Sunday, December 26, 2010
On Christmas Eve, we had Granpa Dave and Grandma Alla along with Uncle Jeff for dinner. Odin had a gift for Uncle Jeff's dog, Mynx, that he was very excited to give her and help her unwrap!
On Christmas morning Odin unwrapped a chainsaw from Grandma Cathy and WOW, it is by far his favorite! He was cutting non-stop. Can you tell he is a forester's son??
Later Christmas day we went to a local park to let Odin run around, but he mostly cut all the bushes with his chainsaw.
One of his other favorites is a scooter. You can't see it in the picture, but there are 2 wheels in the back for stability.Late on Christmas day it started snowing. By this morning we had about 8 inches of snow!
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
The 10 panels installed!! The system is a 2.2 KWh system, we sell the electricity right back to the power company. Should have complete pay-back of the system in 6.5 years (and we still own the system). The panels are under warranty for 25 years.
Monday, November 29, 2010
Bubbe joined us for T-Day as well and helped to keep Odin entertained while Momma cooked T-day dinner. Bubbe is really good at arts and crafts. Odin and Bubble cut, pasted and colored pictures. The day after Thanksgiving we took Odin to Monkey Joe's for some hardcore fun! Odin loves climbing, jumping and SLIDING!!!!!
Monday, November 22, 2010
Odin was terribly sad he didn't get to go hunting with the men, but quickly reassessed the situation when he and Bubbe started playing piano! Bubbe taught Odin about the black and white keys and to only use his fingers on the piano (no elbows, feet or other objects!;-) After playing piano Momma pulled out a special surprise for Odin; a pair of big boy scissors! Odin loves cutting and boy did he love the scissors!
Every night Daddie spoke with Odin on the phone. When the phone would ring Odin would run to it, pick it up, and say, "Hello Daddie!" It was difficult for Momma to get a chance to talk with Daddie because Odin wouldn't give up the phone! In addition to playing piano, cutting with scissors and talking on the phone Odin learned some Jewish traditions. He went to an Orthodox Bluegrass music jam (and sat still for an entire hour while starring intently at the guitar players)...every time they stopped playing he would yell, "More!" Odin also went to Saturday morning services and helped the Rabbi by bringing Thomas Trains onto the Bima where the Rabbi was conducting services. The Rabbi gently gave them back to Odin and Momma encouraged him back down to the pews.
All the play wore Odin out! He passed out on Bubbe for a long nap!
Monday, November 15, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
We decorated some cookies, which Odin was very good at since he gets lots of practice squeezing the ketchup bottle at home (sometime too much practice!).
Saturday, October 16, 2010
carry the rocks to the fish tank (located in the sunroom)...
pour them in the fish tank...
and then arrange the plants perfectly. Odin also helped fill the tank with water. It was MANY trips back and forth from the kitchen to the tank using the quart-sized yogurt container to carry water (10 gallon tank)! HA, we helped him.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Yesterday Dad pushed them on the swing...they really enjoyed being able to swing together (instead of having to take turns...who likes to take turns anyway1?!?!).
One, two, three...BLAST-OFF!
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Maya was much more serious about the crackin'...