Christening

Yesterday on the 17th of May my little niece Moa was christened in church. It’s something that is very commonly done in Sweden, despite us not being very religious. What we are though, is highly traditional – and a christening is a traditional thing to do. So a lot of people do it. I’m an atheist, and I’m both christened and confirmed. We’re weird like that here. (We also like to get married in church. So those are about the only times you’d catch us in that building..!)

Today we went to visit my aunt who has a new pool put in. Very cool! Viggo was absolutely loving it, and exclaimed loudly that he wasn’t “finished bathing” when we said that it was time to stop. He then kept saying that he wanted to “bathe again today, later”. He didn’t get to, but if we get nice weather we might go back next week, since he was having such a blast.

Moa's aunt on the mother's side made these absolutely adorable little cupcakes!

Moa’s aunt on the mother’s side made these absolutely adorable little cupcakes!

Viggo watching as Moa is getting christened. :)

Viggo watching as Moa is getting christened. 🙂

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Moa and the priest.

Moa and the priest.

Moa with her parents.

Moa with her parents.

Moa

Moa

Little Moa :)

Little Moa 🙂

Viggo with his uncle Fredrik. So cute!

Viggo with his uncle Fredrik. So cute!

Gotta do some running!

Gotta do some running!

Viggo: mid-roll!

Viggo: mid-roll!

Viggo

Viggo

The gift table and treats table during the party after the christening.

The gift table and treats table during the party after the christening.

Viggo at the pool, getting ready to jump in!

Viggo at the pool, getting ready to jump in!


Comments

Christening — 2 Comments

  1. Too cute! She looks remarkably okay with being carried around by a stranger.

    I am definitely not christened, but I did go to Sunday School for a bit as a kid because my mom thought we should be exposed to different ideas. Mostly I remember cookies and orange juice and colouring books.

    Also, definitely an atheist, so obviously it did not rub off on me!

    • She was amazing. Didn’t cry a single time during the entire thing. Which is quite unusual. Especially when they start splashing their heads with water *lol*

      I went to some version of Sunday School as well. Though it was on Thursday afternoons here. I mainly liked it for the “stories” and the various things we got to do. (Like pearls, colouring etc.) Though my dad says that for a brief time they got to me and I asked him if he believed in God so he could go to heaven. I personally don’t remember this at all. And these days I’m definitely an atheist, and have been for as long as I can remember 🙂

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