We went to Boise this past weekend to surprise my brother for his birthday since we haven't seen him for a while. It was so great to see Paul and Amanda and my kids really loved their cats. For some reason I always forget to get our my camera till about the end of our trip so I will have to see if I can steal some pictures that they took. We stayed in a hotel with a pool and Isak and Lucy of course were so excited that they got to go swimming. We went to church with them Sunday and Paul actually taught the primary class that Isak was in so that was really fun for him. It was so fun to catch up with them and I'm excited we get to see them again this summer.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
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Isak turned 5 last week and we had a birthday party for him the Friday before with some of his friends. Since our house is in remodel mode, it was a pretty simple party. But since Isak is only 5, he thought it was the best thing ever. He wanted a robot cake, which we made together. It was pretty easy, other than the fact that we have no kitchen so I had to pull the oven over, plug it in, mix up the cake on my kitchen aid on the chair, then decorate it on top of the chest freezer. Still not too bad and Isak loved the cake. We did twinkies for the arms and lollipops for the ears and top. Then decorated with candy. Really, whats not too like?
For his party we had everyone make these goggles when they first got there. Isak wore his throughout the party as did Lucy.
Isak opened a few presents and he was very excited about all of them.
Posted by Lena Gilbert at 10:22 PM
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Height: 42.5" (100 percentile)
Weight: 40lbs (96 percentile)
I don't know where her size comes from but she's just a big kid. In every other way, she is definitely three though, and has no desire to do things for herself that she can get someone else to do for her. She is kind of potty trained, I take her places in her underwear and she usually does fine. But, I have to take her a lot without her telling me first. I figure it will take through the summer to get her all the way ready. She is my busiest kid right now by far and takes lots of patience. But she is super sweet and I love her. Good thing she's so cute!
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Monday, May 7, 2012
Isak started Tball the end of April and had his first game the last Saturday of April. He really likes it and he is pretty cute all dolled up in his white pants, shirt and socks. Lucy loves this bee costume and wore it outside to play Tball with Isak.
Posted by Lena Gilbert at 11:23 PM
The end of April I flew down to Texas with Edyn to visit my brother, Aaron, who lives off the Gulf Coast, about an hour south of Houston. My sister who lives in Wisconsin, met up with me down there as well and we spent 4 days without children (minus Edyn), decorating and helping my brother with his new house. It was so much fun! I have never been there and neither has Valerie and we hardly see each other or Aaron because of where we live so we had a great time! Aaron took us to the beach on the first day we were there and we walked our on this mile long jetty. We were able to see dolphins swimming near by and got sprayed with plenty of water.
All the homes there are on stilts that are nearby the water, for obvious reasons. In church on Sunday they had a hurricane preparation meeting and we got to hear everyone's stories from experiencing all the various big storms over the years. The hurricane season starts June first. All I can say is that I am so glad I don't live down there!
We celebrated Aarons' birthday while we were down there as well and decorated cupcakes and a cake. I also tried the local Bell ice cream while I was down there which apparently can only be found in certain areas in the midwest and it was delicious. We spent a day furniture/household shopping for Aaron in Houston and also went to China Town where we had delicious mango frozen yogurt. Aaron also took us to a BBQ place that was very yummy, Valerie is vegetarian so I wanted her to take a picture in front of the big cow...
I also got to pet a baby alligator. It was quite soft. I really want to go back and take my kids, they would love it there.
Edyn really loved all the attention she got from Aaron and Valerie but was not a big fan of riding in her carseat all over the place. She spent a lot of time crying in the car. But she is a tough baby and survived. She did really well on the plane, by far my best baby flier. Isak was super fussy as a baby on the plane and Lucy I think did okay but she was pretty wiggly. She was also about 6 months and Edyn is only three but still, she did really well. Slept almost the whole way back and loved sitting up in her stroller being pushed around the airport.
She was happiest at Aaron's house, lying on his floor and staring at his ceiling fan.
Posted by Lena Gilbert at 11:20 PM