I have no words to describe the complete and utter beauty of a true Norwegian summer. Long, sunny days spent lounging around the various lawns of our friends and family, followed by equally long, cozy evenings spent sitting around the picnic tables and feeding troughs of the same.
Such idyllic summers don’t happen every year in Norway, but when they do decide to make an appearance…
YES. A thousand times… YES.
No fence is tall enough to keep this boy from his ice cream.
Per Christian gets his first guitar from Uncle C.
The downside of simultaneously having a 2-year-old in the house and train tracks nearby.
Boys… rocks… enough said.
Nei, Tante Eline, you press THIS one!
Farfar introduced his plane-crazy grandson to the world of Merlins (something he came to regret at approximately 7am every morning).
Nothing beats a snooze in the fresh sea air.
Norwegian-style driving lessons with the two uncles.
We spent a wonderful day with the animals and rides at Dyrparken, just outside Kristiansand.
Look, Momma… I’m adorable! (And no, I do NOT need a hair cut!)
Cheeky bugger learned early how to cut the line for train rides.
TRAIN! TRAIN! TRAIN! (Seriously, how can a little person physically generate so much noise?!)
Tractor rides come in a close second place to train rides (especially if Oliver is on board).
Fevik beach, where Momma and her Noise Machine spent some early mornings.
Cool enough for a long shirt at first…
… but quickly warm enough for bathing suits!
The lovely Norwegian coastline and quiet local beach.
Just a typical summer day with our Fevik family…
… and typical Fevik-style entertainment.
Per Christian continues his auspicious musical education.
The annual Fevik White Party begins!
The much-adored Uncle Per Fredrik.
Quick! Snap a picture while his clothes are still white!
Ooops! Too late.
Thank you to all the friends, family, grandparents, chaperones, drivers and fellow revelers who made this summer holiday so wonderful. We’ve been incredibly blessed to take a slice of Norwegian summer back with us to Gran Canaria… until next year!