Friday, March 12, 2010

Grow, Grow, Grow!

Some of our seeds are growing. Hooray! Each day we check on their progress. There is a definite difference from day to day.
Don't you love Andrew? He is saying "cheeezzzz." Before I took the picture Elizabeth was pulling out some of the seedlings. I told her she needed to put her listening ears on, so that is what she is doing in the picture.
The plants on the left are lettuce. We also have a few squash seeds coming up.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Our Travels

I named our family blog the Olsen Family Travels because we always seem to be in the car going somewhere. We went down to Bisbee over the weekend. My kids are such good travelers. It takes about 3 hours from doorstep to doorstep and they are always content to sit and watch the landscape go by. When they do get restless we sing songs or play games.

It was a little cold in Bisbee while we were there, and it even snowed up on the hillsides early Monday morning. This is a picture of the Huachuca mountains just south of Sierra Vista. On the other side of the mountain is the US/Mexico border.

Here's my happy traveler, Elizabeth.
And my happy traveler, Andrew.

About an hour into the ride I usually have sleeping children. I love sleeping children.

Andrew must of had the sun shining in his eyes.

Looking back to when I was young, I can always remember being in the car going somewhere. I remember one night we were traveling in our little 2 door colt up to Anaconda, MT to visit my Grandpa Johnson. I remember seeing the little dipper for the first time. Now, whenever I look up into the sky at night my eyes always look for the little dipper. I am grateful to have seen so many places up until now, and can't wait to show my children a little piece of our world in our future journeys.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Planting Seeds

Elizabeth told me yesterday that we needed to plant some seeds in dirt. We were looking for a good excuse to go to town, so after nap time we went to the store and bought seeds. We planted yellow squash, lettuce, cilantro, and basil. I wanted plants that the kids could put in their mouths if picked early. Elizabeth did a great job of putting two or three seeds in each one. I told her that we need to wait for them to grow. Her response was cheering, "grow, grow, grow."


In November the doctor suggested Andrew might be lactose intolerant. Since then, we have really worked on his diet. Giving him soy has really made him feel better. He used to whine and want to be held because his stomach hurt all the time. Now he is happy and playful. Over the weekend I decided to by some soy cheese and yogurt to see if he liked it. He wasn't a fan of the cheese, but he loved the yogurt. I know there are other foods out there that bothers Andrew's stomach. Hopefully we can continue to help him feel good.

Elizabeth loves all things dairy. I am grateful that I have kids who like healthy things.