In Sweden we take our Midsummer celebrations seriously. This year I travelled down to Småland to spend Midsummer with my brother Jonathan and his family. I took the train after work on Thursday evening, and stayed until Sunday evening. It was great fun to see them all again, here is a selection of photos from the days.
Their two cats have together six kittens, so the house was invaded by little fluffy monsters chasing flies and play-fighting with each other.
My oldest niece is now turning 10. Crazy how quickly time goes. One of her birthday presents was a new fashionable hairstyle.
This photo of the youngest one is taken by her big sister. It is fun that they have an interest in photography as well.
Midsummer celebration at Åsensby.
The youngest one doing her own version of the midsummer dance.
In one corner there was a fish pond, yellow plastic ducks the kids got to use a fishing rod equipped with a magnet to fish out of the water. Their reward: a bag of candy.
“Björnen sover, björnen sover i sitt lugna bo. Han är inte farlig, bara man är varlig, men man kan dock, men man kan dock honom aldrig tro.” With a roar the kids got up and chased down their parents.
Jonathan and Sandra at Åsensby.
Me and my brother
They have a trampoline in the garden, and there just happened to be a broom leaning against the fence. Well, we put two and two together, and this happened.
The Salvation Army has a little place called Soludden, which had a nice beach.
The little one had a high fever and was not in the best of moods.
Olav and Sandra out for a swim.
Water wars! Chaos erupts on the Swedish shoreline.
Olav with his latest chewing toy.
The middle one has learned a new acrobatic trick that she wanted to show off.
Jonathan and Sandra watching the sunset.
There were more people that wanted a beautiful sunset photo.
The next day started with some really good locally made ice cream.
We went back to Soludden, and Jonathan and I went canoeing.
Johannes in the canoe
Soludden as seen from the water
Sandra and the oldest one doing some water acrobatics.
On the way back the mist was forming, so we stopped to take a photo.
The little one was finally feeling better and wanted to go out and pick wild strawberries to make a smoothie for grandma who was arriving later that evening together with grandpa.
Picking flowers. Flower, stem and root.
Having fun on the trampoline with one of their friends.
I might have photoshopped this photo a bit.
Olav and one of the kittens.
More kittens, this one was particularly brave.
A kitten not quite as brave.
Kitten in a boot.
Grandma Margaretha and the youngest one. Grandma and Grandpa arrived to stay for two weeks just as I was leaving.
It was a great weekend, as always, many thanks to Jonathan, Sandra, my three nieces and the family friends I met.