okay, i'm on a roll. now, the following posts are simply just holiday snaps of my family and friends and such. feel free to skip. it's totally okay. i mean, it's always okay to skip my photo's, haha, but you know what i mean, i'm sure. :)
on my very first day back mom and i visited my aunt and uncle who live right by the sea (as in literally beach front property - it used to be grandma's summer cabin that they took over and completely transformed into a permanent residence). my cousins and their kids and significant others were there so it was really fun.
my cousin tobbe and his nephew johan. tobbe is great as an uncle - he's good at being playful, haha. a few moments after this he was rubbing handfulls of seaweed in johan's face. he's just nice like that, hahaha.
okay, i know one shouldn't really be all "ooh, this is my faaaavourite among your kids!" but.. this is my favourite among my cousins' children. hahaha. this is amanda. amanda is my cousin annelie's daughter, and i adore her mostly because she's really, really pissy! (old photo-evidence) i love it. she throws tantrums, dirty looks, the whole shebang, and, well... she reminds me a lot of myself as a kid. (to the rest of the family's horror, of course, hahaha)
i can't help it, i was always the dramaqueen during family events so it's good to see the gene being carried in the younger generation as well, haha. this photo is a nice clue as to why - she kept trying to go into the boat, forcing everyone to yell "no! you can't go in without your lifejacket!" so she'd retract her foot from the ladder and then just in a totally petulant manner she'd keep dangling her foot as if she was going to climb down and into the boat anyway. hehe.
her mom really liked this photo for some reason. i like it too, but mostly because she sort of reminds me of the chick from the ring, hahaha. i mean that in the nicest way, of course. eeeevil. hahahaha.
tobbe and his s.o. anna. usually she's a bit more closed off and guarded, so it was really cool to see them playing around in the water. i finally got a glimpse of their personalities being more wellmatched than i previously thought. because it matters so much what i think, hahaha.
cousin annelie's son johan! i think he's, like, 10, or something. he's grown up into a really nice kid, which is good to see.
my cousin annelie and her youngest son max. i'm still shocked all her kids are so blond!
amanda throwing a tantrum! hehehe!!
totally sulking. hahaha. i'm sorry, i know i shouldn't be so amused by this, but i just love it.
yeah, we get along pretty well, haha. i love how even when she's being sleepy and nice, she looks totally mischievious.
my uncle. he stays out here in this workshed most of the time..
okay, this happens every time i meet family - they all go "ooh, we should take a walk!" and i go "neeeh" and they go "yeeeees" and eventually, after me being difficult for like 15 minutes, i finally agree to go with... and then i fall behind because i prefer a snail's pace and snapping pictures. from left to right: harley the dog, cousin annelie, anna dragging amanda and the blond tot (love, pronounced loo-veh, anna & tobbe's kid) in the little wagon is.
see? blond kids everywhere. totally freakish.
but i had a really nice day. :)
of course.. i feel the need to mention how odd it was to not have annelie's son jesper there. (he died a few years back :( ) ...so, this is one of the last photo's i took of jesper during this same type of summer's day at the same beach 4 years ago.