Dec 5, 2013

Making Memories...

We don't realize we are making memories.
We just know we are having fun....

For the next few days we will be getting to know Aleah.  She is as I mentioned 
previously 8 months old.  Born in Norway and now on her first visit to the USA.

I speak very little (more like nothing) Norwegian so it might be a little
of a challenge trying to actually talk with her.  I do know baby language so in 
that sense I'm covered.  I have been practicing in the last few days on some 
Norwegian words so hope they come in handy.  She is after all only 8 months old.

Arvid and I have been busy rearranging our schedules making sure that there
is nothing much going on.  Usually when we have visitors we carry on and 
never take time out to really change anything much as far as work goes.  Well, 
Arvid never changes his schedule.  I try to make sure I am always available
when my family visit.  Everything changes now with the arrival of Aleah.  I have
heard the saying that says parents never had that much time to spend with their 
own kids, but when the grand kids come along they have all the time in the world.
Well...we have all the time in the world.  I always, always have time for my nieces,

nephews, sisters and parents.  Nothing has changed in that sense for me.
Day two with Aleah and Michelle was just perfect.  We spent all day with them.
Went grocery shopping together, strolled around with Aleah. lunch out and
of course shopping.  Shopping for Aleah is fun.  I can't seem to know when to
stop and even Arvid is caught up in an activity that is not usually to his liking.

An interesting little fact.  Aleah is one of the only kids I know who has
8 grandparents.  Yes!  That's 4 grandmothers and 4 grandfathers.
Talk about a luck little girl.  I see a lot of spoiling going on in her future.
I believe we can all deal with it and handle it as adults.  Me I can't wait to
continue spoiling her more.  Yep..still have many more days to do so.
Today if all goes well she gets to meet our Brutus.

We are having a great time.  Wishing you all the same.
Remember, life becomes less complex when you eliminate needless wants.

A moment lasts all of a second,
but the memory lives on forever...