Friday, July 30, 2010

Your new baby cousin - TBD Gomez!

Dear Amelia -
You had such a fun play date with Finn.
It even ended with a good night peck.
You have been "reading" books like crazy lately. You won't leave your room without one in your hand.
You are adorable...

We have some new exciting news in the Dirks' family! Your new baby boy cousin was born yesterday! His Mommy and Daddy are still trying to figure out his name but we are going to visit him tomorrow. Both baby and Mommy are doing well...along with big sister Ana! YAY!

Our trip down to Winona tomorrow is the only plans we have all weekend. Daddy works on Sunday so you and I will just hang out for the day.

1 week until Uncle Billy comes home!!! YAY!


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Fist Bump

Dear Amelia -
Some where along the line this weekend, you learned to "Fist Bump"

Tonight, we are going to the Millers to have a play date with Finn and Meghann! YAY!

9 days until uncle Billy comes home!!


Monday, July 26, 2010

Grade Family Weekend

Dear Amelia -
We left for the cabin Friday at 2pm. You had only had a 30 minute nap at daycare so we thought you would nap all the way up. Nope, we were wrong. You were having too much fun with Flossy in the back seat!

We arrived at 530 with Glamma, Cookie, Awesome Uncle Aldo, Molly, Matt, Owen, Colton, Anner, Paul, Grace, Wilson, Amy, Ross, Katie and Scott all waiting for us in the drive way! It rained the most of Friday night. Bummer.

Saturday, it also rained a bit but it didn't stop us from playing in the lake and in your kiddy pool while it wasn't!
We even got a boat ride in Saturday!
You and Grace
Norman Dirks - The most handsomest dog in the whole wide world!

Sunday, the weather was PERFECT!!! We were outside ALL day! Flossy and I hit the road about 3pm. You and Daddy stayed in extra day. You are on your way home now and should be home by the time I get home from work! I can't wait to see you!

11 days until Uncle Billy arrives in the US! YAY!


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Your first "I Love you!"

Dear Amelia -
This morning on our way to work/daycare you said "I love you" when saying bye to Daddy. It was so cute. I had to get it on video again.


Monday, July 19, 2010


Dear Amelia -
Friday night we went to work out at LA Fitness. You really enjoy the Kids Club! Saturday, you and I went back because I'm going to start taking weekly aqua aerobics! After the club, we went grocery shopping then back home for a nap while Daddy went to a movie with his work friends.

Saturday night, you had a sleepover at Glamma and Cookie's while Mommy went out with her friends. We tried the new bar in St Louis Park called "Toby Keith's, I love this bar and grill". It was a really fun atmosphere!

There were some bad storms Saturday night, they had to wake you up and bring you downstairs. Nothing major happened in our neck of the woods but I'm glad you were safe!

Sunday, Daddy went to work and I slept in. Around 11, I picked you up. Then we headed over to the Bihl's then walked down to the parade. You loved it!
Until 2 1/2 hours went by. Mommys friend from Junior high and high school brought his little boy down for a visit. It was so fun to see them boy. (Glamma - It was pretty boy floyd!)

After the parade, we went home for a nap then headed back over to the Bihls for a bbq. Daddy met us over after he was done.

Grandma Kiki has been cleaning out the garage getting ready for the big move. She gave Daddy a HUGE (I mean HUGE) bin of his stuff from when he was little. There are some treasures in there...

We had such a fun time going thru it!


Friday, July 16, 2010

Raspberry Festival

Dear Amelia -
Sorry, I forgot to blog yesterday!
Our weekend plans consist of a 9am work out, new cable being installs, Daddy's going to a movie and I'm hoping to meet up with Kellee! You going to Glamma and Cookie's for a sleepover while Daddy stays home and I go to girls night. Tomorrow is the Raspberry parade! We are going to meet up with our friends and enjoy our day!

Here are some playin action shots!


Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Dear Amelia -
You have been chattin it up lately. Your blabbering sentences sometimes have a real word in them. At Lindsay's pool this weekend you were talking nonsense then threw in a "Mommy" in the middle of it. Made it seem like you really new what you were talking about.

You love to point at pictures and say who it is. There are only a handful you have down right now. Sometimes you get it wrong but you're trying.


Monday, July 12, 2010

Baby Norah!

Dear Amelia -
Another fun weekend in the books! Friday, we went over to the Campbells for dinner. You were adorable as usual. Saturday you slept until 9am! That's the latest you've ever slept. Daddy and I joined LA Fitness on Saturday. You went and played in the kids club until we were finished. You didn't even want to leave when it was time to go! After your nap, we went over to Lindsay's parents house for a swim! You loved to jump in and out!

Our new friend Norah was born on Saturday evening at 5pm! She was almost a month early and is tiny. She weighed 5 pounds 8 ounces when she was born. I went to visit her today, she is adorable!
Sunday morning, you woke up and had yogurt and pudding for breakfast before your bath.
Then we went to Pam's parents 30th Anniversary party where you and Jaxy played!

By the time we got home, we were pooped.

Here you are saying your new favorite thing: HI GUYS!


Friday, July 9, 2010


Dear Amelia -
Daycare said you were a perfect angel yesterday. I figured out what happened. You were saving it for Mommy and Daddy. See...

You cried from 430pm until 630pm when you finally did this...
and then went to your crib where you slept until 7am. Nice. You woke up in a great mood!

Nothing too crazy going on this weekend. Tonight, we are going over to the Campbells for dinner. Saturday, Lindsay is in town so you and I are going to go over for a swim. Sunday, we have a surprise party. Shhhh!


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

4th of July/Croup/Asthma

Dear Amelia -
So sorry its been over a week since I wrote in your blog. We had a busy weekend and a busy few following days!
Friday - I left you and Daddy back for the weekend while I went to Marit Swartout's wedding. Not only was Mike Swartout, Mr Stephens best friend from High School....Mike and Cyna are my god parents.
Mitchell, Cyna and Emmett
Mike and the beautiful bride, Marit

Saturday morning, you and Daddy made an hour trip to Clearwater to pick me up. Saturday night, we had a sleepover with Pam and Jaxy. You two are so cute together. You love to play and say each others names.

Sunday, we battled the weather and went out on the boat. You were not feelin the boat ride and cried/whined most of the time. The Kuelz have a friend in town from France. It was nice to speak with her. Sunday night, we offered to watch Jackson while Pam went to celebrate the 4th of July. You guys played together, ate together and bathed together...

Monday morning - You woke up with a temp. So you were just not yourself. You sat around...
and wanted to be cuddled most of the day. Before bed, your temp reached 103.5. I decided to not go to work the next day. At 4am, you woke up and your temp was 103.8. I called the nurse line and they suggested I bring you into the doctor. We figured you had croup...once you hear that seal cough, you'll never forget it.
All day Tuesday, you were super snuggly and tired. By the time it was time to go to the doc, you weren't lookin so hot.
When we got to the doctor, they checked your oxygen level. It was low, so low that they wanted you to take an ambulance to the hospital. After the bill we got when you are 10 days old, I knew we couldn't afford that. When I declined the ambulance, they gave you some medication from the nebulizer and a shot of steroids. After a while, you were feeling a bit better and there was no need to go to the hospital. Phew. While this was all going on, I called Daddy and told him to hurry from work. I also called Glamma because I knew she could get there fast. The both got there in speedy time. Thank goodness there are people around, otherwise I would have lost it!! Basically what the doctor thinks is you have croup but there's also a good chance you have Asthma. Daddy has it so none of us were real surprised.

You were looking much better after the doctor. Here you are using the nebulizer at home. The doc gave us a prescription for it and some meds.
Today you stayed home with Daddy. You guys hung out most of the day and had a follow up appointment with Doctor Walters. Everything is getting better but she gave you a lil more steroid medicine to help you recover quicker.

Tomorrow, its back to daycare!!