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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Chillin' Bro's

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Mirror Image



We are often asked who we think Sevi looks like. That is hard to answer, as I see both Randy and I in him. But I also see alot of Soren, and there are times that with Sevi dressed in the same clothes I do a double take. As the home nurse said yesterday "looks like you cooked up the same recipe".

Thursday, November 19, 2009

It's a Boy!!!

We Joyfully Welcome:

Sevien Rupert Murrill Lewandowski
Born November 17, 2009 @ 5:10pm
9 pounds 6 ounces
21 inches

All are fantastic and healthy!

Monday, November 16, 2009

The Tortoise and the Hare

We have been laughing about how different the two pregnancies have been, especially this grand finale. They have come to be known as the tortoise and the hare. Soren was like the hare, arriving on the due date with a fast labor and delivery. Baby #2 is like the tortoise, taking it's sweet time. Every day Soren talks to the belly, telling the baby to come out, he wants to meet it. He also did a little role playing in the tortoise shell last week at the Children's Museum, silly little hare.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Gemini Horoscope

Today's Horoscope (Randy and I are both Gemini's) read as the following:
There's no need to rush. Everything happens in the perfect time for you. And your wise to let others go at their own pace, too.
Ahhh, sage advice for one that is at 41 weeks. Yet - tomorrow is the new moon.......

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Still Waiting.........

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Puppet Show

Not a day goes by that Soren doesn't ask for his favorite thing: a puppet show. He is in charge of the props and Randy and I are in charge of the storyline, though he adds his own imaginative diversions during every performance. You can't imagine then how excited Soren and I were when I found this puppet theater along the side of the road yesterday morning. Along with fostering my child's creative play I have taught him the value of a great dumpster dive!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Speed Boy Racer

It didn't take Soren long to master the art of two-wheeled (four if you count the training wheels) cycling. The bike was a craigslist $10 steal that he received for his birthday last winter. He couldn't wait to hit the road this summer and was a very happy cruiser, often meeting up with his buddy Max for a cruise around the block.

Monday, November 09, 2009

Yard work turns exciting with the right size tool.

October and November in Minnesota seemed to have their weather patterns mixed up this year. October was cold and rainy and now November has been sunny and warm. We spent the weekend catching up on yard work with Soren testing out his new rake. At this stage of his life, Soren is all excited to help with anything and everything. I know all too soon that we will have to drag him out to help do his share of yard work - you can already see it in his pout.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Apple Pie

Soren calls Nana Lewandowski Nana Pie since he has been spoiled with her delicious homemade pies from birth. This summer she shared her pie making secrets with him. Rule #1 - bring your own rolling pin. Rule #2 - Lot's of laughter and taste testing.

Friday, November 06, 2009


Yesterday we took Soren to the Minnesota Children's Museum where he had a blast rockin' out in front of a blue screen to various music artists. The video was taken off a TV monitor on my point and shoot camera, so the quality is less then optimal but the enthusiasm is well captured.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

The Poser

Practicing some senior picture posing.........

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

The Expansion of Love

I have noticed an interesting correlation between the expansion of my belly, tied in to the decrease in the size of my lap, and my anxiety over loosing the quality 1:1 time I have with Soren. Soren has adapted to physically squeezing around the oversized pumpkin that was once my lap. I am the one hung up on the psychological squeezing in and expansion of how can one spread such great love between two children. I am often asked if Soren is excited about the baby's arrival and all signs indicate he is. But the reality is that I know there will be a lot of adjustments that will need to be made by all of us and that all of our hearts will grow with love. There is still something about that loss of individual attention a first child is blessed with by the arrival of a sibling that pulls a string of sadness in me. So I have been soaking up the moments of love and attention that Soren and I share, the quiet snuggles and toddler questioning that has taught me so much yet makes me excited in sharing this bliss with the baby.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Magic Painting Elves

We have been working hard on transforming the upstairs into a bedroom/playroom for Soren before the baby comes. I don't have any "before" shots but imagine dark brown walls and cream ceilings - basically a very dark space. We had some wonderful elves who spent a lot of time and energy painting the room. The magnetic chalkboard wall is a huge hit and Soren transitioned into the new room without a glitch. We are so thankful to all that helped, we couldn't have done it without you Nana Pie, Nana Guitar, Uncle Jeff and Matt!