Tuesday, October 27, 2009

more fall festivities!

Today Caitlin and I made pumpkin spice cupcakes, with the cute paper cups Sarah sent me! They are perfect, I'm so proud of them! I made the butter cream frosting and sprinkled pumpkin spice on the top! I think they are the best cupcakes EVER! :) We also carved a pumpkin! Caitlin calls him Grumpy...sooo, he's grumpy! Then we went to the Vatten Palatset, which is the indoor swimming pool. I didn't swim, but it was nice, I took one of the books Fredrik's sister's gave to me and I read 150 pages! It's good, good job soon to be sister in laws!

Fredrik seems to be in high spirits, and very sure he will be joining me and the girls tomorrow to see the movie we arranged to all go see together. We will see! He's just too sweet to not go. I know he doesn't want to let me down. I just wish he could get this surgery so I can feel better about his bones not rubbing together and healing wrong and him being in pain! Ugh!

Swedish word of the day is "pumpa" which is "pumpkin" and "pumpor" which is "pumpkins". Both sound how they look! :)


  1. Your 'pumpa' is really good! Is this Halloween/Jack-0-Lantern idea something new for your new friends? Your cupcakes look delicious! Is it very different baking and cooking in Sweden?

    Gran of The Dukes
    Colorado, USA

  2. Oh my gosh - I'm just connecting the Noltes are the Dukes grandparents! Yes, your pumpa is very cute! They are all so lucky to have you! Love Mom

  3. Great looking pumpkin. Have the kids carved a jack o lantern before? Tell Fredrik we are all thinking about him and sending him healing vibes.


  4. That butter cream frosting looks delicious! I don't think the pumpkin looks grumpy as much as it looks like he had his eyes dilated. He just needs a pair of those gigantic dark sunglasses and he'll be all set...