swedestjen [And just like that, I'm 30! 🏼️] 2w
  •   karmyngraham Happy birthday!! 2w
  •   spoonncherry Aww HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Wait. 30?!! How can that be?! So wish we could be there with you celebrating!! ️Love you2w
  •   fabian56560 Wishing you a wonderful birthday!!! 2w
  •   heathermhalvorsen Enjoy your day, cousin!!! 2w
  •   holmgrenbj Happy birthday honey! 2w
  •   jaceydean Happy birthday! ☆☆☆☆☆ And welcome to the club. ;-) 2w
  •   srkron Belated happy birthday!!xxoo 1w
  •   stoutgrad Happy birthday! I just hit 40. 😬 1w

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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...] 2w
  •   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! 2w

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swedestjen *volume warning* [I think Tobias' rendition of our national anthem has gotten further and further from its original... ] 4w
  •   alissahibst Those crazy Canadians of yours!!! 4w
  •   fulllifemama How were you not cracking up?!? So cute! 3w

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swedestjen [Sinners don't know what to do with the helmet of salvation] 2mon

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swedestjen [Opening Christmas Eve jammies. The faces... ] 2mon
  •   alissahibst Is it every single year?! Kajsa is overwhelmed with...something? And Tobias is wildly overjoyed 2mon

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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.] 2mon

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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.] 2mon

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swedestjen [these cuties. ] 2mon
  •   alissahibst Tobias...just sitting there like a model 2mon
  •   srkron Cute- growing up! 2mon

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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!] 3mon
  •   karmyngraham Happy birthday Tobias!!!! Feel better soon momma!!! 3mon
  •   henkatma Looks like a fun time!! 3mon

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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... ] 3mon

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swedestjen [Happy Costume Night! ] 3mon

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swedestjen [see ya, old @davidstea menu used as a tea journal. I've made my own now. ] #davidstea #makingnotes #teasnob 4mon

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swedestjen [Curlz.] 4mon

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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?]
4mon
  •   hernandezhouse Beautiful kiddos!! 4mon
  •   juliebethmartin Uno. Chutes & ladders. Sequence for kids. & then more Uno ;) 4mon
  •   cj_hinz Kajsa looks so grown up with her long hair! Love these kiddos! 4mon
  •   mbhenry1223 Candy land @swedestjen 4mon
  •   alissahibst Look at those cute little smiles !!! I'll play games with you, Tobias! 4mon
  •   swedestjen @cj_hinz can you believe her hair?! Her curls are so gorg. 4mon
  •   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. 4mon
  •   jpetkau I can't believe how long her hair has gotten! She's growing up fast! 4mon

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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!)]
4mon
  •   juliebethmartin Do you have the kid friendly knives? They are on Amazon, plastic & will keep him busy chopping fruit or veggies for a long time while you accomplish kitchen things & he "helps!" :) 4mon
  •   alissahibst That little left handed helper 4mon
  •   henkatma He sure has your smile @swedestjen 4mon
  •   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. 4mon
  •   swedestjen @juliebethmartin oh, brilliant! I'll look for those! Thanks! 4mon
  •   swedestjen @jaceydean that's genius!! And you know how much I love quesadillas! yum. 4mon
  •   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!" 😙 4mon

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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 4mon
  •   karmyngraham I miss seeing them! Post more pictures!! 4mon
  •   alissahibst I looooove them 4mon
  •   spoonncherry Haha Jennifer, love your dramatics and those two little sweethearts that I miss so terribly! 4mon
  •   spoonncherry And yeah, post more! 4mon

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swedestjen [My 3.5-year-old looks a year older; must be the haircut...or a TARDIS.] 6mon

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swedestjen [Kajsa making friends...at Old Navy.] 6mon

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swedestjen [the lush head table with a trickling fountain in front] #takweds #weddingstylist #eventplanning 6mon

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swedestjen [I think this might've been my favourite corner ] #takweds #secretgarden #eventplanning #weddingstylist 6mon
  •   spoonncherry Beautiful transformation of the space! Love the hanging cranes in the greenery! 🌳 6mon

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