Saturday, February 11, 2012

A Break from the chaos- road trip!

School, dance, hockey, work etc.  With no school on Friday, I took the day off and you can imagine the excitement when we realized that Chad was also off and there was nothing else on the calendar.   As we hit a busy birthday time of the year, we decided to runaway and have some fun!  We went down to the cities and hit the Mall of America.  The kids and Chad played at Nickelodeon Universe while I attempted some retail therapy with Alli. She's not quite into that yet sadly.  But none the less we had a fun afternoon..We stayed at the Embassy Suites and the kids went swimming..  Today we stopped by Babies R Us and then spent the afternoon at the Children's Museum.  The kids had a blast playing.  All 3 were fast asleep from Hinckley to home


Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!!

I'm absolutely amazed how fast it goes by.  We spent weeks sometimes months getting ready.. And it's over in a heartbeat..  Well, round 1 is anyways.  Thankfully, we get a few days to rest up and then we head to Madison for Round 2 and New Years with Chad's family.   We were very lucky to spend Christmas happy and healthy.  Several other family members and friends were not so lucky. Christmas Eve began with the Children's Mass at Cathedral.. followed by a little game night at our house.  The dice game and catch phrase are always a hit filled with lots of laughter. 
 This morning the kids were up by 7.. which isn't too bad to see if Santa came.  He left a nice note and reminded them to be better listeners.. But he only had Alli's stocking under the tree.. WHAT?? A he hid Sydney and Tyler's stocking and gifts in the toy room..whew! So the chaos of gift opening began..and what a mess they can make.  After trying to clean it up a bit, Chad started making tetrazinni for dinner.  We exchanged gifts, had dinner at mom and dad's house and enjoyed a nice afternoon there. Thankfully, my allergies cooperated and we were able to stay.  Now it's PJ time and some Packer football.  
Hope everyone else enjoyed a joyous holiday! 


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

More pictures!!!

6 weeks old

 Tyler wanted to hold Alli like we bad!
He's pretending to be asleep!! LOL!

I love when the kids just hang out with their baby sister!  He was making up a story about a flower and a butterfly.. so cute!

Boo at the Zoo!!

Saturday morning we took Alli to the zoo for some trick or treating!! She of course, slept most of the time! But the kids had a blast petting a few animals, seeing other kids fun costumes, hayrides and candy! I love being able to spend the morning together with my family!!
 My little bug a boo!!

I attempted to paint Sydney's face.. Sadly, she smeared it all before we even made it to the zoo!!

Allisyn's Baptism

 OOOHH I've been bad!! I can't believe I haven't had a chance to post more updates. Life has been busy. We've got school, hockey, dance lessons, faith formation, laundry, cleaning and of course Alli! The days are flying by and I have to go back to work in a couple of weeks! Insert sad face here!
We were very lucky to have most of our family join us for Alli's Baptism. I was a little worried to have 9 kids sitting together in the first 3 rows of church.. But everyone behaved amazingly well!


Father Andy danced with Alli in his sweet!


All of us wearing the same dress! Love it!!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

One Month Old!! Already??

My oh my!  How the days have flown by!!  I can't believe it!  Alli has been such a blessing in our lives.  She's a pretty good little baby.  She's starting to stay awake a little bit more throughout the day.  I love watching her look around and focus on things.  She's bumped up her feedings a bit...almost 4 oz every 3-4 hours.  She's usually wide awake and very alert from 9-11pm...just like when I was pregnant.  Chad usually sits with her and watches the Brewers games! (Go Brew Crew!)  Then she sleeps till 3am..eats and crashes back to sleep thankfully! 
  Tyler and Sydney have adjusted extremely well to their new baby sister and a back to school routine.  They are pretty good helpers to have.  Of course, there's still a few arguments over who holds her first and for how long! LOL!

Alli loves her Sleeper Rocker.  She snuggles right in and sleeps a little bit longer than when she's in her crib! Mommy loves it too!

   Alli had another checkup yesterday.. She now weighs a whopping 7lbs 10oz.  We're finally moving on to size 1 diapers.. bye bye newborn diapers after 4 and 1/2 weeks!