Tuesday, March 31, 2009


We finally got it together...after three weeks, and got out to the park.  It helped that it was really nice and sunny today and in the 40's.  Balmy!  Anyway, here is Islwyn playing at the park.

Climbing the steps...showcasing his most recent footwear choices.
Baby came too!  But hung out in the stroller.

Then after nap Papa and Islwyn went outside and did some work in our little garden.

Look at all those tulips coming up!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Grandad and Nani...

... come to visit. We had so much fun hanging out with them. Amund loved being held practically every second of the day and Islwyn loved all the attention. We were sad to see them go! But here are some pictures.

And after church today we went to a sugar house to see how maple syrup is made and get free samples.  Here are some pictures of me and Islwyn in front of the big evaporator.  In this first picture Islwyn is being super silly and trying to lick my nose!

Monday, March 16, 2009


My dad flew up over the weekend and did the baptism for Amund.  Here are some pictures of Minka and Islwyn with him before the service started.

The family.
With Minka and Grandpa.
Amund in his baptismal gown.  This gown has been in my family for over 100 years.  It is the one I wore when I was baptized and is just really special--and beautiful.

Islwyn taking a nap after the service...
Islwyn took this picture of his best friend AnaSofia.  We were so excited that she and her brother and mom were able to come and see the baptism.  It was really special for us.  
AnaSofia and Islwyn eating cake!
Playing legos with Grandpa.
Fussy pants!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Hanging out

We've been hanging out this week.  Islwyn getting used to being a big brother.  A couple of Islwyn's friends have already stopped by with food for us and to play with Islwyn.  Here are some pictures of Islwyn and his friend Kaitlyn today.  They were forming a band I think.  Islwyn on marimba and Kaitlyn on the ukulele.

Just another cute picture of the babe with his eyes open--snuggling with Minka.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Some more pics

Here are some more pictures of the baby.

On the way home from the hospital.

With Minka.
The family!  Islwyn got him that puppy.
With his Great-Grandma.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Amund Gordon Williams

Here are some pictures of the new baby.  A good friend took these really amazing pictures for us.  There are way more pictures to come--and of ones with Islwyn in them too!  He was born March 7th at 10:31 pm.  He was 8 pounds, 7 ounces and 21 inches long.  His first name is of Norwegian origin, after my Grandpa Olson's grandfather who was Norwegian.  His middle name is after Jonathan's great-grandfather.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Painting and helicopters

Jonathan's grandma is here for a visit.  And we are having so much fun!  She brought some paint brushes for Islwyn and here they are painting together.

She even painted a picture of Islwyn.

Today we got to go see some helicopters.  They had four helicopters in the hangar and the kids got to run around and climb around them and everything.  Islwyn was a little scared at first, but then he got more into it.

Here he is with Mama.
WIth Grandma.

Some extra pictures for Grandpa--of the engine or whatever this is.