Monday, May 18, 2009

What a wonderful day!

Yesterday was Norway's national day. It's a "big" day here and everyone is out celebrating. People get dressed in their national costumes and there are parades, bands playing, fun and games all day long. I just wanted to share some photos from our lovely day...

Here we have my youngest,Susie, in her little costume, ready to go and watch her big sister in the parade.
And here is Maja, ready to walk in the parade with her class mates. I was quite amazed that so many children had national costumes. I had kind of forgotten, since it's almost 10 years since I last celebrated 17th may in Norway. The last 3 years were spent in Edinburgh on this day. At least there is a parade and some sort of celebration there... when we lived in Inverness there were nothing....

And this is the ONE picture taken of me yesterday.... I guess I'm always the one holding the camera...
And what a novelty... hubby had time to join us for the parade before he had to dash off to work...
Ice cream is compulsary on 17th May...
...and so are hot dogs, fizzy drinks and more ice cream... and fun and games like sack race, walking on stilts, throwing balls at tin cans etc etc...
After driving hubby to work, the girls and I went for a BBQ at a friends house. We had a good day... the girls really enjoyed themselves and so did I.

14 comments:

Lillebror said...

Moro med 17. mai. Ser ut som dere var heldige med været. Det var vi og for en gangs skyld. Jeg ble jo faktisk litt solbrent i pappen..
Jammen bra at jentene fikk nok is! 17. mai uten is går jo ikke an.

Sonja said...

Koselig 17.mai bilder.Alle jentene var jo så fine.Det var jo selvfølgelig Daddy også.Godt at dere er i gamlelandet igjen sånn at det kan feires på skikkelig vis,med is og pølser,tog og musikk. Men det var jo ei flott feiring i fjor også.Morsomt å gå på gata med bunad i andre land.Blir jo litt ekstra oppmerksomhet av det.Det er jo alikevel noe eget med norsk feiring.
Klem til de flotte jentene fra Mormor.

Therese said...

Hurra for 17.mai! Det så jo ut som om dere hadde det fint!
Gleder meg så til å møte dere igjen til sommeren!! Og møte Judas!! Det blir i hvertfall artig, lurer på om han husker oss... hmm...han jo tross alt liten hjerne...

Melanie said...

It looks like a wonderful day for the children to celebrate. When we lived in Wales on March 1st there was St David's Day where the children dressed in national costume. It was very good fun and a way of them learning the culture and history.

Tofo said...

Skikkelig koselig 17. mai feiring! To flotte jenter på nasjonaldagen;)

~♥~ Monica S said...

koselig!! Blei litt rørt!! :-)

Monica

Altair said...

What a pretty costumes!

Last August I'd been in Norway, and I was absolutely enchanted by this clothes. :o)

Guttemamma said...

Så fine dere er.alle tre!! Er blitt vedlig hot med bunader til menn de siste årene også, og jeg synes det er så stas at guttene våre vil bruke bunad!! Ha en fin langhelg,Tonje!!

Eileen said...

Oh! Anne Marie was telling me about national Day.. what a wonderful parade. And the children look adorable. Ice cream.. if it was hot outside they'd be dripping all over the costumes. Yikes!

So much fun. You look wonderful too.

Matja said...

Så flotte dere er i bunadene.Litt misunnelig på den nydelige Nordlandsbunaden din:)Ser ut som dere var like heldig med været som oss.Ha en fin kveld:)

Lindas Hus.. said...

Hei Tonje!Så kos dere hadde det på 17mai.Var nok stas for jentene dine.Minstejenta var med musikken hele dagen. I borgertoget var hun med Rabakoret.
Håper du får en fin helg videre.
Hilsen Linda :))

Ravenhill said...

Hello! It was so nice to hear from you again at long last! I am sure you are busy these days. Your little ones are absolutely adorable in their 17th of may budnads! You must be loving being home and be feeling more at home in your place?
hugs from Emily

Maya said...

Så herlige bilder av nuudlingene dine :)
Og så flott vær dere hadde!!
Ha ei flotters helg,
klem fra Maya:)

cats whiskers said...

Oh wow sweetie what gorgeous girls you have, and what lovely photos you have kindly shared with us, it looks like a wonderful time was had by all, so glad you had a good day
Hugs Jacqui x