Odin- a little man with a big name

Odin became a little man with a big name on July 26, 2006 at 11:01 PM. He currently resides with his Mommy, Daddy, dog, Honey, cat, Grasshopper, and fish tank of un-named fish in Santa Cruz, California where he enjoys long walks along the ocean, daily visits with Daddy to the greenhouse in the backyard, and being social with Mommy and his friends. Odin will be getting a sibling at the beginning of October and he's really excited!

Current Age: 2 years (25 mo.)

Monday, June 30, 2008

Odin's 2nd (One Month Early) Birthday Party!

Odin's Birthday Party was a huge success! We had it a month early because we'll be away for the month of July and will miss his real birthday. There were about 14 kids and 19 adults so it was quite busy! The theme was Blues Clues as that is Odin's
FAVORITE show and today he keeps saying, "My turn. More birthday party!" He had a GREAT time. Here are a few highlights:

Invitation by mommy...

Odin relaxing in the tub the night before.

The cake his mommy made.

Uncle Daniel, cousin Kayla, and matching cousin Bella.

Best friend, Chance.

Assorted friends...

New baby cousin, Lucia.

Roadster face-off.

Another expecting mommy.

4th of July cake for the grown-ups and blue inside of the Blues Clues cake!

Odin's new bike.

Lots of dads...

Pool party...

Superhero (Jammies from cousins Jimmy & Jasmine)

Monday, June 23, 2008

Dog days of summer!

A few moments from the past month...

Strawberry picking...

A day at sports camp playing Baseball & Soccer with coach Josh...

Pebble Beach with Grammie & Grandpa

At the beach...playing with new truck from Uncle Adam...

Uncle Adam's visit (Only have this one sad photo because my camera battery died!!!! Argh!)

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Surf's up!

Hi all!
We are headed East from July 7-29. We will be stopping in CT, VT, NH, MA, and Nantucket. Please let us know if you have any date restrictions so that we may plan accordingly and see as many of you as possible! Can't wait to see you all...we haven't seen some of you in SO long!!!!!!

Here are some cute Odin stories for you all...

Me: "Look Odin, Daddy's belly button is a big hole...is there anything in the hole?"
Odin: "Mmmmm...yup, Gopher."
(Can you tell we have major gopher problems in our yard? Every time Odin sees a hole, I tell him it's a gopher hole so that's where his logic comes from.)

Odin pours himself some "coffee" from his faucet in his little kitchen and then gets some for me. After "Cheers" he starts to "drink" his when he starts to cough a fake cough. Then, he looks at me and says, "Chokin' on it." ;)

Odin picks up a stick, looks at me and says, "Fishing pole." Then he starts to make a motion with his hand and says, "Reelin' it in."

We were in the yard the other morning when Odin turns to me and says, "American Idol?" As in to say, whatever happened to that show? We used to watch it several nights a week? What's the deal?

Odin puts his hand on my beach ball of a tummy and says, "Kick baby, kick!" I tell him that I think the baby is sleeping right now because it's not moving. So, he puts his hands on the sides of my stomach gently rocking them back and forth and says, "Wake up, baby, Wake up!" Then, he tries to feed the baby fruit loops through my belly button.

Tonight for dinner, Odin cooked for me in his little kitchen. This is the meal he prepared. A burger patty with pepper on it from his little pepper grinder which he cooked in a pan on his stovetop, some ketchup on the side, and milk to drink. Then, before he handed me the plate with the burger on it he said, "Hot." Then, he blew on it for me for a second before handing me the plate. He takes such good care of me!

As he gets more and more of his own conversations going I'm sure we'll have more stories for you! He cracks me up all day every day. It's amazing the things he thinks up!