Monday, March 28, 2016

Easter Sunday

He is Risen!
He is Risen, indeed!

Family Picture after church

Our Easter egg hunt was inside this year, due to mud.  Summer searched for pink and purple eggs.

Larkyn searched for orange and yellow eggs.  And loved opening them up to find the candy.

Colton got the green and blue eggs :)

Daddy forgot where he hid Summer's last egg, so we all searched for it!  He found it!

Oh THERE it is!
We rejoice that Jesus is no longer in the grave, but has conquered death!  I am personally so grateful that my sins died with him on that cross, that I am forgiven, and that I can spend eternity with Him in heaven.  Thank you, Lord!

Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved.  Acts 16:31

Easter with the Kirkwoods

This year, we celebrated Easter with the Kirkwoods/Bjorklunds at my parents' house in Woodbury on the Saturday before Easter.  The highlight of the day was that it was our first holiday with a cousin!  It was also the first time Summer, Colton, and Larkyn got to meet Teddy.  Here are some pictures (thanks mom!) of our day.

Our first moments in the door - we all rushed to see Teddy!

Auntie heaven!

Summer holding Teddy

Summer helping feed Teddy


Summer brought along her bunny "Lovey Elsa"

Colton brought along "Marshall the FireFighting Dog"

Larkyn the fashionista...;)
Uncle Eric and Larkyn

Easter Baskets!



Delicious Turkey Dinner and Fixin's!

Larkyn and Teddy

Larkyn and Teddy hand size difference

Uncle Paul and Teddy :)
Mom and Dad, thanks for hosting Easter and for all the delicious food and more!  We love you all!

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Our First Nephew!

On Tuesday, March 8th, at 3ish in the afternoon, we received a text with this picture...

Theodore James Bjorklund
I couldn't stop looking at it and was beyond excited to rush to the hospital immediately and meet my first nephew!  We packed up dinner for the kids, picked up Paul from the park and ride, and headed to the hospital.

Because Teddy was born a month early, he unfortunately had to spend 10 days in the NICU.  Unbeknownst to us, one couldn't enter the NICU without an updated flu shot, however if we went to Walgreens and got one, they said we could come into the NICU!  My wonderful hubby brought three sad cousins home for bed (no one younger than 12 could enter the NICU) and my mom and I ran to Walgreens to get the fastest flu shots we could (we only had an hour before the NICU closed visiting hours!)
Got our flu shots just in time!

Meeting Teddy for the first time!

I love you Teddy!

The following evening, Paul drove to get his flu shot and see Teddy!

I loved spending an evening with my sister in the NICU and holding Teddy while Paul held down the fort at home.

Teddy is now at home, however we have been very careful not to let the kids see him until everybody was healthy.  For three kids 5 and under, that can be tricky!  However, TODAY the cousins got to meet!  The pictures are on my mom's camera and were part of our Easter celebration, so I will include them in the next blog post :).

For Teddy's birth story and LOTS more pictures, click here to check out my sister's blog!

March Family Fun Nights

Our Family Fun Nights for March included:

1) Paper Airplane Night
2) St. Patrick's Day Green Night
3) Easter Egg Decorating
4) Boys Vs Girls Mall Photo Scavenger Hunt

Paper Airplane Night

For Paper Airplane Night, we each made and decorated our own paper airplane, and had fun flying them around the living room!

Here are some fun videos Paul did in Slow Motion of us flying our airplanes...

St. Patrick's Day Green Night

For St. Patrick's Day Green Night, we ate lots of green food, including stir fry with lots of green veggies, green jello, and green sparkling juice with sherbet.

Easter Egg Coloring Night

Mall Photo Scavenger Hunt

For our Mall Photo Scavenger Hunt we split into two teams, boys vs girls.  We each took a level of our local Burnsville Mall and attempted to take a picture with the following items:

1) Something Silly


2) Something Red

3) The Letter P


4) Someone Eating


5) Standing next to a mannequin


6) A cashier giving a thumbs up


7) A Hat


8) An Animal


9) A Ball


10) A Triangle


11) A Wheel/Car


12) Bonus: the letter Q

We then had dinner at the food court...

And rode the glass elevator up and down!

This was one of my favorite family fun nights yet!  Everyone could participate, we all had fun, and we made great memories!