Thursday, December 30, 2010

Christmas 2010

Ballerina girl
Brad and his birthday bunny
dance party usa
Katie's letter to Santa
Katie performing at the UNIVERSITY preschool
Henry and his flirty eyes
Great Grandma Grace and Osten
Three four year olds by the stockings hung with care in hope that St. Nicholas soon would be there
Uncle Brent supervising gingerbread house construction
Osten in his happy place
Siri intrigued by the Christmas mice left by Santa
Baby Dehlia, a chip off the old block
Singamajig--super cool and mesmerizing!
Ivan and Anders kicking back with Netflix
Anders and the T girls scaling the walls of the children's museum.

What a fast, furious & fabulous Christmas we enjoyed as a new family of five--it ended in the flu, but the flurry up to that point was memorable.

I posted a few photos regaling Katie's school program, Brad's birthday celebration, visit to Children's Museum, playing with cousins, candy eating, cookie craving and runny noses.

With the culmination of the flu, unfortunately documentation of our trip to Southern Minnesota to celebrate with the Blomgren's was not well photographed, but thanks to big brother Kurt and Mom & Dad for your work in making a warm celebration on the 26th!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas Concert

Here is Anders playing "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear" under the watchful eye of his piano teacher, Lara Simonson

Katie is in the center of the screen as an angel. Her line was "Jesus was born this day in tiny Bethlehem. A small town, but what a gem". Very good job Ms. Katie!

Here is Anders singing the 2nd verse of Silent Night as a solo. He also played a shepard and nailed his line about finding Jesus laying in a manger filled with hay. great memories.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

the last beautiful day...

November 7--the afternoon after the daylight saving time expiration was a golden day for the Olson family. The Vikings won one of their few games of the 2010 season and we were captured by Ms. Lori Johnson near the banks of the Kinnickinnick River and campus of UW River Falls.

swimming in Lindstrom

Last night, Osten, Brad and I drove to Lindstrom, Minnesota to see the River Falls Wildcats face Spring Lake Park and the Wildcats of Chisag...