We arrived in Dala-Järna, Sweden on the 11th and have been having a wonderful time. We spent our first evening meeting the lovely neighbors, eating a simple dinner, and heading to bed for some much needed sleep. Gigi didn't sleep on the flight except for maybe an hour long nap. She finally passed out when we landed in Sweden at about 4:00am U.S. time which means the little stinker stayed up all night long. Despite this, the flights were much easier than we anticipated. She watched some movies, colored, walked the aisles and was generally pretty happy. The timing actually worked our perfectly. She slept in the car for the four hour drive from Stockholm to Dala-Järna, got up and played with the neighbor kids, and went to bed at her normal bed time. She slept 12 hours and only woke up once in the night, nursed and went right back to sleep. We all recovered from the jet lag pretty quickly because we were able to get onto Swedish time right away.
There was a big air show here when we arrived so we spent our first day staring straight up into the sky. There were fighter jets, an F16, trick planes... it was pretty impressive.
The house that we're staying at is a sweet little farm. The boys that live here are working to make it into a working farm with a possible CSA kind of program. Gigi is in love with the chickens. She walks out to see them every chance she gets and says, "Hey bac-bac-bac-bac!!!"
I'm getting really excited about getting set up with chickens when we get home... well next Spring anyway. We've been so spoiled with farm eggs from our friends. It will be fun to get chicks and raise them. The life here is pretty sweet.
Gigi is also in love with her darling Uncle Ryan who, for some reason she has been calling Uncle Mow! I think she's means now? Even in her still waking state, or when she sits up in the middle of the night, the first words out of her mouth have been, "Uncle Mow? Uncle Mow? Oh, hi!" It's incredibly sweet.
...to be continued...
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