Monday, November 30, 2009

Mikko's B-day

I wanted to surprise Mikko this year for his birthday. We decided to take his car down to Kanab so wednesday I told him to trade cars so I could get the car all packed. I then took it to get the windows tinted. We had talked about doing it several times and I thought this would be a good surprise. As you can see he was surprised.
So then on his actual birthday I made him a him his traditional traditional Finnish birthday cake and it was really yummy. Pekka joined us for dinner at Red Robin then we came back to the house for the yummy cake.
Mikko says that he doesn't care if he get anything else on his birthday as long as he get this cake once a year. Happy Birthday Honey!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thanksgiving Weekend

We headed down to Kanab for thanksgiving and had a great time. We stayed with McKay's family at their condo. It was great to be where it was quieter. I am sure we missed out on most of the action at Grandma and Grand pa's and Mom even said that she hardly got a chance to hold Kaija. Sorry Mom. Anyway we had Thanksgiving dinner at the church because there was almost 60 of us there. The gym was freezing. It was warmer outside than in the gym. Dinner of course was abundant and delicious. We forgot to take any pictures of course but the shots above were that day. The Elementary is right by the church so Mikko took a few pics of Kaleb enjoying the swings.
The next day McKay planned a hike and Tom was our guide. I took Kaleb while Mikko took care of Kaija. The hike was to Water Canyon and it was a 2 mile up and 2 miles back. I was so shocked that Kaleb did so well. He enjoyed and we only had to hold him a few times. He was quite the hiker he even got stuck by a cactus but survived.
He loves being with his cousins That had a great time as you can see.
We made it to the end and there was fresh flowing water coming out of the rocks. We all filled our water bottles with fresh water and enjoyed some strawberries that cousin Lindsay brought.
Here is Kaleb walking with Tom he was having fun walking in front of him and not letting him pass. And the best part was the drive back as the kids were all exhausted and took naps!!

Thursday, November 26, 2009


November came and went really fast. We were busy. Mikko keeps on working, and I keep on taking care of the kids which is a task. Kaija started teething at the end of the month and her sleeping habits are getting worse instead of better. I am hoping that I can get a good nights rest sometime soon. I hope that is not in years.
Kaija like to play with her feet and she will even suck on her toes.
Here she is holding her own bottle now. A couple days before Thanksgiving she decided she no longer wanted to nurse, so she is a full time bottle girl now. Above is also her 6 month picture she is getting so big. We went to the Doctor for her 6 month visit and she was off the charts for her height, 28.25 inches tall. She is in the 95+ for weight, 18.8 pounds.
These kids are a daily challenge for me but I love them dearly. Kaleb everyday wants to wear either his Spiderman or Ironman suit, so that is why there will be lots of pictures of him wearing them.