Friday, April 23, 2010

Church Nursery

Every single week when we leave Jack in the nursery he cries as if we are never coming back to get him, making it very hard to leave him. Every week when we do come back for him they tell us that he stops the minute that we are out of sight and has a great time. Every week we are also told that he gives hugs and kisses to the little babies the entire time. A few weeks ago a photographer was taking some pictures for the church website and captured some great pics of Jack in the nursery.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Jackson LOVES to climb up and down the stairs. He is a little daredevil and freaks us out ALL the time!

Yesterday we looked away for a minute, and Jack had put Matt's hat on Mason!

Jack still LOVES his laptop, and spends a lot of time "working" on different things!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Yawning,Teething, Loving, and Seat Stealing




Seat Stealing.
(Jackson thinks that it is hilarious to take our seats before we can get to them. Today Matt got up for a minute and came back to find Jack cuddled up with his blanket in the spot that Matt had been sitting!)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Playing at the Park

Jack loves to swing and luckily there are tons of parks near our house with baby swings. Here are a few pics I snapped the other day!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Hot, Hot, Hot!

Jack knows that the oven is hot, and every time I open it he says, "Hot, Hot, Hot". Last night I heard him running around saying "Hot, Hot, Hot" so I walked around the corner and this is what I found!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Pics from our Trip

Although our trip to Minnesota was unexpected, it was a great opportunity for everyone to meet Mason. Everyone loved getting a chance to hold and cuddle him.
Britt's fiance Brian was in love with Mason, and enjoyed lots of cuddle time. Him and Britt are also Mason's Godparents.

When my friend Rachel sent the Easter tie shirts, she also sent this cute little Elephant onesie for Mason. Isn't it adorable?

Mason is starting to become more alert and keep his eyes open more and more. He is also starting to smile!

After spending a full 4 days away from Matt we missed him so much, I thought it was fitting for Mason to wear home his "Daddy's Touchdown King" outfit!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Good Bye Grandpa Bernie

Last Tuesday night my Grandpa Bernie passed away. He had a stroke last year and hadn't been doing very well ever since then. Luckily when Matt and I went to MN in January we had a chance to say our goodbyes. On Thursday Mason and I headed to MN for the funeral. My entire extended family made it to Brainerd for the funeral and although we were all sad it was good to all be together.

Bernard C. Olson

Bernard C. "Bernie" Olson, 89, of Brainerd, passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Wednesday, April 7, 2010, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village, Brainerd, Minn. He was born Aug. 8, 1920, in Daggett Brook Township, Minn., to Charles and Lois (Anderson) Olson.

Bernie served for four years in the U.S. Navy aboard a sub-chaser in the Pacific theater in WW II. Upon being honorably discharged he returned to Brainerd where he met and married Verna and they have been married for 62 years.

Bernie was a lifelong resident of Daggett Brook Township. He was a dairy farmer for 23 years. Upon retiring he began his next career working as a construction carpenter for eight years. He was a member of the Carpenters Local Union No. 87. He was also a member of the VFW Post No. 1647.
Bernie's life was fulfilled by being active. He loved being outdoors and working in the yard. He loved to hunt and fish with his boys. He enjoyed spending his winters in Texas, playing golf, pool and cards. He will be lovingly missed by his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by wife, Verna, Brainerd, Minn.; sons, Douglas (Connie) Olson, Brainerd, Minn., Curtis (Jan) Olson, Nisswa, Minn.; grandchildren, Tim Olson, Matt Olson, Jess McGurn, Cory Olson, Jake Olson and Brittaney Olson; two great-grandchildren, Jackson McGurn and Mason McGurn; sisters, Helen Tougas, Fort Ripley, Minn., Lorraine Thienes, Brainerd, Minn.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 9, 2010, at 11 a.m. at the Bethany Good Samaritan Village Chapel in Brainerd, Minn., with Pastor Barb Christenson officiating. Immediately following the service, lunch will be served at the VFW Post No. 1647 in Brainerd. Interment will be in Pine Tree Cemetery at a later date.

Arrangements are with the Halvorson-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Brainerd.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Jammie Time

Some days we have a hard time getting Jack out of his Jammies for the day, probably because he is just so darn cute!

More Monkey Bizness

On Matt's day off this week we decided to get Jack out to let off some steam. We took him to "Little Monkey Bizness" and again he absolutely LOVED it. He was a little leary of the slides at first, but after a few trips down he was a pro.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Love

Today while I got ready for church Matt got out the camera and managed to capture these adorable pictures that show how much Jackson loves to love his little brother!

On Wednesday this week I opened the mail and to my surprise was a package from my friend Rachel that included these ADORABLE tie shirts that she made for the boys. They were PERFECT to wear to church this Easter Sunday morning!

Matt also attempted to capture a picture of the boys together in their Easter outfits... he wasn't too successful.