Thursday, February 26, 2009


Last week we went to Florida for Lukas's job, but Annika and Aksel went along so they could visit with good friends, Shawn, Melissa, Linnea and Soren. We had a great time hanging out, taking walks, eating good food, talking, and Aksel loved watching his big friends play. Shawn and Melissa are expecting their third child next week and we can't wait to meet Little Girl White when we go back to Florida in March!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Happy Birthday Lukas!

Yesterday we went out to lunch to celebrate Valentine's Day and Lukas's birthday (a little early). We celebrated at Molly Brannigans and had a delicious Irish meal....yum. Happy Birthday Lukas! We love you!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

Who wants this little guy to be their Valentine?

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

4 months!

Aksel turned 4 months this past week and he continues to grow like a weed (or a weed made of bricks!)!!! He had his doctor's appointment yesterday: he weighed in at 17.6 lbs, measured 27 inches long and an 18 inch head!! He charms everyone who comes into contact with him and loves to watch his doggies play.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Slater Rory McKnight

Four years ago today we still lived in the Chicago area, newly married and welcomed our first puppy (a cairn (terror) terrier) into our cozy apartment home. We named him Slater (after Kelly Slater the surfer) Rory (I thought he was not too cute, so the "ugly" name fit) McKnight. He weighed in at a hefty 3 lbs and was so tiny he could not jump up on the curb in the parking lot. He was a source of constant energy and ALWAYS into something. Today he has calmed down (to say the least) and definitely does not weigh 3lbs anymore. We love you Slateman!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

First day of "school"

Today was Aksel's first day of "school"! He went to work with me and the center has a baby room that he can play in while I work with my clients. He did great! The teachers loved him and his peers loved to look at him. He loved it when everyone would speak Spanish to him too! When I went to pick him up he was fast asleep in the arms of one of the teachers.