Sunday, March 22, 2009

Officer Arthur

Soren's new job is police officer! This adorable costume is from Grammy. THANK YOU! it comes with walkie-talkie, tickets, whistle, and badge. It's perfect and has provided lots of pretending fun. Soren says, "it's not a costume, it's a uniform!" Besides pretending he is a enforcer of laws...His latest obsession is with Arthur (the ardvark). Last week at the grocery store the clerk asked Soren what his name is and he said, "Arthur." The clerk just looked at me, like...why would you name your kid that? I tried to correct him, but it was in vain. I was out with Arthur.

The Big Thaw

Hello! Sorry it's been so long since my last post. I don't know where the time has gone. Over the last month we enjoyed visits from Grandma and Grandpa Gjesfjeld AND Grammy and Grandpa Joe. It was wonderful for all of us - I must have been too busy enjoying myself because I have so few pictures from our time together. Thankfully their visits took place before our (hopefully last) big blizzard. We are ready for SPRING!!
Some updates on Soren and Ingrid.... Ingrid has changed so quickly during this 9th month, I can hardly keep up with her. She has two big top teeth pushing their way thru, it's rough, but she's handling it really well. She is a very busy and determined little person. Most recently she has started pulling herself up to standing and is very proud of this acheivement. I simply cannot get enough of Ingrid. She has started playing baby games like peek-a-boo, so-big and has started making the sign for "more"....which usually refers to more food. She loves her food. At her last doctor's appointment she was the picture of health and weighed in at 19lbs.
Soren is making great progress on the potty!! I found out that he is motivated by jellybeans. We recently read a book about kids who go on a jellybean hunt - so when he goes on the potty and he picks out a jellybean, he throws it on the floor and yells, "jellybean hunt!!" then he "finds" it and eats it. Whatever works! I'm thrilled that we're making some progress, as I was having serious doubts.