Thursday, January 28, 2010


I know the people of Haiti have been in everyone's thoughts and prayers these days. My dad just spent the last week in Haiti helping bring supplies to the people there and also developing a plan for help in the future. He went with a great organization called Lutheran World Relief and Human Care. To find out more about what they did down there and how the people are doing, you can check out that site. Last night dad came home and Islwyn went to the airport to pick him up with my mom. The local news was there and they interviewed dad and showed some clips with Islwyn in them! You can check out the newscast by clicking the link below.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Happenings and Sweaters

Islwyn has been playing with playdo a lot lately. Here he is so excited about the dinosaur that he made.

Islwyn showing off the sweater that I knitted for him.

Amund in his donkey sweater I made him for Christmas. So cute.
We are just trying to enjoy the cold and snow. We spend a lot of time at the library these days...and playing indoors. Islwyn has already started working on presents and decorations for "valentinations." That's what he calls valentines for some reason. Amund can already climb the steps!!!! And he cruises around holding on to things all the time these days. Makes for a little bit of a crazy mama.He just wants to do what his big brother does I think.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


We got to travel to Florida to spend a week with Jonathan's parents, grandparents, and brother and sister-in-law. Amund got to ride a horse...

Islwyn got to lead horses around, even two at one time.
Amund and Dada with Taz...
Islwyn leading a horse.
Amund getting snuggles from Lindsey.
Islwyn telling the horse to back up (by wiggling the rope).
Feeding horse cookies.
Islwyn loved all the dogs.
Amund and Nani.

A boy and a dog, what more could he want.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Handmade Christmas!

We were so excited this year to get so many great handmade presents for Christmas this year. My mom and dad got Amund this little couch. The cushion comes off and there is a toy box on the inside. Super handy for keeping the living room look toy-free during adult time! :) An Amish gentleman who lives around here makes them.

My mom made Amund this really nice and warm sweater and little booties! The booties match his Christmas stocking she made him.
Jonathan's Grandma made Islwyn a quilt that folds up into a pillow. She put his initials on the pillow--I need to sew the pillow on still..... She also made Amund his "ba ba bear" That's what Amund calls it. Amund's is the plaid one. Islwyn needed to have his bear in the picture too. She Islwyn's bear she made him 2 Christmases ago. These bears are a favorite toy around here.
I made Amund the three little pigs and the big bad wolf out of yarn scraps I had around the house. Islwyn really likes playing with it it. Behind the little houses is the bag I sewed up to keep the three little pigs in. I also sewed Amund a little felt ball for his St. Nicholas day present. Islwyn got a candy necklace and bracelet from St. Nicholas. :)

THanks to everyone who put so much time into making these amazing presents. We will treasure them always!