Thursday, December 27, 2007

Christmas pictures!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!!

We had a wonderful day and made lots of memories! Benjamin rolled over from his stomach to his back tonight! He did it twice before he got tired of me flipping him back over and told me so!! I'll be posting pictures after I get them off of my camera.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The Not So Nutcracker

Emily had her winter dance recitals this weekend so I had a chance to try out my new Sony Cyber-shot. We could only take pictures without a flash, I so was a little concerned, but I think it passed the test!

Monday, December 03, 2007

Friday, November 30, 2007

Yeah Fargo/Moorhead!

I just read this news story and had to share it! Check out the Best and worst environment and the Happy or not? sections! (Best #3 for each!)

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

My little elves!


Click on this link to see how cute they are!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Finally - Benjamin's 3 month pictures

Our holiday pictures

I'm sending prints of these to the family, so you don't have to print them out. The first one is so cute that the photography place is going to use it in their book of examples! It's also the one we chose for our Christmas cards.

Friday, November 16, 2007

My last few days on maternity leave

Well, I go back to work on Monday, November 19th. I'll have had 14 weeks off, although it doesn't seem that long. My in-laws are coming to watch Benjamin Monday through Wednesday, then there's the 4 day Thanksgiving holiday/weekend. On the following Monday, Rob starts his leave and will be home until the end of the year. Benjamin will be 20 weeks to the day when he starts day care! I seriously thought about staying home full-time, but just know I would not be a good stay at home mom. I love my baby very much. but need the outside, adult stimulation that I get from my career. I'm anxious to return to work, although I know it will be difficult with lots of tears. Thank goodness I've been able to get Ben to take a bottle. He did when he was younger, but then we didn't have a need for him to use one, so we didn't. It took a few weeks, but he's doing well with the bottles now. I'm hoping that I'll get to see him roll over before I go back - I suppose that means I should let him have some time on the floor - I spend most of the day holding him because I know I won't get to soon.

We're headed to Minneapolis this weekend for Owen's baptism - he's Rob's cousin's son and is 4 weeks younger than Ben. It will be a quick trip, though - Rob's got band practice tonight, so we won't be leaving until Saturday morning and need to be back by 6 on Sunday so I can attend It's a Wonderful Night at the mall. It's a tradition for me and Emily to go to it!

And on a more serious note - I have a request for prayers. My step-mom's sister has been diagnosed with breast cancer. So far the prognosis is good - it doesn't seem to have spread to the lymph nodes or the bone, but her mom and her aunt both died of breast cancer, so it's scary for the family to have to go through this again. Plus, she's my age with 4 children at home! So please say prayers for Lisa and her family to get through this - she's having surgery on Tuesday.

My little fisherman

I had Benjamin's 3 month pictures taken on Wednesday. He was so good and it was so fun to look at all the options! It was hard to choose, but this was one of my favorites. I'm not going to post the others yet - want them to be a surprise for the grandparents!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

When God smiles

I received this in an e-mail and it made me feel all warm and fuzzy!

Benjamin update

Ben had his 3-month check-up and shots on Tuesday. He did very well and is growing like a weed! He's gone from around the 10th percentile in height and weight to the 40th percentile! He weighs exactly 13 pounds. Here's a picture of him today.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Pheasant hunting pictures

Halloween pictures

Sam at the office!

Emily and her friend, Dayton as 50's kids.
Sam as Darth Vader with the neighbors, Holly as Queen (someone) and Colin as a storm trooper.

Benjamin as a cute little (sleeping) pumpkin.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

My kids...

Sunday, October 28, 2007

New Jersey Pictures

Benjamin and I recently returned from visiting my 91-year old grandma. We flew out to New Jersey, so it was a bunch of firsts for him - first time flying in an airplane; first time meeting Grandma Nana; first time at the shore.

We got to spend time with Grandma, Grandpa Don, who flew in from Texas to help, Cousin Amy and her family (husband Chris and boys Nicholas and Owen), Aunt Ruth and Uncle Bob, and Aunt Linda and Uncle Dick.

Cousin Amy's sons, Owen and Nicholas, with Ben.

This is why NJ is called the garden state.

Touchdown, Cowboys!!! (Grandpa Don was teaching Ben how to cheer for his favorite team.)

My cousin, Amy, gave me this wonderful toy for Ben to play with.

Just looking cute!

Check out the thumb between his fingers.

Ben and Nana having a conversation.

Hanging out with Grandpa Don.

Benjamin and Nana taking a quick nap.

Dreaming sweet dreams of airplane rides. (Notice the smile!)

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Pumpkin Patch Pictures

Friday, October 26, 2007

How Tall This Fall - 2007

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Some Favorite Pictures

Benjamin enjoying his bath.

Sam "watching" Benjamin for me when I had to leave the room for a minute.

Sam holding Ben in church before Ben's baptism.

I caught Ben sucking his left first finger while clasping both hands together!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

My babies

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Ben's Baptism

Ben was baptised on Saturday, October 6th at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. He was so good - he didn't fuss at all during the mass - even when Fr. Dodge poured the holy water over his head!

Monday, October 08, 2007

My busy family...

Even though my blog has been slow, my family hasn't been!

Samuel turned 7 on August 25th.

School started on August 30th. Sam's in First grade and Emily's in Eighth grade.

Rob turned 40 on September 4th.

Lots of pictures to follow...

Sam's 7th birthday