Wednesday, January 30, 2008

That explains it!

We found out why Will is so chunky and has such a great appitite. If I would have known this while I was pregnant, we wouldn't have been so surprised to have an 8 1/2 pound baby!

He thought it was funny too because we were laughing so much. :)

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

New Baby

I wanted to let some of you know that my roommate from college, Cori - had a baby boy. I have yet to get all the details (when, name, weight, etc.), but I do know they are doing fine. This is her second boy.

As for us, Katie is still getting over her cold so we opted to stay home from school today. We are also spending the day packing up more things. The great thing is that our movers have boxes that we can use for free if/when we run out of the ones we have here. Katie and Will have fun in the boxes before we fill them up. Here is Katie and "Prince Charming" himself.

John has also been working on a new song with Katie. I think most of you will agree - this is better than any Barney or Sesame Street song. :)

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Monday, January 28, 2008

Busy Bees...

We are still busy migrating to the new home. I have attached a couple pictures of Katie's room - the colors don't come through great on my camera phone - it isn't glow-in-the-dark pink, even though it looks like it. :)
The kids and I took a load of stuff over today and we washed the floors in the kitchen and living room. (I'm sure this will have to be done again in a few days.) The kids are really being troopers. I tell ya - you haven't REALLY moved until you've done it with a 3 year old and a 6 month old. And you haven't REALLY painted til you've been helped by a 3 year old, and had a 6 month old screaming in the back ground. :)
We have movers coming to help haul the "big" stuff like our couches, beds, dressers, dining table, chairs, etc. So Friday will be the first night in the new house...hopefully everyone gets some sleep.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Nice day outside

Today was great moving weather. It was above freezing, and not to slushy. John got another big truck load moved to the new house. We took down the tape in Katie's newly painted bedroom to see what the stripes look like. The lines are not as crisp as I would have liked, seems the paint got under the tape in some areas because it bubbled when you painted it, but Katie loves it and that's what counts. Basically all that we have left are the big items - dresser, beds, couches, etc., our clothes, and the kitchen/bathroom. Gosh when I type it out, it still seems like a lot. We are going to have some movers come - hopefully on Friday so we can be in the new house this weekend.

Our new address is: 1490 Heron Drive, Chanhassen, MN 55317.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Panting Day

Today we painted Katie's room. She helped a lot too - seriously, as you can see. The room will have pink on top and purple stripes on the bottom. We'll get a finished pic soon. Will was...ok for most of the day, but I must make this post quick as he is complaining downstairs and time for bed. John moved everything out of our storage garage today, and that is now at the new house along with a truck load from the house. Hopefully tomorrow we'll make a couple trips with the car, but not as much as today. I think everyone needs some time at home to rest too as we are all coming down with a cold/cough....except Will thank goodness.
I hope you all get a chance to enjoy the warm-er weather.



Sunday, January 20, 2008

Week of birthdays

Hello everyone! Katie wanted to sing Happy Birthday to a few recent and upcoming birthdays in the family. Jeff Mezera's birthday was January 6th....Denise Wullner's birthday is Monday, January 21st...Jim Pladsen's birthday is Thursday, January 24th. I won't mention any ages (unless bribed). Have a great Sunday and try to stay WARM! (Glad we aren't moving this weekend...)
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Saturday, January 19, 2008

Sesame Street Live

Katie and I went to see "When Elmo Grows Up" this morning at the Target Center in Minneapolis. It was very exciting and we had fourth row seats. Katie and I saw the Sesame Street show last year too, so Katie knew more of what to expect. We sat by a nice woman from Apple Valley and her 2 year old daughter. About an hour in there is a 15 minute intermission. The woman next to me stood up to go get her daughter something to drink. She came back and said that the usher told her that if we wanted to move into the front row we could, it was totally empty. So....for the second half of the show, Katie and I had front row seats. :) It was a great show and Katie loved it. She even got a high-five from Elmo. Hopefully the people sitting behind us weren't too peeved. :)

Cookie Monster

Elmo and Oscar

Bert and Ernie...(and the very nice usher who let us move!)

Grand finale

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Growing kids

Will had his 6 month check up on Monday and we learned that he weighs 20 pounds, 15 ounces, and is 28 1/4 inches long. He is no longer in the 98th % for weight and length...he has dropped down to 95%. :)
Katie was back at school yesterday, and she surprises me all the time. Her shyness has gotten so much better since the beginning of the year, she chases after her friends, wants to hold their hands, and carries on actual conversations with them. Of course she has taken it upon herself to invite them over to our new house...so that will be the motivating factor in getting settled in fast.
Katie wanted to make a video for today's post and so we recorded one of her new favorite songs.
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Saturday, January 12, 2008

6 month mark

Yesterday, Will hit the 6 month mark. We celebrated by watching home movies of his first few weeks at home. Katie celebrated by, well, you'll see in the following pictures. :)

Will has started to eat some baby food - he likes the cereal, as does Katie. He seems to be ok with sweet potatoes and bananas (No, you can't have any Denise.) But now because of the new food, I think he is developing his first diaper rash. It isn't bad, but we have been SOO lucky til now.

Katie and John are planning to take in their first movie in a theater tomorrow morning. They plan to see "The Pirates That Don't Do Anything", it's the new Veggietales movie. Katie is pretty excited, and so is John, although the prospect of popcorn at 10 am might not be what he had in mind.






This is what Katie did while we were watching home movies. Please note - this is a permanent marker. It actually came off easier than I expected though. :)

Friday, January 11, 2008

Ooops...

In the last post remember how I said that this week Katie went back to school and we were getting back on track? Well turns out Katie actually started back to school LAST Thursday - we just didn't go. :) I took her to school on Tuesday and her teacher said "Oh we missed Katie on Thursday. Was she sick?" I gave her a strange look and said "No, I think the other Kate was sick." There are 2 Kate(s) in her class and the other one was sick the Thursday before Christmas. She gave me a strange look back and that was that. Well, Tuesday afternoon I was filling in the calendar with all the school and house dates coming up when I see that classes resumed Jan 3 for Katie. WHAT!??! Oh well, good thing this is preschool - it gives Katie AND I a chance to practice before we get to the real thing. :)

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Getting back to the routine

Hi everyone - it's been a hectic couple of weeks, but we are now back into our routine and hopefully that means more posts to the blog. :) We are busily getting ready to move - trying to do as much as we can to organize things. I am also actively sorting Katie's old baby clothes and selling them on ebay and locally. So in the midst of all this I get a call last night from our townhome owners that they would like to show our townhouse to a family that is looking to rent! The woman that called said she told them we were in the process of moving so they understand that it will be a little cramped. Um, yeah, that's great, but did you tell them we have kids? So last night as soon as supper was over everyone pitched in and made the place sparkle. Katie was great with a dust rag and Will kept himself happy sitting by himself. I'm sure that's the last thing John wanted to do on a Monday night, but we got everything put away, vacuumed, dusted and cleaned in under 2 hours.

Katie was back to school today and very happy to get there. Because we are moving she will be attending a new preschool next fall. We went there on Monday to visit the classroom and speak with some of the teachers. She had a great time and the teachers even let her do some activities with the kids while we were there. She didn't want to leave so I'll take that as a good sign.

Will is a pro at sitting on his own now. He is really into playing with Katie and toys. I've got some pictures of him sitting, but have yet to get a good one of him and the toys. Also, because it was so warm this weekend the snow was in prime condition for making a snowman. So on Sunday Katie and John headed outside for sledding and snowman making. Will saw them through the window and got upset until I took him outside as well.



Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all have a calm and happy year to come.

Since we got back from Iowa we have actually been pretty busy. Will was waking up quite a bit at night so we bit the bullet and put up his big crib. Actually John put up SARAH'S crib all by himself. :) Hopefully she doesn't mind that it's being used by a BOY! Now we have even less space in our bedroom, but that will just make the move to the new house even better. Last night Will slept a little better, only woke up twice, and I was able to get him to sleep longer in his crib, than in our bed. I think we kept waking each other up, and the other little mini-crib was getting way to small for him.

We have also started Will on a little rice cereal everyday. I think this is the 3rd day so far and he is crazy about it. He opens his mouth very well, swallows, and has his mouth open again before I get another spoonful. :) Next week we'll try some green beans. And so it begins...

These last few days Will has really sat up very well by himself too. This is a bit sooner than Katie, but he has a bigger bottom for stabilization. :) This morning we were even able to leave him and walk away while he sat by himself. Got some pictures of him sitting.




Happy Holidays!