Monday, June 29, 2009

Cutest Ring Bearer Ever (ok, maybe I'm a bit biased.)

 Sam's good friend since Jr. High, Chris, got married this last weekend. His beautiful bride, Kelly, is someone I have had the pleasure being in a bible study with this last year. They are a couple that Sam and I are so thankful to have in our lives. 
Sam was a groomsmen and Søren was the ring bearer. I never thought I could be so proud of a little guy walking down the aisle. After throwing the ring pillow to the ground, Søren marched right down the aisle with great pride. Then he turned around and marched right back down. :) 

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Easy Dumper

     One of our favorite things to do as kids in the Johnson household was to go for rides in the Easy Dumper. We couldn't wait to continue the tradition and take Søren for his first ride. We were a little unsure of Paul's driving, so I hopped in too. (just kidding Paul) 

                   Mr. Yuhas taking Dan, Monica, Paul and Sarah for a ride.  (1981?)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

16 months old

stamping cookies

Søren turned 16 months a few days ago. Here's what he's been up to in the last month. 

New "words"
bubba (bubbles)
ah-wa (pacifier)

*lays a blanket out for a dance floor and points to the radio for some tunes
*feeds himself with a spoon and getting better with a fork
*sticks his whole face in the water in the pool
*loves to wave at strangers that drive by
*understands what is hot
*identfying what items belong to whom (point to my shoes and says "mamma")
*responds to questions with a yes or a no
*has to close every open door

we joke about all the "tricks" he can do
turn in a circle
takes a bow
shows his muscles
gives high fives
pounds the fist

Thursday, June 11, 2009


Here are some more pictures from our time in Cincinnati.

swimming with daddy


who knew a hose could be so much fun

playing at auntie susan's

watching the REDS game

learning how to play tennis

a great day at the park

  having breakfast with toys and a teddy bear 

Thursday, June 4, 2009


Our summer is off to a great start here in the midwest. We spent Memorial weekend in Connecticut to celebrate my grandma's (mor-mor) 90th brithday. We seem to be filling each day quite nicely with reading, playing outside, yard work, swimming in the pool, eating lots of great food, birthday's, ladder golf, catching up with family and chasing Soren around. Here are a few pictures from the last two weeks.

         All the Larsen great grand children. 
The only way Søren would sit was if he was in the booster seat. 

My parents got infected with the "Mad Cow." 
A fundraiser for their churches youth group
Søren loved "mooing" at them. 

                    He loves the swing. 

             Taking a walk with Grandma Janet

                                                      Happy Birthday Dad

                                                         Nice hair Søren

                                                             Ladder Golf

   Grandpa drawing with Søren

                                                         Future Viking

                                Shark tank at the Newport Aquarium