I've been meaning to blog Lena's 5th birthday for.... well, about a year now, seeing as she just turned six. Better late than never, right? You may recall that I have a slight obsession with birthday parties and an inability to keep things "casual." I stinking LOVE planning my kids' [...]
Most girls get engaged and celebrate with a spa experience or a night of dancing and drinking. Not Kristi. She is, hands down, the most hilarious person I know so when her bachelorette party planning began, I knew we'd all be in for a treat. Kristi fluctuates between being really outgoing and [...]
My favorite little boy in the whole world turned one and I'm not even sure how it happened. I remember the first year of Lena's life went by at a snail's pace and this little guy seems to have just rushed through the past twelve months at lightning speed. I suspect the fact that I am actually getting some sleep has a lot to do with it. When you're awake for an entire year straight, it tends to feel a lot longer.
Lena was assigned to the world's most patient and clever teacher - Liia. We love Liia at our house. Lena has named nearly all her stuffed animals after her, I have bonded with her over our shared adventures in navigating Lena's quirks, and Aksel has even acknowledged her presence with a smile and giggle from time to time. This is a pretty big deal coming from my little introvert.
We like to go all out for birthdays and since Evie and Lena had shared the spotlight at their friends party, we decided to also celebrate each of them on the actual day of their birth
I would just like to publicly profess (for the millionth time) that I have the best friends and family around. Right before heading back to England, my cousin, Laila Eva, hosted a baby shower for me and it was just perfect. Since we don't know the gender of the bun in my belly, she used a grey and yellow color theme which I am now considering using all over my house as it was so pretty.
You may remember last year that we attended the Hillsong Christmas concert at Wembley Arena and I was just a little bit obsessed with the daydream of someday playing with the London-based church. Well, it happened and it was brilliant!
Thanksgiving. Yum. Last year was a bit of a blur since we hopped on a plane to England the day after stuffing our faces with meat and casseroles galore. So Jason was excited to cook a giant feast with all the fixings.