While all our American friends were kicking off summer break, we were still in full swing with school, festivals, and end-of-year festivities. I'm not sure I'll ever get used to the British schedule where the last day of school comes at the end of July but having completed a full year now, I definitely see it's advantages.
An alternate title for this post might be something along the lines of "Little Girls' Brains Explode from Sheer Excitement and Delight." I'm not sure words will do justice to the excitement that ensued on this particular outing but hopefully the excessive photos will give you an inkling of the magic that was the Audley End Enchanted Fairy and Elf Walk.
Big Laila came to visit again and she timed her trip to coincide with the most Norwegian of all days, Syttende Mai. That would be the 17th of May for those unfamiliar with the language of the Vikings. We made the trek to London, just like last year, to honor Norway's independence day. Not wanting to let an opportunity go to waste, my mom took it upon herself to create a folkebunad for Lena to wear to the festivities.
I wouldn't exactly call myself savvy when it comes to farming and livestock. There was no 4H at my high school and my interaction with animals was limited to the petting zoos at the Puyallup [...]
As you can see by the giant parkas and mittens in these photos, this post is only slightly belated... by about six months. Though we have had a rather poor excuse for a summer here [...]