Tuesday, January 18, 2011

the long awaited post

About last week...I know I promised a post. Well, life happens! I got too busy, and I was way too tired. Alexis and I have been working out every morning from 5:30-6:00 AM, so I am pretty beat when the kiddos go to bed. This is our third week, however, and I don't think we will be stopping any time soon!

Now to catch you all up on what's been happening around here.

I will start with Lilli's 4 month check up on Thursday, January 6th. Here is a pic of the little squirt as the nurse gets her stats:

Yes, she was smiling. She thought everything was great until she got the shot. (She wasn't too happy last Thursday either when she went back for the other shot...)

Here are her stats:

24 in.                          27th percentile
11 lbs. 10 ounces          6th percentile (She is a little squirt)
41 cm                          40th percentile

That weekend we didn't do too much. Andrea's birthday was on Saturday, and Ella's birthday was on Sunday. One fun thing that Ryan and I did was go out to dinner, just the two of us, on Saturday night. Alexis came and watched the kids from around 5-8. We originally wanted to go to HuHot in Appleton, but by the time we got there it was way too busy. Ryan ended up suggesting that we go to Jonathan's Bistro. It was AWESOME!!! I loved it. I had Grilled Salmon Caprese. Delicious!!! I can't wait to go back. We didn't go out for a long time, but it was still great. It reminded us that we need to do that more often.

Last week was a decent week. Again, not too much happened. It is the end of the semester at school, so we have all been trying to tie up some loose ends at school. Busy! Busy!

The weekend was fun, too. Saturday afternoon we had Mads' 3rd birthday party. Caden had a great time! Then we came home and started to get things ready for Ryan's Rotary Holiday Party. It was supposed to be at Benvenuto's, but you know that we cheeseheads can't miss our Packers. Since they didn't want to cancel the party, Ryan and I decided to just have everyone come to our house instead. It was a great time. Caden was a ham and kept saying hi to everyone and "Pack! Go! Go! Go!" It was pretty cute. The win of course means that the Pack will be playing Da Bears next Sunday! GO PACK GO!!!

Sunday started with church of course. After church was the highlight of Caden's day. Caden went to Garbage Hill with Bumpah and Daddy. He had a blast! Here is a pic from Ryan and a video:


After sledding they took the little guy to McDonald's. Could he have had a better day? He was so tired when they got home that Ryan said he put himself down for a nap. He went upstairs (Ryan followed him), turned on his white noise machine, and plopped onto his bed. :)

This week has been flying already as well. It is finals week, so we have an altered schedule. It will be nice to start second semester next week. It will be a fresh start for everyone. I also like the idea of new classes so I can start things off.

Here are some pics from since the last time I posted:


 This is the best roll ever!!!

Happy! Happy! Joy! Joy!

 Look at those cute feet!

Caden contemplating the true meaning of Mickey

 "Don't worry, I'll get her arm."

 Check out the hair

This little girl is pretty much always smiling

Here is my pic of the day for today of Lilli:

Does it look familiar?


She is one week younger than Caden was in his pic!



Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Stay tuned...

Where is the time going??? Watch for a long post tomorrow. I will have all of Lilli's stats from her check-up last week and lost of pics!


Tuesday, January 04, 2011

cereal time and Caden's movie date

We decided to try some rice cereal with Lilli tonight. She has shown all of the signs of being ready, so tonight was the night. She did very well...very messy...but very well. She seemed to really like it. We tried it pretty thin at first, but she ended up seeming to like it better thickened more. Here are some pics:

Ryan also got a little video with his phone. Look at her go!

She got so mad if I didn't shovel fast enough. Silly girl!

I also wanted to put the CUTEST pic from New Year's Eve. Sara and Mike were in town with the kiddos. Caden and Maddie got along very well. Not as well when he was trying to hug her, which is more like a tackle, but when he wasn't hugging all was well. Maddie had the movie "Despicable Me," which Caden has been wanting to see. Here they are watching the movie:

They are sitting on Adin's little Mickey couch. It was folded out to make a little bed. They are even under the covers. How cute are they?! I love it!


Monday, January 03, 2011

part-time request

I officially put in my request with my principal to have a job share starting next school year. He was very receptive. Nothing is set in stone yet, but keep your fingers crossed for me.

Short post tonight. I am tired. Here are two cutie pics of Lilli that Ryan took last week:



Check out Caden watching the WONDERFUL game yesterday. He was pretty excited: