Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas 2011

Dear Amelia -
Christmas got an early kick off with Pam and Jaxy's arrival on Wednesday! You guys have TOO much fun together...
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On Christmas Eve, we decided to cancel our plans and stay home. I'm sure glad we did because it was the only time the 3 of us had together. You opened 2 gifts - jammies and a movie. While I prepared the pies and monkey bread...you and Daddy watched the movie! Then it was time for you to go to bed so Santa could do his work!
You were so excited to see what Santa brought you in the morning. He got you a toy chest with DRESS UP CLOTHES! You loved it and tried on everything that was in the chest.
We headed over to Kiki's at 9am to hang with them for awhile. Kiki got you some new skates that go along perfectly with the skating lessons that Glamma and Cookie got you! Yay! 
At 3, we headed over to a packed house at Glamma and Cookies. Santa arrived around 4 and gave you one more present until next year! Around bed time, we talked you and Jaxy (along with Owen and Mac) into watching a movie on Glamma and Cookies bed. 
You were both overstimulated the next morning when we opened presents. You took a nap by 11am and were back to yourself, Thank goodness! 
We headed to Fort Snelling for an annual party we have with Glamma's friends. You and Jaxy love eachother SO much...its adorable. 
Its weird to think that next year, your little brother will be there to join us! Fun! 3 more months!

Love,
Mom

Monday, December 19, 2011

Dancin', Puppies and Princesses

Dear Amelia -
On Saturday, you had an informal Dance Rehearsal. Glamma, Cookie and Aldo joined us for the special dance class. I actually caught the only dance moves you did on video. Other than this, you just looked around and smiled. Adorable but not ideal :) 

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After dance, we went over to the Mayer's to meet their new puppy, Brody. He is SO cute. 
 Later that night, I had a get together with Brooke, Ashley and Courtney K to celebrate Brooke's upcoming wedding to Greg. We had so much fun. Ashley surprised you with an AWESOME gift! Every single Disney Princess! You love them!
Yesterday we had Dirks' Christmas. We are so thankful that Grandpa Dirks' has recovered from his heart attack at the beginning of November so he could join us. They are such a special couple.

Let Christmas week begin!

OH AND...there is another new baby in the family! Bjorna and Kevin had baby Margit on Saturday! Congrats :)

Love,
Mom

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Santa 2011

Dear Amelia -
We had such a busy day on Saturday. First we started with Dance Class and then headed to my company's annual Christmas party. 

First we took some pictures by our Tree. You were hammin it up.

 We got the party at noon and the big guy showed up around 1. You were grinning ear to ear when he arrived and couldn't wait to sit on his lap!!

After PD's party, we went to Aubby and Doody's house to celebrate Christmas with Papa Jim. You had so much fun playing.

On Sunday, you and Daddy headed back over to the Soukups while I rested. I needed to rest so it was nice that Daddy allowed me to stay home.

Such a fun weekend celebrating Christmas!

Love,
Mom

PS - I passed my glucose test. YES!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Bump Date: Week 24

Dear Amelia -
Due Date: March 29, 2012

Weight Gain: 3 lbs - Lost one last week. Hmmm.

Symptoms: Too. Much. Crying. Must. Stop. 

What's different this time: Chasing after a 3 year old, that didn't happen last time.

Cravings: Oranges!

Aversions: Meat

Sleep: Good, except the 3-4 times getting up to go potty!

I am loving: the Christmas Spirit!

I miss: Beer.

I'm spazzing about: My BP. Had a melt down this weekend but I called the doctor in the morning and she said she was not concerned.

Best thing about this week: This baby is going crazy in my tum.

I am looking forward to: 3 Christmas parties on Saturday!

Milestones:   Baby is the size of a Ear of Corn

Movement: YUP!

It's a...: B-O-Y

Exercise: Walking up the stairs at work - those things are BRUTAL!

Diet: Food.

Exercise goal for the upcoming week: hahahahahahahaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

Other goals:  Watchin' the salt intake. Pass that glucose test on Monday! Oy!

Belly Pic: See Monday.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Tree Shopping and Kelly Clarkson

Dear Amelia -
Wow, what a weekend! Friday, we celebrated my birthday by going out to dinner. I couldn't have asked for two better dates!

Saturday, You and I headed to dance class. After dance, we met Glamma and Cookie at Ginny's house. Mommy and Daddy had a wedding on Saturday night. We had our first big snow fall of the year. Driving home from the wedding wasn't the most fun thing I've ever done but it sure looked pretty.

On Sunday, I headed over to pick you up. After you had some breakfast, we headed to Target with Glamma and then we went home to pick up Daddy to go Christmas Tree Shopping. In typical Dirks' fashion, we picked a tree in less than 3 minutes. 
 On Sunday night, Ashley and I went to Jingle Ball...Kelly Clarkson was the finishing act. It was the 8th time I've seen her in concert...which ties for my attendance at Backstreet Boys Concerts.
You and I took a picture before I left to show how big my belly is getting! Oy!
Here is our fav singing "I'll be home for Christmas". She blows me away and makes me cry.

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When I got home from the concert, I snuck into your room to see how cute you were sleeping. I accidentally woke you up and the first words out of your mouth were "You see Kelly Clarkson, Mommy?" followed by a request for a bathroom break. Girl after my own heart.

Love,
Mom

Monday, November 28, 2011

Thanksgiving and Margee's 80th bday!

Dear Amelia -
Wow, what a busy weekend! Thursday, we headed over to the Grade/Moore's for Thanksgiving dinner. It was a beautiful day outside so we spent a lot of time outdoors. Dinner was DELISH!
On Friday, we went over to Glamma and Cookies early to help them get ready for Margee's 80th surprise bday party! She was the perfect person to surprise, later in the evening she said "This is the most fun I've ever had!" She's a special lady!

It was a fiesta theme, so you had your first try at hitting a pinata. You did pretty good! So did Margee!

Another fun perk to the party, is we got to see some of our other cousins who we don't get to see as often. We hung out with baby Xav...I'm not sure he could be any cuter if he tried. 

 and got to hang out with some of our other family members!
 Here you are looking adorbs in the photo booth!


Love,
Mom

Friday, November 18, 2011

Bumpdate: Week 21

Dear Amelia -
Due Date: March 29, 2012

Weight Gain: 3 lbs

Symptoms: Feelin pretttty dang good these days. 

What's different this time: The ZITS on my face. And that I'm growing a penis instead of a vagina. 

Cravings: French Silk Pie

Aversions: Meat

Sleep: Good!

I am loving: Feelin the baby boy movin!

I miss: Beer.

I'm spazzing about: Nothin :)

Best thing about this week: My hunny bunny buying me a French Silk Pie

I am looking forward to: Seeing you at Dance Class tomorrow!

Milestones:   Baby is 10.5" - the size of a carrot

Movement: YUP!

It's a...: B-O-Y

Exercise: Chip to mouth, hand to bag. Repeat

Diet: Food.

Exercise goal for the upcoming week: hahahahahahahaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

Other goals: Keep feelin, and lookin good. See evidence below. hehehe. Kidding, I'm not that vain.

Belly Pic:

Love,
Mom

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

First Dance Class

Dear Amelia -
Saturday was your first day of dance class at Dancersice. You weren't sure what to think, you watched more than you danced. Miss Andrea said that is very normal, hopefully next week you will want to participate more :)

Also, when I asked what most of the kids wore...they told me "something comfortable." I didn't know you would be amongst ballerinas. Your outfit for this upcoming Saturday will be adorbs, promise!


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Love,
Mom

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Its a BOY!!!

Dear Amelia -
Well, we finally know what the baby is! A BOY!!! We were so excited to find out.


You still aren't sure what you think about the whole thing but I know you will be a great big sister!! 
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Love,
Mom

Saturday, November 5, 2011

ITS A...

Dear Amelia -
WE FIND OUT MONDAY!!! To be continued...

Love,
Mom

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Halloween 2011

Dear Amelia -
Happy Halloween snow white! :)


Love,
Mom

Monday, October 31, 2011

Three years old!!!

Dear Amelia -
You are 3 and I can't even believe it!!! On Friday, you celebrated your birthday with your friends at daycare. I cried when I dropped you off, hormones.

On Saturday, you went to Aldo's last home game while Mommy and Daddy went on the Pedal Pub! I was a bump in the road (including the road kill on top of my head) and Daddy was the bump sign!! 



On Sunday, we woke up and got the house ready for your party. At 840am, we chatted about how you were born into the world 3 years ago. Your party started at noon! You really needed a nap before the party but oh well, you are 3 after all! 

You picked out your own puppy cake...we had them add a pink bow on it to girly it up!! 
When we sang Happy Birthday, I couldn't even get thru the whole song...I started to cry (hormones.) You are the most precious (even when you are being the devil) little girl in the whole wide world.
This was probably your favorite gift, a baby doll with matching jammies for YOU!!!  Thanks Mr Stephens and Lydia!
Love,
Mom

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Bumpdate: Week 18

Dear Amelia - I was sick of the last questionaire so I'm going to use this one...
How Far Along: 18 weeks! 
Innie or Outtie: Innie...I don't think I have EVER had an outtie. Probably never will either!
Maternity Clothes: I LOVE MATERNITY CLOTHES. There. I said it. I admitted it. They are just SO COMFY!
Sleep: Pretty good. I've been going to be between 8-9p this week and waking up before 6a so I get pretty tired by night time. I could go to sleep right now.
Best Moment this week: NOT BARFING ONCE!!! YAY!
Gender: 1.5 weeks until we find out!! I can't wait!
Movement: Just little flutters
Food Cravings: Lemons and Lemons.
Food Aversions: Anything that has to do with eating chicken
How’s Mama? Well, thats for asking. Pretty good!!! 
What I am looking forward to: For Amelia's 3rd birthday on Sunday. Wow, time flies!!
Our Baby in Veggie/Fruit Terms: a bell pepper. I'm going to guess GREEN! 

A PICTURE:


Love,
Mom