Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Uno, Dos...Tres!

On Oct. 9th, 2003 we had numero uno. On December 27th, 2005 we had numero dos. And, with a due date of April 1st, 2007 numero tres will be here. Luckily, I have the ability to kind of pick the date I now have my kids on being that I will have a scheduled c-section. So, I will of course not put my kid through the utter ridicule that would accompany someone with an "April Fools" birthday. We are of course hoping for a little female broberg. We'll see.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Superman likes juice, not water

Well, first of all I'd like to say sorry for taking so long getting back to blogger world. Things have finally settled down here a little. I found myself getting on the internet lately and checking everybody else's blog and decided it was time to write something myself. Jacob had his third birthday this last monday. We had "just" family over for the big event. But, for those of you who know how much family we now have living near us, you know that meant 10 kids, 2 sets of grandparents, and another six adults. Plus, sue and the kids stopped over. So, we had a good crew here. My son has a passion for anything trains or planes, so that was the theme for our party. One of his favorite gifts was his superman outfit. He has been playing superman a lot lately and so I have spent good chunks of entire days clothespinning a hand towel around his neck to make a cape. The other morning he was in his superman outfit and asked for something to drink. I said "okay, jacob, what do you want?" He turned and looked at me as if I had just called him some strange name that he had never heard before. There was a couple seconds of silence and then the reply. "It's superman." I said, "do you want some water superman?" and the reply again, "Superman likes juice, not water." I had to laugh at that one.

Here he is with great bed head and his new thomas the train jammies.

The kids taking turns whacking the thomas the train pinata.

The train cake that jakers requested. I am humbled by my frosting and cake decorating abilities.

Thursday, April 06, 2006


It seems to me that the very word "puddles" is reminiscent with childhood memories. Of little boys discovering their love for getting dirty, of embarking on an adventure all their own. I have two boys now and I think I am beginning to realize and embrace that unique aspect of them. They have such an innate desire to explore, to discover, to conquer. They are teaching me to squelch the desire to think ahead to the time and energy involved in cleaning up these "adventures" but rather, to focus on the joy and fun of being "in the puddle" right now.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

He did good.

Well, I had to share about my husband and what a great valentine's day we had. I got a rose with a handmade card and then he took me cross country skiing (which we have been doing a lot of together lately). It was the perfect day to be outside. It was warm and the snow was lightly falling. We found a bench and sat down and had hot chocolate that he had brought along in his backpack. Then he gave me my present which was an ipod inside of a box he made out of birch wood. I was really surprised because I hadn't even asked for one. He had just enough time to download one song on it for me "it feels like home". So, I sat and listened to the song and cried because I really do have the best husband in the whole world. When he wants to be, he is the most creative and romantic person. After that we headed home and he made a pasta dish for dinner, we put the kids to bed and watched "Titanic" and had dessert. It was a great day. Honey, I'd say you did good. You did very good.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

One month old

Well, Levi is one month old already. So,I thought I'd post a newer picture.
We went down to Sparta last week to visit aaron's family. My dad got a chance to meet up with us and see baby levi for the first time. I was so glad it worked out. Here's a few pictures of baby levi with his grandpa and a few of his cousins.

Here's a picture of my dad holding Levi for the first time.
Cousin Elsa holding Levi.
Cousin Jonah holding baby Levi.