Saturday, May 26, 2012

Bjorn is just so cute!

I took these pictures for my acupuncturist because he wanted pictures of a super happy, super healthy baby and he specifically requested pictures of Bjorn. I was under the acupuncturist's care when I got pregnant with Bjorn and continued treatments thru the pregnancy. I ate a strict gluten-free, low carb, high fat diet with lots of kelp, cod liver oil, butter, raw milk, raw milk cheese, bone broth and veggies while pregnant (and actually before getting pregnant). As a result (I think) we've got Bjorn, our mellow, happy, cute as a button baby! And now Born is starting to enjoy many of these healthy treats. Yesterday I gave him cod liver oil! And recently I started giving him bone broth veggie soups.

Thursday, May 24, 2012


 While on a hike we came across a big stand of bamboo.
Odin, our super athlete, tried climbing up them of course!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Bjorn Almost Standing

This morning Bjorn tried to stand up! I told him to stop; he needed to learn to crawl first!!!

But it was so fun for him!
Meanwhile he also loves playing in the kitchen with the pots and pans.
OK, mom, I am working on the crawling bit too!
This past weekend we had some fun visitors.   After dinner we all enjoyed some yummy chocolate ice cream!
And then Amanda read everyone a story before bed.

Monday, May 21, 2012


 Cute picture of mom and Bjorn!
Going on a hike and big brother got a little too close to little brother who likes to grab things with his hands (including hair!). 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


We went to the local pool this past weekend so Odin could start swim lessons.  Bjorn loves water too, so he had lots of fun as well.  It was a great heated pool that was only about 3 feet deep, perfect for learning to swim.
 We went swimming with Odin's friend Maya
 Maya's mom, Tia, is helping Odin to learn how to swim. 
 Bjorn just loved floating around and watching all of the action!

Monday, May 14, 2012


Breakfast time can be a crazy time for Momma.  Making breakfast for everyone while jugglin' Bjorn, Odin and sometimes reassuring Dad that the clothes he picked out are OK can be tough!  Fortunately this morning Odin was a super big help; he made his own breakfast;-)  Momma asked him what he wanted and he said a sandwhich with turkey, cheese and jelly!  OK, said Momma.  She got out all the ingredients (and toasted the millet bread--still no gluten for Odin--with butter) and this is what Odin made:
Yum!  Sure is tasty!  I think there are 5 slices of cheese and 6 slices of turkey;-)
Here Grandma helps out by feeding Bjorn his breakfast of avocado, banana, coconut oil and cinnamon.
that is his favorite breakfast

Monday, May 7, 2012

Best Buds

On a good day Odin gets to hang with his best buds, Lucus and Demetrius, and on a great night he gets to camp with them!!  This past weekend the McMullan's opened their home and farm up for a lively camp party.  We had a blast!  Good food, great music, awesome sleeping weather and in the morning...

splashing in their pond!

Below Lucus digs while Demetrius covers Odin's feet with mud!  People pay good money for such skin treatments!

Demetrius and Odin hang out and play music by the fire.
Odin and Lucus do some serious tree climbing!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Garden Fun

Our garden is starting to boom!  Below is the left SIDE of the garden!  Yes, only half this picture you can see garlic (first bed barely showing), green beans and carrots (second bed), shelling peas (third bed) and the rest of the beds you really can't tell but there is pepper plants (4th bed), nothing yet (will be more green beans), zucs and basil (6th bed), more shelling peas (7th bed) and around the edge asparagus and two Asian Pear trees.
And here is a pic of the full garden.  It is large!  But we share it with two other families.
Bjorn sitting up (and sideways...can't get the picture turned correctly).  Behind him is our strawberry patch.
Zoom in if you can and you will see a very cute Bjorn!
Bjorn and Dad hanging in the grass.
Odin getting caught cutting grass with "adult" scissors...

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Brothers and Bikes

Odin used to request to hold Bjorn all the time, but lately he hasn't...until the other day he asked.  He just so loves his baby brother and it is really very fun to see.

Odin is getting better and better at riding and Mom's getting more exercise!
Dad and Bjorn being oh so cute together!

In other is busy with work, play and the garden!  The garden really occupies a lot of our time, but it is super great fun.  Last week Odin gave Grandma a tour of the garden.  He was able to identify many of the plants (this makes Mom super proud).  Today we saw some of the pole beans starting to germinate (Odin helped Mom plant them 2 weeks ago).  Mom also caught Odin eating some green peas and strawberries from the garden;-)  We are all excited and hopeful for a big harvest this year.