Sunday, September 21, 2008
Ingrid found her thumb! She is in all her glory when she's sucking her thumb, she makes this funny noise as she munches away at her little thumb, it sounds like "hummhummhumm," sometimes becoming rather high pitched, it must taste pretty good. Ingrid also made a friend! Her name is Malina and they are only a week apart.
Soren is already excited about Halloween - he found his costume from last year and had fun running around has Tigger... we even took it outside and he made a couple trips down his slide in this get-up. He says that this year he'd like to be The Cat in the Hat for Halloween - or a cowboy, or a fire man, or a mailman, or a chef...
Monday, September 15, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
So it seems that we have settled into somewhat of a routine around here. The fall semester at UND is in full-swing now and Chris is very busy preparing for his classes, joining committees and establishing his research. He has started taking Soren to swimming lessons in the evening at the YMCA. Soren is not so sure he wants to get his head wet and says the water is "too cold." But, each time he goes he's a bit more confident. It's a nice time for them. I'm enjoying my days tremendously with Ingrid and Soren. They are simply a delight. We have found a good rhythm to our days, and I get such pleasure out organizing our weeks and finding fun things to do. In these pictures Soren is hugging Ingrid so tight, I was a little worried, but she really didn't seem to mind.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
It was a beautiful day here in Grand Forks, not a cloud in the sky and 68 degrees... my kind of weather! We just bought this stroller, and it's the best. The designers must have talked to a million moms with toddlers, who all said, "my kid needs choices!!" It's so fun to ask Soren, "would you like to sit or stand in ther stroller??" He always votes for stand, and of course pretends he is driving. He also loves that he gets to look at Ingrid and she smiles at him our entire route. Today we walked to our new church to drop off some paperwork and then to a nearby playground.
Monday, September 1, 2008
Soren loves it when Ingrid sits in her Bumbo seat. I think it makes him feel like she is playing with him. Once in awhile I'll explain to him that Ingrid will grow and will want to play with him all the time. He seems very pleased abou this. I love listening to him talk to her. When he does, his voice gets really high and he says things like "Look at me Ingwid!" and "You have little feet, you're a baaaybeee." It's so much fun to watch their sibling relationship unfold.