Wednesday, May 26, 2010

On the Road Again

Over the river and through the entire state of Minnesota to Great Grandmother's house we go! We are heading out today for our adventure to Hallock, MN. I'm sure we'll have some stories to share as well and pictures once we return on Monday.

We will continue our weekend with Family in Alexandria to celebrate Memorial Day! I'll leave you with a preview of the pictures to come from our photo shoot with my friend
Liz! There's also a Donkey Kick video for laughs!

Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend, get out and enjoy the beautiful weather!!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Sally has been standing by herself a lot lately. She thinks it is so funny! We love her little giggle. It won't be too long until she takes her first step!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Parents Magazine

Click here to vote for Sally to be on the cover of Parents Magazine! You can vote once a day until May 30th!

Grandpa Pete

Reid's Grandpa Craigmile died Friday evening. It was a little bit of a surprise, but he had started to go downhill over the past year. It is a bit of a blessing, as it is always so hard to see people suffer and to not enjoy life as much as they once used to.

Grandpa Pete was a great man who had a smile that could light up the room. We were lucky to spend some quality time with him over the past year so Sally could meet her great grandparents. Grandpa Pete, you will be missed much, but never forgotten!

We will be heading North, and I mean way up North, on Wednesday. The funeral celebrations will be held in Hallock, MN, 6 hours from the cities. We decided it would be a good idea to finally switch Sally's car seat, in hopes that she'll enjoy the ride a little bit more. She tried it out in the kitchen before we put it in the car.

**See why I always put bows in her hair? She looks like a sweet little boy in this picture :)

We went for a Sunday drive to test out the new ride. She was so funny, looking all around, taking it all in, but being oh so relaxed! Sorry for the haze in the picture it was 90 some degrees with 500% humidity :)

Friday, May 21, 2010

Bathtub Fun!

As you can see from the clip below, Sally enjoys bath time very much! We hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

I ♥ MN

We have been taking full advantage of this beautiful weather, going for multiple walks a day, eating outside, playing outside, napping outside and the list goes on.

It has been so fun getting Sally dressed each day, now that she gets to wear cute summer clothes.

Reid always says to me, "She isn't your little doll."

My response? "You BET she is!! Every mom dreams of having a little girl to dress her and do her hair!"

We're still waiting on the hair part. Slowly but surely it's coming in. I have also been given the advice that I should take advantage of dressing her in pink frilly things because soon she'll let me know what she thinks of them.

We hope you've been able to get out and enjoy the beautiful days! Daddy comes home tonight..Yay!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Puppy Love ♥

Reid has been out of town since Monday morning. He'll be returning Thursday evening. My good friend Tiff is always watching out for me, and she and Pat have had Sally and I over for dinner the past two nights. They have a little puggle, Stella. Sally used to not be the biggest fan of Stella, but now that she has grown a bit she seems to have taken a liking to her. Thanks Tiff for the delicious eats!

Monday, May 17, 2010

More Wedding Fun!

Congratulations to the beautiful couple, Mr. & Mrs. Thompson! Thank you for a fun-filled weekend, and what a gorgeous weekend it was, WOW!

Friday, May 14, 2010

One Year Check-Up

Sally had her one year appointment yesterday. She had to get her finger pricked for the first would have thought they cut her finger off. I think throughout the day, she would replay the event in her head and start to cry. Oh, my little drama queen :)

Here are her stats:

Weight: 19lbs 7 ounces (she has to be 20 lbs in order to switch car seats, so we'll wait a little while longer) 25%

Length: 28 3/4 inches- 40%

Head: 18 1/4 inches-80% (Does this mean she'll be the top of her class because her head is her best feature?)

Sally has been talking up a storm lately, it has been so fun! When the Doctor was getting ready to check her eyes Sally looked at her, gave her a stern look, pointed and started babbling as if she was telling her who's boss.

The video below was taken from my phone one afternoon that's why the quality isn't the greatest!

Happy SUNNY Friday! Amazing what waking up to sunshine can do to your mood!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Wedding Fun!

My cousin got married this past weekend. You can see by the pictures, we had a great time! Congratulations Erica and Jeremy!

My wonderful mother and I!

Sally's Favorite Great Aunt Kathy!
Photo Booth Fun! Joey and I were the first ones to get it started!

Boys will be boys...

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Chocolate Cake Lovers!

On Sunday we celebrated Lucy and Sally's first birthdays (mother's day too, of course). It turned out to be a beautiful day! It's pretty easy to tell if Sally prefers white cake (yesterday's post) or chocolate cake! Thank you to Tiffany for the festive ONE shirts!

Monday, May 10, 2010

She's famous!

The Birthday wishes continued this morning on Showcase Minnesota! Click here to view Sally's big debut!

It's my Party and I'll cry if I want to...

Poor Sally girl wasn't feeling very well this weekend and wasn't quite herself. We did get some smiles and giggles every once in a while! A BIG thank you to our good friends Pat and Tiff for watching Sally on her birthday. They're the next best thing to family :) They even sang Happy Birthday to her at 5:21pm when she was born! So sweet!

Here's a picture of her cake she got on her birthday. More pictures and videos to come throughout the week! She loved to pull off the polka dots!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happy 1st Birthday to our Little Girl!

It's hard to believe that a year ago today, Sally came into this world! It's hard to remember what life was like without her. What a blessing she is! Enjoy the video of Sally's first year!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Caregiver Appreciation Day!

To my surprise, today is caregiver appreciation day. Henry and his family surprised me with beautiful yellow tulips! Thank you to Henry and his family for their appreciation, and thank you to Henry for making my job so enjoyable!
Of course I can't forget my other joy! My mini Miss Mauer :) Go Twins!

Enjoy your chilly weekend! Ours will be filled with lots of celebration for Sally's birthday, my cousin is getting married, and all the wonderful mothers in our life! Check back tomorrow for Sally's first year video!

Thursday, May 6, 2010


Here's a picture from my baby book. Sally turns one on Saturday, do you see any similarities? What is it about her that at first glance she's "all Reid," when in this picture we look so much alike?

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Tomatoes or Grapes?

Sally was a little confused last night during dinner. We think she thought the tomatoes were grapes, so she kept eating them, but also spitting them out...

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Monday, May 3, 2010

Weekend Fun!

I was greeted by my husband on Friday with a beautiful bouquet of flowers, just because. Love him!

Continuing in our birthday celebrations, our neighbor friends Delores and Kellen helped decorate our side walk!

Happy Birthday Nana and Reid, and soon to be one year old Sally! Do you think Sally wants to get her hands on the chocolate cupcake? Don't worry Dear, you'll get a chance on Saturday for your birthday! My good friend Liz did a little photo shoot with us on Sunday. In preparation for this, we painted Sally's toes, pink of course! We can't wait to see the photos!

Mommy got a new toy this much fun!