Thursday, February 28, 2008

LifeHouse & Leify Cake

Leif and I had a great time at our concert, it was at the Roseland Theater on Burnside, it is a pretty small venue and the concert was sold out. It was crazy fun, the crowd was incredibly enthusiastic and the band was amazing, it sounded just like the CD. It was a great night out! That was the longest I have been away from my little guy and definitley missed him! The concert was 4 hours long. 2 hours worth of openers and 2 hours of LifeHouse. I had a blast. Leify is starting to drink juice out of a big boy cup. Gosh he's cute.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008


Leify has been mohawk-a-tized. Here he is sitting on Grandpa's lap. My Dad is pretty proud of his Grandpa-ing skills...hince the shirt Leify is sporting ;)

I hate the Shot Nazi's

Oh my, it hasn't been a fun week at all (and it is only Tuesday yikes). I am missing my little Thor so so so much! It is so quiet around here now that he isn't around. He was always doing something; eating, whining, scratching at the door, teasing Lily, chasing the neighbor kids on their bikes, cuggling with me or Leify cake... it's just soo weird to not have him anymore. Ugh, I miss him :(
Leify had his 4 month check up yesterday... that was another hideous experience, they poked him three times, 2x in one leg and 1x in the other. He screamed and screamed...I was ready to punch the lady out. Geeze she was being so stupid, she'd poke him...let him calm down and then poke him again. I was like come on you dumb lady just hurry up and do them don't let him think it's over and then do it again.
He weighed in at 14 lbs 7 oz and was 26" long. So it equals out that he is in the 75th percentile for his length and in the 50th percentile for his weight. I've been thinking he is such a chub chub, but I guess not, he's just about average. The Dr said I could start letting him drink juice so we tried out some last night, and he ended up puking it all back up. I think it was just from having his shots though, we tried it again this morning and he loved it. It is fun getting to explore new foods with him and see the funny little looks on his face when it's something new. So far he really doesn't like green vegetables. AT ALL! He makes a look like, "Come on mom, what are you trying to do to me!?!"
Some people Leif used to work with at Providence bought this stationary jumper for Leify, I put it together for him and so far it has been a hit. Lil Leif is constantly pumping his legs and now something is actually happening when he does it, he looks surprised every time he moves. It's pretty darn cute.
Leif and I are going to our concert tonight, I am pretty excited about that.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

In Memory of Thorvald Lurlynsson Hasselblad

My Thor Baby got hit by a truck today and we had to put him down. I miss him, he was a wonderful dog. He was so special to Leif and I; a definite member of our family. It is going to be hard adjusting to life without him. When I worked nights he was my cuggle partner since Leif was at work, he was so loving and so naughty.
He loved to chase cars and protect his "home" today he got hit and we had to make the very hard and heart breaking decision to put him down. His jaw was broken in 2 different places and his tounge was lacerated and had a possible fracture in his front leg. He was a wreck, I felt so awful. The vet said we made the best decision for Thor. It just doesn't feel like it right now I keep waiting for him to jump up on my lap and cuggle :(

Mr. Chunk-a-lunk

Leify is packing the pounds on; I am anxious to go to his appointment on Monday and see how much they say he weighs. Yesterday we went with Grandma to the cabinet store and then I stopped at a lady's house in Portland to buy some books. I got a collection of 35+ board books for Leify most of them are in great condition...others you can tell were her kids favs ;) Eric Carl Dr. Seuss...a whole bunch of great books and it only cost me $25! It was pretty funny though as soon as I walked in the house her little 3 year old boy came jumping down the stairs butt naked!
I bought Leify some "bedtime lotion" it has lavender and chamomile scents, wow... that is the way to go. He has been sleeping like a little angel and absolutely loves it when I rub it on his little body before bedtime. Oh and we finally picked up the pictures from the photography studio when the whole famdamily did a portrait during christmas time. They turned out great!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


Sorry I haven't posted anything in ages, I really don't have an excuse, just been preoccupied with other things I guess. So here it goes, I plan to make history on my page with all the updating and pictures that are about to take place.

A lot has happened since the last time I posted, my parents went to Hawaii for a week...gosh being a stay-at-home Mom is boring and lonely. That was the first time I have been alone for longer than just about 2 days. I got a taste for what it is going to be like when Leif and I move out and I can offically say that I look forward to when Leify is a little more mobile so we can join a play group or something. Yikes. When Leif was home from work and school it was awesome we had the opportunity to just be our own little family and veg out. Dad and Leify took a little nap on Saturday afternoon. Gosh they are cute.

Grandma Diane came down from Spokane for a visit on Friday morning, she hasn't seen him since he was 2 weeks old and couldn't believe how much he has grown! Leify was kind of grumpy because it was his naptime but still had some smiles for her.
We also went and visited Grandma Vi on the following Saturday, she is so good to us! She had Taco's ready for us and loved on Leify, she is an absolute joy to be around. She has given us a weekend at her condo the second week in March. We are looking forward to having a little getaway. Life is so busy.
Leify has a new love in his life, he has a little dog that is a blankey from the head down and my goodness does he love that thing he kisses it and hugs it, and now has to fall asleep with it ;)

I have been coined the "Human Helicopter" by my sister Dana who unfortunatley for her had to share a bed with me when I was about 3-4 years old....well Leify is proudly carrying on the tradition. Every morning when I go to get him out of his crib he is in some other position than they way I laid him down in; sideways, upside down..... Hehe, he's my son alright.

We have been taking advantage of the Non-raining weather to be outside and take so walks, I usually go just here out the house I either load him up in the jogger or I put the snuggli on. My mom and I went this morning, I had accidently left the jogger outside and it rained last night so it was a little wet so I put him in the he cute or what?!

Leify has been eating like a little pig we weighed him a couple days ago and he was up to 14 pounds. We go in for his 4 month check up on Monday so we'll see how much he has grown. I finally found a food that he doesn't like, prunes. I was really beginning to think that he would eat anything, lol. He is also rolling around like crazy, changing his diaper is almost impossible he doesn't want to sit still for a minute.
Thor continues to be fat and annoying and will spoon anything he can find.

I hope this makes up for not posting in FOREVER. I promise to be better ;)

Thursday, February 7, 2008

I have the best little guy around

Leify is such a good little guy; I go for a walk and he sleeps the whole time in the jogger, I go shopping and he's either asleep or just hanging out, I mean he is just an agreeable little guy. He just goes with the flow. It is almost too good to be true. He's probably going to make my life a nightmare when he starts walking, so I am going to enjoy this while I can. Anywho I have been working on putting a scrapbook together and he just sits in his bouncy and watches me he talks to his hands or his toys. He is too cute. Here he is in his bouncy, and some of the pages I've done.


Leify is getting so big it is scaring me! It seems like just yesterday his exersaucer was too big for him and sitting in the corner...I tried it today and he treated the situation like a seasoned proffessional. The thing was rocking and rolling, he loved it! He is still doing awesome with his baby food, we tried peaches today; he has yet to dislike anything yet. He is trying to talk more and more, he screams really loud! Sometimes its hard to tell if he's mad or happy...usually it's the latter, but it's confusing and hard on the ears!! I don't know what the weird light on his forehead is all about, just try and ignore it, lol ;)

Monday, February 4, 2008

Cody's Birthday

This past weekend Leif and I made a trip up to Dana's to hang out and wish Cody a happy birthday. We had a great time, it is so great having family within driving distance. I have a very cute picture of Cam holding Leify but Leif is using our computer to do homework so I'll have to post it later. It is hard to believe that Cody is 15, instead of feeling old I just keep trying to tell myself that the age gap is closing. Can you belive that when I am 47 he'll be 40?!? Crazy!
While we were up there we also got to check out the Cabela's which isn't too far from where Dana and Jim live, I could spend a whole day in there! I thought I found a deal in the "Bargain Cave" but sadly I was mistaken. :(
Cole got Leify to giggle out loud for the first time!! He has been full of giggles today it is so sweet I actually teared up today. It is crazy how what can make up happy changes so quickly.
Leify is growing up so fast he is inhaling his baby food, today he had Bananas and hardly any even found it's way unto his bib. He is becoming more and more aware of his hands and how they work but holy cow does he get ticked if they don't do what he wants them to!