Dec 31, 2012

Year in Review (everything I missed earlier)

Ella got Academic Student of the month!

We celebrated Daddy passing his MFT (Marriage and Family Therapist Liscense exam).  Isn't root beer a great way to teach our children (after we were like Hmmm this might look a little funny in pictures of what our newly liscensed MFT father is teaching his children...ha ha ha)

We laughed a LOT with family.  
(Boppie was teaching Oscar the Todd families dog to do circus tricks jumping through a hoop)
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Ella went on her first real field trip to the Ocean Insitute
(a little anxious about going on a bus on a rainy day without mom, but ended up LOVING IT!)

Asher loving his new preschool class and learning SO much! 
And his fun field trips to the train station and the first station.
yes that's Asher being uber silly, of course!
Lot's of school performances...

Enjoyed life for the first time as a family of FIVE!
 The kids showed immense love for their new baby brother, Tate!

GOOD BYE 2012!

Did I ever say Gobble

Yes I am aware it's almost Christmas...







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Dec 30, 2012

Before I Forget

So Asher is a sensitive soul (or very wimpy) so we thought it was funny when at our church Halloween party he went through the Haunted House the youth put on and came out and said with the most sincere voice,

"That hurt my feelings and broke my heart!"


He also has been knowing to say, after listening to Ned and my music too long in the car, 

"That's Enough Already"

Dec 23, 2012

90th Surprise Birthday Party for (Great) Granny

We all LOVE Ned's Grandma or his dad's mom (Frances Broberg) or Great Granny. She is the sweetest. I love her like my own Grandmother, truly with all my heart!  

My kids just love her too, but especially Asher. He always calls her my buddy. He loves reading Lowly worm books at her old house with her, picking oranges in her backyard, and ALWAYS prays for her.  In fact she recently broke her arm and he was so upset if Ella forgot to pray for her arm EVERY night.
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So she recently turned 90 years old and we had a lot of fun throwing her a surprise party at the church.  It was great fun (even though my kids were all pretty sick) and great food (mostly in part to Karen, of course).  But to celebrate this wonderful women's 90 years of life is a blessing we always count!
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Dec 11, 2012

Milestones

Still just trying to figure out where in the world 8+ months has gone.  Life is FAST!



Our big BOBBLE head baby!

8 months old
LOVES LOVES to play with other kids
Is comtemplative when thinking of what he's thankful for
FAvorite way to talk it with a "oooh" of his mouth. Mommy and Daddy LOVE it!
Yes
Let's us dress him up already, and likes to make us laugh

He still loves his paci and were still ok with that

LOVES to smile and laugh, a lot
Can sit up on his own
and laughs while sitting