Sunday, January 31, 2010


The title sums it up!  I am loving having a little girl!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Gymnastics Friday

Yesterday we had a day of fun with gymnastics.  We got to wake up and go to open gym in the morning.  Nana got to come with us today and Soren got to show her all his new tricks!  Caleb, Soren and Lucy all wanted Nana to watch or hold them!  She was the only Grandma or Mom in the pit playing and saving all the kids.

Then at night Soren, Maeta and I went with Nana and Papa to Sami's gymnastics meet.  My dad was the one who got to chase Soren all around and leap after him when he darted for the floor mat!  Sami did great.  She took 3rd on all her events.  Next Saturday she will be at the Best of MN at the U of M so you all should come and cheer her on!  I wish I had a picture of Soren cheering Sami on in his Gustavus jersey (thanks Kristi), he was so cute!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Goodmorning Maeta

Soren loves when he gets to climb into bed with his baby sister and play with her mobil and dolls!  Today we learned that it is not ok to cover our baby sister's head with a blanket.  At least I was right there to catch it.  
Lately Soren has been trying to feed all the baby dolls...

He even knows to switch sides!!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Gopher Gymnastics Alumni Weekend

This past weekend the Gopher Gymnastics team had an alumni day.  All the alum were invited to have an open gym and then watch the meet at night.  We had such a great time playing in the gym and seeing old friends.  

Soren played with friends and worked on filling every hole up with chalk over on bars, sorry about the mess Jim!

These two girls were loving Maeta up, both are expecting babies in a couple months.

Maeta loved watching everything.  I wonder if she will be back in this gym in 18 years as a gymnast!

During open gym we all had to do our old floor routines.  It was pretty funny!  This morning I feel like I got hit by a semi.  Doing round-off back handsprings 3 months after having your second baby was not the best idea!
We had a great time.  Thanks Gophers!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Her lovie

I wanted to teach Maeta to be attached to a lovie so it would help her in a couple months going to bed.  Lucy got her this baby for Christmas and she instantly seemed to love it.  She keeps her arm around it all the time when I remember to give it to her!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

"Traft Time" (aka Craft Time)

Soren loves working on crafts.  We daily pull out all the glitter and sequins and go to town.  Today Soren told me that the glitter was all gone and that it needed batteries to work again!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Soren in the snow

That's right folks, we got Soren to willingly go in the snow.  He even wore mittens!  Dustin and Soren had so much fun playing in the snow together.  They acted a bit like it was summer by pulling out the bike and Soren's car and even went on a walk to visit the horses.  

Friday, January 8, 2010

Happy 3 Month Maeta

You are three months old today and such a precious babe!  Tonight you were laughing the most you ever have, it was so cute!  You have been so good and content this month.  You still love to sleep and cuddle.  You are just starting to discover playing with toys and grasping objects.  You also love to watch Soren run around.  You light up when a face looks at you.   We love you so much baby girl.

Stats at 3 months:
Weight:  12 lbs 14 oz.
Sleeps:  You have only been sleeping about 3-4 hour shifts 
Eats:  About every 3-4 hours
Loves:  laying on your back, your exercauser, paci, sleeping with your arms up by your face, snuggling with mom, and people looking at you!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Bath-time and Play-doh

What to do when you are bored and really cold???  Take a bath (or swim in the pool as Soren calls it).  So far today I have given Soren a bath, Lucy a bath, Soren another bath, myself a shower and Soren a shower.  Still on the list is Maeta, and Soren and I were just talking about going into the pool again because we are cold!  Look at my little love, loving her bath...

Soren has rediscovered the joys of Play-doh.  He has spent hours yesterday and today making doughnuts and cookies out of play-doh.  He also asks me to take pictures of his work...

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Highlights of 2009

Here are just a few of the highlights of 2009...

Becoming pregnant shortly after the new year and hearing a heartbeat...

I had the best Winter in 2009 with a new ONE year old.  Soren played so well and loved life.  He was such a precious ONE year old and had so much fun playing in his new Toy room.  Dustin also got a chance of one on one play time with Soren while I coached high school gymnastics...
Taking a trip just the two of us to Vegas...

Playing with an old dear friend Caleb....

And making a new dear friend in Lucy Jo...

We played hard this summer in our front yard.  All our neighbors would come out and play too...
Dustin passed the RKC and became a trainer... 
A problem free, and easy pregnancy...

Soren's love for tractors...
Maeta Sharon blessing our lives topped off 2009 as the highlight...

Thank you Lord for all your blessings in 2009!