Friday, April 5, 2013


Dear Amelia and Max -
After 2 months of construction...our kitchen is just about done!!!! We are in LOVE with it!!! Thank you so much to Daddy, Cookie and Aldo who worked hard...I mean, REALLY hard on our favorite new room in the house. Thank you to Glamma for helping babysit while the boys worked hard. Thank you everyone for not making me do any work :)

Amelia, you love to say "My kitchen is SO beautiful!"


 NEW KITCHEN - Sorry the picture dark. But you get the point. We knocked down a wall, got new cabinets, new floor, new countertop and backsplash :)


Thursday, January 31, 2013


Dear Amelia and Max -
Well, we learned the hard way...boys will be boys. And for the record, boys are MUCH different than girls. 

As some of you know, we are remodeling our kitchen. Major construction going on at the Dirks' house. Walls have been torn down, cabinets have been removed, floors have been ripped up. We are makin some serious progress thanks to Daddy, Cookie and Aldo. Aldo is trying to get a reality show off of this...good luck Alex.

Anyway, I was at work on Monday and Daddy called...all I could hear was poor Max screaming in the background. Daddy said something like "Max fell down and is bleeding, he needs to go to the doctor." I was out the door in 2 second flat and home in record time. We all headed to Urgent Care. After waiting there for over 2 hours, they said we needed to go to the ER. Ugh. We waited there for 2 hours as well and finally got 4 little stitches into my little mans finger. 
 Such a brave little dude
 Hey Handsome!

Hopefully there will be no scaring but 3 out of the 4 stitches have come out. Kind of hard to keep your little fingers out of your mouth, huh Max?


Monday, December 31, 2012

Max 9 Month Appointment

Dear Amelia and Max -
The little buddy turned 9 months last Monday!! Today we had your 9 month appointment!

Here are the 6 month stats:
Weight: 18 pounds 12 oz - 61%Length: 27.5" - 73%Head: 17.75" - 77%

Here are the 9 month stats:
Weight: 20 pounds 10 oz - 50%
Length:29.75" - 90%
Head: 18.5"- 90%

Everyone seems to think you are a little chunker when you really aren't...tall and skinny. You probably got that from me ;)


Friday, December 28, 2012

Christmas 2012

Dear Amelia and Max - 
I can't believe how fast Christmas snuck up on us! We visited Santa at Ridgedale (I think Santa had been sippin on some adults bevies)
 On Christmas Eve, we headed over to Glamma and Cookies to open presents.
We caught Santa in the backyard. Again, I think he had too many adult bevies! 

 After we opened presents, we drove around looking at Christmas lights.

I thought I heard something in the middle of the night and sure enough, Santa made it to our house...
 while the two of you were sound asleep!
 We woke up at the crack of dawn to open presents!
Santa brought you a wagon, hula hoop, clothes, dance clothes and toys!
 We headed over to Kiki's to celebrate with the Dirks and Soukups! And then back over to Glamma and Cookies to celebrate with the Grade's and SANTA AGAIN!

Amelia's Talents

Dear Amelia and Max -
Here are some of my excuses for my lack of blogging:

Swimming lessons every Monday! 

Dance Classes every Wednesday!
Videos from the Holiday show!


Max's Talents

Dear Amelia and Max -
Max has many talents, number one is being the best baby in the whole wide world.

Here are his other talents:
Saying Momma (working on Dada)

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012

Dear Amelia and Max -
Our Thanksgiving started the Saturday before. We headed over to Aubby, Doodie and Emery's for Thanksgiving with Papa Jim! 

On actual Thanksgiving, Max and I headed to Minnetonka High School to participate in the Turkey Trot! It was a beautiful day, I didn't even wear a jacket! 
 Then we went over to Glamma and Cookies for Colehour Thanksgiving where we did a little skyping with the Stephens!
I am so Thankful for you two, it isn't even funny! Daddy too :)