Thursday, October 4, 2012

Fall 2012

Hi to those of you who still check this blog!  We are all well and thankful for the beautiful fall weather we are enjoying. 

Here are some pictures from the summer and fall to bring you up-to-date on the kids! 

This was the first day of school 8/22/12 as Jacob and Hannah started Fourth Grade, and Boston started Kindergarten. 

A day at Brookfield Zoo in August!


At our Pacific Islands Midwest Family Reunion in July with Dona from RMI.




Friday, March 30, 2012

Catching Up

Okay, I see I haven't posted in almost 7 months! Happy Spring! Here are some random pictures from the past months to bring some smiles to your faces!

Our family Christmas photo:


Jacob's 9th birthday in September:




Boston's 5th birthday in November:






Hannah's 8-and-a-half birthday in October:



































Monday, August 29, 2011

Back to School Part 2

Today was Boston's first day of preschool and here's his picture before he got on the bus! He was very excited for this big step and we're so proud of him!




Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Back to School

Today is the first day of third grade for Jacob and Hannah! They were very excited to begin school and we did have a great 11 weeks of summer vacation. Here are two pictures from this morning.







Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Family Day 2011

Two years ago today - on June 1, 2009 - Boston became a Stenstrom and we became a family of five! The picture below is from that day in RMI - right after court.

Now here's a recent picture of Boston, now 4.5 years old!



And here are Jacob, Boston and Hannah together. Fun to think back on our time in RMI in June 2009 and even more fun to see our kids together now every day!





Monday, January 24, 2011

Catching up!

Hi! Happy New Year! It's been over 4 months since my last blog post . I'll catch up a bit with some pictures from the fall and aim to post a bit more often in 2011. Below is a picture of our three kiddos at Christmastime (Jacob 8, Hannah 7, Boston 4).

Boston had a bad fall in the kitchen at home in December and this is how he looked the next morning after Urgent Care gave him 3 stitches!
Our family together on Thanksgiving Day - with a big big smile from Boston!
Jacob as a Ninja for Halloween:
Hannah as a bumblebee for Halloween. Boston was not interested in dressing up for Halloween, but he did like the candy that was around for Halloween!






Thursday, September 16, 2010

Eyes and Language


Boston had his first eye exam yesterday. On the way there, I was thinking back to how the eye doctor would test Jacob and Hannah when they were younger - - and it was by showing them cards with pictures for them to name. I wondered if Boston, with his developing English, would be able to name those cards. Well, I didn't need to give it a moment of concern. Here's what happened!
The doctor showed Boston a picture of a house and Boston said "home". Great. Next came a picture of a car. Boston said "Honda"! Since our cars are both Hondas - it was another winner. Then a picture of a tree, which he identified correctly. Next came a picture of a birthday cake. Boston said "Jacob" and then began singing Happy Birthday! I told the doctor that Jacob's birthday was the next day and so Boston was right on it!