Friday, December 28, 2012

Mor Mor: Rowan’s BFF

Rowan calls my mom, Mor Mor (mother’s mother, in Norwegian).

Rowan LOVES her. Seriously. Always talks about her, and asks if we can go to her house. I think it’s the cutest.

She is always a good sport and the minute she walks in, Rowan takes her by the hand and leads her off to play “Fireman,” or “Bob the Builder” or Mickey Mouse.

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I also spend the majority of my day in the fireman hat, NO JOKE! :)

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas 2012

This had to be my most favorite Christmas to date. Now that Rowan is 27 months… he is SO FUN! I thought last year was fun because he was getting a little more excited about presents and such, but this year brought it to a whole new level. He loves Christmas trees, his Nativity scene & baby Jesus, Christmas lights, talking about decorating cookies, opening presents, etc…  Snowflake lane was pretty amazing for him too but I forgot my camera (cell phone pics didn’t turn out too good!)

It was also Isla’s first Christmas and there’s just something so sweet and precious about that.

I often look at my little family and feel so much joy. I also think in this season about how Jesus was once just a tiny little baby and how weird that is to fathom. It also puts things into perspective for me, thinking about how God brought His Son into the world, as a sweet little babe, knowing he would later die such a terrible death, just for us.

Happy Birthday Jesus! Next year I want to bake a cake for Him with the kids.

Here are some photos of the day:

Here’s our tiny little tree at home. We bought it the first Christmas we were married. Someday we will go out and get a real tree but for now this works great for us. We haven’t been able to use it for the last 2 years due to a little blonde guy that happens to live in our house ;-)  He was actually really good about it this year.

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After a nice quiet morning at home, we headed to my mom’s for more fun.  DSC_0152 - Copy DSC_0153 - Copy DSC_0154 - Copy DSC_0157 - Copy DSC_0163 - Copy DSC_0175 - Copy DSC_0179 - Copy DSC_0190 - Copy DSC_0205 - Copy DSC_0206 - Copy DSC_0210 - Copy DSC_0218 - Copy DSC_0236 - Copy DSC_0244 - Copy DSC_0258 - Copy and then home for bath time and a story before bed. :)DSC_0270

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Isla is 4 Months!


Our little Isla girl is 4 months old. She gets so fixated on the camera, that it’s still hard to capture one of her many smiles, but I promise she has lots of them! DSC_0116DSC_0099 She has been cooing and laughing up a storm, especially at Rowan. She now loves her baths and cries her little eyes out when I take her out. It’s pretty much the only time of day she does cry. She wakes up twice a night to eat, and still naps every 1 1/2 hours throughout the day. She’s started grasping at toys and putting her little hands into her mouth all the time. She startles easily and has become quite attached to me.

Here are her stats:

Height: 26 1/2 inches (still over the 98th percentile)

Weight: 15 lb 7 oz (75th percentile)

I looked back at Rowan’s stats and they are literally the EXACT same size. Isla is ONE oz bigger, but they are the EXACT same height. I think that’s so funny because I swear I keep thinking Isla looks bigger than Rowan did. maybe it’s her cheeks. :)

She’s our sweet little love!