It is spring here in Indiana. Seventy degrees and sunny for 4 days in a row! I couldn't believe it. We have been busy. Here is Islwyn playing air hockey with some new friends at the seminary commons.
Playing out in our side yard (actually the church yard. Picture day at school. Islwyn was all dressed up like this with a new haircut to get his pic taken at school for his first school picture and apparently he went totally hysterical and wouldn't let them take his picture. Just kept crying and crying. So I took a picture at home. He was riding his trike around the dining room. Amund loves the swing. Playing in the dirt is very serious work. Amund loves his card from Great - Grandma and Pa.
We got to spend a couple of days at my Grandma and Grandpa's house. The boys had lots of fun.
Amund with Grandma and Grandpa.
Grandma with both boys. The boys got to do lots of puzzles and games with Grandpa. Here they are doing a puzzle. Islwyn found a new friend in his second cousin, they are almost exactly the same age and got to do lots of playing together. They were so proud of their candy cane shape they made out of pillows. Amund with Grandpa during a card game. Islwyn and Austin coloring. Grandpa and Amund. This little suit was my grandmother's dad's suit when he was Islwyn's age (in 1899). My grandma has it and we had Islwyn try it on to see how it looks. It is still in really nice condition and really did look cute on Islwyn!
We spent a fun week in Minnesota visiting my family. Islwyn and Amund had never been there before and it has been about 4 years since Jonathan and I had visited. We had so much fun. We spent a couple days with my dad's sister and her husband and my cousins. Islwyn really found a new friend in my Aunt Vicky. He loved listening to her play the piano and he watched the strings....
Then he got to play a little bit.... He had to help her put her winter decorations away and put out the spring ones.... Amund got in on the action playing catch.... And also playing with Uncle Al. Oh, and of course, Dada played his ukulele.
I am still totally amazed that Amund is one already. I really feel like he was just born. But he really has grown up to be an amazing little boy. He is the happiest baby around, he is always smiling and laughing. He got to celebrate his birthday in Minnesota with all kinds of relatives. Here he is at Grandma and Grandpa Olson's. Grandma made him a super yummy chocolate cake. It was also my mom's birthday the day before, so she got the traditional angel food cake.
He also got cake the day before his birthday at Uncle Al and Aunt Vicky's house. An ice cream cake. Super yummy too. He had no trouble eating that cake. Blowing the candles out with Minka. Wearing his birthday crown--"me and my ukulele."