Thursday, June 30, 2011

Time with Caroline

This past Saturday Scott took Addison to an eye doctor to get her lazy eye and eye sensitivity checked out. Turns out she just has a muscle imbalance that we have to watch over the next couple years that is affecting both issues. However, the Dr. did not even see the lazy eye so it really is almost gone so that is good.

While Scott and Addison were gone I had the morning with just Caroline.  It was great.  I love the rare times when I get just one on one time with one of them.  I know that having one child is hard too at times but it feels like a break to me when I have just one of them so I love these times which I can count on one hand how many times I have had them.  So Caroline and I walked to the store and she walked the whole time there and back.  It is only 3 blocks but that is a lot for an 18 month old and one of those blocks is really long.  Then, I was probably more excited than her about this, but she got to sit in the front of the cart while shopping!  She did enjoy herself though.  It was a great little morning that we had at the store and at home.

We got these camping/beach chairs for Addison and Caroline which are SO cute!  I can't wait to use them!  They seem to love them too.

Their new fun thing to do it to hang from the table.  They are pretty good at it actually.

Caroline caught me taking a picture


I made these cupcakes for a lunch that me and my siblings did in honor of our parents 35th anniversary!!!  I can't even imagine being married for that long!  Fortunately, they are a great example that we have in our lives of what a loving and healthy relationship looks like.  I dyed the frosting a coral color because coral is the traditional 35th anniversary gift.  Happy 35th mom and dad!!!!

Monday, June 27, 2011


The other week Scott and I had the pleasure of babysitting Gwen, Sonja and Naomi. We were Naomi's first babysitters! We had a good time with the Johnson girls as always!

Any time Gwen and Sonja come over they end up playing Mario Cart.  Who can blame them!

We joke in our family about how the 3rd kid is the "perfect" child.  Well, so far Naomi is fully living up to that title!!!  She was a doll the whole time.

Usually the tunnels also come out when Gwen and Sonja are here.  Fortunately, Caroline and Addison love them too!

Addison (standing) was creeping forward with her knees bent like that saying "baby baby."  It was really cute.

I was able to capture lots of smiles from Naomi.  She is one happy baby and so cute :)

Watching a movie on the couch.  I definitely loved having the one-on-one time with Naomi.

I caught Sonja in this really sweet moment.  She kept gently stroking Naomi's head.  She is such a loving big sister.

We had a great time babysitting!  It is always fun to get together with cousins and see them all having fun with each other.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Father's Day 2011

A few days late but Happy Father's Day to a great father! Addison and Caroline are so lucky to have such a loving, fun and caring father like you :)  They love their daddy!!!!

I am bad at thinking of taking family pictures.  Finally on Father's Day I thought of it.

Great Grandpa is very popular with his Cheetos!!!  A very messy snack for me to clean up but they loved it.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Rockford Airshow

A couple weeks ago we went to the Rockford Airshow. I have not been for a while but I remember going as a kid and always loving it. In my option, this airshow is better than the Chicago one for several reasons. First, it takes place at the airport so all the planes in the show take off and land in front of you. Second, they have old and current airplanes and helicopters all over for you to look at and go in some. Very cool. Lastly, there are pyrotechnics. You can't get better than a wall of fire bomb simulation!!

Grandpa and Gwen.  It was really hot that day!


My grandpa was wearing his WWII veteran hat.  I was neat to see how many people came up to shake his and thank him for his service.


Grandpa and Cam

Naomi...some of the planes definitely interrupted her beauty sleep

Some of the show

It was so hard to get some pictures of this fast F-15!

Bomb simulation!

Wall of fire!!!  Great way to end the show

Here are some of the planes that they had on display

Yikes!  Do you see that machine gun at the nose of the plane!!!

The F-15 landing

The pilots

Sonja and Gwen got to experience what it was like to sit in the pilot seat of some planes and helicopters.

And so did Cam!

This was in a cargo helicopter.  It was crazy to see all the wires and tubes that were exposed along the wall.

Had to take a picture on the way out with this random guy dressed as Superman

Then a tractor ride to our car

Back at our Grandpa's house.  Caroline giving Naomi her pacifier.  What a nice cousin.

Then we had dinner at Stockholm in.  Caroline on the dala horse :)  A great way to end a great day!