Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Some Pictures

Monday, August 15, 2011

Funny moments

Hooray!  I've waited and waited for a kid who was old enough to talk and say funny things, and now my day is finally here.  Soren, like most 2 1/2 year olds, is a major crack up sometimes with the things he says,  and I thought it would be good to write some down so we can laugh about it now and later.  (Some are probably more funny than others, but I want to remember them all.) 
Soren actually speaks quite clearly and has for some time but there are still, of course, some words he just can't quite get the hang of.  Here are some funny words he likes to say:
- "elegator" (elevator.) I've told him numerous times , "It's eleVator, sweetie," but he always tells me that's how he wants to say it.  Whatevs. 
- "buh-lella" (umbrella.) 
- "conditionary" (air conditioner)

A few funny things he's said and done recently:

He likes to ask lots of questions and lately he's been asking about animals and their habits. "Mom, does ladybugs poop?" "Yes, Soren, ladybugs do poop." "Mom, does lizards poop?" "Yes, Soren, lizards poop. All animals and bugs poop." "Does ants poop?" "Yes." "Does bears poop?" "Yep, they poop too."
He also likes to ask about the food on his plate. "Does any animals eat olives?" "No, Soren, I don't think any animals eat olives." "Does any animals eat cheese?" "Yes, Soren, you know what animal likes cheese. What animal is it?" (laughs and throws his head back like this is a huge joke) - "Mouses." "Yep, you're right. Mice eat cheese." "Does any animals eat apples?" "Yes, Soren. Horses like to eat apples for a treat." And it goes on and on...

We were at the Orange County fair with my sister, Julia, and just checking everything out.  We went to see the little arena where the "Alaskan racing pigs" perform a few times a day.  They weren't racing right then, but they had people in the stands and there were two little tractors in the middle of the arena.  Kids had apparently signed up earlier and were taking turns doing a mini tractor pull.  The hosts would call a kid up and put different amounts of weight in the back depending on the kid's age, and the kid would start to pedal and see how far they could get.  It was kind of cute, and Soren was enjoying watching the kids so we stayed and watched for a little bit.  After a while, the announcer says into his microphone, "Next we have 12 year old Alexis," and the crowd cheers for her as she gets ready to go.  Soren scrunches up his nose and looks around and has kind of a confused look on his face.  He asks, "Mommy, where's Alexis?" I point to the girl sitting on the tractor and tell him, "right there" but he's still confused.  "Where, Mommy?" So I show him again, "Right over there -- sitting on the tractor."  He keeps bugging me and saying, "I don't see Alexis."  All of a sudden it dawns on me.  Soren, being the auto enthusiast that he is, is looking for "A Lexus."  Ha! I started cracking up, and explained to him that, no, there was no Lexus, but the girl's name was Alexis.  He looked at me like that was the dumbest name ever, since it was really a car, but at least we solved the mystery.  :-) 

It's really funny to watch Soren interact with other kids at the park, etc.  He always tries to play with older kids who, most of the time, have no idea what he's talking about and don't always want to play.  The other day we were at Chick-Fil-A (love it, by the way) and after we ate I told him he could play in the "playing place," as he calls it.  There were a few kids in there who were all friends and probably about 4-5 years old.  They were playing games and running around and he was just joining in and copying whatever they were doing.  They were playing a game where the ground was lava so you couldn't touch the ground, but I guess Soren didn't get the memo and was just running around in circles.  One little girl was very concerned and kept yelling to him, "You're melting! You're melting!" Finally Soren answered back, "No, I'm not.  I'm Soren David Swift!"

The first week of August Soren, Alana, and I drove up to Nor-Cal accompanied by my sister, Julia to spend a little vacay time with my family at a timeshare in Windsor.  It was awesome to get to see almost everyone.  We were only missing Annelise and Matt (and Hunter, but we get to see him a lot.)  One afternoon, we were out at the pool.  My dad took Soren over to the little kiddie pool, which was about a foot deep.  According to my dad, Soren was running fast all across the pool, but he tripped a little and fell down. My dad was just in the process of saying, "Hey, Soren, are you running?" Soren answered back, "No FarFar, that's not called 'running,' it's called 'falling down.'" 

I'll have to think of more things he says, because I know there are so many that I don't want to forget, but I guess I've gotta start somewhere, right?  I love, love, love that boy.  He definitely pushes my buttons every now and then like any typical 2-year-old, but overall he's a great kid and so much fun to be around.  I love my little Soren-Man.  :-)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Happy 4th of July!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Soren is becoming a Big Boy!

We started with giving him a Big Boy Bed. Now its on to Potty Training.

More Picts of Alana.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Some more picts of Alana!

9 Days Old.


Alana with 10 month old cousin Ty.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Some more picts of Alana

Alana with Mommy

Alana with "Mor Mor" (Tina's Mom)

Alana with "Far Far" (Tina's Dad)

Alana with Grandma LaReta (Hunter's Step Mom)
Alana with Grandpa Dave (Hunter's Dad)
Alana with Uncle Jeff (Hunter's Brother)
Alana with Great Grandma Joan (Hunter's Grandma)
Alana with Grandma Marcia (Hunter's Mom)
Taking home Alana.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Alana Noelle Swift

We welcomed a healthy baby daughter into our family today.
Alana Noelle Swift

5/27/2011 9:18am
8.1 lbs, 20"

New Big Brother Soren with Little Sister Alana.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Soren playing baseball.

Soren and the Cars (Part 2)

Back in August we posted a video of Soren and his Cars Video , We decided to try it again.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Soren Potty Trained?

Well for the first time Soren has sat on the potty and not been scared and actually had a couple drops come out. We are so proud.

Grandma LaReta and Baby Reef (Soren's Cousin)

Hunter Swift