Monday, April 30, 2012

Wendi's baby

My sister Wendi is having her 'big' ultrasound today. This would be the time when they would find out the sex of the baby, except they are not finding out! OHHH! It's killing me to know, but we will know when the baby is here. She should also find out the exact due date since she was too far along to tell before.

I think it's a boy and I think it will come on 10-11-12.

Auntie We-we and Ellie.

Ellie and Jack = best buds

Ellie is such a funny girl. She really likes to eat. She is skinny, but she eats a ton. She has her dad's metabolism for sure. Here she is scarfing down some seaweed in between big bites of spaghetti.

We took a trip out to Cabela's this weekend. It was nice to just walk around and look at all the stuff. Ellie likes this store and after she found this Hello Kitty life preserver, she really likes it. She wore it the whole time in the store! I didn't buy it, but I think I will need to go back and get it, even though we don't have a boat.

Ellie and Jack are best buds. She always tries to make him smile and laugh. Jack loves to watch Ellie in action. Sometimes I can leave the room and they'll keep each other entertained or in trouble. (like the next picture.)


Wednesday, April 25, 2012


This little guy has a tooth! It finally poked through. It's very sharp and very cute. I couldn't get a picture of it, but I'll try again tonight. He seems happier and so does his mama!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

They did it!!

Congratulations to Wendi and Nick!

more pictures to come...


I can't believe the wedding is over already. Before we know it the baby will be here too! Wendi and Nick did such a great job planning the wedding. Everything turned out perfect. The day started out very low key. Ellie stayed in her pajamas all morning (I thought that this would make it easier to put her dress on later). My mom and I picked up Wendi for our hair and make-up appointments at 1pm. My dad also met us there as he was getting his haircut! Yup, the long hair pony tail is gone! We were a little behind schedule because my hair stylist took forever. We rushed back to my house for pictures at 3:30pm. Below are pictures that my dad took during the 'before' pictures. As you can see, Ellie is wearing her dress, but no glasses. It was either the dress or the glasses, so we chose the dress :)  Jack was such a good boy too.

Below are pictures of the reception that my dad took. The photographers got some really good shots, but we've only gotten a handful of previews back. I will try to post some of those soon. Ellie was a new "Ellie". She was not shy and she danced until she couldn't keep her eyes open. I finally had to drag her off the dance floor around 11:30 so she could go home. I think she might be a new Lovemonkey groupie. I knew she loved music, but I never thought she would be this out going and crazy! It was so fun to see her jump around and 'people watch'. She will fit in at Summerfest just perfect. lol. Jack was his usual self. He didn't mind going with strangers and was really enjoying Rani and Darren. Maybe they'll want another baby. haha. I hope I have a close up of his shirt. It was the cutest shirt I've ever seen. It had a fake gray and white chevron tie with a cute little alligator and little blue birdie. His vest and pants were a little snug, but what do you expect when you buy clothes a month in advance and he gains 3 lbs a week!? The kid is an eater! A couple more pounds and he will be the same as Ellie.

It was such a great day. I can't wait to post the pictures from the photographer.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Here comes the bride...

I'm so excited to have off for the next 5 days! Wendi and Nick's wedding is in less than 3 days. We have last minute wedding things to take care of and of course setting up. I'm really excited to see all of our friends and family, dance to our favorite band, eat really good dessert and see Wendi marry her best friend. It's going to be a great day!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Ellie's blanket

Last week, my mom accidently took Ellie's blanket home with her because it was left in her car. I realized when Ellie led me into the laundry room and pointed to the dryer and then the washer. I think she thought it was being washed. My mom offered to drive over and drop it off but I told her we'd figure it out. I explained to Ellie a couple times before bath time that Ba-ba had her blanket and that she could use Jack's or pick out a different one. It seemed like she understood, but I was kind of freaking out a little.

After her bath she wanted to go to bed and started to go up the stairs. She was pointing to Jack's blanket and I told her she could use that one. She went and got it and up we went. When I put her in bed and gave her the blanket, she didn't want it, so I took it out. We went back and forth with this about 4 times, when I finally was really stern about it and told her that she had to use this blanket because hers was with Ba-ba. She was such a brave little girl and was actually okay without her blanket for one night. (Although she did insist on having her 'blue' and a blue plastic easter egg.)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Bouncing baby

Jack really isn't a chunky baby, he's just really solid and dense. Even though he likes to eat, he also likes to exercise (bounce). Please ignore the pink girly bouncer he's in, he still gets a good workout though!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Friday, April 13, 2012

Jack's newborn photo book

To celebrate Friday, the 13th I thought I would post Jack's newborn photo book. I'm a little behind on creating it because it's his first 6 months of life and he's almost 8 months! Click here to see my other photo books that I created for Ellie.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Dentist and eye doc week!

It's been a busy week! Monday after work I took Ellie to my dentist cleaning. She sat on my lap almost the whole time, sometimes laying on my chest so she could peek in my mouth to see what they were doing. We were there almost an hour and she was such a good girl. She got really excited when she could pick out her own toothbrush! I will probably take her to her own appointment this summer. The hygienist said that sometimes they just poke around and count their teeth or if they can they try to use the brush to clean. I've been pretty good about brushing Ellie's teeth at night - haven't done it in the morning though. She kind of knows how to do it, but needs help. She still just likes to eat the toothpaste and she doesn't get spitting yet, but I guess at that age, they don't.

Wednesday we went to Ellie's eye doctor. This was her yearly check up so they dialated her eyes. Everything is looking good and she doesn't have the crossing at all when she has her glasses on, so we don't need to try patching again. yay! Her prescription went up a tad bit, so we went to the optical to order new glasses. This time I'm getting her purple ones and transitions (they will get darker when the sun is on them). She's pretty sensitive to sun light and I want to protect her eyes. Ellie was not shy while picking out her glasses. This was a new side to her! She was acting kind of crazy.


Waiting for the dialation drops to kick in.

Picking out glasses!

I think these are too big.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Ellie goes Easter egg hunting and Jack's first Easter

It was a great weekend! Nick and I decided that we should probably go to church since it's sadly been a really, really, really long time. Our church has the 'traditional' church and then also a 'casual' church. The casual one is in the gym and they have a band and do a lot of singing. It's actually pretty cool. It's also pretty cool that if your kid screams and goes crazy, the adults don't have to feel too bad. Ellie and Jack were really good! Ellie doesn't really know how to talk quietly, but I'm not sure if a 2 year old should? lol! She kept wanting to talk to Jack, it was kind of funny. After church we headed to a local restaurant in Delafield and then back to our house for some Easter egg hunting and fun!

Ellie finds her basket.

Ellie looks for eggs!

Found one!

Daddy and Jack

Mama and Jack

Wendi and Nick

Trying to get a decent shot.


This one will have to do!

Friday, April 6, 2012


The talk didn't work :(  Jack woke up at 12am on the dot and 2am and then at 3 to eat. There was no way I could have pacified him any longer. I guess it's just a combination of teeth, bad habits and a growing spurt. I just don't like it. He eats like a cow during the day with my mom, so he shouldn't be so hungry!

Oh well....

I'm looking forward to the weekend. Don't have much planned. We might go to Mitsuwa (Japanese grocery store) and I need to get 2 more pillows from Ikea. Nick wants to watch golf all day, so maybe he can stay home with Jack. I have some wedding things to do and I need to finalize my MOH toast. Wendi has almost everything set from the centerpieces, catering list and wedding day itinery, I can't believe the wedding is in 2 weeks!! It's going to be so exciting and I can't wait to see everyone. And then after the wedding, we'll move on to baby things... showers, shopping, nursery decorating OH MY! love it.

Happy FRIDAY peeps and Happy Easter!

I've seen this a million times and it still cracks me up.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Jack is the boss

I didn't want to ginx it, but I guess I didn't have to since Jack woke up 3 times last night. I did NOT feed him and he was fine with me holding him and his nukie. He slept through the night Monday and Tuesday and relapsed last night. I'm taking the blame on this one. I feel like I've spoiled him a little. Just a little. Tiny bit.

He's just too cute and and sometimes looks so sad when I don't comfort him, it's just too bad it's at 12:30am, 2am and 3am. He did cry pretty hard around 4:30, so Nick gave him a bottle and I ended up rocking him back to sleep.

I believe it will get easier. I'm going to have a little chat with this boy tonight. I think he will compromise with me ;)