Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Hotel Holidays

We are currently residing in our fourth home within the last month, the Residence Inn. It is not too bad, we have a little one bedroom "apartment" with living, dining, desk, kitchen and bath with separate sleeping quarters. I have enjoyed the simplicity and not having to cook breakfast and most dinners. With trips to IKEA and Target, we have a few decorations to spruce up the place for the holidays, it's amazing what a 2' pre-lit tree, tinsel, lights and little ornaments can do!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

5 Years Old!!!

Someone in our family turned 5 this past week.......Slater! Can't believe this little guy is 5, even though he acts like he is 80 sometimes. Here's to the next 20 years. Happy Birthday Slater!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Our life has been a little crazy the past few months, but we are still trying to capture moments and give Aksel fun experiences. This past weekend was Halloween and we were invited to a party thrown by some lovely people in our neighborhood. We were not sure how long Aksel would last due to all the costumes, but he did pretty well, very intrigued by it all. Aksel was a doctor who did not want to wear his hat or stethoscope, Lukas was a Scottish golfer and I was a cat.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

One Year!!!

Sorry for the delay in blogging, but due to our upcoming move things are a little crazy these days! On October 8th at 11:58am Aksel turned one years old, where does time go? For his birthday we took him to Florida or so we said. He wore his birthday shirt on the plane so everyone knew what a special day it was for him. Happy Birthday Buddy!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


We are a Mac family and we are starting Aksel out right.

Sunday, September 27, 2009


At Scot and Kris's house they have a great room off the back of their house that overlooks their yard. Meriam spent most her day watching birds, chipmunks, squirrels, etc. and Aksel at times would join her.

Thursday, September 24, 2009


Here are some more photos of Aksel while we were in Chicago.....he loved playing peek-a-boo with the french doors.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


We just returned from a two week trip to Chicagoland, and it we had a wonderful time. Our main reason for going was for Aksel's dedication. We were blessed to have so many of our family and friends come and share this moment; even more, we were blessed to have Grandpa Scot dedicate Aksel- very special, memorable, and unique!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Uncle Mark and Aunt Laura

Uncle Mark and Aunt Laura came for a long weekend visit, and we had a great time with them! We spent time running, walking, going to the farmer's market, eating out, eating ice cream, enjoying local beer, watching Aksel in the baby pool, walking around Chautauqua Institution, driving through some Amish country, going to the beach, going to the Overlook......and so much more. Thanks for coming!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

10 Months

Yesterday Aksel turned 10 months old!!! Grandma Kris and Grandpa Scot were in town for the weekend, so it was a fun-filled day. We went shopping for some clothes for the ever growing boy, took naps, ate great meals, drank coffee, and watched the Cubs. Cousin Kari came down as well, so we had a house full of great company! Thanks for visiting and come again.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Mum Mums

Aksel has a favorite snack..... Baby Mum Mums! They are a Japanese organic rice rusk (pretty much tasteless and all air, but we won't tell him). He knows what they are are soon as you pull one out of the cabinet or diaper bag. I have to admit -they come in quite handy when you are in the store with a young babe strapped in the shopping cart who needs something to occupy his attention. Our only present issue is that Aksel is starting to chow down on these little snacks a lot quicker than he used to!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Baby Baluga

Last week I took Aksel to a swim class our community pool offers for little ones, it is called Wee Woozles. It was a great time and great way to wear this little guy out before bedtime. He loved watching everyone else and then towards the end splashed like a wild man. He loves the water and never afraid to get right in!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Grandma Kris and Grandpa Scot gave Aksel the Little Tykes scooter and he has just recently started to ride it all by himself. It is the cutest watching him move around and making vroom vroom noises at times. He looks like such a big boy riding it without any help from us. Way to go buddy!!!!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

9 Months...oh my!

Today Aksel is 9 months old....can you believe it!!! This little guy is BUSY...not just a little, but constantly. There other night I caught him clapping in his sleep if that says anything at all. He crawls, pulls himself up, cruises around furniture, climbs on Meriam, pounds on everything in sight, pulls down the curtains, pushes his stroller, plays with the dogs bowls, opens cabinets, watch everything/everyone around him, swing, so on and so forth...I think you get the picture. He has three teeth and one on the way, so the drool is free flowing. He loves going for walks, eating, reading, and we just started a story/music class at the library. Swim lessons will begin once it gets warmer. Happy 9 Month Birthday Aksman! We love you very much!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Busy June

June was a very busy month for us and we enjoyed many visitors. Scot and Kris came the first week, as well as Kari and Jonathan. Laura came the second week. Aunt Erica, Aunt, Jessica, Uncle Ryan, cousin dog Cody, Pat and Bob came at the end of the month. Of course everyone loved playing with Aksel and he loved all the attention. Annika loved all the extra help and hands!