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Wonder Baby Wednesday — finding my feet

Wonder Baby Powers, activate! Form of…foot detective!Oskar says, “there’s that foot I’ve been looking for! Now if only I could get it to go into my mouth…”…

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Wonder Baby Wednesday — Prince Oskar

Wonder Baby Powers, activate! Form of…Prince Charming!Eme crowned her brother “Prince Oskar” the other day. I hope these pictures don’t come back to haunt him if he ever decides to run for office….

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Wonder Toddler Thursday — Fire Chief

Wonder Toddler Powers, activate! Form of…Stow Fire Chief!We went to see the Touch-a-Truck event at the Stow Library a few weeks ago, and Eme had a blast! You may notice, though, that while she is wearing a fire chief hat, she’s actually sitting in the driver’s seat of a mail truck.Still cute, though.(For a blast from the past, click here to see the last time I posted a pic of Eme in a fire hat

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Wonder Baby Wednesday — Smiles!

Wonder Baby Powers, activate! Form of…Biiiiiiiig Smiles!Oskar started making really cute, really big, non-gas-related smiles. In this pic, his sister is doing her best to make him smile for my camera. …

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Wonder Toddler Thursday — Tied

Wonder Toddler Powers, activate! Form of…Daddy ready for work.The other day Eme took a ribbon and tucked it into her shirt, then told me she was like Daddy when he goes to work. Yes, she made her own tie.She came up with it all by herself. I merely took the picture….

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Wonder Baby Wednesday — No paparrazi, please!

Wonder Baby Powers, activate! Form of…the incredible sleeping man (child)!What else would I post, other than a pic of him sleeping? He’s too young to do much else.Yes, he was sleeping with his hands up over his eyes. I thought it was too cute!…

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We did NOT do it on purpose

Today I realized that Andreas and I must be really great actors because we have both an “Emmy”…and an “Oscar.”I swear we didn’t name them that way on purpose….

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Wonder Baby/Toddler Wednesday — Welcome home!

Wonder Toddler Powers, activate! Form of…a Big Sister!Wonder Baby Powers, activate! Form of…wait, I’m barely home from the hospital. Can’t I just lay here a little bit before having to save the world?Wow, nothing like having a new baby to make me drop blogging like a hot potato. In any case, here is a pic of the new addition — Oskar — with Daddy and big sister.Eme’s comment upon seeing

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Wonder Toddler Wednesday–Prom Queen

Wonder Toddler Powers, activate! Form of…Pretty in Pink. She dressed herself up in jewels and fuzzy shoes and descended the stairs, and the scene from Father of the Bride (the one with Steve Martin) was playing in my head — you know, the one where the daughter is saying “I’ve met a man and we’re getting married” and the dad is picturing her as a little girl. One day, Eme is going to descend

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It’s DEFINITELY a Kind of Magic

I love Eme, but that doesn’t mean that every day is a picnic.There are some days, however, when I am convinced that Mommy Magic is a very real, very powerful force. Of course, while I’m calling it Mommy Magic, it’s not exclusive to mommies. It’s that thing where you (whether you’re a mommy, daddy, grandparent, aunt, uncle, and/or primary caregiver) know the child so well, that you can help bring