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Thursday, August 15, 2013


All four of my boys - who share a room, fyi - slept through the night last night. Not a single one of them woke up. I got a full night's sleep in who-knows-how-long. Therefore this must needs be recorded celebrated on the blog.

Congratulate me.

That is all.
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Monday, August 12, 2013


My mom called me last week after I failed to reply to any of her emails.  She thought I dropped off the face of the earth. I didn't. We are just adjusting to a new level of busyness with the start of soccer season. Soren and Anders are both playing this year and between the two of them they have four separate practices a week (all at dinner time, I might add - BOO!). Besides that they are busy with homeschool park days and co-op stuff, individual classes like a sculpting thingy they are doing this week, beach days, Cub Scouts, swimming, getting tan, fighting with each other, playing with each other, creating, designing, imagining, etc. Karsten thinks he's a big boy, so he does all that stuff, too, minus the soccer (though I believe he really would think himself capable if allowed). Oskar is just busy being the cutest little menace there ever was. We can't get enough of his curls, though we could do without the wielding of sticks, tearing of books (none of yours, Dad, they are all up high!), swishing of toothbrushes in poopy-clogged toilets (yes, this really happened, and it was Anders' toothbrush if you were wondering), climbing of tables and chairs, and just general up-to-no-goodness.

Saturday, August 10, 2013


Dan began doing Crossfit a few months ago. And his enthusiasm has quickly passed on to the boys. They love to watch Crossfit Games with him and Soren knows all the top Crossfit competitors' names.  Soren would like to do Crossfit Kids, but it's a bit pricey for us.  So, today Dan had the boys out in the garage doing a Crossfit workout and burpee challenge with him, followed by a bit of rowing.  They loved it.  They just had the time of their lives.  I'll let my pictures of the event do the rest of the talking.  They tell it best anyway.  :D