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.
We were able to surprise Unna on her birthday morning
Unna liked her first present, a jewel case, a lot – and so did mom
Henri went to pick up grandparents and other guests to the island
It was nice to get Jonas the dog also on the island because he and Unna are good friends
Our lovely summer fairy
It`s luxury to get ice pops on the island
Concentrated gift opener
We read a lot of books together and Unna likes to watch them by herself also
Building with LEGO pieces is another thing we like to do together
LEGO farmhouse was needed to be build straight away
A true princess scarf
The day was relaxing and warm just in the way we hoped it to be
Coffee table is almost served!
Local unleavened rye bread and butter – yum!
Little birthday girl and a big cake
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.
For a dessert we had pancakes with strawberry jam
Pancakes are even more delicious when you make them in the nature
Half of the time children were in the water
We have made MANY sand cakes this summer
This was fun!
…so fun that I did a little bit longer trip by myself
Unna was happy to play with her cousins
Mom and two daughters
Soap bubbles belong to the birthdays
Birthdays on the island are our kind of birthdays
It is time to say goodbye to the guests
As an evening snack we had fried perch…
…and we just relaxed
The day was a success and we got a lot of good memories again
As a bedtime story Unna wanted to hear her new Moomin story