We spent the weekend at my dad's and it was good fun. I've been meaning to post about it for a while already but I haven't been able to download the photos. Well, they're here now and I'm hoping to have a few more in my Finnish blog soon.
We were supposed to spend a day in the Moominworld but it just so happens that I got the worst sore throat ever and wasn't up for a whole day out with the kids and a picnic lunch. So we opted for something easier and went to a museum called Aboa Vetus Ars Nova (Old Turku New Art). It's a museum of contemporary art combined with medieval ruins that were discovered underneath the building when they were renovating it. It's such a delight! They had a special tour for kids that we took. Lucas was a bit too young for that but I went with him and it was ok.
Wild strawberries at my dad's summerhouse. Almost ready to be eaten!
Lucas mowing the lawn with his grandpa. He was so excited that he was allowed to participate in something that involved pushing a very noisy machine! :D
The kids in the museum. They got to wear "medieval" capes and play with a medieval dollhouse.
After the museum we went to a big park that offers lots of things for free. The kids just loved it. They had to control themselves in the museum and now they could just let go and run, climb and play as much as they liked. This park brings back good memories as we used to play there with my sister when we were small and visited my dad. There are so many things to do outdoors and then there are arts and crafts available indoors as well. We didn't even go inside with the kids that day, there was plenty to do outdoors!
One of my favourite things about the park: there's plenty of water all over the place. There are places where the kids can swim and then other places where they can simply play with the water. That day was absolutely too cold for swimming although I did see some kids running around in their swimming suits eating ice cream...
My sore throat finally got so bad that I had to go to the doctor's as soon as we got back home. And sure enough I had a nasty infection and needed antibiotics, which I'm now taking. Lucas had the same bacteria and same treatment. So far it seems Luana got away with it :)