Every year we try and make it back to my mother-in-law's home town for their annual town festival - Flekkefest. It is a strong Norwegian community and it is always found tasting the foods I grew up with (I am Norwegian and grew up in a strong Norwegian community too) and enjoying the other flavors of small town life. The boys enjoyed the blow up amusements and we had a blast at the parade (nothing like bringing home a plastic grocery bag 3/4 full of candy...). We also had a very nice visit with Grandma and Grandpa as well as Grandma's best friend from high school who was in town for the all-school reunion.
|Enjoying the amusements!|
|Waiting for the parade to start! I may be biased but they sure are darn cute boys!|
|The approaching of the flag. The boys learned at an early age to stand, |
remove their hat and cover their heart when the flag goes past. And if someone forgets the head of the color guard will remind them.
|The Historical Society's addition to the parade.|
|A Norwegian festival isn't complete without a Norwegian longboat and a couple of Viking's!|
|Hope there aren't any fires in any of the neighboring in town! All the fire trucks for miles around are in the parade!|
|My Little's favorite! The troll on the toilet! (It is actually a stump but he like to think it's a toilet - more funny that way!)|