We have had a great week here. It started with a flight to Norway, and although constantly aware of volcanic activity we had a great, and largely unaffected time. My sister met us at the airport and treated us all the way around Oslo and beyond.
Day 105 – First Flight
Ameli handled her first flight really well! She curiously looked around, uncertain but enthusiastic. When it came to take-off and landing, she happily breastfed through it, her little eyes widening with each new sound, but finding mine calm and peaceful she remained so herself and slept for most of the flight.
Day 106 -Unknown Statue
I have searched high and low trying to find an explanation or description, or even a name for this statue.Â I am fascinated by it. While in Norway, a few people told me that women really control everything there. It was interesting in relation to this statue. Anyone with information, please leave it below!
Day 107 -Vigeland Park Birthing Statue
Vigeland Park is filled with statues by Edvard Vigeland. These are simply amazing and really warrant a whole other post. For now, however, my favourite is this one. Vigeland depicted humanity in all its forms. This one really spoke to me, reminding me of my own home waterbirth last year. I loved it. It’s so tender.
Day 108 – The Palace and the Thief
This is the palace where Norway’s royal family live. My sister took this photo of Ameli and I.
So, cheating a bit and putting two pictures in for today, but I couldn’t resist this one.
My sister took me to a great icecream shop just down the road from this palace. I ordered a vanilla icecream and off we went. I felt a counter pressure and looked over at Ameli to find that she had been helping herself to the other side of my icecream.
So much for no sugar till her first birthday, huh?
Day 109 – Hadelands Glasswerk
We went to Hadelands Glasswerk for a rather expensive day trip out of Oslo. It’s a fantastic place – or would be in the summer, when all the different places are open. They have a glasswork factory where you can watch them blow glass, and on weekends, have a go at doing so yourself. Then they have a candlemaking workshop, a bee (honey) factory, porcelain warehouse, bakery, restaurant and a gift shop.Â Unfortunately we were there on a Monday out of season, so we didn’t get to see everything we wanted to, but the glass on sale was still really beautiful.
Day 110 – A Fjord
This was actually taken yesterday on the way back from Hadeland Glasswerk, but since our day primarily entailed going to the embassy and trying to find alternate ways out of Norway due to the Icelandic Volcano cancelling all flights, I thought I’d post something better than the inside of a not too exciting building!
Day 111 – Women – Mother, Sister, Daughter
We had such a great time in Norway. My sister really went out of her way to make it a very special time together, and she spoiled us both in all the little ways that make such a difference.Â Here we are at the Opera House in the morning before our flight home. Two sisters, one mother, a daughter, an aunt, a niece and a friend. This picture just makes me think of all those roles each person plays in life. We are so blessed to have such a good one.
Thank you so much for joining us for our week in pictures.