Friday, February 26, 2010

Clean up, clean up, everybody everywhere!

Dear Amelia -
Friday’s rule!!! Daddy was suppose to work all weekend but he called this morning to say that he has tomorrow off! YIPPIE! So he’ll join us for swimming class and we are going to work on the house. Unfortunately, he has to work Sunday but 1 day with him is better than none! WOO HOO!

Last night, you did a little chatting and a little cleaning...
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Love,
Mom

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Giggles

Dear Amelia -
Hey there miss giggles!
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Thanks to Kellee, I know that I can make my own ringtones on my work computer! So I took the sound from that video and made it into a ringtone! Such a great idea by Lydia!

Not much is new this week! Your new favorite word is CHEESE.

Hope you have having fun at daycare!

Love,
Mom

Monday, February 22, 2010

Weekend!

Dear Amelia -
Another great weekend in the books! Friday, you went to Glamma and Cookies for a sleepover. Daddy and I painted the kitchen. It looks good!!
Saturday, we picked you up at 10am and headed to swimming lessons. The water was coldddd! It took you a little bit to warm up and like it. After swimming, we went to Applebees for lunch. You had a FIT the second we sat down so we gave you whatever you wanted to keep you happy. We snarfed down our food and left so you could take a nap!! Saturday night, Grandma Kiki came over for a short visit then we played the rest of the day!
Sunday, Katie was having a fundraiser in St Paul so we picked up Sarah and Justin before we dropped you off at Kiki’s for the afternoon. The fundraiser was for Cancer and it was a bean bag tournament! I thought Daddy and Justin were going to win the whole thing but they didn’t. Boo hoo.
We got home around 6. You had yogurt and practiced winking....


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Love,
Mom

Thursday, February 18, 2010

15 Month check up

Dear Amelia -
Here are the stats from your 1 year check up:
Weight: 22 pounds 3 ounces – 70%
Length: 30.5” - 90%
Head: 18.75” - 97%

From Tuesdays 15 month check up:
Weight 24 pounds 7 ounces – 75%
Length: 31.5” - 77%
Head: 19” - 96%

Love,
Mom

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Peanut Butter!!!!!

Dear Amelia -
You went to the doctor yesterday for your 15 month check up! The first thing the doctor said is that the test results were back and you are NOT allergic to nuts or peas!!! YIPPPPPIE!!!! Here is a picture of you trying your first bite of peanut butter!
I hated to think that you may never get to eat peanut butter because it is SO delish! Everything else went really well at the doc. I’ll post your stats on Friday. I forgot the sheet in your diaper bag!

The morning didn’t start out so well yesterday. Mommy drove into a snow bank right in our alley and was stuck for 45 mins. You were a perfect angel in the back seat until Cookie came and rescued us! All it took was one little push! Then we were on our way to daycare!

Here is your new favorite hobby...cleaning. I know you didn’t get this from Mommy...


Love,
Mom

Monday, February 15, 2010

Mole and Allergy tests


Dear Amelia -
FUN FUN FUN weekend!!! Friday night, we went over to the Colehour’s for the first night of our sleepover! We went to bed at a decent time as Daddy had his alarm set for 5:45am! You woke up at 5am for no reason and wouldn’t go back to sleep. That was fun! Not. We were bad on Saturday and skipped swimming lessons. Instead, we went to meet Sarah and Brueggers with Molly, Owen and Colton.
After Brueggs, we went to Target and Owen helped Mommy pick out your vday present. Once we got home, it was nap time!! While you napped, I made my appertizer for the evening and a dessert. I also cleaned up the house a bit. At 5:30, Kiki came and picked you up for your evening at Aubrey’s while Mommy had her cousins and 2nd cousins over. We had so much fun! Mommy, Kellee and Shannon stayed up late and chatted!!! Kellee took a picture of everyone who came, once she posts that...I’ll put it on the blog!

Kiki dropped you off around 10am. You were sound asleep in the car. So cute!!! You were doing all sorts of funny stuff on Sunday. Owen and I were singing The Wheels on the Bus to you and you would sing a long with us “uh, uh, uh” instead of “up and down” so cute! The other funny thing you did was so funny, I can’t stop thinking about it. I said to you “Amelia, do you have a poop in your diaper?” you looked at me, fell on the floor as fast as possible, pulled your legs up in the air. Then you grabbed a wipe and started to wipe your own butt (thru your pants.) It was hilarious.
Daddy got home around 4 and we headed straight home! It was a long weekend away from home but we had lots of fun!!! Daddy smelt a new poopy in your diaper and you led him back to the Anne Frank room to change your diaper. You are getting so smart.

  • I bet you are wondering why we call it the Anne Frank room...its a really small room and I started to call it that when we first moved in and it has stuck.

Today you had a doctors appt to get the mole on your neck checked out. You’ve had it for a long time so I thought that we better be safe than sorry. Everything was fine. Its just a normal mole! After the dermatologist, we decided to take you to get some blood drawn to see if you have an allergies to nuts/peas. We’ve been sitting on these lab papers for awhile because we haven’t been to the doctor since your year check up. You didn’t even cry when they stuck the needle in your arm. They took 3 tubes of blood. You started to cry (hard) as the began to take the last tube of blood. Once they took it out, you were all better! Such a big girl!!!
See the mole?

Tomorrow at 3pm, you have your 15 month doctors appt. Its a few weeks late, oops.

Love,
Mom

Friday, February 12, 2010

Vday Weekend!

Dear Amelia -

Well its Valentines weekend!! You know what that means, lots of time spent with the one(s) you love! Welll...our favorite man is going ice fishing this weekend 5 hours away. That’s okay because we have a fun weekend planned!! Tonight, we are going to sleepover at the Colehours with Cookie, Awesome uncle Aldo and the Carlons! At 6am, the men leave to go ice fishing while me, you, Colton, Owen and Molly hang out at their house! Oh and Norman too! We have swimming lessons in the morning, then back to the house for a nap. Then, you have an extra special night. Grandma Kiki and Aunty Aubby are going to babysit you at the Soukups for the evening!! FUN! Mommy is having some SUPER fun ladies over!!! Molly, Meghan, Shannon, Bjorna, Kellee, Nicol, Dharma and Tara!!!! I’m really looking forward to it! Kellee – Don’t worry, I will lock Norman up. Hehe.
Here is Daddy in his new shades that Mommy got home for vday!! I got a super nice pair of boots! Half from Daddy and half from the Christmas gift card I'd be saving :)
Love,
Mom

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Norbin

Dear Amelia -
Your new favorite thing to say is “Norbin”. You say it when we get home, when you see Norman. Anytime you can. You love him. After all, he is very cute!
Mommy and Daddy decided to try to carpool to work this week. Your daycare, Daddys work and my work are all within 3 miles of eachother. It worked out well yesterday. Good thing we decided to do that because there was NO way I was going to be able to get out of the driveway.

Tonight, we are going over to Glamma and Cookie’s. Glamma is going to Florida with her sisters and Gram Gram. Lucky! She wants to see you before she goes!! You’ll get to show off your cute pigtails!


Love,
Mom

Monday, February 8, 2010

Talk, talk, talk

Dear Amelia -
Notice anything special in this picture?
Fun weekend! It was so nice to have Daddy home! Saturday, we got up and hung around until swimming lessons! You went under the water this time. You weren’t too sure about it but you were a trooper! After swimming, we ran some errands. Daddy and the Grade men are going on an ice fishing outing this weekend. We went to Gander Mountain where you tried to help pick out some fishing line.
We got home and you took a longgg nap! Around 6, I headed to Ali’s for a girls night at her house. I had so much fun while you and Daddy stayed home.

Sunday, we went to Target in the morning to get some shopping done for the week. The rest of the day we just played, you talked. We watched the Superbowl. The Saints won. For the record, we would have smoked the Colts.

Today is an extra snowy day. It took double the time to get to work. Luckily Daddy let me borrow his car today since you two are staying home all day!!



I forgot to mention on Friday’s blog about baby Kendall! Mommy’s friend from work, Annie had Baby Kendall Grace on Friday at 6:41am! I can’t wait to meet her!

Love,
Mom

Friday, February 5, 2010

Superbowl Weekend

Dear Amelia -
This weekend would be a lot more exciting if the VIKINGS were in the Superbowl this weekend but there’s always next year!

Mommy stayed home from work yesterday with the flu! Luckily I’m feeling better today so I’m back to work! Tonight, we don’t have anything going on! Tomorrow, swimming lessons and a little bit more of nothing. Mommy is going over to Ali's for dinner Saturday night but should be home at a decent time. Sunday, I think Sarah and Justin are going to come over for the Superbowl. Pretty low-key weekend!

PS – You are adorable.


Check out that big belly. You are starting to get to big for 18 month clothes!

Love,
Mom

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

1..."tu"...3!

Dear Amelia -
Not much to write about today. The only thing I can think of that I forgot to mention on Monday’s blog is that I think you are counting. We always say to you “1...2...3!” and lately if we say “1...” you go “tu”. It could be my imagination but you are awfully smart so I wouldn’t put it past ya!!! Here are some cute pictures from the last few days...
Daddy said you INSISTED on wearing this!
Hi ya little cutie!
Texting

Up close!
Tonight we are going to dinner at Cooper to celebrate Jon Kuelz’s 30th birthday!

Love,
Mom


Monday, February 1, 2010

There she is...Miss Amelia!!

Dear Amelia -
Well, we did what we said we were going to do this weekend. Just hang. Friday, we stayed in and did nothing. Saturday, Daddy went to work. You and I went to swimming lessons where Glamma and Cookie met us. Cookie snapped some cute pictures of you that I’ll post once he puts them online. After swimming, we went out to lunch at Applebees. Once we got home, you took a nice long nap. By the time you woke up, Daddy was home! We went to Sam’s Club and Best Buy. Then we decided to go to the Gold Nugget. Its been revamped and was just as delish as the old place.

You went to bed shortly after we got home. Daddy and Mommy played a game with Aunty Pam on the PS3. At 8, I went down stairs to watch Miss America. Everytime I watch that show, I write down all 50 states and judge them 1-10 based on their looks. I also make a prediction on who I think is going to win. Then I predict who is going to make it to the top 15, top 10...and so on. I predicted that Puerto Rico was going to win but boy was I wrong...she didn’t even make it in the top 15. Virginia won, I gave her a 9. I liked her. Maybe someday we can “judge” together.

Sunday, Daddy went to work. In the afternoon, we became very bored so we went to Target for a few things. Daddy didn’t get home until 6 so it ended up being a very long day. You were CRABBY by 330 and wouldn’t go down for nap number two. Needless to say, I was very happy when Daddy walked in the door!!

Here you are watching a video of Jackson doing a summersault. You loved it.


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Love,
Mom