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October 2009

A Real Family Dinner

For a few months now, Peter has been working on eating table food. It started with Cheerios, and has progressed to other things. Now that he's 10 months old, I figured finally we need to work to try and get him slightly onto our dinner schedule so we can have dinner as a family. There's a few problems with that though. 1) Ever since he's been 3 months old, he's eaten a large bottle right before bedtime, and 2) He likes eating table food, and is great at picking it up, but since he got his 2 front teeth in a few weeks ago he tries to chew everything in front and most of it ends up on his bib/the floor.

In any case, Leif and I are pretty tired of eating dinner after he goes to sleep (sometimes we eat as late as 8pm), which gives us less evening free time, so tonight we decided to change that up and eat around 6:30 and have Peter at the table with us. It worked out much better than I thought it would. Well, Peter ate what I put on his highchair tray, but yeah, most of it which made it to his mouth, ended up making it out of his mouth pretty quickly. But he seemed to like it, so we'll just have to keep working on it, and hope he figures this out soon.

I felt like a real family though tonight, remembering eating dinner with my parents and my brother. I'm guessing all too soon I'll be asking Peter how school was and he'll say "fine".

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Present Moment - 1 Year Later

1 year ago, Stacy Julian asked me to design my own mini present moment scrapbook with photos as to what was happening in my life at that time.

Here's my post from then, along with some photos:

It's now 1 year later, and she's asked us to revisit that. As my time these days is really compressed, I'm doing a blog entry instead. :)

1 year ago I was pregnant and didn't know what to expect.
Now, I have an adorable little boy who is my pride and joy, and whom I love spending time with.

Thinking inside the box.

1 year ago I was spending time reading and playing Rock Band
Now when I'm not spending time with my family, I'm doing karate, not only as a student, but as an instructor. (Edited to add new, current photo)

Sensei Michelle

1 year ago Thor was a little puppy, and Loki and Odin were 8.
Now, Thor still acts like a puppy but isn't so little, Odin is the same, and Loki was diagnosed in May with cancer and just finished his 5th and last round of chemo.

1 year ago my niece, Linnea had just come over from Sweden and was doing a year of school here as a foreign exchange student.
Now she's back in Sweden after going through senior year here, and got to participate in a real American high school graduation.

1 year ago I loved my iphone 3g.
Now, I still love my iphone 3g. :)

1 year ago I was bummed I couldn't snowboard because I was going to have a baby.
Now, we have a ski cabin and are looking forward to using it!

Ski Cabin

It's amazing how things can change in a year. I'll have to revisit this again in another year to see what's going on then.

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