Holy smokes, I can't believe it has been a whole year since I posted anything. How time has flown! I'm not really great at keeping a blog, but I do want things to be recorded somewhere!
Well, Blake is now 2 years old, talking like crazy and enjoys anything with dirt or has a motor attached. Thayden is almost 4 and learning anything he can. We've been doing lots of Spanish and Swedish learning in the house, and he constantly asks what an object is in Spanish/Swedish. I feel bad that he hasn't done preschool stuff and that I've slacked a lot on his letters, but he knows so much about so many other things its amazing! I hope we keep this love of learning going, I have always loved school and learning, so I hope he will too!
I'm now a day "past due" on baby #3. I figure he'll make an arrival in the next week. 3 little boys, whatever will I do!! I'm nervous about #3, the changes in family dynamics again, and redoing all the new baby stuff again. However, it is sooooo worth every stage!
We are loving living in Washington, the weather has never really bothered me. The only time it does is when it is just too wet to go play with the boys outside. I love how green everything is and the air is always fresh and clean.
I'm looking forward to a fun and action packed summer! The garden is growing great already, and there are lots of other activities going on. I hope to be back on my feet as soon as possible after baby to get playing again!
Hope everyone is doing well, I love reading all the different stories!
Giddy up, T with is box helmet and his horse!!! Our monthly pizza and a movie night. This time Daddy made the forte!! My wonderful boys!! Yes, my son loves to vacuum!! The earmuffs are for added fun and of course protection!! Well, life is going great here in the Lindstrom house! We've been having all sorts of fun out side and playing with friends. Yesterday we had our first Memorial Day BBQ! It was awesome! I so can't wait to have MANY more. It was fun to get friends together, eat good food and let the kids have fun together. Us girls snuck down stair to play "just dance" and "Micheal Jackson" on the Wii! It was a lot of fun. Our chickens are getting a lot bigger, I'll have to take a picture to show everyone. A few weeks ago, the hubby and I had our 5th wedding anniversary. We didn't do much on the day, but we're going to have a fun weekend, coming up. My awesome sis-in-law is going to watch the boys for a day while we escape and have some fun together. I marvel at how truly blessed I am with all the family and friends around me. So many people to laugh with and lean on. I am blessed. Right now, we are preparing for another trip!! We're (my 2 boys and I) are going to Cali for a week. I wish it was longer, but this is all we could squeeze in! Thayden asks me everyday if we're going to go get the Spiderman fishing pole yet! Today he got is 2 backpacks full of toys(mostly blocks) and his hat and was waiting by the back door to go!!AHH!!! it was sooooooooooo cute! I told him we had to pack our clothes first and make some food for daddy before we could leave. Needles to say, he was still devastated.
So, the weather has been super crazy here. It was nice, then snowed, then cloudy, windy, more snow and then sun. I wish spring would just get here. Our main computer had senior moment last week, so we are using my old one (from when I was 16!), so I don't have any pictures to show. Bummer. But I can tell a little of whats going on around here! Our chicks are growing like weeds, I can't believe we've had them almost 2 weeks. Blake is finally really getting to walking. He decided to take a break, and now he's back on walking again. The garden area gets progressively better every moment I steal to get to it. Since the weather has been chilly, the boys don't last long outside. Shane is still super intent on getting his motorcycle, so we are looking at them. And I'm thinking about starting up baking classes. I've been loving baking bagels, bread, muffins and all sort of things. I really think I want to start offering classes! Well that's all from here, can't wait for the warm weather this weekend! wahoo!!!
Hey everyone (especially moms'). I started another blog called "Moms' advice one to another" and I would love it if you would all pop over and join. Its at: mamawannaknow.blogspot.com I'm going to be adding topics frequently. I really wanted a place where I can put all the knowledge I've gained from others and the 2 kids, and where you can help me and/or other moms too! No thought is too small, and I know everyone has some thought on these subjects, or just wants to know for the future. Can't wait to see what you know!
Well, yesterday Blake decided he'd give walking a try! It was a little sudden and really fun to see his face. He's been walking on anything that will stand still, and some that doesn't, for a while now. Yesterday Daddy got home early and we all got to play together. Shane stood Blake up and he walked over to me!!! He will be 10 month next week, so its time, but he was just so at ease with it, it was funny! We had a great visit from my in-laws last week, they helped us replace almost ALL the carpet in our house!!!!!!!!!! It looks soooo good now, and no more old basement smell. One of the pictures is Blake trying to 'tuck' the carpet. He was watching everyone else do it and so he thought he should too!! That day was long, but so great to have so much family here to help. The weather has been so sporadic, I just can't wait til I can start getting the garden area ready and start planting. I have so many plans for this summer!! Its March, so I know there's not too much time until I can start sporting shorts again!!!!!! Things are progressively getting better, and I'm hopeful for all the things to come!
Ok, so I promise I have been thinking about updating for a loooooooooooong time! Life have been super crazy (as usual) and I am super embarrassed that I haven't updated in 3 months! Ok, so we have moved twice since last time. We are now in Utah, near Salt Lake. We are renting a super cute little home and are able to do some of the fix ups! Blake is now 6 months, almost 7! He rolls everywhere, but can't seem to get the crawling thing down yet. He gets where he wants an thats all that matters. Thayden is growing in leaps and bounds. He is potty training, (almost there!) and we are constantly amazed by how much he understands. the long conversations that happen sometimes are quite amusing! He certainly loves the snow now and tries to make snow men. Building "bird houses" (fortes) are our favorite pass time activity right now. I am busy busy unpacking things. I'm amazed that we have almost enough stuff to fill the house with the exception of storage! I'm trying to find inexpensive bookshelves and such to put all of our things on. It is so nice to be able to have all of our stuff in one place, and I know where most of it is! The boys love having all this room to roam and play. Shane continues to work hard. Christmas time is the busiest, so we don't see him too much right now. These hours remind me of APX summers, which totally bite but at least I know how to handle them!
My little side "job" so to speak is the selling of odds and ends at Shane's work. I am going to post all the items that I'm selling for them. Everything is very competitively priced and really we just want to sell them and get the space! His work as exxxcellent shipping rates, so I can ship anything super cheap. I'll give more info on the blog. Hope you all are having a great holiday season. As for me I can't wait to get into full Christmas gear!!!!!!!!!