December 5, 2010

Checked Off My To-Do List

I know it's been over a month since I last posted.
Sorry... I have been spending a lot more time on the treadmill and doing TaeBo, less time in the kitchen and some time working on projects for Christmas gifts. Not to mention the usual upkeep with my house and taking care of my three boys and husband. So, you can see how there has not been a lot of time left over for blogging.
But finally here are some pictures of my beautiful boys for you to see.
And now I can check, "Update Blog" off my to-do list.

Enjoying cupcakes and fun at Evie and Charlotte's birthday party.

Snow... out come the boots, hats, gloves, snow pants and heavy coats.
It's a miracle he can still move in all that stuff!

My sweet baby Adam is growing up so fast.
Already 3 1/2 months.
Smiling, laughing and learning as much about everything that he can see and touch,

Isaac is no longer taking naps. But some days, he just can't seem to keep his eyes open. He fell asleep while I was reading books to him on the couch. Too cute!

Jacob was so tired and had to wait for Mommy to get off the treadmill to get a nap. Poor Baby!

October 26, 2010

Family Fun

Lately we've been spending more time at home, just being a family. It may or may not have to do with the fact that having 3 kids makes it harder to get out. Or maybe because it is getting cold and dark, which makes you want to stay home and curl up on the couch. Whatever it is, here are some pictures from the past few weeks.

Sharing a glass of pineapple juice.

Rachal, Jessica and I and the kids took a trip to The Learning Farm. It was fun, the kids got to meet the animals, feed some of them, and take a pony cart ride (or ride the horse, if they wanted)

Adam hid in the car seat, trying to stay dry on our rainy farm day.

Adam is so cute when he cuddles with Daddy.

We went to the Alaska Zoo on Joe's last day off. Isaac had been asking to go for weeks. Lots of fun, but pretty cold.

Big brothers cuddling with Adam.

Story time before bed time.

Story time with Grandpa.

So tired!

It has become a regular habit to not bother putting clothes on... at least during the days we stay home. Jammies are much better anyways.

This is how Joe looks almost every Sunday night after dinner at my parents house. It's much cuter when he has a baby to join him in his Sunday evening nap.

October 13, 2010

Family Pictures

Last Saturday, 9:30 in the morning our family went out and took family portraits by the lake. We went for a beautiful fall background this year. Which, October in Alaska, means 30 degree cold and frost on the ground. But how can you complain when the pictures turned out this amazing!?!
(Thanks to Jared and Photo Shop, our pictures look even nicer)
It only took bribes of toys and a trip to McDonald's Play land to get the kids to smile and cooperate. But we did it! With 16 people... including 7 "babies" (ranging from 6 weeks to 4 years old), 2 not so picture-loving husbands, and 1 very cold Grandma. We ended up with a pretty darn good "Sundberg Family Portrait"
(This one has yet to be edited)
I will have to add the other individual family pictures when I get them.

September 30, 2010

Adam's Blessing

Here are a few pictures from my trip to Oregon earlier this month. This is the first time Adam got to meet Grandma Toni and Grandpa John. As well as a few of his Aunties, Uncle and Cousins.
Auntie Rachel (And "almost cousin" Jaxson)
The next Thursday, John and Toni followed me home to Anchorage.
Grandpa cuddling with little Adam. So cute!
We went out for a small hike while they were here.

Beware of the Bears
Sunday we blessed Adam at church.
This is not exactly the nice family picture I was hoping for (my kids and husband are not great with smiling at the camera), but it's better than nothing, right?
Here is the sweet baby boy in his Blessing outfit.

September 19, 2010

Hospital Stay

So, Sunday night Adam had a fever of 100.2 degrees. He had kind of a rough night, but wasn't doing too bad. Monday he was very unhappy and still very warm. I decided to take him in to see if maybe he had gotten an ear infection while we were in Portland.
When we arrived in the Emergency room the nurse was very concerned with his 102 degree temperature and sent us directly to the doctor. They quickly told me that at this age (he was only 17 days old) babies do not get fevers unless there is something very wrong. Oh no!
For the next 4 hours they proceeded to give him every test possible to find out what was causing him to have such a high fever. They did everything from blood tests, urine tests and (to my horror) a spinal tap to check his spinal fluid for infection. After all the tests were finally done, and many tears, mine and Adams, we were admitted to the pediatric department. And told we would be there for at least 48 hours until they could grow cultures with all his tests and find out what is wrong.
Meanwhile, they started him on antibiotics and Tylenol to bring down his fever. I stayed with Adam in the hospital while my wonderful family all helped with taking care of my kids and cleaning my house. Thank you so much! I don't know what I would do without all your help!
By Wednesday they found that he had a Bladder infection, but still didn't have results for his blood tests. Thursday, still no more results, and they thought we would have to stay until Monday, because there were no nurses available to give him home care.
Friday morning they said his blood tests were clean as well as his spinal fluid. And to my great relief an opening came up with the home care nurses and they told us by that afternoon we would be able to GO HOME!
After 5 days of living at hospital, having my sweet baby poked and prodded and connected to machines, and not seeing Isaac and Jacob for more than a few minutes each day (and watching them cry each time I had to say goodbye)... I was ecstatic to be going home. Not to mention Joe's parents were now in town for the weekend so we could do Adam's baby blessing at church.
This was probably the most emotionally exhausting week of my entire life. I am so grateful this week is behind me and my baby is happy and healthy again.

Wedding Bells in Portland

When Adam was only 13 days old, He and I waved goodbye to Daddy, and big brothers... then jumped on an airplane to Portland Oregon. One of my best friends, Angelina, was getting married, and (despite having a brand new baby and having to leave my other two boys at home) I wasn't gonna miss it!
The Cute Couple
Winding up for a kiss
The wedding favors
The cake, yummy!
The toast, with the giant root beer mugs, awesome!
Removing the garter
The First Dance
The Friends
Lindsey, Amanda, Angelina, Emily, Autumn, Erinn

I'm so glad I made this trip! Congrats Angelina and Wayne! I'm so happy for you!

Alaska State Fair

We made a short trip out to the Fair this year. First we checked out the animals. Isaac was brave and tried petting a few with Daddy. Jacob didn't want anything to do with the animals.
Then we found some food... You can't go to the fair without getting an elephant ear and a big block of french fries. After we ate, Isaac tried out the Hockey booth.
Then before heading home, we watched the horse trick show. Then it was back home for a nap. Short and sweet, yummy food... that's how a trip to the fair should be.