Saturday, June 2, 2012

Juggling and Rock at Lademoen park

We had a hail storm this morning. Not so unusual for summer. But the sleet storm just before lunch was uncalled for. Afterward the clouds broke and the sun took over and it became a beautiful day.

After lunch we heard a concert coming from somewhere nearby. We set out to find it, and found a wonderful festival at Lademoen park. A stage was set up with bands playing and there were about 10 tents with food and crafts. Two jugglers appeared with big bags full of equipment and began playing with the children. It was Maggie's former circus teacher, Christian, and another person. Christian recognized me and I joined in. It's been a long time since I had a serious juggling session, and this was fun fun fun. Nice gentle weather and live rock. Christian is an amazing juggler, he can run 100s of throws in a seven ball cascade and do long series of tricks with 5. Truly world class. And a heck of a nice guy to boot. We had some good runs passing 7 clubs, something I haven't done in years.

Peter went to the shop and found Mountain Dew! We hadn't seen it in Norway before.

Anna and I worked on doing the butterfly, a club-swinging pattern. She's nearly got it.

The fountain was filled with bubbles, perhaps a remnant of a Russe prank. Peter and Maggie, and later Anna and Pam had bubble wars.

It was a beautiful and serendipitous afternoon. I hope we have many more like this!

Mountain Dew! It's getting better all the time!
Anna and Daddy working on the Butterfly

Rock bands played all day, from 13:00 until maybe 20:00

Bubble wars!
Maggie bravely standing in the middle waiting to get a stick knocked out of her mouth.

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