Monday, January 27, 2014

My Treasure Chest Week 3 and 4

I have so desperately wanted time to sit and look through photos from the last two weeks, but I have had no extra time to do so. Even now as I type I am thinking, "What are you doing?!?!? GO TO SLEEP." But I want to stick to my goal of blogging the photos I have been taking of my delicious and challenging children. You might know the kind. ;)

Week 3 of 2014 we saw off Wesley and Jed as they started their journey to Thailand. Our out of town trips over lap, which means this is the longest Wesley and I have spent apart since 2002. Yikes! The weekend after they left my kiddos and I basically camped out at my parents house. We took advantage of photo ops there. Sleeping kids make the best photos. As do babies with man boobs and tummy rolls.

Odin was sick all of last week (week 4). My dad came to my rescue on one of the toughest days when one kid was hanging off my left boob while the other was suctioned to my shoulder with a "I need my Mommy" fever. A long moment of overwhelming stress followed abundant love. My Dad walked in to find all of us piled in the rocking chair. I was grateful he took a photo, even though it was late in the afternoon and I still had bedhead and was rocking pjs. True to my life now.

The day Odin seemed to be turning a corner he dressed himself for the first time. 45 minutes after I started my car to warm it up we were still in the house getting dressed. To give you a better idea of how long this operation took, a neighbor decided to knock on my door and ask if I knew my car was on. How does one respond to this? There were many things I wanted to say and didn't. :)

Lesson of the week: Don't lick your butt. Thanks for that Hank. Hank (our dog) got his teeth cleaned this week and apparently his asthmatic like cough was caused by licking his butt/annal glands. I know, yuck!

My favorite Odin quote. "Mom, that's weally, weally drainious." Translation: "Mom, that's really, really dangerous."

Monday, January 13, 2014

Kyla's treasure chest 2014 Week 2!

I love this! I am having so much fun photographing my kids. I managed to remember my big girl camera to four different outings this week. First my girlfriend Steph hosted a play date at her house. Odin's best gal pal Jojo was invited too. Lesson: Pillow fights almost always end in tears or tantrums, but sure are fun until the breaking point. Also, Jojo had a bit of competition being at Sawyer's house. Boys are rowdy, but she rallied! Friday we made it to open gym. Crazy train crowded, but worth it for the guaranteed nap that follows. We saw our long time friend Mary at "Ju-ju's" house. She baby whispered Asher to sleep, but Odin required a car ride home. Saturday morning was a standard slow start. Tiny dinosaurs lined up for the take over of our living room. Finally the camera made it to Havlen Lake for an actual photo shoot first (blog to images to be posted soon) followed by a quick sledding session. Steve even got a few great shots of Odin with me on the sled.

Favorite quote of the week from Odin “I a big kid, but I still growing.”

 Kiddos looking at Steph as she tried to prevent the tantrum and tears. Ha!

 Damn this machine!!!