Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The New Living Room

 
 
 
 
We've been meaning to do a "house in review" for the whole year, but haven't gotten around to it. We got our new living room furniture a few weeks ago - it feel awesome! We still have so much to do and add to this room, but it finally feels plesant. We love it!
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Nila lost a tooth

 
Nila lost her tooth last week! For some reason this makes us feel very old as parents - no more babies, we are moving into real kid territory.
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Ice skating

 
 
We've been trying to get the kids out one on one more often lately. Jonas had his first official kid date last week. Jason took him ice skating downtown.
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Saturday, January 08, 2011

Snow Removal

 
 
It's been snowing here a lot. Both the kids were begging for shovels (I know - tough crowd I have here) so I finally got around to getting them some. I was going to get them some kiddie shovels, but they were pathetic and didn't look like they would move any snow, let alone hold up for a day, AND they were ten bucks each! I was debating the merits of wasting 20 bucks for a few hours of fun or just saving the cash and telling the kids they didn't exist, when I saw these handy car shovels. They are the kind that you keep in the trunk in case you get the car stuck. They were on sale for six each (plus they included a handy ice scraper too)! They are just the right size for the kids to use and they are real shovels that won't break. And if by some miracle they are not lost in the first season, we could actually use them in the car for emergencies.

Let the child labor begin!
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Thursday, January 06, 2011

Happy Birthday to ME!

 
 
 
Nila made me this great crown for my birthday yesterday. It is super cute and she insited I wear it ALL DAY LONG yesterday. It really made me feel special cleaning up or doing dishes in a crown. (It might also have added a bit of heft to my discipline - you know since it was coming from someone in visable authority.) She also made me this great telescope to use! I love it! Oh my dear thoughtful little girl - I love you!
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Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Lilly eats food

 
 
 
 
Or, not so much. We tried Lilly on some food again. She is not so excited. This morning I tried Oatmeal and she pretty much looked at me like I was trying to gag her. Then she hacked it all up and spit it out. I don't think she has the idea yet. You are SUPPOSE to swallow it. So, we are pretty much still nursing full time. Lilly bit me last week. It took some serious committment to nurse thru the pain on that one. The worst part was that she kept biting me! On the same spot! I was getting pretty fearful. It is almost all healed up now, but I still get a little shiver when I see her open mouth coming for me.
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Sunday, January 02, 2011

Happy Birthday Baby Maeve!

 
 
 
We rounded out the weekend of cookies, candy and food with a birthday celebration for Maeve. She turned one a week ago, but had the flu so we couldn't celebrate. Happy Birthday Maeve!
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And then the opening began...

 
 
 
 
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Merry First Christmas Lilly!

 
 
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Christmas Morning!

 
 
 
 
Santa brought snowglobes for both Nila and Jonas!
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Jonas' stocking



Auntie Lis was hard at work trying to help finish Jonas' stocking. Grandma started it a little late this year so he had a stand in one instead.
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Cookies and Books before Santa comes

 
 
 
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