Monday, January 27, 2014

Birthday Photo Booth

We made everyone participate in the Photo Booth before they could get their supper.  
Some were reluctant, others tried to avoid it but others jumped at the chance. 


We missed Karla, who was sick with the flu :(  

Heres a shout out to my mother, she slaved (literally) over this backdrop for a few days leading up to the Birthday.  It turned out great and luckily I could save the pieces so hopefully I can use it again some day.  This idea came from good old Pinterest, so here is the source

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Happy Birthday X 2

Almost one month ago, our boys turned 1 year old.  

Here is a little look at their Birthday Party. 

The cakes and the backdrop for the photo booth.  (More on that later)

After eating supper we had a pile of gifts to go through.  Everyone was so generous and we are so thankful their support.  The boys got everything from clothes and toys to cowboy boots and a basketball hoop.  It was funny how Jase opened a book and crawled over to Grandma to start reading it right away.  Jax opened a sippy cup and started trying to drink out of it immediately.  

We posed for a quick family picture before everyone sang Happy Birthday. 

It's their party and Jase will cry if he wants to.  Actually I think my thumbed nicked his lip when I leaned in to blow out the candle.  

Each boy had their own smash cake.  Randomly Jase got the vanilla cake and Jax had the chocolate.

They dug right in 

Then Jase decided to sit on his cake. 

Jase decided he wanted to try the chocolate cake (he tends to be our stealer) and Jax was not happy about that, so he went to find his dad and started to cry. 

It didn't take very long and the boys were done with the cake, so it was bath time.  

It was a great evening to celebrate a very important milestone.  

THANK YOU to everyone who was able to come and for all of your generous gifts.  

Friday, January 17, 2014


Now that everyone has long forgotten about Christmas, I will give you a quick overview of our holiday in pictures.
On Christmas morning, bright and early at 6:30 am, we opened presents at home.  The boys had just a few presents since we were about to have massive amounts of gifts from their first Christmas and Birthday.

 Jase was the first to venture to the tree.  

 They both had two packages to open and at this point they didn't exactly have the whole thing figured out. 

 Bess was even in on the event. 

After we had all of our fun at home, we headed to my parents house for waffles and white sauce, the Disney Christmas Day Parade and presents.  

 After presents we took time to look out the window.   

 Later in the day we took baths in the sink

At this point in the day we were suppose to go to Mikes parents house for Christmas, but several people came down with the flu, so we just hung out for the rest of the day.  We were able celebrate Christmas with the Bergens the following Sunday in Gothenburg, but I lost the video so imagine the boys under another pile of wrapping paper. 

After several attempts of getting pictures of the boys in front of the Christmas tree, we were finally successful at the end of the day on Christmas.  It really was a wonderful holiday season and so fun to experience it with almost one-year-olds. 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Family Pictures

On a Sunday morning for about 30 minutes we went to a local grain elevator to take some family pictures.  Luckily my mom knows a thing or two behind a camera, so we got some good shots in a short amount of time.  Here are the results with a few humorous outtakes.