Monday, February 26, 2007

10 Things I Love About Kevin

1. He sleeps like a mummy--with his hands crossed over his chest. He claims he has to do this because I take up the rest of the bed.

2. He is so helpful with the kids and around the house--and I don't even have to ask him! He seems to have a 6th sense about when I need help or what needs to be done.

3. He loves projects! However, most of them are in his head trying to come out. He'll spend hours drawing out his project in AutoCAD, only to realize that, between working full-time, going to school, and being a dad and hubby, he just doesn't have time to do much else.

4. Kevin has a very soft heart. He rejoices in other people's happiness and cries with them in their pain. I learned this very early on in our friendship.

5. Kevin secretly wants to be a superhero. What he doesn't realize is that he already is.

6. Kevin has an infinite amount of patience. He has never raised his voice at me or the kids. He'll teach me to do the same thing over and over again without any sign of irritation.

7. Kevin likes things tidy and organized. Everything has a place, and it should be in that place.

8. He considers himself a nerd, but I know a little boy and a baby girl who think he's the coolest person that ever walked the earth.

9. Kevin can lose 15 lbs in two days when he is sick. That, in turn, makes me sick. :)

10. Kevin often sacrifices what he wants for those he loves. And he does it with a smile on his face.

Wait!! There's another thing I love about Kevin:

11. He has the cutest freckles on his nose that you really don't notice until you get up close. Lucky me, I get to be up close pretty often. :)

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Alright Already Mom!!

All I was trying to do was get a picture of Daddy feeding Myla a chunk of banana. This little eight month old would stop and pose for me with this squinty-eyed smile she does. Everytime I took the picture she was squintily smiling. It was so funny. I took at least eight pictures.

Finally she just gave me this look like, "Come on Mommy, I'm tired of the flashing. Please let me eat in peace." So I did. This little girl has so much personality. She makes all of us laugh. It's safe to say she has Kevin, Cade and me wrapped around her chubby little finger.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Myla's New Ride

Aunt Nicki loaned Myla a walker. At first Myla didn't like to hang out in it, because that meant that Mommy or Daddy wasn't holding her. But now she digs it. Yesterday she hung out in it and watched Caders go up and down the slide. She giggled and laughed. She thinks her brother is the coolest person in the world.

Sweet Siena is Here!

The happy Olson family!
Grandma Janine, Mommy Michelle, Baby Siena
Uncle Kevin singing to Baby Sienna
Siena Michelle Olson was born on February 14th, 2007--a Valentine baby! Last night we met Baby Siena for the first time. The Olsons are very good friends of ours. Well, actually, Michelle and Kevin are cousins, and we got to be good friends with them when they moved down to AZ so Jared could go to Midwestern University in Glendale. They are awesome! We were so excited to meet little Siena. She is adorable! Michelle and Jared are very happy. Kevin's Aunt Janine (Michelle's mom) was down, so it was great to visit with her too. Congrats Michelle and Jared on the sweet addition to your family!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Valentine's Day Fun

Today Cade and Mommy made heart cookies together. Cade LOVED using the cookie cutters. But he also liked taking turns. He would use the cookie cutter a couple of times, then hand it to Mommy and say, "Your turn Mommy." He was very sweet. He was so excited to see the cookies go on the pan, then come out of the oven.
He also LOVED spreading flour everywhere and using the roller. In fact, I had a hard time getting him to stop spreading flour everywhere, even after we were finished making the cookies. :)
Cade's ultimate favorite, though, was eating his creations. There is a method to it. First, he licks all the icing off.
Second, he shoves as much of the cookie in his mouth as his can.
And lastly, he gives Mommy a big satisfied smile and says, "Shank Shoo Mommy." Translation: "Thank you Mommy." What a perfect Valentine's day treat!

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Where's Cade?

So today Kevin and I were putting groceries away and we turn around and there is Cade climbing into the cupboard. We were surprised at how far he had gotten in.
We didn't know what he was doing until...
Kevin opened the other cupboard and saw Cade playing with his car.
Cade loves to "zoom zoom" his car anywhere he can.
What an adorable kid!

Sunday, February 4, 2007

Birthday at the Park

Four generation shot, Marianne, Myla, Eunice, Christie
Uncle Richard and Uncle David playing with Cade. Breck, Uncle Jared and Jared looking on.
Emma, the Birthday Girl! Isn't she the cutest?!
Saturday we went to the park to celebrate Emma's fourth birthday. She is such a sweet girl and is growing up so fast. She got lots of princess and Barbie stuff for her birthday. Everyone had a good time playing on the toys. Uncle Richard and Uncle David did a great job entertaining all the little ones. It was a nice, sunny day--perfect for a party!

Friday, February 2, 2007

Sick and Tired of Feeling Sick and Tired!

The past week the flu bug has circulated among our family. We're not quite sure where it began, but we are hoping it ends with us. Many of our extended family are sick as well. Kevin missed two days of work this week and the kids have been feeling icky. This picture of Daddy and Myla camping out on the couch was too sweet to pass up, both of them comforting each other. Kevin went back to work today and the kids' flu has turned into a cold, so they are dripping like little faucets. I feel so bad for them. It seems like they have been sick the entire winter. But according to the doctor, it's normal for this time of year. I know that they are sure sick and tired of feeling sick and tired!