Wednesday, April 21, 2010


says Soren. But deep down he likes the attention.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

My Sister, My Hero

I usually try to brag as much as I can, but really I can only get so far without lying. Until I realized that I could write about my sister* instead.

Seriously, Daisy is so awesome. Here is one reason why. She is doing an Ironman Triathlon in 15 days. IRONMAN!!!!!!! 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and 26.2 mile run. Yes, Daisy, you motivate me to drag myself out of bed in the morning and run (term used loosely) about 1.62 miles. And really, Daisy, I did think of you yesterday while I was eating my butter pecan ice cream cone.

Not to mention that Daisy has four beautiful girls, a mediocre husband, teaches preschool, reads 14,098 books a week, selflessly donates plasma, is the best lactation resource, and always has time to talk on the phone to her little sister. Thanks, Dais, you're the best.

Can't wait to cheer you on. From the sidelines. Yes, safely from the sidelines.

*So I could brag all about Emily, too. See here, here and here. But that'll have to wait until later.

Monday, April 12, 2010

CJ's Favorite Part of Baby Animals Days



Nevermind the candy cannon, baby bears, baby goats, chicks, sheep, baby everything that you can hold in your hand and pet and squeeze. Nevermind the sheep shearing demonstration, corn dogs and chocolate milk (ok, actually the chocolate milk was a big hit, too) and the tepees. Mostly, we were about rocks and trains.

Monday, April 5, 2010

First Ever Annual Artic Easter Egg Hunt

Let's hope this is the first and last.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

How CJ Saw Sea World

And the beach, San Diego, and just about every where else we went.

And this is how Soren saw it:

from the stroller, car seat, or lying on his back in the shade at the beach. Sorry buddy. He still seemed to enjoy it.

I'm not sure why we are glad to be home. It's 30 degrees outside and I think there is at least four feet of new snow on the ground. CJ keeps telling me how much he loves the snow. "Look at the snow, mommy. Lots and lots of snow!" I haven't yet told him that the snow is the reason we can't go to the park, jump on the tramp, or take more than the mandatory three steps form our house to the car. I guess one of us should be happy about it.

We did have the time of our lives in San Diego with Megan and Jon and Christian's parents. Highlights: Feeding dolphins, the beach, playing in the "sandy", Soren waking up for his ritual scream fest at two in the morning and Christian and I taking turns with him outside the hotel or in the car, the beach, flip flops, shorts, sunburns, penguins, Shamu, trip to the temple, playing in the ocean, CJ throwing up in the hotel dining area (frosted flakes, if you're curious), the beach, being away from the snow, 13 hour car ride, and a DVD player in the car (thanks mom and dad).

Hope to see you soon, San Diego.