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Saturday, May 22, 2010

We'll Be Back After This Short Interruption

We have to vacate our home for the next week while we get new windows installed and the old lead ones removed. Then I will be up at the cottage with the boys while Randy paints. With our WiFi broken on the laptop I can only post on the desktop, so I leave you for the next couple of weeks with these two images of the boys.......

Slip 'n Slide

This past week the weather was fantastic and called out for some water activity. We were honored to be able to break in the Slip 'n Slide that Soren gave Kai for his birthday last January. Kai dove right in while Soren cared more to stay on his two feet. Both had a blast. Thanks for sharing in the fun Kai!

It's All About the Mouth

Some of Sevi's 6 month milestones: Teething and Feeding

What Would We Do Without You.......

We thought we had it all figured out this past winter for care for Sevi while I was back teaching two mornings a week. Then our nanny got stuck back home in Columbia when her green card expired. With Nancy and Henry in Florida for the month of March, my mom took on Sevi full time. Then it turned into a Nanna share for April and May. Sevi loved all the love and attention and I have a feeling that the Nanna's (and Henry) loved all the baby snuggles too. We thank you so very much for all your help, we couldn't have gotten through the semester without you.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Photo Quest

There is a saying in academia, at least in the arts, "Those who can't do, teach." As embarrassing as it is to admit, this phrase rings true in one arena of my photographic life, when it comes to trying to get a photo of Soren with Sevi. The image at the top of the blog (that was also our 2009 Christmas card) was obtained by the ultimate bribe of popping in M&M's into Soren's mouth. But since then Soren fights having his photo taken. I decided that maybe he would at least smile for a stranger if I was out of the so called picture, and it worked.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Spin Master

Already I am counting the days for when Soren will hit the height limit to go on roller coaster rides with me. Randy is out of the picture since he lost his roller coaster ability at Cedar Point in Sandusky, OH - The Roller Coaster Capital, a few years back. I have secretly been building up Soren's spin tolerance at the local parks and for now he has been loving the training!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Happy 6 Months Sevi!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Self Discovery

We have officially hit the timeframe in a babies first year that I really love. The time of self discovery. When a baby will spend hours contemplating their own hands and marvel at the ability to grab their own toes. Their knowledge of self has taken a leap and their sense of independence is growing. You catch them staring at you and you stop what you are doing to flash a smile and soak up that loving toothless grin of a response.

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Happy Mayday!