Friday, January 31, 2014


Sometimes we get snow in NC!  It is rare, but it happens...and we got a bit coupled with very low temperatures this past week.  As a result the kids got 4 days off of school and it has been a PARTY!!  The first day off Grandpa took the kids to Playnation (an indoor playground).  The second day Momma took the day off of work, the third went back to Playnation and today (the fourth day) they are at Momma Lynna's:-).  Here is a picture of Odin and Luca enjoying some coconut milk snow cream.

During this time the kids got a taste of the snow (literally, Odin said he ate some while jumping on the trampoline!).  Today it is warm so it will all melt, which is fine by Momma!  But I'm sure the kids will miss it.

In other exciting news...Odin has started to read and we are so proud of him!  For the past three mornings he has read to Momma while snuggling in bed.  It is slow, of course, and Momma has to help him with the big words, but he is probably reading about 50% of an easy reader's book.  Yeah Odin!!!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Saturday morning at home

Sometimes we have a slow Saturday morning at home with Mom...This past Saturday we played with trains (something we haven't done in a long time!).

 Oh, my what a cute butt!

Odin and Bjorn did some was very cute to see Odin help Bjorn up on the dresser!

And, Odin and Grandpa cracked some nuts in the sun!
Later that evening we did some garden work!  Started prepping the beds for spring veggies!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Hiking, Running and Playing at the Park

Yesterday was a busy day full of hiking, running, playing at the park and checking out a new thrift store!  We started at Yates Mill.

 The boys did some racing...
 And then we found a new toy at the a thrift store and took it to a park to give it a spin.  Odin was very kind to help Bjorn and once Bjorn lost interest Odin rode it the rest of the afternoon;-)

Friday, January 10, 2014


Even Grandpa has fun at the park!

Dad spends lunch with Odin

Today Dad had lunch with Odin.  Don't they look a like!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Brother's Playing Together

Sometimes (most of the time) the boys love playing together...last night was especially fun to watch.  Odin has been teaching Bjorn how to romp on the couch.  Mom thinks it is a good way to develop balance!  :-)

Odin helps Bjorn up...

 They hang out a bit together...

And then the fun begins...

Odin can be such a clown!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Bjorn's Bubble Bath

Yesterday Bjorn wanted a bubble bath in the kitchen sink!  It has been a while since we've done that because he's gotten so big, but...why not!?!?

He loved it and stayed well past "prune stage" and got very clean indeed!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Bjorn's first hair cut

We did it...we got Bjorn's haircut.  It was so hard on Dad, but Mom was thrilled (and so are Grandma and Grandpa!).  Bjorn seemed pretty pleased with the new style too.

Bjorn sat still the entire time and seemed to really enjoy the attention.

Bjorn's favorite part was the dryer.

And now, hopefully, the knots won't be as bad...