My first week of holiday me, mum and Noah went to Karlstad to visit my grandmother who turned 91 on July 11th. We rented a cabin down by the "beach" of Sweden's largest lake Vänern and Noah just loved playing on the beach. He was running around in the shallow waters, digging in the sand and loved the playground that was there. The weather wasn't great but it could have been much worse. On our last day in Karlstad we went to a different location to swim in the lake and we had a really strange and uncomfortable experience. A group of Chinese tourists came to the beach and saw Noah playing there. He didn't have any clothes on and all of a sudden they all sorruonded us, taking photos of Noah and me and stood in a circle around us. I felt like a moneky in a cage and it was not very nice. Noah seemed to think it was very odd and didn't really know how to behave. Ah, well....
When we came home we had a few days of nice weather and Noah played in the garden on his slide.
And on his trampoline that we got for free off a colleague of mine who was moving down to Malmö.
The weather this summer hasn't been that great, but a few summer days have given us the chance to visit the beach. Me and mum took Noah to Tönnersa beach which is just as nice as Tylösand, but with literally no people. At the most we must have shared the area with 6-8 people. Such a lovely spot for Noah to run around around and play freely without us having to worry.
And then all of a sudden it was a certain someone's second birthday. It was amazing to see how happy and appreciative he was of all his gifts (and of cake!). Every time he was given a new gift to open he exclaimed a loud "oh wooowww!" and opened it with great anticipation. For every toy he was just as happy as the one before but the favourites on the day were definately the big red sit-on tractor he was given by uncle Micke. But he has played with and enjoyed all of the toys he got on his birthday and he is such a careful child with them (most of the time).
Now I'm going to have to stop again because it's late and I go back to work tomorrow. So I'll upload more photos as soon as I can. Good night :)