S: Bjorn Family 2010
FC: Bjorn Family 2010
1: We have had a wonderful year filled with fun, laughter, and cherished memories. We can't wait to see what 2011 will bring!
2: Kiley | Kiley | Another year has gone by and we can't believe how much our sweet Kiley has grown up! She is responsible and a great example to her sisters. Kiley has learned so much this year. She is starting to read chapter books, tell time, count money, and add/subtract. Kiley loves to cook with her mom, write stories, and draw. She says she wants to be an artist when she grows up. So far, Kiley has lost 8 teeth! We are so proud of you and the wonderful choices you have made. We love you very much! Love, Dad & Mom | 7
4: This year Kiley choose to have her party at Chucky Cheese. She invited Madison and Hailey Isom, one of her best friends from her 2nd grade class. They enjoyed eating pizza, playing games, winning tickets, getting prizes, and eating cupcakes. | Kiley's 7th Birthday
5: Family Moments
6: We can't believe Madison is already a first grader. She has an infectious smile that is contagious. Madison is very goal oriented. When she sets her mind to something she accomplishes it. This year shes learned to jump rope, tie her own shoe, and blow bubbles with her bubble gum. Madison is doing well in school and has enjoyed learning how to read, studying addition facts, and practicing her penmanship. She is also very helpful around the house by changing diapers, cleaning, and cooking. So far, Madison has lost 5 teeth and has a wiggly one on the way. We love you very much! Love, Dad & Mom | Madison | 6
7: For Thanksgiving this year Madison was persistent on the idea of eating the whole turkey leg for dinner. We were puzzled as to why she would want to eat the whole turkey leg, but Grandpa Bjorn said, Have at it! After dinner we asked Madison why she wanted to eat the turkey leg so bad. She told us she wanted to eat a turkey leg like Tom does on the show Tom & Jerry. Too cute!
8: Madison's 6th Birthday | Madison could hardly wait for her birthday to arrive and when it did she knew exactly where she wanted to have it...The Family Fun Center. She invited Kiley and her friend Ellie to come along. They went to McDonalds for dinner and then headed over to the Family Fun Center to open presents, go down the slides, and play games. Needless to say, they were smiling all night long!
9: Smiles All Around
10: Baby be gone...here comes Sophie the big girlso she thinks! Sophie loves to socialize and interact with anyone. She loves to talk to people and ask them questions, especially in public places. Her two favorite questions to ask are, "What are you doing? and Where is your daddy?" Sophie loves to play with her big sisters, her babies, and cook in her pretend kitchen. Sophie enjoys accessorizing herself with jewelry or as Sophie calls it pretties. She loves to wear glasses, hats, and shoes. Sophie has conquered few milestones this year. She got rid of her binkie (Sophie and Mom had a ceremonial tossing outside by the garbage can). Sophie also no longer sleeps in her crib. She now sleeps in a big girl bed. Sophie also attended her very first birthday party. Sophie is a joy to have in our home. She makes us laugh often and keeps us on our toes. We love you Sophie! Love, Dad and Mom | Sophie | 2
12: Lake Wenatchee Camping We had a great time camping this year! We had beautiful weather and enjoyed playing by the lake. The kids had fun playing at the campground, digging in the dirt, and getting dirty. Our routine consisted of eating, eating, eating, swimming, sitting by the campfire, and playing games. Side Note: On our last day of camping we did have a spell of torrential rain, which resulted in everyone leaving a night early. Oh, but that didn't stop the fun train. We kept on rolling along with smiles on our faces. We can't wait for the next camping trip adventure!
14: The School Year Begins... | Kiley began 2nd grade this year. She has Mrs. Benjamin as her teacher. Kiley is fortunate to have the same teacher two years in a row. Kiley was excited to see her friends, wear her new clothes, and use her new school supplies. Madison is in first grade. Her teacher is Mr. Huson, her very first boy teacher. Madison was reluctant at first, but has grown to love being in Mr. Huson's class. Madison loves to socialize with her friends, jump rope at recess, and learn. Kiley and Madison love to play with each other at recess. Sophie wanted to go to school too. Unfortunately, she is only two and still has three years to go. We managed to find Sophie a pack back that she carries her babies and toys in. That seemed to do the trick!
15: First day of school standing in line for Mr. Huson's class. Two cousins in the same class equals a scary combo! | School Year September 2, 2010 to June 18, 2010 | We picked our outfits out the night before. We couldn't wait to wear them to school. | The first day of school is finally here!
16: The annual tradition of the Puyallup Fair continues. Sophie had a play date with Grandma Sandberg. Sophie will make her debut at the Puyallup Fair next year. | Kiley and Madison had lots of fun seeing the animals, listening to the bands play, eating delicious food, and of course riding the rides. They told us this year they are ready for the ride bracelets so they can go on rides all night long. | Do The Puyallup! | Holding hands with my sister makes it easier to go on the rides. | Standing in line for a ride. It rained that day so luckily most of the lines were short. | Strength meter, the game were everyone is guaranteed a prize!
17: Anders and I went to the McCombs annual Halloween party dressed as nerds. Kiley, Madison, and Sophie had fun getting oodles of candy. They attended two Trunk-or-Treats and went around our neighborhood Halloween night. Kiley and Madison are beginning to master the art of trick-or-treating...running from house to house as fast as they can! Sophie loved going door-to-door, saying trick- or treat, receiving candy, and then asking questions to the person passing out candy. A typical door knocking went like this. Sophie: Trick-or-treat (holding out her bag for candy). Person: Aren't you a cute pumpkin (places candy in Sophie's bag). Sophie: What are you doing? You watching football? (A football game is on the TV.) Person: Yes I am. Sophie: Where is your daddy? Person: (Laughs and proceeds to explain where their dad is). At this point, I am trying to turn Sophie around and explain to her that its time to go to another house. She says bye on the way out. | Oct. 31st
18: YMCA Basketball | Before the game starts we all shake hands and say good luck to the other team. | Pass me the ball I'm open! | Game face...You want a piece of me! | Yes, we scored! | I love to dribble the gall.
19: YMCA Soccer
20: Merry Christmas