27 August 2007
This past weekend we got together with our old neighbors from Alabama Avenue. There were four families that used to live on the same block and all but one have moved on to their next home. We gathered at the home of the family still remaining on good ole Alabama Ave and it was fun for us to drive by the old house. As usual the flower boxes were empty and the grass needed mowing (does he ever mow the lawn?!), but apparently he has sold the house and will be moving. Hopefully the next owners will put our beautiful flower boxes to good use. . .
We went to Duluth for the annual Rose Lake celebration for Grandma Doris' birthday as she turned 93-years-young (as Lars likes to say) this year! Everyone was excited to meet Annika and she was in her usual form - happy to be held and sleeping away! Grandma Doris was very excited to meet her newest great-grandchild and it was fun for us to do a four generations picture with the girls:
It was so wonderful to see the family as this is usually the one time of year that we see my cousins. I was shocked at how big my "little" cousins are which just makes me feel old - I used to be the little cousin playing with their kids and now their kids are playing with my kids. Where, oh where, does the time go?
23 August 2007
16 August 2007
Row 1: Megan, Bergen and Gma Leaf on Gma's 80th Birthday - - The 3 Annikas at the reunion
Row 2: Crazy Leafblad Boys - Team Queen of Sweden
Row 3: Doug bringing back the 80's - - Bergen with his coach
15 August 2007
06 August 2007
02 August 2007
It is amazing how fast two weeks fly by, but I guess having a newborn can make the time seem to go even faster when days and nights run into each other. Lars returned back to work yesterday August 1st after having two wonderful weeks at home thanks to his U of M paternity leave. So, I guess that technically means I also returned back to my job yesterday as well. . . but with a promotion. My first day home "alone" went great, but between going to mom's group at church and grandma Peg coming to visit the day went by pretty fast. Lars only called once to make sure I was keeping sane and he kept fairly sane himself after being out of the office for such a long time.
The Vreeman family stopped over last night to meet MissA and to bring us dinner (NUMMY!) I was hoping to lose a little of this pregnancy weight, but with all the wonderful food we have been receiving I don't see that happening anytime in the near future! It was great to see the Vreemans as it had been way too long since we saw them last and they gave us great advice about life with two kids. I have to say that we have a gorgeous bunch of children, but I might be just a tad biased.
Today was my second day on my own and unlike yesterday we didn't have anything going on - which in the wake of yesterday's tragedy, I have to say it was nice to slow down and enjoy being with my two kids. While MissA slept, I actually got to play with MrB which was great because I have been missing my one-on-one time with him. It is a little difficult for me to not have a routine anymore, but I have a feeling we will find our way to a new one in the next few weeks or so. . .
So, as En Vogue so perfectly put it, we are "back to life. . . back to reality" and loving every minute of it.
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