Busy Busy Busy!


Happy Birthday Aunt Jenny!!

Facebook wouldn't let me post these on her wall....so I posted them here!! :)

Here's the Van-man (he was getting tired). ;)


Here's Miss Annika

Happy Birthday from all of us in MN.



What we've been up to!

We've been pretty busy around here, but thankfully things seem to have been slowing down gradually. :) We've gotten back into a schedule after we got back from all our holiday traveling.

Our biggest schedule change has been at nap time. Before it was that both kids would lay down at the same time and Van would for sure fall asleep and I was lucky if Annika would.

Now Van goes down at about 1 pm. At which time Annika and mommy find our way to the couch and work on Annika's school work. She just finished up her first set of paces and is well into her second set now. She was VERY excited to finish her first set. We spend about 30-45 minutes working on school work than it is time for Annika to go take a rest (and mom to have a bit of free time before Van wakes up). Van usually wakes up around 3:30 and I usually leave him in his crib for 15 minutes (so he can play on his own). I than get him up and spend some time with just him and mommy. Annika has usually fallen asleep by this time and she tends to sleep until 4:30pm when I wake her up (she only takes about an hour long nap). Both kids go to bed later in evening (between 9:30-10pm) which works great for us because they both tend to sleep until 8 am which gives mom a little bit more free time in the mornings.

Both Annika and Donovan are doing really well with this schedule and it gives me some a lone time with both of them at different times (even though my alone time is cut short in the afternoons). But I do not mind it.

Other than that not much else is going on. Here's a few photos from this past month.