swedestjen [Opening Easter treats from Uncle Jeff and Auntie Stef. Kajsa, ever the ballerina...] 2mon

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swedestjen [since Kajsa is just NOT a fan of swinging herself, she actually enjoys being the swing pusher, which is adorable when the swing is ginormous.] 2mon

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swedestjen [Grandpa, with the patience of a saint, played this vintage "chutes and ladders" game with Tobias for HOURS!! Thank you, Grandpa! I have a feeling that will be a foundational memory for him.] 3mon
  •   karmyngraham There is something about that game that drives me nuts! 3mon
  •   spoonncherry Oh that is so sweet! And a good memory for Grandpa too! 3mon
  •   alissahibst And this one too?! Instagram isn't letting me see any of your pictures 2mon

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swedestjen [Reading with Grandpa! ️] 3mon
  •   alissahibst I love reading books with chins digging into my head. That's actually how I prefer it. ️ give a squuuunch to that sweet boy! 2mon

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swedestjen [And just like that, I'm 30!
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4mon
  •   alissahibst What?! How'd that happen??? I never saw thissssssssss 2mon
  •   alissahibst I have to make my love known to you!!! 2mon
  •   swedestjen Hahaha, love known and felt. Weird about it not showing up for you though! @alissahibst 2mon
  •   alissahibst Dumb algorithm. And now it'll be even worse because posts aren't going to show chronologically?!!! Ugh. But now I have post notifications set for you so I'll get an alert when you post a picture. now I can really creep on you! 2mon

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swedestjen [Tried to take a picture in-app (why?!); this was not what I was intending to catch...but how could I not post a picture of my son as a muppet?? He's so expressive...] 4mon
  •   spoonncherry And bless their hearts for playing in that mess of wet leaves, and yours for letting them! Way to embrace the season! 🌧️ Why wait for a 🌞 day?! Expressive? He is your son! 4mon

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swedestjen *volume warning* [I think Tobias' rendition of our national anthem has gotten further and further from its original... ] 4mon
  •   alissahibst Those crazy Canadians of yours!!! 4mon
  •   fulllifemama How were you not cracking up?!? So cute! 4mon

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swedestjen [Sinners don't know what to do with the helmet of salvation] 5mon

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swedestjen [Opening Christmas Eve jammies. The faces... ] 5mon
  •   alissahibst Is it every single year?! Kajsa is overwhelmed with...something? And Tobias is wildly overjoyed 5mon

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swedestjen [I am loving my new Fujifilm Instax!! So fun! An amazing (early) birthday gift from one of my dear sisters. I also love winter days like we had today. I also love mountains on my horizon. Love love love.] 5mon

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swedestjen [The previous picture of Tobias is a completely natural pose. However, when he saw how awesome he looked, he planned out his next three pictures. "Mummy, I'm going to do this, then this, then this." I had to say "click" after I snapped his pose, then he'd move to his next planned pose. Model behaviour.] 6mon

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swedestjen [these cuties. ] 6mon
  •   alissahibst Tobias...just sitting there like a model 6mon
  •   srkron Cute- growing up! 6mon

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swedestjen [We (very casually!) celebrated Tobias' birthday with a Chicka Chicka Boom Boom party! This was about the extent of the decorations while I'm enduring a bulging disk (one stage before a herniated disk). It was a lovely day with another friend who also welcomed a large helping of "casual," and Tobias still had a blast!] 7mon
  •   karmyngraham Happy birthday Tobias!!!! Feel better soon momma!!! 7mon
  •   henkatma Looks like a fun time!! 7mon

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swedestjen [when you're little, the Parent Tax is high. Though, some might end up in their Chore Store, and they can purchase back after bonus chores... ] 7mon

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swedestjen [Happy Costume Night! ] 7mon

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swedestjen [see ya, old @davidstea menu used as a tea journal. I've made my own now. ] #davidstea #makingnotes #teasnob 7mon

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swedestjen [Curlz.] 8mon

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swedestjen [Tobias has suddenly become obsessed with any game he can get his hands on! Any time is game time.
It probably helps that he wins--actually--every game he plays. Even chance games, he racks up the wins and most often by a landslide (the red and yellow guy aren't even halfway through!).
What are everyone's favourite young-kid games?]
8mon
  •   alissahibst Look at those cute little smiles !!! I'll play games with you, Tobias! 8mon
  •   swedestjen @cj_hinz can you believe her hair?! Her curls are so gorg. 8mon
  •   swedestjen Oh, more good ideas @juliebethmartin!! We do have Uno...I may have been underestimating Tobias' ability to understand the game. We'll give it a try. 8mon
  •   jpetkau I can't believe how long her hair has gotten! She's growing up fast! 8mon

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swedestjen [Tobias made supper for everyone tonight!...well, he made the burrito bases all by himself. He LOOOVED helping and being in charge of making supper.
Anyone have any other meal ideas that have components easy to hand over to an almost-4-year-old? (Or do I just need to take a chill pill and let him--in all his uncoordinated preschooler glory--participate in any/every meal? Eeek!)]
8mon
  •   jaceydean Try quesadillas? If you put the pan in the oven, they'd be easy for him to mix up and put in the tortillas. 8mon
  •   swedestjen @juliebethmartin oh, brilliant! I'll look for those! Thanks! 8mon
  •   swedestjen @jaceydean that's genius!! And you know how much I love quesadillas! yum. 8mon
  •   swedestjen Does he really @henkatma ?! Haha, I love that! @alissahibst I know, I even had that thought when he took the spoon from me: "oh right, left-handed!" 😙 8mon

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swedestjen [that moment you realize they've been quiet for more than two seconds and you have to swallow your heart that just jumped into your throat...only to find they're actually just focused on playing together. And then you die of happiness.] #amiright 8mon
  •   karmyngraham I miss seeing them! Post more pictures!! 8mon
  •   alissahibst I looooove them 8mon
  •   spoonncherry Haha Jennifer, love your dramatics and those two little sweethearts that I miss so terribly! 8mon
  •   spoonncherry And yeah, post more! 8mon

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