Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy Birthday Leif!






Our big brother Leif is celebrating his Birthday today!! We love you Leif. We hope you have an excellent day and are praying the sun shines in your neighborhood soon!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Happy 4th Birthday Casey!




Today our baby boy is four-years-old. We are home sick today..but we are rallying. Poor little Casey had a bad bout of croup the other night and now is holding a nice 101+ degree fever. He is currently asleep on the couch..looking so sweet and peaceful. It is crazy when Casey has no appetite and no energy...it just feels so wrong. I am grateful that I have not gone into labor because I really want to see Casey feel better before his whole world gets turned upside down with a new baby brother.

We love you Casey. You are the sweetest, silliest little boy and we are just so incredibly lucky to be your parents!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Hanging out...




We went bowling on Friday night for the first time with Casey. He had a great time. The next morning we all woke up slow and just hung out before all the parties took off. We had a family Christmas party Saturday night and we hosted a small Birthday party for Casey this afternoon. We're all fighting colds and I feel like a watched pot! Hope everyone is hanging in there...Hugs and love to you all!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Happy 5th Birthday Ava!!






Our beautiful niece Ava is five-years-old today. She is not only beautiful on the outside but she is so caring and loving. She has a tender heart and we all just adore her. We wish we were with Ava today to help her celebrate.

There once was a princess named Ava
Who thought fruit snacks had an excellent flava
She held tea parties, wore pink and loved everything pretty
Her family adored her and found her quite witty
The days passed too soon and Ava turned five
Today is the day we dance the Ava jive!


We love you soo much!

Hugs,
Aunt Nora, Uncle Pedar and Casey

Sunday, December 14, 2008

As Winter quickly approaches, we've discovered a growing enthusiasm for bicycling at our house. In particular, Casey has been begging to go ride his bike, our bike trailer, then his bike again...as often as possible while the sun is out. Strike that. He even made me (Daddy) take him for a nighttime ride last night around the 'hood to look at Christmas lights.





As you can see, Casey has the bug for life on two wheels. I have no idea where that came from. Lucky for him, Mommy and Daddy LOVE to ride too! Now for a few of the more obvious hurdles to Casey's new hobby - baby brother Erik arriving any day now AND the onset of a rainy season.

Nothing like the shortest days of the year AND precipitation to drive a 3 year old to pedal like there's no tomorrow.

Here's to an adventurous winter for all, even if it means taking your kids for a ride when everyone else is inside by the fire :-)

Friday, December 12, 2008

Towel skirts are soo much fun!


Last night, after Casey's bath, Pedar made Casey a towel skirt and he loved it! It really is the little things, like a towel skirt or an unexpected gingerbread cookie that remind us to smile and giggle...even when times seems a little harder than usual. Hope this pic of Casey in his towel skirt brings a smile to your sweet face!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Polar Express Train Ride






Last night Pedar, Casey and I went on the Polar Express Train Ride. It was our second time and this year was just as fun. Casey loved getting dressed in his jammies and seeing Santa.

Count down for baby Erik....




Only a few more weeks till baby Erik arrives. I am working till Dec. 19th and then I plan on cleaning, organizing, shopping...you know...anything to get this baby out!

I feel pretty good. We are really excited about meeting this little guy and seeing what he looks like!

The house projects are starting to wind down too. The microwave has been placed in the kitchen, the pantry is done, the kitchen/computer cabinet just needs to be installed. The bathroom still has a hole in the ceiling, but Pedar is going to install the new bathroom fan soon. Other than that, there are just a few other small items and then with a bit of cleaning, I will feel somewhat relaxed and ready. Can you ever feel relaxed and ready around the Holiday's??