Sunday, October 24, 2010
Not so secretly I think he's a Packer fan through and through. Ingrit however, she likes the dolphins and the bears best. And the eagles, the rams, the bengals, the seahawks, the lions, the jaguars, and the panthers best. I have to admit an animal name is a lot more fun for a 2 year old than a "packer". I thought he norwegian heritage might win out, but she always roots for the animal team.
Friday, October 22, 2010
First Smiles on October 19th! and October Festivus (Octoberfest built for new mamas and babies without so much the party but with so much the October!)
|Smiles!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And why are they so hard to photograph? My timing was terrible, but here's a preview of what you'll see when Finley Wheat gives you a grin.|
And here's the biggest anouncement of all....Finley is SMILING!! He started smiling huge toothy (if he had teeth) grins for reals on Tuesday night when I was changing his diaper. That's such a great time for baby and mama. I can't believe how adorable his smile is. I took these trying to get a good smile photo on Wednesday out at my folks. The kids and I brought homemade soup out to GG Harold and spent the day entertaining him. Okay, by entertaining I probably mean interrupting his naps, but he did seem to enjoy our company. Mimi is in Norway with Auntie Kathy and Grampie was working, but we saw him briefly when he got home from work.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
We left the house at 7:30, stopped at the farm to feed Finn and stretch our legs and then drove out to Wilmar to see Harold. 92 year old Harold who is recovering played his harmonica for all of the residents in the afternoon during the social hour. Ingrit was given too many cookies by the activity ladies there. Everyone loved seeing FW. An aide carried him around to show all of the residents. Ingrit danced for everyone and was basically the most adorable bestest kid in the whole world.
It's fun to think how for how many years kids in our family have been playing on that same beach on Green Lake. My grandma grew up swimming there and so of course did my dad. Then Kyle and I played there when we'd visit Harold and Ethel and now Aunt Penny owns it and her own grandchildren (Ing and Finn's 2nd cousins) all come up and play there. The two cabins next door are still in the family too---owned by grandma's brothers' families. I guess that's a fun piece of history.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
The family went with Mimi to the A Maze N Farmyard on 10-2. Super fun! Good value too. Pony ride, tons of goats runnning around to feed and pet-mini donkeys too and puppies, kittens, camel, wallabys, chickens, ducks, bunnies too. A really hard maze that we didn't finish, but Ingrit loved. She would shout, "follow me!" and lead us down a new path. She laughed really hard at each dead end we encountered. After our day we had yummy dinner at the farm with Grampie joining us. That evening we played taboo and Grampie and Momma kicked Daddy and Mimi's bums.
Oh yeah, and Dave's afraid of goats and possibly mini donkeys.