Our daredevil’s Halloween costume

November 4th, 2014
post preview image

Last October when I was very pregnant, I knew exactly what I wanted my little boy to dress as for Halloween. Then Niklas arrived, and I was still so sure… until about August. This adorable little man knows no danger. My plans for a cute and fuzzy little dinosaur had to change.

A woman commented that he’s such a daredevil… and that’s when I knew exactly what Niklas had to be for Halloween.

Read more …

Our half-birthday tradition

July 2nd, 2014
post preview image

A couple weeks ago, our sweet baby boy turned six months old. We’re pretty excited about creating new traditions in our family, and one of those traditions is going to be the celebration of half birthdays.

When I first mentioned this idea to Martin, he was a little leery. In our current culture, we parents have a tendency to dote on our children. Perhaps a bit too much. I didn’t want to create a big hoopla with bouncy castles, ponies, and a pizza party. My half birthday idea is a quiet celebration at home. The entire day is like any other day.

Read more …

Baby’s first piece of art

June 30th, 2014
post preview image

Baby Niklas received a really cool gift the other day from the talented local artist, Angelina Froke. We always talk about how Niklas looooves dinosaurs. (Not that we really know that just yet.) And of course we live at an airport. Need I say more?

We’ll be hanging this piece above Niklas’ crib where he can gaze at while dreaming of adventures, but not quite reach the art.

Read more …