Thursday, March 29, 2007

Housecleaning is a blast!

Peter took this video last month while Soren "helped" me clean the house. Never a dull moment in our household, I tell ya!

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

The reincarnation of Santa

Those of you who have been reading the blog for awhile will remember Soren's traumatic Santa encounter at the mall. All was well and good until Santa spoke and then Soren jumped as if he had been struck by lightening! Well, it appears that there is a bit of lingering post traumatic stress over the incident. Grandma recently gave him a new toy, a tough man all decked out in war regalia.

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When I asked Soren what the new name of this guy is he answered "Santa"!

Friday, March 23, 2007

Working buddies

Soren and Peter have a lot in common since they both love working outside. Peter recently picked up 30 trees (yes, that is thirty!) which they have been working at planting around the property. Soren loves it.
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He has his special roles, most of which include throwing dirt in the hole and spraying water once the tree has been planted. While he waits he has his own special squirt bottle that he uses to squirt the wheelbarrow, trees and even random passersby.
Once upon a wheelbarrow...

"Here's to mud in your eye"

Soren had a great time visiting with Grandpa recently. He decided that he wanted to sit next to grandpy for his morning coffee (or cocoa) every morning.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

PBJ face

What says fun more than a PB&J sandwich?!
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When we saw this picture we both commented that this feels like a small window to the future Soren - can't you just see him as a 10 year old with this look on his face?

Little man

Monday, March 12, 2007

More sunny weather

This weekend we took advantage of the lovely spring-preview kind of weather. We did a little bit of work outside, Soren loves helping around the property. Picking up pine cones, watering the plants, digging in the dirt...anything that allows him to get his frog boots dirty!

Then we had some snacks on the porch.

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Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Running down the hall

Soren loves to run, and we get quite a kick out of watching him run...

Monday, March 05, 2007

A warm weekend - time to get wet!

This weekend while Grandpa was in town we took advantage of the fabulous warm - not and not rainy! - weather and went to the Oregon Gardens. Soren loved running around and then he found one of his very favorite toys -- watering cans!
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By the time we left we were literally wringing out his clothes!

Friday, March 02, 2007

Does saying "please" make it any better?

While I wouldn't say that Soren is "terrible two's" toddler, he is becoming better at expressing himself and telling you exactly what he wants (or doesn't want as the case may be!)

The other day Peter was helping Soren out of his high chair. Soren was emphatic that he wanted mama, not dada to help him.

Soren: GET AWAY dada!
Me: Aw, Soren, that isn't very nice.
Soren: GET AWAY PLEASE, dada!

Hmmm, does that mean he's learning manners?