Letting Kids Grow Up

Last year, my eldest daughter Angelika Jane asked me if she could see the Shakira concert in Oslo. I said it would be okey as long as she has more than 1 friend that would go with her. The concert was on March 11 at Oslo Spectrum and she had 3 friends with her. It is her first time to go out at night and in Oslo! We, of course drove her and picked her up at the venue. She probably think we are nuts repeating all the warnings. Do not go to the toilet alone. Do not talk to strangers. Do not go out of the building without your friends. Do not… do not… do not…

Her first night out in Oslo went well. She enjoyed the concert very much. I should have not been worried after all. Generally, Oslo is a very safe place and Oslo Spectrum for that matter.

While we were waiting for A.J., we had the chance to go back to our old neighborhood at Ekeberg and visited our neighbor and good friends Elizabeth Walker (an American) who is married to Terje Gewelt. We had a very good time with them. We found out that the new album Terje released is doing very well in the market. If you are into Jazz, you might want to check out NORWEGIAN SONG. Highly recommended! Not because I am partial to Terje being my friend. The album comprises of Norwegian folk songs and 2 of Edvard Grieg’s compositions. Ved Rondane (By the Rondane Mountains) and Arietta. Lucky for me, I got a free copy.

Oslo at night
This is the view I miss.

Terje & Elizabeth’s — Nellie the dog

Yesterday was “Barnehage Dag” (Kindergarten day). There was an assembly of kids at the Nordbytjerne and I was there like a stage mother following her kid around. LOL.

Barnehage dag
There were about 1000 kids in this assembly

Fun in the sun
… and some kids just want to use some energy a little…

T & K
Tatyana and Kristian having a time out from running around

The still frozen Nordbytjerne

13 Replies to “Letting Kids Grow Up”

  1. i understand your concerns, malamang magiging stage mom din ako balang araw hehe.

  2. mapald si angelika dahil may mga magulang na maalalahin sa kanilang anak!

  3. Hi Al!

    i may not be a mom but I know that no matter how young or old a child is, parents will not stop from worrying…and that’s because of love.

    I wish to see Shakira on stage too.

  4. OMFG Shakira! I’d kill a cow just to see her in concert! LOL! Anyhoo, lovely photos, as always! 🙂

  5. Nice pictures,Al!Kindergarten day looked fun 🙂

    btw,how old is Angelika Jane?my eldest is 14 and now hooked up to bands,in fact they`re trying to make a group and start some practicing.then,theyre gonna attend a concert of a friend who`s one year older than her…im gonna freak out..watching concert,nearby,is not a big deal for me..but organizing a band?shes supposed to study more..

    hehe,mom whining here?
    happy weekend Al!!

  6. I love all of the photos. What a great thing to let your daughter do!

    And the blue skies, ok send that our way please! I feel like I haven’t seen the sun and true blue skies for months!

    I just put up some more funny pics!

  7. You should know, your blogger friend have been worried about you;D

    I’ve been, and still are on board the cyber cruise….

    PS. This week I have one WW on both my 2 blogs

    Coming back as soon “hode over vannet”

  8. My Norwegian father is like that to me ate and god I am 18++ now! lol! Though it is quite irritating to hear the don’ts and stuff like that but I am quite happy to know that someone do think of me like their own real son.

  9. I am worried about that already. Someone wants to sign up my daughter for a little modeling job at an army catalog, but I am all booked up and too nervous to let her go by herself. She’s practically a baby!

    She’ll probably hate me later when I won’t let her go to concerts…I guess I better start liking her music so I can stand it when I tag along to her outings until I think she’s grown enough.

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