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swedestjen [i was making a pre-trip list, and Tobias wanted to join my list making. So we made a list of things he likes: monkey, Adelle's house, and spaceships.] 1mon
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  •   uwsgrad He's getting soo big!! Nice pic 1mon
  •   mbhenry1223 Where are you going? 1mon
  •   alissahibst I like...Tobias, Kajsa, Ethan, and dinosaur embroidered sweaters. 1mon
  •   alissahibst and, I mean, everybody else that I forgot to mention 1mon

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swedestjen [despite the PukeFest at our house the last few days, the kids insisted on going for a walk. After a rough summer for our family, it was so exciting to go on our first "hike" of the year. Kajsa's first ever! And she did great!] 1mon
  •   holmgrenbj So cute! 1mon
  •   alissahibst 1. Sweet daddy sounds so cute...I love the cheering! 2. Why are you children so old?!!!? Can you tell them to stop, please? #servethemcoffee 3. I hope Kajsa keeps that booty-shakin' walk as she gets older....it just fits her sassafras personality! 1mon
  •   spoonncherry @alissahibst you are hilarious! But I agree with all you mentioned! And I'm happy to see you guys out and about all together. Cheers for the kids wanting to go on a hike! 1mon
  •   senoragucci I loved papa duck with his toddling little ducklings all in a row! I can get over how much hair Kajsa has! 1mon
  •   srkron What a cute family' 1mon

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swedestjen [Going into a thrift store and finding a little piece of home] #hoorayhooraybooks #Minneapolis to #Vancouver 2mon

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swedestjen [our teeny musicians playing along with Dixieland Jazz] 2mon
  •   jpetkau That's great!!! Looks like FUN! 2mon
  •   cj_hinz So much fun with you guys today! 2mon
  •   uniqboutique Just lovely x 2mon
  •   pixiepinkclown So cute! 2mon
  •   alissahibst Tobias keeping beat with his tapping?! Um, for cute! 2mon
  •   holmgrenbj Too cute!! 2mon
  •   spoonncherry @Swedestjen Cuteness all around, but can't stop watching for Tobias' last turn and big smile when he hears his dad's little laugh. I love that! 2mon
  •   srkron Very cute! Like the toe tapping! He is musical:) 2mon

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swedestjen [we did shape sandwiches for lunch today and Tobias spread peanut butter on his own. Got the idea from the best book in existence: The Toddler's Busy Book. Loving the easy and new things to try for both our toddlers!] 3mon
  •   spoonncherry Wait. Peanut Butter? @swedestjen 3mon
  •   senoragucci He is concentrating so hard with that peanut butter all over his face.... 3mon
  •   alissahibst Awwww cuuuuute. 3mon
  •   swedestjen @spoonncherry yeah! We had Tobias tested and he didn't react because he hadn't really been much exposed to peanuts, so the allergy testing didn't tell us much. So we started "exposing" him to it (Kajsa too!). Neither of them react to it in the slightest...at least so far! 3mon

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swedestjen [Tobias decided he, and only he, would feed Kajsa for supper tonight. Kajsa decided that she would take food from him, and only him.] #siblinglove #toddlersfeedingbabies 3mon

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swedestjen [bein' a boy. watchin' some trucks.] 3mon
  •   alissahibst 1. Love the crouch 2. Love the short glimpse of the mountains! 3. Love that you are back on insta!! 3mon
  •   senoragucci Me too! I second that! 3mon
  •   senoragucci Also the bounce while crouching! 3mon

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swedestjen [our little ballerina, just standing there, balancing. Then she checks her form.] #14monthsold 4mon
  •   alissahibst Can she always wear gingham? Like, let's make gingham her thing. She's the cutest little ballerina I ever did see!!! 4mon
  •   heathermhalvorsen I am looking forward to meeting that lil ballerina! 4mon

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swedestjen [my quick sketch of the view from our park. Sigh, I love it here. On the drive home, Tobias and I had fun naming all the things God made (two-year-old version of I-Spy, haha).] #watercolor 4mon
  •   alissahibst Love love love 4mon
  •   spoonncherry I love seeing your view! 4mon
  •   henkatma You are really good!!!! 4mon
  •   swedestjen Thank you @henkatma !!! I am loving learning how to watercolour! 4mon
  •   karmyngraham Cool. How do you have time for hobbies with 2 little ones???? What's your secret? Do share! :) 4mon
  •   swedestjen @karmyngraham it's my outlet for sanity--amidst all that's going in our house, I find I must paint. And this quick painting, at least, was done while they played at the park and I was watching them. :) I have my plein air painting bag always ready to grab. 4mon

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swedestjen [And tonight's project: my first bookbinding project! I needed a good watercolour book to carry along with my travel painting kit... It worked out well and I'm excited to use it, but I'm guessing with the proper tools (what? NOT dental floss??) it would be even better.] #watercolor 4mon

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swedestjen [a bit of relaxing work tonight after a pretty awful day: customizing a travel watercolour kit! My first time working with a Dremel (actually, any power tool?!). It came out better than I had hoped!! Next on my list is to find a travel brush that will fit...and I'll be ready to hit the outdoors!] #watercolor 4mon
  •   alissahibst This is so impressive! I don't even know what all you did!! Tell me your ways 4mon
  •   swedestjen @alissahibst it started out as a coin counter/holder. I used a Dremel (a high powered rotary tool) to grind out several of the "walls" to create sufficient well space for paints! It was just such a perfectly cute little size, and now I'll have a kit that can come with me anywhere in my purse! :) 4mon
  •   shadowflowerart Amazing! Have you considered a koi waterbrush? I'm taking a couple on my overseas trip soon. 4mon
  •   swedestjen Thank you, @tsahnm!! The smallest waterbrush MIGHT fit...but I might need to use a skinny reversible cap/handle kind if that's too tight. How do you like the waterbrushes? I haven't used one yet. 4mon
  •   shadowflowerart I am waiting for Amazon to deliver the fine tipped ones, the one that come with my kit is really too broad for me to use 4mon

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swedestjen [eek!] 4mon
  •   spoonncherry Those are so cool! 4mon
  •   alissahibst There is a giant bug exhibit at the MN Zoo right now!! I was hoping you were visiting and just waiting to surprise visit... 4mon

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swedestjen [ABCs with Aunt Stefanie] 4mon
  •   cj_hinz Love this! Miss all you guys! 4mon
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  •   senoragucci Ahhh! I wish I could just watch this on a loop like vine! 4mon

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swedestjen [time at the park] 5mon

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swedestjen [Lyndon's office...tricky to video!] 7mon

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swedestjen [when he finds a cozy nook, he prefers to read a book, and when Mama takes a look, then a picture's promptly took.] 8mon

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swedestjen [this sweet girl is 10-months-old today!] 8mon
  •   uniqboutique Whaaaaaaa? Where the heck did that go? Ah boo to our babies growing too fast 8mon
  •   cj_hinz Kajsa, you are rocking that outfit. Peplum top? Floral pants? I wish I had style like you. 8mon

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swedestjen [after playing in the snow, we turned to go to the car, Tobias called back "bye-bye, 'nowing" (bye-bye, snowing).] 8mon

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swedestjen [playing in the snow....yes, those are crocs.] 8mon

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swedestjen [the two of them, just playing so sweetly together for nearly half an hour. I love the (absence of) sound of intense, focused playing. Lots of brain development happening here!] #playislearning 8mon
  •   alissahibst So sweet!! I love how kajsa needed those train tracks to be made into a new pile. Such a younger sister of a big bro 8mon
  •   bigd_gto I love it, they're brainiacs! 8mon

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