Sunday, February 20, 2011


Yesterday we went over to my friend Kassandra’s house. Her little guy Jaxen, is 8 months old and super sweet and adorable. Here are some pictures of them in their matching bear jackets…which will probably embarrass them someday! Both babies were very curious about each other but everytime Jaxen would babble, Rowan would scream and cry because it scared him. Sad, but kind of funny at the same time. Poor guy!




Sleepy Baby

We took Rowan on a walk today. It was a super sunny and kind of cold but we bundled him up and put him in the Bjorn. I think all the fresh air really tired him out because as soon as we got home he passed out. Love those squished little lips!
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Friday, February 18, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Russ and I celebrated our 4th Valentine's Day together this year. I've made this heart shaped chocolate chip cookie for him every year. It's so fun to start family tradition!
It's fun to reminisce about the past few years because things sure have changed! Our first one was only about a month after we started dating. I got a giant bouquet of roses and calla lillies delivered to work. That evening I went over to Russ' house and he made dinner and dessert for me. The following year we got engaged!! It was such a special night. We drove out to Kerry Park and drank champagne overlooking the beautiful Seattle skyline. Russ took out his "Valentine" which was a letter telling me everything he loves about me. At the end he got down on one knee and proposed. After enjoying a little more time there, we went to the restaurant where we had our first date, Red Fin for some amazing sushi. Last Valentine's Day was our first married V-day. I had just found out I was pregnant a couple weeks before and we settled for some thai food and kept things casual. This year was our first year with little Rowan. Russ and I planned to go on our first date alone since he was born and my mom was going to watch him. She called the morning of and came down with a bad cold. We decided to take Rowan along with us and if you have a baby, you know how hard it can be to eat at a restaurant. That all happened on Saturday since Vday was on Monday. On the actual day, I planned a special dinner and it didn't work out. We ended up eating apple cinnamon pancakes, and having dark chocolate m&m's and wine for dessert. You know what though?? It was perfect. Perfectly us...a new family enjoying each other and our new life together. Hope you had lots of love surrounding you this Valentine's Day!
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Chillin' By The Fire

Rowan loves to lay by the fire when he wakes up in the morning. We play and talk and sing together because he's usually in such a great mood! He's wearing a 9 month outfit here...and is only 4 1/2 months!!
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Monday, February 14, 2011

Mommy’s Little Baldy

I didn’t have any hair until I was over a year old…I think Rowan might be following in my footsteps. I love his little bald head. He is getting some blonde fuzz growing in though!


Little Vans

The day Russ and I found out we were having a little boy we had to buy some mini Van’s. How cute are these??!!


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

4 Months Old

This month seemed to bring the most obvious changes to me. Somehow Rowan went from this tiny little infant to a big babbling baby full of personality! He started blowing bubbles, reaching for toys (on purpose!), rolling over a few times, and we even got a real giggle. He was all smiles for the doctor. Here are the stats from his checkup:

Weight: 15 lbs 6 oz (50-75 percentile)

Height: 26 1/2 in (75th percentile)

He’s wearing mostly 6 month clothing now, and even one outfit in 9 months. This is mostly due to those long legs although he’s starting to look a little more chubby!



LOVE HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Birthday Bestefar!

We had my dad over to celebrate his birthday. Rowan really loved sitting in his "Bestefar's" lap (Grandpa in Norwegian). It's pretty sweet to see them together and to see my dad as a grandpa. Happy Birthday Dad, we love you!
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