Thursday, July 24, 2008

A Midsummer Night Celebration

We had our midsummer night celebration. It's not officially midsummer, but this marks approximately the halfway point of our summer vacation, and more importantly, all the children, including the teens, were able to come. Hooray! I loved having the whole family together.
Faith and I made flower crowns. It was fun.
Faith only made the front part of hers, but it's so cute nonetheless.
Mine was all crazy big.
Trampoline fun on a midsummer night.
Dieter wore his butterfly crown.
We made fairy houses. The fairies come out on midsummer.

Ken's chalk drawing.
Dieter, Faith, Jacob, Rainer, and Ben. Love these kids!
We harvested our chamomile flowers for tea.

We played with ribbon sticks.
The bonfire. It was a great night. Happy midsummer to everyone!

19 comments:

driftwood said...

what a lovely family celebration! xx

Erna said...

that looks soo good! nice to have the whole family together

Mirre said...

What a wonderful celebration!
I love your flower crowns... I wished I had such beautiful flowers growing in my garden!

Rach said...

What a wonderful celebration. Both you and Faith look gorgeous in your floral crowns. Thank you for your lovely comment about our news - it seems you know exactly what it has been like! x

Jessica said...

This looks like a wonderful evening together! What a great way to celebrate summer and family!!!

Meg said...

I"ll just echo everyone else here--it looks like a lovely evening! How nice that the whole family joined together, and I'm impressed with Ken's fairy drawing! Love the flower crowns, too.

ames said...

Such fun! You have such a lovely, beautiful family. If I was a faerie I'd be hanging around you guys all summer :)

MamaBlogger said...

what a perfect celebration. and i think the bigger the flower crown, the better!

Hannah said...

Beautiful photos Mary Beth, it looks like your Midsummer celebrations were worth the wait!

Rachel said...

That looks like such a wonderful, family party - I especially love the flower crowns, so pretty.
x

Emilie said...

It looks like you all had so much fun, teenagers included ;).
Your flower crowns were gorgeous, and I'm so glad Dieter wore his butterfly crown!

Iris said...

Beautiful Mary Beth! It's wonderful that you make the effort to do something so special with all of your children together. Lovely family time and creating traditions.

Elfin Goddess said...

Hey Mary Beth! You and Faith look gorgeous in your crowns! Very pretty. Looks like you all had a beautiful time and a fun celebration. I honestly didnt know about midsummer celebrations until I read about it on your blog (see so much of cultural exchange this blogging expce!!) :) Here, we're in the middle of our rainy season :) and my garden is full of snails (that are chomping down my plants) and earthworms and slugs. And the garden's just looking fresh and green! Cheerio!

MoziEsmé said...

I love those crowns! Those flowers are all from your garden? I am SO jealous!

periwinkle said...

looks like you all had a lovely family time - happy midsummer to you too
lisa x

Shannon said...

That looks like so much fun! Faith is beautiful isn't she! Wow! What a great way to celebrate something untraditional and bring the family together!

amanda said...

What a beautiful family you have. That party looks like tons of fun.

This is my first trip into blogland in some time and I'm really enjoying catching up here :)

Happy Midsummer Mary Beth!

Barbara said...

Happy midsummer to you too! Love your decorations - esp the wee fairy houses.

Laura said...

What gorgeous photos!!! Thank you for sharing your celebration with all of us!
You are a beautiful memory maker for your family :)