Monday, February 15, 2010

Pajama Party!

Our wonderful sister-in-law, Matilda, offered to come over with her 3 kids and have a big pajama party with all the kids last Saturday so Chris and I could go on a date :) The kids thought it was so fun. Everyone came in their pajamas and got candy, popcorn, and chocolate milk and watched Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Såååå mysig!

Emmy's got hair!

check out this bed hair :)
I've been noticing little wisps of hair on the Emmy's sides and decided to test it out with pig-tails yesterday. I thought she looked adorable. Samuel and Sofia got so excited and squealed with delight at the thought that Emmy was getting big enough to put her hair up as well as being able to stand while holding on to things. They're so proud of their little sister :)

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Saturday Jobs

After baths this morning, we made a list of jobs for Samuel and Sofia and for the next 2 hours our whole family was hard at work on our Saturday jobs. I was really surprised at how much Samuel and Sofia actually enjoyed doing their jobs and it just made me realize how important it is that kids help around the house! Not so much so that the house will be clean quickly, because really, what we did in 2 hours Chris and I could've done in an hour, but for their own sake. It made them feel important and gave them a sense of reponsibility. They carried their little lists around with them as we worked and crossed off each job after it was complete. At the end, Chris and I went around and inspected their work and they got to choose 1 piece of candy to eat.

This was their job list.

Contrary to what this picture may suggest, Sofia actually enjoyed cleaning that toilet.

Samuel, hard at work.

Thursday, February 11, 2010


That's what they call this way of "crawling" in Swedish :) She absolutely refuses to crawl. Even putting her in the crawling position freaks her out for some reason. I guess as long as she can get from point A to point B, right? What a funny girl.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Samuel's Hero

Last Sunday, Chris knelt down to say his evening prayers and Samuel suddenly needed to as well. :)

Sunday, February 7, 2010


Our feeble attemps at getting a good picture of all the kids together. Grandma sent these adorable outfits for Christmas and we've been meaning to get a picture, but haven't managed until today. It is NOT easy to get a good shot with 3 antsy kids...This is the best we could come up with today. (note: We bought a little sweater to go over the dresses since it's still so cold outside, but Sofia refuses to wear hers because it covers her "cinderella sleeves".)

Friday, February 5, 2010

Let there be snow!

This is what's been happening while mommy and Emmy were at the hospital:
We had a snow storm for 2 days...looks like they had a fun time with it.

All bundled up!

Building blocks.

And a brownie bake-off.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Our Sweet Emmy

Our sweet little Emmy caught the RS-virus. Apparently something very serious in small babies. She had a fever for 2 days and had refused to eat anything but my milk, so we brought her to the emergency room and they immediately took her in because she wasn't breathing very well.

After 3 intense days at the hospital of Emmy not having the energy to do anything but sleep, we finally got to come home last night. Because it's a virus, there's no antibiotics for it, so you simply have to let it run it's course. However, while at the hospital, Emmy got continuous help with controlling her breathing and was feed through a tube. Her breathing is back to normal and now we just have to gradually help her be able to eat again, so her little body can have more energy to get better.

She became such a cuddle bug and became best friends with her thumb. I'm so glad we're back home again and hope she gets back to herself soon!

This is pretty much what she looked like for two straight days. All she wanted to do was cuddle up next to mommy.

Waiting at the hospital for a room. Her thumb became her favorite friend throughout her stay.

Because she hadn't eaten in days, they had to put a tube in her nose, running into her stomach and feed her through that.