Sunday, February 24, 2008

Active Weekend!

Had a reasonably active weekend in addition to all the usual chores. I did my first reasonably long run yesterday in preparation for the Indy half marathon. I had an hour open up in the day and grabbed it. Managed to get though 7.2 miles and although there was snow on the ground, most of the paths and roads were cleared. I really enjoyed it.

Today Anja and I went swimming and later in the day Isabel and I went for a really long walk. Gave Lynne some time to herself. It felt good and great to get out. I'm ready for Spring, how about you?

Had the Mauers over for dinner Friday evening which is always fun, although I believe Anja and Reina get a lot more enjoyment from it.

I was browsing pictures to add a good one from the weekend but none jumped out at me. So I pulled one from the past, here is Sam and Anja from about one year ago during our visit to Ireland and England. Have a great week everybody.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Little Miss Active

Isabel now wriggles and moves around as if on some high energy drink. Constantly on the move, desperately trying to crawl. I captured her a few times this morning while she was still stationary but she did have her customary smile and snotty nose. This has been her look since the day she was born.

Incredible to think that Anja literally did not have one sniffle until she was about 1 year old. Isabel has had about one week where she did not either have a snotty nose, cough or some other ailment. Generally healthy but constantly fighting off some bug!

I will not gloat over Ireland's win today !!


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Thursday, February 21, 2008

PLaying at the Weekend!

Randy took a few pictures when we went for a walk over the weekend. He just sent them over, thanks Randy!!
Just like her sister, Isabel was a huge fan of the swing!

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Sunday, February 17, 2008

Isabel and Frida

When Kaisa, Frida and Anna were over on Saturday morning I couldn’t resist trying to get some photos. I did try getting all four girls together but was very unsuccessful. These two of Isabel and Frida were about the best. Frida who is about six weeks older than Isabel has these huge blue eyes and I’m not kidding bigger eyelashes than Anja. Incredible.


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Weekend Update

We have had a busy weekend here with visitors. Kaisa and her two girls visited on Saturday morning while I went for a run (it’s been a few days and my waist is starting to notice). Steef and Ginette who are only 6 weeks or so away from having their first baby were over for dinner on Saturday evening and then Randy and Lorraine for visited for breakfast this morning. Phew...It was a great weekend. It almost felt like spring since it hit the 50s today.

Shown below are a few recent pictures of the girls. Have none of Isabel’s teeth yet. Not sure I’m that good with a camera!



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Kite Time

I forgot to post this cool picture of Lynne and Anja playing last weekend. They look like they were having fun despite it being about 15F at the time!!

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Isabel has Teeth

It has been a few days, sorry. I was actually travelling this week for work and have only just returned. The big new from our house this week is that Isabel pushed two teeth through while I was away!

Quite exciting to see her reach this milestone. She is such a happy baby right now. Particularly since we are all cold free. This has been the first time I think since Isabel was born that she is without some sniffles.

Happy Valentine’s Day everybody!! I didn't get any cards, which is probably a very good thing since Lynne didn't send any. We did all enjoy some valentine chocolates after dinner this evening. Some dark truffles and chocolate covered cherries. Yum!!

Had an email today from Candi. You'll remember she looked after Anja while Lindsay was having Ruby! She checks in here regularly so just saying Hi. It was good to hear from you!

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Sheri here this Week

The week is going well thus far. Thankfully we are over half way there. Lynne is feeling much much better I'm glad to report.

Sheri, from Hangman's Hill, is here this week on her biannual visit to Purdue. She is actually out to dinner tonight with Lynne and others from Lynne's department. Pleasure as always to have you Sheri, thanks for the bread/cake!

Davey and Sam have upgraded their blog in anticipation of their world tour. I know I said they were going ages ago but the slump in the housing market is obviously inhibiting a rapid sale of their house. We wish them luck over the coming weeks. They are very anxious to get going.

Nothing else to report, we have had lots and lots of rain this week, I may have to boat down to Indy to work tomorrow!

Kristina is doing well in her first full week, her husband has expressed interest in my home brewing and may wish to come watch some weekend! I must break out the kettles, it's been way to long since I last brewed a batch!


Monday, February 04, 2008

Lynne out of Action

The weekend activities were muted this weekend since Lynne was quite ill. She spent many hours Saturday in bed and was even bad enough to take herself to the urgent care Sunday morning. For Lynne that means she was quite ill.

Doctors seemed convinced that she had a case of food poisining, bacterial. She started some antiobiotics yesterday and after some rest she is starting to feel better. She has lost lots of weight which is not really that surprising since she is still nursing Isabel and has not eaten in a few days.

Whilst she is now eating more, it is still restricted to bland foods.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Weekend Update

Thus far a couple of things this weekend. Lynne has been out of action this weekend. She has picked up some stomach bug/virus and has essentially been sick and sleeping since Friday afternoon. She is asleep as I write. All three girrls are sleeping in fact!

Anja and I went to Ruby's first birthday party this morning. It was a lot of fun and Anja seemed to get more fun out of it than Ruby. She certainly had more cake and opened more presents than Ruby did.

Tomorrow is Superbowl Sunday and we are having a few friends over. An excuse to eat junk food and drink beer really. Hope your weekend is going well.

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More snow....

We have more snow here in West Lafayette and we are now ready for spring. About 8 inches fell Thursday night, enough for Anja and myself to build a snowman Friday evening!! No comments on my building abilities!!

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Changing of the Guard!

Thursday was Lindsay's last day with us, we got some shots of her with the girls on her last day, we will miss her. I have also posted a picture of Kristina in action. I'm sure there will be more to come, possibly even a few that Kristina will take herself. we are certainly hoping she will, she has a keen interest in photography.


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