Thursday, August 30, 2007

Good bye Grandma D

Grandma Dalene left to go back to CT today. She was here for 2 weeks and it's been awesome to have her here. She helped with cleaning, decorating, cooking, walking with Nikolas and Caristy, and helping Caristy with whatever was needed. It was so wonderful. Thanks for helping us out! Nikolas loved having such a long time to get to know his Grandma Dalene!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Snuggle time with Grandma D.

Nikolas loves to snuggle and hang out with his Grandma D.! Here are some of the snuggly moments with Grandma.

Beware! Slightly disturbing!

Little N found his thumb. However he hasn't figured out to keep his other fingers off his face!

Monday, August 27, 2007

Pop eyes like Uncle Rich

Nikolas has the same wide eyed look as his Uncle Rich, when he was little! It's really funny to watch! :-)

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Tornado warning and thunderstorm

Our town was under a tornado watch for a little bit tonight and then we had a horrible lightning and thunderstorm. John went out and took some pictures of the looks really really cool!!

Friday, August 24, 2007

Tearing out a wall at Church!

We are getting ready for Sunday School for this coming year and we've got a big class. So the decision was made to knock out one of the walls and make the Sunday School room bigger and to combine it with the nursery. Jeff and his son started the job of knocking out the wall and fixing the electric and on Saturday the finishing touches will be put on. John took the pictures because I still can't go downstairs.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Mom's been decorating and Visitors

Caristy is not allowed to go downstairs or lift much of anything so while we were in Fargo we got some bedding and additional things for the downstairs bathroom. Since Caristy couldn't go downstairs mom finished decorating downstairs. It turned out really nice! :-)

Afterwards, Mom and Caristy went for a walk with Nikolas and then Tante Jewel and Grandma R. came to visit with us. Grandma R. was so excited to meet Nikolas it was fun to see them together.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Visitors and hanging out!

We have just been kind of mellow since Nikolas' birth. Just taking pictures and watching the different expressions that Nikolas makes. Caristy's mom, Caristy and Nikolas went for a walk around town and then we had two visitors. Diana and Mia came to see Nikolas. It was fun.....Mia liked giving Nikolas his pacifer.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Good Bye Tante Alexi!!

Caristy's sister Alexi had to go home today. We drove to Fargo and did some shopping (Caristy needed to pick up some things) and then we hung out at John's parents house. Tante Alexi did a great job burping Nikolas and just being a great Tante. Nikolas really misses Tante Alexi for all the snuggling he did with her in the mornings. We wish that she could have stayed longer....but can't wait to see pictures of her new place.
Mom and Lex took pictures with Nikolas! :-)

Caristy had to get a picture with her sister and Nikolas. :-)

Nikolas meets John's Grandparents!

While we were in Fargo while Caristy went and ran errands with her mom and sister, John and Nikolas went to visit Nikolas' great grandma and grandpa Olson. Then Grandpa Wally stopped over at John's parents house so that he could meet and hold Nikolas.

Sunday, August 19, 2007


Nikolas had kind of a rough night....not horrible but he was trying to get used to his new digs. On Sunday he got dressed (in the shirt that Grandma Olson gave him) and had a staring contest with John. Then he got to meet his Uncle Ole and Tanta Kim. Then had his picture taken by a bear (that his Grandma and Grandpa Dalene gave him). Then he decided to look angelic as he slept.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Goofy pictures

Ahhh.....yummy food!!

On Wednesday after going to the doctor appointment, John and Caristy were gonna go home and eat kaboas on the grill. Sadly that never happened but we had them on Saturday! It was so yummy!!!

Let's go home!!

Nikolas and I got to come home today! It was a long day of shots, making sure both Mom and Nikolas were doing okay. :-) (Nikolas surprised us when he didn't really cry when they drew blood....okay Caristy was surprised!)
We also had to laugh at how tiny he looks in his car seat.
We got home to mom and Lexi there to help out and a big sign to welcome Nikolas home.

Friday, August 17, 2007

2 Days old

Caristy and Nikolas are coming home tomorrow. It's a good thing, because I'm tired of updating the blog. New pictures have been updated to "Our Picture Album". Pam and Robin came to visit today. The baby cried, ate, and got passed around from Mom to Dad to Grandma to Aunt.
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