Wednesday, December 31, 2008

December Trips!

Odin's Holiday travels...

Odin's first train ride into New York City! He had fun looking out the window!

Visit with Uncle Bill in Brooklyn.

Going for a walk around Brooklyn.

Visit Long Island, NY with Uncle Josh, Aunt Maria, and cousins Hannah and Aaron.

Visit with Uncle Jonah and Aunt Lynn and cousin Hannah.

Happy Baby!

Odin meeting Ryan, Uncle Jon and Aunt Jen.

Odin with Uncle Frank, Aunt Lisa, Mom-Mom, Great Grandma, Uncle Ant, and Grandpa

Uncle Ant talking to Odin about rock climbing!

Visit with Grandpa, Great-Grandpa, Great Grandma, Uncle Brandon, Aunt Mary and cousin Sydney

Sunday, November 30, 2008

3 Months Old and Thanksgiving

Wow, Odin is 3 months old now! Hard to believe...time is flying by!

Here is a picture on Thanksgiving with Great-Grandma Leah and her long time friend Inge.

Odin with Grandma Fern.

Odin with mom, look how big he's gotten!

4 Generations! Great-Grandma Leah, Grandma Fern, Mom and Odin.

Monday, November 24, 2008

12 weeks old - More Pictures!

Here is Uncle Brandon holding Odin during a recent visit.

Here is Odin wearing a sweater that Erica made for him. Look at how it makes him smile!

Odin just relaxing.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Canning Tomatoes and more smiles!

This past week we canned tomatoes with our friends Brad, Tia, and Maya. Mom washing the tomatoes with Odin and Dad hanging out!

Odin's got an older girlfriend! Maya kissing Odin during the canning event.

Brad, Maya, Dad, and Odin bushed after canning so many tomatoes!

Some results of the canning!!

Sunday, November 9, 2008


Mom and Dad have been waiting on the responsive smile for weeks! And FINALLY at 4am this morning we got it! We had just finished changing his diaper and nursing. Odin was wide
wake and very talkative...and then he flashed us a wonderful smile! This morning dad caught it on camera and here we have the evidence of our smiley baby.

Odin is now 10 weeks old!

It might be the case that Odin has Mom's nose...

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

land adventure

Odin with Dad taking a rest after a picnic!

Odin with Mom and Dad by the beaver pond.

Our friends from CO, Amy and Paul, came with us for a picnic!

And see the surprise we all got! A copperhead!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

8 weeks

Here's Odin wiggling some more!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

7 weeks old (again)

So, today is actually Odin's 7 week b-day. To celebrate mom and Odin took a bath together. During the bath Odin relaxed so much he...well, he...umm...did a little bathroom! So, we re-bathed him in the sink.

It is amazing how much he's grown and you can really tell when you compare this picture to the picture below of his first bath!

After his bath mom gave him massage. She used olive oil which not only made his skin feel silky smooth, it also made him smell edible;-)

Following the bath and massage Odin passed out in mom's arms in the sling.

Friday, October 17, 2008

7 weeks old!

At 7 weeks we are very happy to report that Odin is doing well and continues to thrive. He's close to 10 pounds and mom is gaining more muscles in her arms from holding him as much as possible! He's also sleeping more at night which mom and dad love. We happily admit we have a family bed, thus can report on Odin's night act ivies with great accuracy! This also makes life much easier on mom and dad as we don't have to get up to feed or comfort him when he gets fussy. Mom's best sleep happens when Odin's asleep on her chest. Last night he worried mom by going 5 hours without nursing (not that he was asleep the entire time...). He made up for it by marathon nursing from 7am to 9am! Odin feeds "on demand" and Celia is often amazed at how often he wants to nurse, but who wouldn't want to be nuzzled up close to mom???

I've been asked by a few friends (Celia typing here...) if I get bored or lonely all day with Bronson at work? NOPE! The days go so quickly. Odin and I hang out, we change diapers, we nurse, we read, we take walks (Odin "rides" in either the sling or the Moby carrier), we listen to NPR, and sometimes we dance (again with Odin in one of my carriers). Oh-yeah, we also do a lot of laundry!

Grandma Fern says with Celia always carrying Odin he doesn't get enough "wiggle" this picture is for Grandma Fern. Odin wiggling under some mobiles.

Dad also gets to carry Odin in the sling! When dad comes home from work he immediately picks up Odin and puts him on his chest for a nap or play time.

Odin doing his tummy time! Although not willing to show off for the camera, Odin is very good at lifting and turning his head. He is especially good at it when he is hungry and he is looking for mom's you know what...

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

5 1/2 Weeks Old

Odin hanging out on the couch (not sure why the picture is rotated).

Odin and Dad comparing hair after Dad got a haircut from mom.

Dad and Odin.

Odin measured 3 inches longer than when he was born! Now he's up to 22.5 inches long.

Amanda and Grady visit from GA.