Saturday is a day of the week that always comes with an element of pressure to perform, perform as a good parent and fun mum. We usually start the day off at the Ballet Academy at Birgerjarlsgatan with the ”Dance n’ Play” (Danslek) session and Miss Margit. If everything goes according to plan we have a ”fika” afterwards with Pixie’s best friend from pre-school and her mummy. (Fika means having a coffee).
After ballet we headed down to the auction house in Frihamnen to have a look around. I realised quickly that both Erin and I were wearing the wrong clothes. What had started out as a sunny and warm ”spring is in the air” kind of day turned into a cold, rainy and windy February day. I was wearing a By Malene Birger dress with black tights and my Blundstones and my cardigan and jacket weren’t warm enough to keep me warm.
Pixie nearly fell asleep on the bus back to Vasastan, Mark tickled the palm of her hand for ages and she nearly drifted away. (but no such luck). Instead we ended up in one of my favourite places to have coffee, Ritorno. Our friend Michael came along with his daughter Alice. Pixie and Alice had such a ball together, they shared a plate of pancakes, had juice and pastries and played for ages.
Michael and Alice agreed to join us for dinner so we headed back to our place, but not before I headed in to ETC on Odengatan to check out the sale.
Pixie and Alice had a fantastic time together this evening, they played and played and played, watched a barbie movie, had dinner and crisps and sweets (in that order). When Alice left Pixie was so upset, she was sooo tired and we settled in bed quite quickly. She fell asleep whispering ”Alice”.
Overall a VERY good Saturday!
A Fashionable Mama makes art! I’m not an expert but I love arts and crafts, photography has been an interest of mine but I never claimed to be more than a skilled Holiday Snapper. But last summer I stroke luck. We were sitting in our back garden, barbecuing our dinner with some neighbours. Pixie was at the end of the garden having her strawberries for afters and I took a series of shots. The though that she one day would hang in Moderna wouldn’t have entered my mind.
Everyone is a Photographer (Alla är en Fotograf), is one of the most interesting exhibits at Moderna Museet in Stockholm for a long time. The basic idea was that anyone could upload a photograph they had taken to the Moderna website, and that they would print them all off and hang them in the museum.
On Sunday we headed over to Moderna to find out if the photo I took of Pixie last June and uploaded via the website was there. There were hundreds of photos on several walls, adults, children, animals, holiday snaps, passport photos and much more. We looked for ours for what seemed like forever and guess what we found it..
What was so amazing about our picture was that it had also been selected to be featured in the Moderna Newsletter sent out by the museum last week. You can imagine we were surprised when this landed in our mailbox. You can see all the photos here.
… at Moderna Museet (Museum of Modern Art) in Stockholm.
This is a safe bet for anyone who wants a couple of hours of quality time with the family. Especially the Mini tour for kids aged 2-6 – 11 am organised for children on Sundays, we just love to join the tour and Pixie too, we get to see the art works from a childs perspective and afterwards we get to create art in the museum’s workshop. Today we got to view 3 photographs, two by Italian photographer Francesco Vezzoli and one by American Cindy Sherman.
In the workshop we made some collages and some paintings, we were also photgraphed for the latest exhibit Everybody is a photographer! in the museum where you yourself take pictures of your everyday life and upload them here! The museum will then print them and show them at Moderna Museet. I’ve done it and I can’t wait to see myself on the walls of Moderna!
Me and Pixie listening to the guide.
The Workshop, don’t you just love the butterflies hanging from the ceiling.
On our way to the restaurant for a bite, soup of the day, salad and some bread. Tummy! Lunch at Moderna truly is GOOD:
Getting ourselves a hotdog on the way home, very fashionable!
On our way home, me in new parkas, boots from Tjallamalla, dress from COS and sunglasses from Fendi.
In Solvändan, our local playground.
Today we paid a visit at Moderna Museet here in Stockholm. They arrange guided tours for children every Sunday, which end in an hour long session in the childrens workshop.
Pixie reacted to a photograph by Jeanloup Sieff, a portrait if Yves Saint Laurent. ”he’s a litte naked-fart” (in Swedish Nakenfis).
Overall it was a success! We all had a great time painting together.
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We headed out this morning for some family quality time. Now we’re at the Museum of Modern Art for some brunch.
New leggings from Milla Milano on Pixie, enjoying Dalí with mormor. (granny)