Thursday, December 31, 2009

2010!

Dear Amelia -
My little sleeping booty, er, I mean beauty! Look at how cute you sleep.


So precious.

Tonight is NEW YEARS EVE! One of my least favorite nights of the year. There usually a lot of build up for the evening and nothing fun ever happens. You are going with Glamma and Cookie up to the Millers cabin so you can dream about kissing Finn at midnight! Daddy and Mommy are going to Sarah and Justins for a party! Tomorrow, we have Christmas redo with the Dirks' since the Gomez's couldn't make it up on actual Christmas.

The rest of the weekend is going to be pretty low key.

Love,
Mom

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Bye bye PB&J

Dear Amelia -
Half way through Monday I decided to take a half day and then take Tuesday off. I picked you up at home and we met Glamma, Billy, Pam, Jax and Alex at Spasso's for lunch.
Then back to Glamma and Cookies for a sleepover!
We watched the Vikings game over there. What a disappointing game. An overtime loss :(
Look at what an adorable snuggler Jax is.

Tuesday, we hung out all day and didn't do much of anything. Once we got home, you watched your new dvd player for about 2 minutes then played.
Today, its back to work for me and you are at Aubrey's. The Stephens' all left today. We'll miss them :(

Love,
Mom

Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas!!

Dear Amelia -
Wow! What a weekend! Christmas Eve, we went to Mike and Teri's house. It was so much fun and you looked adorable as always.
It had snowed A LOT and we were afraid Billy wasn't going to make it in town BUT he did! We were home by 730 so you could make it to bed on time because Santa was coming the next day!

Santa brought you a dvd player for the car! That'll sure come in handy on the long trips up to the cabin or to Milwaukee! You got TONS of other fun gifts. Too many to name!
After we opened your santa gift, we went to Glamma and Cookies to open presents then off to Kiki's to celebrate with the Dirks. You were tired even before we got to Kiki's.
At 2, we went back to Glamma and Cookies for the night! We had so much fun! You slept over there while Daddy and I took a cab back home.

Saturday, Daddy, Mommy, Pam and Billy went to the Wild game with my bosses seasons tickets! A friend of Mommy's from High School works for the Wild part time and hooked Billy up with a ride on the Zamboni! It was SO much fun!
Awesome uncle Aldo caught the puck in the middle of the game! You had a sleepover at Kiki's for the night!

Sunday, we woke up and got you. At 2, Mr Stephens and Lydia made the trip over to see you and Jax. They brought presents! WOO HOO!
Phew! What a long, fun weekend! Today, Uncle Doodie is coming over to hang out with you and Daddy!

Love,
Mom

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas weekend!!

Dear Amelia -
Every year, Gram Gram takes the girl cousins out for pedicures! You stayed home with Daddy while I had a little bonding time with my cousins and Grandma!! Here is Gram Gram being silly.
We have a tradition to pick out really ugly nail polish colors...here's my pick this year, I actually like them!!We have a busy Christmas weekend! Tomorrow, Mommy has the day off but you are still going to go with Kiki for a couple of hours so I can bake and clean! Then we go to Mike and Teri's house for Christmas eve with the Stephens! Then Christmas morning, wake up bright and early to get to Glamma and Cookies by 8 to open the gifts that Santa left! At 10, we'll head over to Kiki's for brunch until 215. Then back to the Colehour's to celebrate with the Grade's and Colehours! Saturday, you are having a sleepover at Kiki's while Daddy, Mommy, Billy and Pam go to the wild game! Mommy scored Billy a ride on the zamboni!! Pictures to come! Sunday, MR STEPHENS & LYDIA are making a trip over to visit with you!!!

Fun fun fun weekend!

Merry Christmas Everyone! Its going to be the BEST EVER!

Love,
Mom

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Sock

Dear Amelia -
Your new favorite word is sock.

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You also like to say shoe but not as much.

Love,
Mom

Monday, December 21, 2009

Fun with Jax!

Dear Amelia -
Pam and Jackson got in town perfectly on Thursday night. Friday, we went over to Glamma and Cookies to hang out with them. Jax is getting so tall and thin. When you say "light" he points and says it. Its beyond adorable.

Saturday, you and I did a little shopping then went home for naps before you went back to Glamma and Cookies for a sleepover with Jackson while Mommy and Daddy went to Sarah and Justins for a Hanukkah party!

Sunday, Daddy worked while you and I went to the Dirks' Christmas party. We left a little early because you were exhausted. I took this picture 2 minutes after we got in the car.

Then it was time to go home to get ready to watch the Vikings game. You were helping Mommy pick out a recipe for Pecan pie.
This week is a busy week but luckily its only 3 days of work! WOO HOO! Uncle Billy comes home on Thursday night! YES!

Love,
Mom

Friday, December 18, 2009

1 week until Christmas!!

Dear Amelia -
Not too much to report today. Here you are being adorable this morning in your adorable hat.
Tonight we are going over to Glamma and Cookie's to hang out with Pam and Jax!! They are in town until the 30th! Tomorrow, Daddy works. Tomorrow night, you are going back over to Glamma and Cookie's for a sleepover with Jackson while Daddy and I go to Sarah and Justins for a Hanukkah party! Then on Sunday we have Dirks' Christmas at Great Grandma and Grandpa Dirks' house. Fun weekend!

Love,
Mom

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Your favorite commercial

Dear Amelia -
No matter what you are doing, this commercial comes on and you stop to watch it:

I don't know if its the song or what but you love it!

Daddy worked a half day yesterday so he met you and Aubrey to pick you up early! You guys went home and hung out. After work, I went to the carwash because a can of pop exploded in my car and made a mess. Oops :) Then it was time to come home to spend time with you and wrap presents!!

Today you are with Kiki at work for a few hours for a Holiday Brunch! I hope you behave :)

Love,
Mom

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Nose

Dear Amelia -
We are officially done Christmas shopping! Phew, that feels good. I tried to wrap all of our presents last night but I ran out of tape and had no beautiful ribbon. I'll go to Target over lunch.

Look, you know where your nose is.
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Pam and Jax come home tomorrow! YIPPPPIE!

Love,
Mom

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Santa!!

Dear Amelia -
Yesterday, we went to visit Santa at Ridgedale.
You weren't scared of Santa this time. You just sat on his lap, not sure what to think!

You were in a great mood last night. Your new favorite thing to do is play with Mommy's hair. You put it in its place, then look at it, then fix it again. You also like to talk on the phone. You are one funny girl!!

You also fed yourself yogart...
Then it was bathtime!

Love,
Mom

Monday, December 14, 2009

Welcome Home Blake!!

Dear Amelia -
Fun weekend! Friday night, we hung out at home and did nothing. Saturday - Daddy went to work while you and I made cookies in the morning and then went to the PD Christmas Party. There was lots of food, music and Santa.
Here you are with your friend Wyatt listening to music:
Here you are enjoying Santa's company.
After the party, we stopped by Sarah's to say hello then we finished our Christmas shopping and went out to dinner with Daddy.

Sunday, you and I went to the airport to greet Blake who is home from Iraq on his R&R for 2 weeks! Fun! It's always emotional when he comes home!


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I dropped you off at home after the airport. Daddy asked Papa Jim to come over for the Vikings game while I went to Katie's for a cookie exchange! We had a great time!

Today I met you and Daddy at Ridgedale so you could get your picture taken by Santa again. Picture to come tomorrow :)

Love,
Mom

Friday, December 11, 2009

Happy Hanukkah!

Dear Amelia -
Today is the first day of Hanukkah! Happy Hanukkah to those that celebrate this fine holiday.

You are starting to become a little more brave on your walking. While I was at Target, Daddy called to say that you had walked from the coffee table all the way to the microwave last night, all by yourself! I also got a text from Laura this morning saying "Amelia is walking!" No news to us but its exciting none the less!

Here's what you look like when you wake up in the morning:

Since I've not posted a blog for 2 days, heres a video of Amelia being a diva this morning.
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This weekend our plans consist of: Daddy working. Mommy and Amelia going to PD's holiday party. Mommy going to Katie's house for a cookie exchange and Vikings football!

Love,
Mom
PS - Blaker comes home for his R&R this weekend thru Christmas! YIPPIE!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Oh Christmas Tree!

Dear Amelia -
We set up our Christmas Tree on Friday. It looks so pretty. You cried anytime we walked near it. Last night you would actually sit next to it. In this picture it looks crooked. We'll have to fix that.
I'd also like to share the video that Ashley put together from Billy and Pam's wedding. She's an awesome photographer and has decided to purchase her own CRAZYBOOTH! Fun!!

2010 is going to bring a new schedule to your blog. I'm going to update every other day. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Hope your readers don't mind TOO much!!

Love,
Mom

Monday, December 7, 2009

Vistors!

Dear Amelia -
You are so popular. Look at all of the visitors who have visited your page. This is since June 2009. Wow! Lots of ghost readers I guess :)
We had an uneventful weekend...FINALLY! Friday, we did nothing. Saturday, I cleaned while you napped. Saturday night, you were walking around like crazy...
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By Sunday, we were bored. So we went with Glamma and Cookie to pick out their 12' Christmas tree with Stewarts, Liebs and Martha. It was colddd!

After tree shopping, we went to lunch/breakfast and you were tired so I bought you out to the car to take a nap.
You are home with Daddy today and tomorrow! Yippie!

Love,
Mom

Friday, December 4, 2009

Weeeekend!

Dear Amelia -
What a boring week! We really haven't done anything exciting so your blog has been a bit bland. Last night, you took a bath.

and that was about it! Your teeth are starting to come through so your mood has improved! Yeah for us!

This weekend we don't have much going on for once! Daddy works all weekend so you and I are going to do some shopping and cleaning!

Love,
Mom

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Walkin'

Dear Amelia -
Last night was just another normal night at the Dirks'. We had dinner and played. We practiced walking...
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Then it was bed time!

This morning, you were looking adorable as always.
Tonight, Daddy is picking you up at Kiki's because I'm going to get my massage that you gave me for my birthday! YIPPIE! I can't wait :)

Love,
Mom

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Happy Birthday Britney Spears :)

Dear Amelia -
Not much to report from last night. We brushed your teeth
and you liked it!
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Today is Britney Spears birthday, which she happens to share with ME! So Mommy turns 29 today. Pretty easy number to change. Life is good so there's nothing not to be happy about! Now the count down begins for my 30th 80's party! :)

Love,
Mom

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

DECEMBER?

Dear Amelia -
Today is the first day of December and it certainly feels like it! Its pretty chilly!

You were a crabby baby last night. We put you to bed at 7 and you fell right to sleep. Maybe its another growth spurt!

Remember this hat from last year?
Well I had another one made to fit you this year. You pull it off any chance you get! It was one of my favorite shower gifts that I got when I was pregnant with you!

Hopefully you are behaving for Laura today!!

Love,
Mom

PS - I forgot to mention yesterday that you are 13 months old :)

Monday, November 30, 2009

Happy Birthday Mr Stephens!!

Dear Amelia -
WOW! What a weekend! Wednesday after work, we meet you at Grandma Kiki's for Dirks' Thanksgiving! We had a non-traditional Thanksgiving feast with a "nice green salad", pot pie, a jello dish and a really really nummy dessert. Everything was SO great!

Thursday - Mommy went on a walk with the Grades' while you and Daddy stayed home. I bought Norman with on the walk - BIG MISTAKE! He is so strong. My arms were sore for 3 days. We got to Glamma and Cookies around noon. It was a fun time and we stayed up wayyy to late. Here you are eating your first Thanksgiving meal.
Friday - We hung around the house for awhile then went home to get ready for Awesome Uncle Aldo's 21st birthday. You went to Grandma Kiki's for the night while the adults went to the Shout House via LIMO!! It was so fun! Alex had a great time.

Kiki dropped you off in the morning Saturday. We took naps and played until 430. We went BACK to Glamma and Cookies so you and Daddy could hang out there with Alex while Mommy had her big night out. First we were off to the Jaglo wedding (GO TEAM JAGLO!) It was so beautiful. Kellee was the most beautiful bride! We had a great time! I wish I could have stayed longer. Then Molly picked up Mommy to go to my 10 year reunion. It was a blast. One person stopped me and said, "I was just telling so and so that Liz Seals has the cutest baby boy from our grade and YOU have the cutest baby girl." If that's not the truth, I don't know what is!! I got tons and tons of compliments on you! You are adorable...thats for sure. After the reunion, I had a sleepover at Sarah's while you slept at Glamma & Cookies again.

Sunday - You and Daddy came home around 9am. Daddy let me nap allll day. Sunday night, we practiced walking. You took 12 steps and have started to venture on your own. You still do majorty crawling but you are becoming more brave.
Uncle Billy left on his first 5 day deployment yesterday. Here he is infront of the ship! Pretty cool!

Today is Mr Stephens' birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR STEPHENS!!

Love,
Mom


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

4 steps

Dear Amelia -
I picked you up from daycare a little early and we headed over to meet Glamma at her house. She watched you while I went to Kia's salon to get my brows waxed! When I returned, we practiced walking. I got a new work phone with video on it so I was able to capture some steps.

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After Glamma's, we went home and Sarah met us there to show us her adorable outfit for the reunion. She stayed and chatted for a bit until Daddy got home from work. Its a busy week at Coborns Delivers since its Thanksgiving so he had to work kind of late. Tonight too probably. Hopefully not too late though because we celebrate Thanksgiving at Grandma Kiki's tonight!

Tomorrow is your 2nd Thanksgiving! Can't wait to celebrate with you! Mommy is looking very much to the fun filled weekend ahead :)

Love,
Mom

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

3 steps!!

Dear Amelia -
I picked you up from daycare last night and Laura sent us home with your first art project! Its 2 turkeys made from your cute little hand prints! Its so adorable.

Once we got home, we worked on your walking. You took 3 steps!! YEAH! You laughed everytime you would walk between me and Daddy. You hit your head 3 times which you just shook off and tried again!

This morning, as you were eating breakfast and I was getting ready for work. The power went out. Here you are prior to no light...
It was not fun getting you read this morning!

You are at daycare again today so Daddy can have the whole weekend off! YIPPIE!

Love,
Mom

Monday, November 23, 2009

Fun Weekend!

Dear Amelia -
What a fun weekend! We had so much fun shopping on Saturday for Mommy's new outfit. We ended up going with a dress and a cardigan type thing to go over it with black boots. It'll be perfect because I can go from Kellee & Jasons wedding, straight to the reunion without changing!!

Saturday night, we hung out at Glamma & Cookies with Robin and Ginny while the boys were at the Gopher game.

Sunday, we watched the game on over at the Colehours then went home to hang.

On Friday, you came home with a rash. Its still there so we are keeping an eye on that. It appears to have gotten better but if its still around after a few more days, I'm going to take you in to get it checked out.

We have a busy week! Wednesday, Thanksgiving with the Dirks. Thursday, Thanksgiving with the Grades, Friday, Alex's 21st birthday. Saturday, Kellee & Jasons wedding and my 10 year class reunion! FUN FUN FUN!! Can't wait :)

Love,
Mom

Friday, November 20, 2009

6 days until Thanksgiving!

Dear Amelia -
You had another fun day at Grandma Kiki's. You took 2, 2 hour naps and when you got home...you were in a great mood! We practiced saying "Thank You"...


We have a fun weekend planned. Tonight, I am going over to Sarah and Justins new house to help unpack while you stay home with Daddy. Then tomorrow, while Daddy works, we are going to clean the house. After Daddy gets done with work, we are going to go over to Glamma and Cookies for a sleepover. Daddy, Cookie, Awesome Uncle Aldo and Jon Kuelz are going to the Gopher hockey game while Me, you and Glamma go SHOPPING for Mommy's birthday present. I need a new outfit for my class reunion next weekend so we are going a bit early. Then back to the house to wait for the guys to come back from the game. Sunday, we will watch the game over there then go home for the rest of the day.

Love,
Mom

6 Days until Thanksgiving :)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Thank You!

Dear Amelia -
After seeing THIS, we had to try it out ourselves...

Adorable. Your hair is getting so long. Someday soon we'll be able to put it in a big girl pony!

Last night, when we got home...we ate dinner and played. Everytime you give me something I say "Thank you!" and you started to repeat it last night. Its hilarious. I will try to get it on video tonight.

Love,
Mom

PS - 1 week until Thanksgiving (my favorite Holiday!)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

EEEE

Dear Amelia -
Yesterday I picked you up from Laura's and you were in a chatty mood. We practiced saying the following words: "Daddy", "Doggy" & "Mommy" but we don't say them like that. We (you) say "Dadeeeeeee", "Dogeeeeee" & "Momeeee". It is the most adorable thing when you say it.

When we got home, we played then you took a bath. Then Daddy put on your jam jam's...
He didn't think anything of tucking in your shirt to your pants. He just wanted you to be warm. Your bottom half was HUGE and hilarious.
Then we got up this morning, ate breakfast and went on with our day!



You are starting to look like such a big girl!

Love,
Mom

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Happy 1st Birthday Jax!!

Dear Amelia -
Its a special day! Today is Jackson's first birthday!!! I can't believe he is ONE! He's such a special little boy, I wish we could spend alll day with him but they are in VA :( We miss them but we'll see them next month!

Here's the picture of us first meeting Mr Jackson (you were only 17 days old! )

Here's a picture that Aunty Pam sent this morning of the big boy on his birthday. He looks like he's going to the office. She said he wouldn't keep his eyes open.

Last night, we just hung out and played all night. Daddy made a turkey and boy was it DE-LISH! I love Turkey. Here you are with your crazy hair-do....


Hope you are having fun at Laura's today!

Love,
Mom


Monday, November 16, 2009

Family Pictures

Dear Amelia -
Last time I wrote to you, we were headed to the doctor Friday. When I picked you up from daycare, they said you were a crabby girl all day. I was kind of expecting that since I knew you didn't feel well. When we got to the doctor, we sat in the room for 45 minutes before the doctor came in. This didn't help that it was your nap time. You cried and cried while she checked you out. She checked in your ears and said you had an ear infection! Poor baby! So now you are on some meds for the next 10 days. You seem to feel all better :)

Saturday, we went to the General Store to Glamma a birthday present then went home for the rest of the day. Once Daddy got home from work, we went to Target to get some stuff for Blake's care package since this is our week to send him his weekly package. When we got home, I started making cookies, chex mix and banana bread for Blake. We also are sending him some magazines, movies and other goodies!

Sunday, We met Glamma and Cookie for our family christmas pictures in Millers neighborhood. Heres a preview but our final Christmas card isn't in here as we must keep that under wraps until our card is sent :)

After our pictures, you and Daddy went to Aunty Aubrey & Uncle Doodies to watch the Vikings game while I went to a baby shower for Wendy. Then we met at Glamma and Cookies to have dinner with Awesome Uncle Aldo and his friends.

What a fun weekend :)

Love,
Mom