Thursday, March 10, 2011


"2 months, 2 years... it's all about playin' and sayin' 'ah-goo'."

Nana babysat the kids when I had an appointment this week and Dirk was at work. It was her first real time alone with Leif since she'd been sick with pneumonia for a month. In her down-time she's been rediscovering her passion for photography and the kids make such good subjects!

Now that she's getting back on her feet I'm sure we'll be seeing a lot more of this duet!

Pictures and quote by Nana, Lee Erickson.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Boy oh Boy!

At 12 weeks old Leif is weighing in at 14 pounds 13 ounces, and rapidly growing into 6 month sized clothes! He is a peaceful baby, loves his floor time independence, and is a great sleeper, sleeping in 3-6 hour cycles at night - typically taking one big 3 hour nap during the day. Here are a few new pics of our precious bubbly baby boy!!!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Sephira! 2 and a half!?

Wow! Time flies!!! Sephira has just turned two and a half and is no longer the "baby" of the house... even though that is still a preferred nickname. She holds a miraculous vocabulary, shares and questions every observation and has quite the wit and imagination with dressup and inventive names for her furry friends. But most amazingly, she already sincerely expresses her love and gratitude in everything and for everyone. She's a gem!!!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Leif's 2-month well check.

Leif weighed in at 13 pounds 3 ounces at his 2-month appointment, ranking in the 85th percentile for weight! And he grew an amazing 3 inches in length!!! Boy oh boy, don't babies grow fast!?

He had his first immunization shots today too. Fortunately for him they recently modified how they administered several of the doses so that he would only get poked once instead of twice. Mama sang "Don't pout, don't cry..." and he only let out a tiny whimper. Such a strong boy. A low fever set in later in the day, and he rested well (with a 7 hour stretch in his evening slumber) and was better by the next day!

Waiting and whining!

Dada to the rescue!

Leif, 2 months old!

Sephira building train tracks in the waiting room play area.

Happy Dada!

Proud Dada!

Walking to get weighed.

Self-censoring image!

13 pounds, 3.5 ounces!

Happy Mama!

Proud Mama!

Holding hands.

Say "ahhhhh"!