Sunday, January 30, 2011


This is punishment for smearing poop on my leather ottoman today. Good Blackmail for the future.

January Downtime

Busted out the Potty this week to get Kyle introduced to it.

Here Alice and I show him what is used for

This is mainly what the potty is being used for: Play Time

Smoothie Disaster or Collagen Gone Wrong

Snug as Bugs getting warm after baths

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Oh Baby Baby

Yippee, we have two bundles of joy to report.

We are so excited to welcome our new Niece Grace Elizabeth Mogensen. Erin, Mark and Grace are all doing great, and I hear the Irish blood is holding steady against the Mogensen's genes. She's a brunette! We will post photos soon!

'Gracie' and Erin

And Wednesday we were blessed to welcome Estelle Sophia Walter. So fun!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Build A Bear

or a Dog, or a Hello Kitty, or a.... We had our first Build a Bear bday party. I can't say I was a huge fan, but the kids loved it (and that's all that matters, right?). I started a new rule this year, you can only invite the age you are + 1 to come to the party (they were getting a bit out of control). Alice had a very hard time with that new rule, poor girl. But she still had a blast anyway. Here's a rundown of our time there:

Here is Alice and 'Thapunzel'...she was having some issues saying Rapunzel. Had to do it.

Keaton has his bear named 'Adda' for his unborn sister Josie. How cute is that?!?!?!

Bella and her peace loving bear who is dressed like Rapunzel named 'Princess Leia'

Here is Miss Paige with 'Hearty'
Here is Cayla and her dog 'Lam' which was suppose to be 'Glam'. The birth certificate did not get recorded correctly, have fun getting that fixed Cayla. :)
Lily and 'Rapunzel Hello Kitty'
The Girls...and Keaton. What a sport he was!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Happy 4th Birthday Alice!

Our baby girl turned 4 today, boo hoo. She is growing up way too fast for our liking! We had a fun day of dressing up to go to school, making cupcakes for our friends at school and ending with a yummy bday dinner (sushi and mac&cheese) with Gramie and BobBob!
Silly Girl!

Making cupcakes for our buddies at school
I want to help!

Blow out the candle and make a wish
Just like the birthday dinner she asked for, sushi!
'My very own cooking book!' Just want every 4 year old needs, her own Ina cook book.

Kyle hanging out (& pooping ) in the corner

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Happy New Year

We headed to McCall for NYE with the Dahlbergs. It was quite a relaxing weekend, but way too cold! It was in the negative teens most of the time we were there. When the temp got to zero, we would venture out for a bit: sledding with the kids, cross country skiing and a run.

Keaton, Alice and Kyle had a good time hanging out with one another. So much, they started to bicker like siblings towards the end of the trip. ha! Here are some more photos on Danny's blog of our trip.
Movie Time

Making sure we were stocked properly for NYE

Keaton getting a workout pulling Kyle around on the sled

This wasn't NYE, but I thought the photo was funny.