Thursday, December 20, 2012


Although it is December...we've been having pretty warm weather and the boys have been enjoying afternoons outside.  Odin comes home from Tia's or Lynna's (the lovely mommas that watch him while Momma Celia works) and we head out to the backyard.  Momma Celia picks up dog poop (did we mention that we are dog-sitting Uncle Brandon's and Aunt Mary's two dogs PLUS Grandma Fern's dog...three dogs make a lot of poop...) but anyway, the kids...yes, they PLAY and PLAY!  Odin especially likes to push Bjorn on the tractor.  Bjorn enjoys it usually, unless...
Odin goes too fast!  And that makes Bjorn a little nervous.

When not playing outside in our backyard, we can often be found at an area park.  
Ah, nothing better than a Grandma to sleep on...

Monday, December 17, 2012

Hanukkah Party

Grandma Fern has started a new tradition...for the second year in a row she has hosted a Hanukkah party for the kids.  Of course everyone had FUN!

Odin, Demetrius, Lucus, Delta and Lizza play candyland together.
Pappa Luke, Delta and Lizzie play music while the boys dance.  Check out Odin's butt shake!
And Demetrius has got some good grovin' moves too! Lucus is focused on a shooting toy:-)
Delta gave us a violin concert and Bjorn was mesmerized!

A tired Bjorn sleeps on Momma Hope.
Before the party, we played in the garden.  Bjorn really digs the garden and getting dirty.
Grandma Fern also does "school" for Odin a couple of mornings a week.  Here she's showing both boys how to add and subtract using the calculator and the abacus.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Hey! I'm Talking!

Björn shocked Momma this morning by saying "HOT!"  Momma and Odin baked coconut flour muffins this morning and while she was holding Björn she opened the oven door to check to see if they were done.  He responded by saying "HOT" when the hot air wafted out of the oven.

Yesterday, Grandma Fern, told the dogs to "GO LAY DOWN!"  Björn repeated by pointing at the dogs and saying "G."  Which we interpreted as either he was saying go lay down too or he thinks the dogs are a G:-)

AND, yesterday he took 32 steps!

This is a great picture titled "One hand on the saw, One hand in the raisin box!"  :)

Monday, December 10, 2012

Wreath Decorating Party

This past weekend we had our annual wreath decorating party.  As always it was a blast and the kids had fun!  Bjorn got lots of attention and enjoyed seeing all the kids play.  BUT, his favorite was the snack table...he crawled up onto a chair and started helping himself to carrots, apples, and hummus.

 He even made a pretty design with carrots IN the hummus bowl.  Thankfully most folks were finished eating by this time!
 Here are all the kids (and momma's) decorating.
 And later in the night three momma's hung around to enjoy fabulous companionship.
 In the morning Odin couldn't wait to show off the wreath he decorated.