Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Week at the Lake House

So much fun was had at the lake house...

We got a last minute Christmas tree and the kids decorated it with Dad.

Santa was very generous!

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Monday, November 7, 2016

Boys Cooking Dinner

Odin and Bjorn planned and made dinner for us last night.  It was really fun and a lot of learning for both.  AND, they ate without complaining!

Odin planned his meal:  green beans, sliced peppers, mac 'n cheese, and burgers.

Bjorn planned his appetizer:  black beans with salsa, sour cream, and cheese.

Boys snapped beans while watching a show.

Then Bjorn prepped his appetizer.  First time using a can opener, but he got it easily.  

Then Odin prepped his meal.  He found the meat gross...

Was surprised to see seeds in the red pepper...

But was very happy to make the mac 'n cheese!

Both had chocolate milk w their meal as a treat for a job well done!

Monday, October 31, 2016


Its Halloween and in Athens Halloween is THE HOLIDAY to celebrate!  We hosted the 2nd annual pumpkin carving party and a gooey mess was had by all...

Mom and Dad enjoyed the wild rumpus and went out dancing with friends!

Here's a picture of the entire gang... 

And...on Halloween (yes a Monday!) we went to a party and took the kids trick or treating down Boulevard.

At the party the kids boobed for apples (Bjorn was a Ninja).
 Odin was a zombie!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Weekend fun

With the weather cooling a bit, we dusted off our bikes this weekend and went for a very, very long bike ride to the UGA Homecoming tailgate!  On the way home Odin entertained us with some tricks...(yes, he's standing on his bike!).

Bjorn decided he wanted to take a selfie with momma!

Grandma Fern playing scrabble with the boys.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Bjorn turned 5!

Our new tradition...mornings at Ike and Jane!  Birthday donut.

He got Captain America apparel too...and practiced on dad ;-)

Monday, September 12, 2016

Odin's Skating Birthday Party

A couple weeks late, but still tons of fun!  We had Odin's birthday party at the skating rink.  Many very cool friends of Odin's came and even some parents skated!

Mom and Dad skated!  Mom only fell once when she was trying to skate backwards!
 Odin's best buddy, Ben, was there!

 Wonderful friends...

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Odin turns 8!

Odin turned 8 last week.  We had a big day!  It began with a bike ride to Ike and Jane for birthday donuts
 and ended with dinner at HiLo.  Odin got a video game for his birthday and the picture says it all...

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

These boys are just so incredible...

And I love them so much...

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

First Day of School

Today is the first day of 3rd grade for Odin and PreK for Bjorn.

Yesterday we went to the school to walk around, meet the teachers and help Bjorn get comfortable with his new school.  Odin acted the part of big brother and gave Bjorn lots of tips.  They also enjoyed playing on the wall-of-wonder at the school.

 Then we went to get new shoes for the boys!  Bjorn said his new shoes made him run faster!
Odin in his new 3rd grade classroom.  Excited and ready to learn! (And Bjorn hiding behind him).
Bjorn had a big hug for dad and was excited to be in his classroom too.

Lake House Vacation

We ended summer with a bang!  We spent 2 weeks at the lake house, had tons of visitors and lots and lots of fun.

Kitty Poo went with us and she loved it.  She spent most of her time on the deck, but also spent some time with the neighbors and tolerated hanging out in Odin's fort.

Momma and Bjorn tried out paddle boards and really enjoyed them!  Next toy on the list!

Lots of swimming, but also some good movie time!

Sunset cruises with the family.

Jumping from uber high places with friends.

 Playing games with friends...

And, of course, lots of tubing!