Friday, December 11, 2009

A day in a life of and Elf

Nana and I took the boys down to the Macy's Holiday display on the light rail today! What a trooper Nana is! I am sure she has some California dreams in the 15 degree day! Burrr! We also were able to meet Daddy and Auntie Kathy for lunch. After we headed up to Daddy's office to show Nana were he works. It was an action packed day!

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This is right as you walk in the doors of the display. The boys eyes were so wide, they really enjoyed the entire display!

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Isak and Nana waiting to see Santa!

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Christopher and Harrison were excited to see Santa, and then not so much once we got in! By the end they gave him a great big hug. So happy my camera was handy!


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We made some great memories today! Thanks Nana!

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Isak's 5th Birthday Party


Thursday Grandma stopped over to give Isak his Birthday present. She was heading off to Texas for a few days, and will be missing Isak's real birthday this year. She gave him a hand painted Pinocchio puppet. Isak has really been enjoying it.

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Today we had a good old fashioned basement style Birthday party for Isak. We had 11 kids + our 3. It was a bit wild, but we think all the kids had a good time. Thanks to our friends Dan & Juli for staying and helping us out!

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We played drop the pin in the pail, Musical chairs, and duck duck gray duck.

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Isak received such wonderful presents from all his friends, he even was willing to share them with his little brothers. It was a good day we will sleep well tonight!

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Our visitor

Over the summer we have occasionally had a little visitor that comes and spends some time with us in the back yard. This cat is a neighbor hood cat, and is the sweetest ever!

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As you can see the boys absolutely love her, and follow her every move. I think the cat loves the visits as much as we do. She has 3 very excited boys chasing her around the yard, yet she sticks around for hours. The best way to have a pet:)

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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Brotherly Love

Since we moved the boys into Big boy Beds, we have been trying to capture the cute ways they fall asleep together. Harrison seems to always be snuggling up next to Christopher in his bed. It is always such a treat to go up at night and see what we find.


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This was last night they were holding hands. I will keep trying to capture these sweet moments, as they are not always so sweet to each other during there waking hours.


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Monday, November 2, 2009

3 days of Halloween!

Isak wanted to be a Robot this year. The boys were little monkey's witch is what they are in real life. I could not pass them up!

I spent most of last Wednesday working on Isak's costume, he had a party at school Thursday. Friday we had a Moms club party, and Saturday was Halloween.The boys and I carved our pumpkins from the apple orchard during the afternoon. Daddy was out finishing up some last minute yard work before the snow flies. We had a quick dinner and then it was off for tricker treating!


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Isak's school costume party

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Isak designed his own pumpkin this year, and was very proud of it! The boys needed a little help, they doodled all over there pumpkins and had a great time. When it came down to the cleaning out part, they were interested for about 5 minutes. Then I was stuck doing the rest! Oh well maybe next year Isak will like that part a little more??

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This is the end product they really enjoyed looking at them all lit up!

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This was the first year the boys went tricker treating. It only took a couple houses, and then they were into the routine. They could hardly believe people were giving them candy!

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They were all moving so fast I only was able to get one good one of Harrison in his monkey suit!
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It was really a fun night!

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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Whistling Wells Apple Orchard

Last Saturday we finally had some good weather! Despite the frost and snow we have had, we decided to head out to the Apple orchard with some of our very good friends for a beautiful Fall day. The Boys had so much fun picking apples, and running all over the place!


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The boys really enjoyed feeding the chickens and picking out there pumpkins for Halloween.


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Christopher running threw the rows of Apples

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Harrison showing off his pick.

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William Isak and Nolan Best Buds!

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Racing threw the orchard, what a great way to spend the day. They fell asleep as we were driving out to the main road. We look forward to next years trip!








Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Ouch!

Last night while getting dinner out of the oven I heard a loud thunk! And then a very loud cry. I walked over to Harrison laying next to the coffee table, and this is what I found. Mark took him into Urgent care last night, and they glued his forehead back together. He now will have a matching scar to Christopher that did the same thing almost a year ago!


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This afternoon it was like nothing ever happened. I hope the scar heals nice!

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A visit from Arlene & John Then and now

Last Thursday Marks Aunt and Uncle from California stopped in for a nice visit. They were here on there annual trip to Minnesota, and we were able to get the chance to visit with them for the evening. This Picture was taken back in September of 2005!

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And this is this year. Isak and Arlene really had a good time together!

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We had a great time catching up. We hope to see them again soon!

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Marks Birthday!

Last Tuesday was Marks Birthday. We celebrated with a Pizza Party in the porch.
And of course Finding Nemo was the movie.

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For Dessert I made Carmel Banana Cream Tiramisu. It was very good.


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The boys really loved it! Mark and I were able to get out Saturday to One of our favorite restaurants Origami for a Birthday dinner.


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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Isak's First Day of School

Isak is in his second week of his final year of preschool! He was so excited to start, he kept asking me every day for weeks, is this the day I get to go to school?When it came down to the day I think he was a bit nervous.


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Mom had to get her annual back to school picture in.
Then it was off to check out his new room, and meet his new Teacher.

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This is Isak and his Teacher Ms. Sue she is so wonderful!

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And this is how I left him. He is becoming so grown up. The first week they did a music study, the author they studied was Bob Marley. I asked Isak what he knew about Bob Marley. He said Mom he has beautiful Cinnamon skin. I said yes he does honey. When I told him his Mom and Dad had Bob Marley music he was shocked. That night we listened to Bob Marley over dinner.
His teacher says he is very attentive, and asks allot of questions. He is off to a great year!

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Monday, September 7, 2009

The State Fair

Last Sunday we took the boys to the State Fair. The first stop was to get our favorites, a foot long, cheese curds, pronto pup. The list goes on. Then it was off to machinery hill. The boys really had fun here last year, so we thought it would be even better this year. It was!

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Next it was off to the kid midway The boys loved the rides! I thought this one looked cool, I could not resist going with Isak. It was really fun!


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This is the only ride the twins were big enough to go on. They were really upset to get off!

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We did not get home until about 8 pm the boys and Mom and Dad were wiped out! Another successful year at the Fair!