Saturday, June 26, 2010

Goodbye Baby.....Hello Big Boy!

So a little over four years ago my mom bought us this crib. I have loved it, but when we got it we thought a plus was being able to turn it in to a toddler bed. After Ella and then Cavin I never really thought it would make it into the toddler bed that it is capable of, but here it is! Cavin is now far too old for my own good and wants to be big like his sister. Given the fact that we are renting and don't have room to store the crib, we decided to go ahead and put the crib to its full use. So here it is before....

And After with the kids loving jumping in!

Then.... Cavin escaping as I am sure will be the rest of my life...

I will let you know how he that he is FREE!!!!!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Our Little Ballerina!

Posing in her new ballet outfit from Oma Uschi!

Her new dance studio

Her teacher Mrs. Cheryl

They even got to be princess ballerinas with tutus and crowns!

She has to have a picture with her biggest fan..her brother Cavin!

Today Ella started her first day of ballet. She was SO excited. She talked about it all before bed and when she woke up. We just decided to put her in a 5 week program to see how much she really liked it. She dances around the house ALL day long, but going to class is a little different. So we tried it today and she ran out of the class and said "Mom that was SO much fun!" I'm so excited, and I hope she continues to do well and love it. We love our little ballerina!

Monday, June 7, 2010


I don't even know where to begin. There are a million pictures and so I just wanted to add a few of the hundreds to get a glimpse of the fun we had on our vacation to Hawaii. My parents took Ragnar and I and my older sister Natalie on a vacation to Hawaii this past week. We had a great time and were so glad we were able to go. We did some fun things and we enjoyed the time for ourselves. We missed our kids a lot, but they were with my brother Corey and his family and had so much fun on "their vacation" that they didn't seem to miss us so much!

The beaches were so pretty and the sand was so soft, running on the beach was much more difficult than I thought it would be!

We stopped at the L.D.S. temple, although it is being renovated, we wanted to see how beautiful it was.

I wish we could have climbed the stairs.

All the trees there were so cool.

There was always a nice breeze, it was so pretty.

We first started at a condo at the North Shore in Oahu and we snorkeled and swam and relaxed. We even played favorite.

This was at Waimea bay. We got to body board here and the waves were so strong here that Ragnar and I washed up the shore many times :)

Then we went to the Polynesian Cultural Center. It was probably one of my favorite things. It was so neat to watch them dance and show us all about their culture.

Yummy smoothies.

My parents enjoying their meal!

Hey Mr. Tiki man!

Next we went to Honolulu and we went on the Atlantis submarine ride. It was neat. We really only saw turtles and fish, but it was still cool. We even got below 100 feet.

I love riding on boats.

Pretty waterfalls.

Natalie enjoying the vacation.

Then we hiked Diamond head where you can see most of Honolulu. It was beautiful.

That night we went on a Star dinner cruise which was interesting.

I think a cruise would be fun someday.

The next day we were at Pearl Harbor and saw The battleship Missouri and the Arizona then went to the aviation museum.

I'm going to drive the boat!

We had a great time shopping, getting a tan and sight seeing. Vacationing must have stressed Ragnar out because we even found his first grey hair!! Haha! I am so grateful to my parents for letting us have this wonderful memory. I am also grateful for my brother and his wife for taking care of the kids. They had a great time, and hopefully they will want to still see them in the near future. Thanks again to everyone we had a wonderful time!