Sunday, March 26, 2017

Oskar's 5th Birthday

I was looking back at some early posts on this blog and realized I need to do a better job documenting things because it's basically journaling and if I don't do it I'll forget everything.  So we'll see how it goes.

Around Oskar's 5th birthday Portland/Vancouver and much of Oregon got an unprecedented amount of snowfall!  The Northwest is not equipped to deal with this kind of snow and ice so the roads were so terrible and nearly unusable for weeks.  This was around when I was 37-38 weeks pregnant and I was so scared I was going into labor and have to call an ambulance to drive me to the hospital.  I guess that's one good reason that I went overdue, by the time I finally went into labor the snow had been gone for a week or two.

This is the view from the front window out to the cul-de-sac.  You can see in the distance the garbage and recycling bins, the snow was about halfway up them.  It was so deep!

Oskar and Ivy had a few good days of playing in the snow.

For Oskar's birthday he requested that we go bowling and go to Chuck E. Cheese.  We had a coupon for a local bowling alley so we went bowling in the morning.  They also gave the birthday boy a giant ice cream sundae.  Naturally I ate most of it and it was huge and delicious.

Oskar and Joel bowled and I think Joel only beat Oskar by a few points.  It wasn't a good day for him.

In the evening we went to Chuck E. Cheese and invited some friends along with us.  

And then we went home and had dinner and birthday cake.  This year Oskar requested a Bumblebee cake and I did my very best (with Joel's help).

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Our Weirdest Child

We always call Ivy our weirdest child because we so often find her and hear her saying the funniest weird stuff.  It's probably mostly her age and the rest is because Joel is her father.

This is less funny and more scary but the other day Joel was outside paying in the backyard with Oskar and I thought Ivy was with them.  When I didn't see her out there for a while I went and checked in the house but couldn't find her anywhere.  I ran out to the front yard and saw that she had gone through the open garage door and had was sitting on my skateboard, riding it across the street!  I was so glad I thought to look for her and that no car hit her as she was riding across the street.  If we don't keep a sharp eye on her she gets into trouble.

Some more fun things about her:

She is obsessed with pink.

She loves wearing her princess and ballerina dress up clothes that we got from Keri.

She told me that she wanted to go to Keri's house because our house was too messy and yucky.

She said she didn't want to get married in the temple because she wants to stay with Oskar.

When she sings the ABCs when she gets to the letter q she sings, "q-you-you-you-you-you-r-s ...".  

She sings the ABCs ten million times a day.

She's completely potty trained finally.  We started months ago before Alvie was born but I had to take a break because I couldn't get up and down all day long with her.

She loves Alvie to a dangerous level.

She was fascinated with Alvie's belly button when the umbilical cord was still drying out as well as his penis when he got circumcised.  She often talks in public places about how she likes Alvie's penis now that it's not yucky.

She talks our ear off just like Oskar did and still does.

She saw Grandma put curlers in her hair and wanted to be like her.

I found her napping like this.

I don't know.

Snacking on an apple.  If an apple is whole and not cut into slices she calls it a plain apple.

If we ever don't know where she is, the first place we check is Joel's office.  Most of the time she's banging on his computer.

Snacking on a banana.

She sat in this chair at Marshall's for a solid five minutes like this.

Feeding DeeDee

She always takes her clothes off even though it's pretty cold in our house.

If she does leave any clothes on she wears her pants like this.

She feeds DeeDee pills too apparently.  The seal is unbroken, don't worry.

Smiling for a picture.

She had to go to the bathroom while we were on a hike I guess.

She's still the cutest!