and other guests to the island

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It was nice to get Jonas the dog also on the island because he and Unna are good friends

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Our lovely summer fairy

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It`s luxury to get ice pops on the island

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Concentrated gift opener

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We read a lot of books together and Unna likes to watch them by herself also

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Building with LEGO pieces is another thing we like to do together

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LEGO farmhouse was needed to be build straight away

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A true princess scarf

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The day was relaxing and warm just in the way we hoped it to be

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Coffee table is almost served!

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Local unleavened rye bread and butter – yum!

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Little birthday girl and a big cake

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This shouldn`t happen but it did anyway…Every mom`s nightmare… Luckily my mom was able to save almost half of the cake I dropped on the ground.

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For a dessert we had pancakes with strawberry jam

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Pancakes are even more delicious when you make them in the nature

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Half of the time children were in the water

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We have made MANY sand cakes this summer

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This was fun!

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…so fun that I did a little bit longer trip by myself

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Unna was happy to play with her cousins

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Mom and two daughters

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Soap bubbles belong to the birthdays

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Birthdays on the island are our kind of birthdays

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It is time to say goodbye to the guests

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As an evening snack we had fried perch…

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…and we just relaxed

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The day was a success and we got a lot of good memories again

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As a bedtime story Unna wanted to hear her new Moomin story

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