Saturday, May 30, 2009

With a third on the way, it's an upgrade day!

Hey all,

The influence of baby number three on our family has already begun. This weekend we did some size upgrades of our family gear.

Number one: The tent. We went from a 4 person to a six person. The boys love it, as Finn demonstrates here:

Number two: Goodbye, Subaru Outback. Hello, Toyota Sienna. I'm thinking of getting a vanity plate that reads ATHMDAD.

In non-upgrade news, the kids and Keely went to a playdate this morning at Tenzin & Rilo's house. Much fun was had and many scones were eaten, by the reports I heard.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy long weekend!

Hey there blog-fans,

We had a fantastic weekend! On Saturday, we attended Maarit Mattson's welcoming ceremony in Aurora. The weather was nice and the boys had a great time playing with Maarit's cousins and friends.

After the ceremony, we made our way to Grand Rapids for the rest of the long weekend. While there, the boys got their first canoe ride of the season, which both of them really enjoyed. We also spent lots of time playing down by the lake, throwing rocks, fishing, and playing in the sand.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Sunday at the beach

Today was an absolutely beautiful Sunday. Enjoy the photos from our trip to Brighton Beach.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

D.C. mega recap post

Here is the long-awaited photo recap of our recent trip to Washington, D.C. for the wedding of Auntie Kimberly and Uncle Ian. We had a fantastic time and took in lots of sights.

Here are the boys at a neighborhood park that was by our hotel. Despite his splint, Leif definitely made the most of his time there.

We did our best to get out to see the Smithsonian museums with the boys. The Natural History and Air & Space museums were the biggest hits.

Finn loved the dinosaur and ocean exhibits...

...while Leif and I shared our mutual (Right, Leif?) dream of traveling to outer space.

We also saw the National Cathedral and their gardens, but missed the gargoyle tour, which Finn was looking forward to.

Easily one of the boys' favorite new friends is cousin Emma, my cousin Wendy's daughter. The three of them had a blast playing together and Emma and her grandma Kathy were phenomenal childcare providers. The night of the rehearsal dinner allowed all of them to play together and eventually enjoy a mini-screening of Cinderella in the big hotel bed.

Which brings us to the wedding! Kimberly and Ian got married at the Swedish embassy in Georgetown, which is a really cool, modern building right on the Potomac river. The wedding was really elegant and very "them." It was fantastic and beautiful!

The boys were rockstars at the wedding, and despite their fatigue, they made it to the cake cutting and dance and only fell asleep once we got back to the hotel at the incredibly late (for them) hour of 10:18pm! Here's proof!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Quick Leif Update

We are back from a fantastic week in DC (pulled into the driveway at 5:30 this morning after driving through the night). Watch for photos posted later this week once we catch up on some much needed sleep.

So, Leif went to the orthopedic doctor today for what we thought would be a "let's take the half cast off your leg" appointment. We were wrong. It turns out the break was worse than originally thought and Leif now has a "real" cast. Poor little guy. Here he is sporting his new look for the next month:

Monday, May 04, 2009

Finn's birthday party, finally!

Fun times at Finn's party! Enjoy the pics!

Note Leif's leg here: He fractured it on Friday and is not a happy camper about it. Spring mobility has turned into a frustrated sedentary existence. We'll keep you posted!