Saturday, August 16, 2008

Package from Grandma

Yesterday we got our monthly package from Grandma Alder. This is what we got this month. Samuel is in LOVE with those spider man socks and both kids insisted on sleeping with their bears and their new books! The kids really look forward to getting these packages. Thank you Grandma!!! (It's a little confusing for Samuel to realize the packages actually come from Grandma. When we go and pick them up he always thinks it's from the post man and always tells him thank you. He'll get it one day)

Friday, August 15, 2008

Ohhhhhh Baby!

A special tribute to Grandpa Alder. Sofia and Samuel's been giving these out like crazy! They love 'em! 

Monday, August 11, 2008

Pirate play

Playing pirates with friend Ida (notice their "arrrrr-faces")

Samuel's Epiphany

Yesterday we were driving to church and Chris and I were talking to each other when suddenly Samuel cuts in and says "What?! Daddy can speak English?!" He was honestly, totally surprised (despite the fact that Chris and I have been speaking English with each other Samuel's entire existence). It was like he had just clued into the fact that Chris does in fact speak English. Up until now, it's only been mommy who knows English, but lo and behold daddy knows English too :). Silly boy. 

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Pics from our Summer Olympics

Here are some pictures of our Summer Olympics!!! There weren't as many and I thought, but here they are! Enjoy!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Our dear sweet Sofia

Sofia has such a determined little personality. Samuel plays by the rules. When you tell him he can't do something, he'll either not do it, or fight and try his hardest to get us to change our mind. However, Sofia...when we tell her not to do something, she puts on this mischievous little smile, tilts her head, and slowly and deliberately goes about doing exactly what we just told her not to. So, the other day we were coloring with markers (first mistake) and Sofia wanted to sit on the "big-kids-chair" instead of her high chair (second mistake), so she climbed up, and I gave her a handful of markers (she refused to use the color pencils or crayons...they don't have fun lids you can take on and off). So, Samuel, Sofia and I sat there coloring, when Samuel needed help with something, so I went to help him and not two seconds later, I look over at Sofia and half of the tip of the purple marker is missing and her entire mouth is covered with purple drool.  She literally bit off the the tip of the marker. Her teeth and tongue looked almost stained. This is the picture we took, after we got mad and brought her to the bathroom to scrub her teeth as well as we could. Luckily, she woke up this morning, and it was nearly all disappeared! I can tell this is just the beginning of Sofia's little experiments.
These pictures are a bit fuzzy and don't do it justice at all, but at least it gives you a feel of how purple it was


I've always been a fan of camping. From family summer camping trips to girls camp, I've always enjoyed being in the outdoors, not having to worry about life and just living in the wild. Unfortunately, we haven't been camping yet this year (considering the great rainy summer we've had...yes, after two solid weeks of pure sun-shine, the rain is back :( And I'm afraid our summer in Sweden has come to an end...let's hope not). A bit frustrated, I finally decided to just put up the tent in the grass in front of our apartment and Friday night, Samuel and I slept in our tent. It was really fun and cozy, (although Samuel didn't drift of to sleep until 11:30 and then woke up promptly with the sun at 5:30!) It was fun to spend some mommy and Samuel time together. We even brought in our laptop and got to watch a movie :) Next year, we're going to have to do the real-deal!!!
The next day our neighbors came to play and had a blast in their little "house"