Thursday, December 22, 2011


This year for Hanukkah we are having a blast! On the first day mom held a party for Odin's friends. They made menorahs, ate latkis and chocolate, played with driedals, danced and sang songs!
Last night Odin helped Grandma light candles...(he then blew them out just so he could light them again;-).
Dad and Bjorn spent some quality time together. Bjorn is so responsive!
and he holds his head up so well these days.
more tree climbing for Odin! In this picture there are 3 boys climbing...Demetrius, Lucas and Odin. They are best buds!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

I saw it!

Bjorn just rolled and this time...I SAW IT! Yeah! The big boy is growing and doing so many cool things (in addition to rolling). He "talks" a lot and coos while nursing (so incredibly sweet). He holds our gauze and appears to answer our questions when we ask him. He, also, still sleep a lot. Odin continues to love his baby brother and appears to be a bit protective of him. If someone gives Bjorn a kiss or touches him, Odin always follows with a kiss right on Bjorn's head as if to say, "that's MY brother!"

Friday, December 16, 2011

Monday, December 12, 2011

Bjorn Rolled!

When I wasn't looking!  Serves me right for trying to work while Bjorn is hanging out in a different room!  This morning he was laying on his tummy about to fall asleep.  I snuck off to the office to try and get some work done.  Five minutes later I heard a loud cry, so I trotted into the living room to make sure he was OK.  AND there he was on his back!  I think he scared himself by rolling, in all fairness he got a little help b/c he rolled off the mat (about 1/2 inch high).  Here is a picture minutes before he rolled...

Yesterday we had our annual Christmas party.  It was a blast.  Adults and children decorated wreaths, ate yummy food and played really hard outside and we had a bonfire.

Bjorn looking so cute in his Christmas outfit (the same one Odin wore!).

Friday, December 9, 2011

Bjorn's Smile

This morning we finally caught Bjorn's heartwarming smile on camera!
To get him to smile, Odin and Dad were being very funny!
Last weekend we took a trip to the land.  It was a gorgeous day!
This past week we also got our Christmas Tree.  Odin loved decorating it. 
It was really important to Odin that he put the star on the top of the tree.
Grandpa Dave came to visit yesterday.  He and Bjorn did some hanging out...

Yesterday Bjorn and Odin both went to the doctor.  Odin now weighs 35 pounds (72 percentile) and is 38.25 inches tall (69 percentile).  Bjorn is a big boy!  He weighs 16 pounds (97 percentile) and is 24.5 inches long (81 percentile).  According to the doc both boys are right on schedule developmentally.