Wednesday, October 3, 2007

First Day of PRESCHOOL!



Gus had his first day of preschool today. He had a great time doing a variety of activities. His buddy Charlie is in his class. They walked to preschool together and enjoyed a snack before class!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Gus turns 3!



(and, Sonja turns 34, but who's counting!!)


We had a great time celebrating Gus' 3rd birthday in Forest Lake and in Minneapolis. Gus tried peanut butter for the first time at Gramma and Grampa's place. He had to wait until he was 3!!


Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Johan's 1st Birthday

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Project Sidewalk



Kip took on the task of fixing our front sidewalk. It turned out great and Gus had a great time helping Dad with his sidewalk project.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Kip at Ponsford


Kip spent a long weekend at Ponsford with family and friends. He had a great weekend being outdoors and FISHING! What a fish!

Friday, August 10, 2007

The Cabin with Good Friends

Gus, Johan and Sonja headed up to Sugar Lake to spend time with good friends, Lillie and Jenny Hokanson and Julia and Steph Bowron.









As you can see from the pictures, the kids had a great time together. Gus and Julia are about 5 months apart in age (around 3 yrs). They loved playing Caribou and swimming together. They also enjoying doing 'slipper slides,' which usually ended in lots of giggles. Johan and Lillie are only a month apart in age (around 1 yr). They enjoyed looking at each other and racing to get toys (especially the walker). Both babes are getting very close to walking!!







The adults had fun as well, but no pictures were taken. Walking, talking and playing Sequence were our main forms of entertainment when the kiddies weren't keeping us busy.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Bike Trip



Sonja went on a bike trip with some of her college friends. They biked around Lanesboro and enjoyed lots of laughs along the way. Another highlight was tubing the Root River one hot afternoon.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Forest History Center


We spent a week at the cabin and we had many adventures. We went with MorMor and Papa to the Forest History Center near Grand Rapids. It was fun to sit in the trucks and visit the old logging camp.






We learned that in the year 1900 there were so many trees cut down in MN that you could have built a nine foot wide path all of the way around the equator! Next year we want to visit the "LOST 40." Forty acres of land that was not logged because the surveyors missed it -- our lucky mistake.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Crazy to Camp??







We headed to Taylors Falls for our first ever family camping trip. We enjoyed views on the St. Croix, ice cream cones, a campfire, and being silly in the tent. It took a lot of work to get there, but it was worth it. Gus and Johan are ready to try it again....are we??

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

New Cousin

Meet our new cousin, Elsa!



Gus and Johan are excited to share that they have a new cousin! Her name is Elsa Joy Swanson and she was born on Tuesday, July 17 (sister of Addy Swanson). She is such a sweet, little baby and we love her so much!

Welcome, Elsa!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Joe Krasean



Kip's cousin, Joe Krasean, stopped by our house to hang out one recent afternoon. It was fun to catch up with him and hear about life in New Mexico. We're hoping he moves back to the Twin Cities at some point. Gus and Johan enjoyed having him around.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

4th of July





Gus and Johan had a great time in Forest Lake at the parade. Both cousins, Addy and Ellie, were there to help celebrate. Johan had a great time playing on the beach at Forest Lake Later in the day. The fireworks were too loud for Gus this year and they did not disturb Johan's sleep at all....maybe next year.

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Gus and Johan



Johan and Gus are finally on the web! Here's a few photos of the boys enjoying summer. More to come....

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