The past couple of weeks (ever since the weather turned) Bjorn and I have been walking with our friends Amanda and her daughter Beatrix and Laurie and her son Charlie every Tuesday and Thursday morning. I have to say, its one of my most looked-forward-to parts of the week. We initially started our journey at Caribou Coffee where we caffeinated our sleep-deprived bodies with a concoction of choice and walked all around the neighborhood. A parade of mother’s and babies, if you will.
We’ve gotten a bit more adventurous in the past week or so–testing the waters of the newly opened Roos’ Roast which is located in an office suite not too far away from our walking path. We actually couldn’t find the front door its in such a non-commercial location that we inadvertently tried to break into the back door. Only to have the one and only John Roos stick his head out and thoroughly encourage us to come in the front door. He was very excited to have his first baby customers.
On Thursday we attempted to get coffee at the local wine store which conveniently opens for coffee at 9am and is, in some respects, inconveniently located mere steps from where I live. Sitting in a wine store, sipping very strong Americanos, with our babies, at 9am. The perfect way to end a nice long walk around the neighborhood. Let’s get these kids hooked on our vices and then some!
Bjorn has such a good set of friends here in Ann Arbor. Some are staying and some are going but they are all so very special to us.
We’re off for a walk tomorrow morning and hopefully the weather will continue to hold so that we can keep it up–the green is timidly poking out of the trees and the daffodils are blooming. Oh, spring!
The weather has been so warm we’ve had to put Bjorn in some rompers that accentuate his thunder thighs and give him some breathing room. I daresay, we may need to buy him more clothes (that scream you just heard was Lars, btw)…he needs shorts, though!
Onward to the Bjornucopia of photos!
Lars & Bjorn intensely watching a hockey game.
Lording over his fiefdom. I guess that makes him a feudal lord. Sounds about right.
Bringing the romper back and making it look good.
Nom nom nom.
What is this strange device in my mouth. I believe you refer to it as "tongue".
In reference to the above photo–Bjorn has his first tooth! It was a long and arduous process getting here which involved a pretty tiring weekend for all parties involved but the tooth has entered the building (or mouth, as it were). With the appearance of the tooth, Bjorn has discovered his tongue…which in turn has helped him to discover his “l” sound.. which in turn has made him into a champion yodeler when you get him going. He is gifted, truly.
So excited for Nonni and Nonno’s visit next week! It will motivate Lars and I to clean the condo and Bjorn is in such a sweet spot right now–it will be good for him to get some quality grandparent time in. Also, I won’t lie, Lars and I are going to try and get away for a night or two. I’m both super excited about this AND super nervous. However, I think it will be good, in the long run, for all parties involved.
….and I’ve stayed up way later than anticipated writing this post. I would say something self-deprecating about how it wasn’t really worth it but even if you ignore all the verbage and nonsense and just look at the photos…oh, it was worth it. My heart melts! How do we freeze him and keep him like this forever. Lars?