Saturday, October 22, 2011

Our great granddaughter

Madelyn Halonen, the 3rd great grandchild to visit us in Brainerd.  Steven, John, Laura,
Sarah and Kathryn came to spend Saturday with us and had their niece Madelyn with
them.  Her dark hair amazes me.  Michelle hasn't washed the color out yet.  I always
managed to get our dark headed kids turned light to match Charlies.  But when they got
older it turned dark again and now it looks like many have it turning light again.  I just love to see that!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Birthday muffin from Perkins

 After seeing Dr. Watkins, lunch at Grandma's Restaurant and then to Perkins to pick up some muffins.  Went to Marvin and Nathalie Johnsons for coffee and muffins.  Got a candle from Perkins for the birthday celebration.
Then with Marvin and Nathalie on our ride we went to Chris Jensen Home to visit Marvin's sister Viola Peterson.  So here we are, the 3 surviving grandchildren of Herman and Anna Liisa Koponen.  The last cousin we lost was Gil Jarvela but I guess there would have been no way to get the four of us in a picture.  We relived history and heard some stories for the first time.

Saturday, October 08, 2011

What's new!

Well, I am not sure when the last time we posted was, but here is what has been happening the last two months.  We have been spending a lot of time playing with Connor!  At Connor's two month check up he was 14lbs 11oz and 25 in long.  He is in the 95th percentile for his age, which from what I hear, is just like Ivan was as a baby. 

Ivan is working hard at work in the office.  I think that he is really showing the bosses that he is serious about his job and wants to move up in the company.  He is joining a bunch of different teams, and is now presenting during the monthly shop meetings. 

As for me, I am just enjoying having Connor at work with me and playing with the two other kids I have full time. 

Connor in his Baptismal suit.  What a hanson little man!!

Connor loves going "swimming" with Ivan!

Connor and the cat playing together!

Here are the three kids I have at work everyday.  Anna (4yrs) loves helping with the babies!

Connor is "talking" with Auntie Jenn and Uncle Rick.

These two are from the MN Zoo.  I took the three kids out for their first field trip with the two babies.  Fourtunatly everything went smoothly.  But I have a new respect for parents of twins!!

That's about it from here!  Hope everyone has a great fall!