Monday, December 22, 2008


So this last week or so has been quite the adventure. Gunnar has experienced a lot of firsts. In no specific order, here we go....

My First Snow
On December 20th Seattle experienced our first huge snow storm in 10 years. Gunnar experienced his first snow period.

HEY! What the heck is this get-up and what is all this white stuff...

Ummm....Brrr dad, I'm freezing here....I can't stand....I'm sinking.....

First Steps (On Video)

About the same week Gunnar started walking. Here are his first steps

WooooHooo now you're in trouble...

First Major Fall

About the same time Gunnar experienced his first fall while walking. Fortunately we didn't catch the actual impact on tape, but that was because in a vain effort I tried to catch him before he went head first into the foot stool.

No babies were seriously injured in the making of this video

Friday, December 19, 2008

First Steps

Unfortunately no pictures of the event, but Gunnar took his first steps yesterday (Dec 18th) on his own. I had the day off from work and Chris and I were just enjoying the snow and watching Gunnar play when he pulled himself up on the furniture. Something he has done a million times it seems. Only this time he let go turned around and took about four steps before plopping down. Chris and I were amazed. I guess that is how it happens. Just like that. It took us a second, but then we both started yelling and clapping, which of course scared him. Anyway, off to the next milestone I guess.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Santa comes to town

OH MY it's Santa....

Whoa! Who is that funny looking guy. Hey it's cold out there, someone should let him in.

Hey, he must have a key! I guess red is in this year.

I like this song. Well hello there, you seem like a nice guy.'re a funny looking guy. What's up with the goofy suit and hat. And what is with that beard

Ahhhhhhh!!! That's it I'm out'a here. MOOOOOOOOM!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

End of October

Finally Halloween came and I had to get back in this silly outfit again. At least I was able to get mom and dad to put on the same makeup. We couldn't find a puppy costume for them to where however.

I can't believe you got me back in this thing for a second time

We ended up at our friends house. I finally was able to get out of that fur outfit and hang out with my buddy Lauren. She was teaching me how to play piano.

Food - Part 2
Man, what is it with my dad and food. Why can't you just feed me like everyone else. How in the heck am I supposed to eat this stuff. What do you call this again....spaghetti.

I guess it tastes ok, but I'm not sure how exactly you expect me to get a hold of this stuff, it is slippery.

Ah yeah, the spoon helps. It gives me something I can actually hold on to and put in my mouth.

For real dad, I'm hungry, can you help me out here. I think I got some in my eye.

Dad finally caved and fed me. Once I get that spaghetti stuff near my grill I'm fine.

Misc Picts
Here are just a few other pictures from October.

Bed time is my favorite. Stories, and some music, a bottle and my comfy footy PJs are all I need.

Hah, this standing thing ain't so hard. Check out my new ride. G-ma got this for me.

Here I am in my full on biker gear. I even have my stocking cap and leather boots. OK, they're actually furry slippers, but they are the closest I have to leather boots. Dad won't let me get leather boots until I'm at least 2

You really should consider getting one of these things. Check out my hood graphics. All the other kids at the park are jealous of me.

Oh yeah, check out my grill, I have teeth now. Here let me flash a big grin for the paparazzi

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

First Halloween Party

Are you kidding. I can't believe they are dressing me up in this thing. So evidently Halloween is all about making your loved ones look as silly as possible. I'll remember this when I ask to borrow the car.

Oh sure you'll pose with me, but you won't actually get dressed up yourself.

Can I get a hand here. My spots are falling off. What the heck am I supposed to be anyway. I look like a cross between a cow and a rat. HELP!!!

Oh sure, somehow the dads make this look cool. How come I have a tail that goes to the floor.

Ummm...MOM can you help me out here. This pig has my tail.

Whoa! Photos. I like photos. Hey check me out with all my friends. Somehow I don't feel so silly anymore. Look at that guy dressed up as a chuaua!

Food in action

OK, so there was so much Hubbub about my eating habits that mom and dad made a few videos. Hey! it's not my fault I can't eat yet...If they would just let me practice a bit.

Oops, I spilled.

Here I am trying to tackle my first piece of corn among some other vegetables.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

My new toy

My Grandma brought over a new toy for me. It's a manual, as in I have to push it, but since I can't even drive yet I guess that's ok.

Whoa! This is nice. A convertable too.

Shifting in to high gear.

Check out the color scheme. OCC's got nothing on this bad boy.

Dude, this bad boy's got some gittyups.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Messy Marvin...or Gunnar actually

Please, don't try this at home. I've been eating solid food now for about 3 months. I don't see what's so hard about this whole thing. You just sit there and when the spoon comes your way you open your mouth.

However, you have to watch out because some times that spoon is quicker than you think. You can see me zone in on the spoon as it approaches. I'm preparing too...

Hey, what happened....

Mom and Dad thought it would be funny to let me feed myself. Not a good idea.

My aim isn't so good...

Funny thing is I'm still hungry. Maybe I need more practice...
Aaachooooo.....ummm.... I think I'm allergic to that corn....

Sunday, September 21, 2008


I'm having duck for dinner

Friday, August 29, 2008


Sure go ahead and laugh, but I'm not quite sure how this whole Cheerio thing is supposed to work. Evidently I'm supposed to eat these things. I may starve before getting enough of these in my mouth.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Decatur Island

Last weekend we were invited to my friends cabin on Decatur Island in the San Juans. So William, Loren and I decided to take our parents up there. They were starting to get on our nerves and we felt they could use the break.
"We did a lot of just laying around and hanging out. Mostly on dad."

Chris and Gunnar played on the grass for a long time.

Like all kids LittleG likes to stick everything in his mouth. Even if he can't get it out. He struggles to get the foot of his giraffe out.

LittleG tries to stuff the whole thing in his mouth. Umm, not sure you want to start with that end buddy.
"Hey were did everybody go"

Steve was doing photo gymnastics. I think he sprained his lens on this one.

William and Loren played together quite a bit. William was kind enough to push her in one of the swings.

"Yo, what about me, who is going to push me!"

William comes to the rescue. Although LitteG looks like he is having second thoughts.
The boys and their toys...err I mean kids...

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Gunnar Learns a new trick - or two

Food tricks
About a month ago my mom and dad thought it would be fun to feed me something else besides milk. Well, I have to admit I didn't take to it all that well. It give me gas and most of it ends up on my shirt anyway. I gave it a shot just to appease them, and this is what happened.

Gunnar fears for his life as we approach him with the concept of eating solid food. He complains that he doesn't even have teeth yet...

Round one, Gunnar takes his first bites, sort of...

End of first round (Tricks one - LittleG zero) - "You mean I have to swallow this stuff too...jeez you guys are picky..."

Sitting tricks
Around the same time, I got a little tired of just laying around all day...literally, so one day I sat up. It was a little scary at first, but soon I was the master of my domain and now I rule with an iron fist, when it isn't in my mouth of course.

Round Two: He starts off a little shaky, but then settles in to his stance...or whatever you call it
End of Round 2 (Tricks 1 - LittleG 1) - That's right, I got this mastered. Just don't try and feed me at the same time.
OK, that's enough for now, I'm tired...Go Away...