Sunday, November 28, 2010

Thanksgiving Weekend

Lenna celebrated her first Thanksgiving this past weekend. We had a lot to be thankful for in our 4 day weekend. We had planned to visit the Crotteau's in Illinois (they live west of Chicago). My Dad didn't have too much going on and Tony's brother and sister in law invited him to come with. The forecast was looking like we were going to have some bad weather so Tony and I decided to take off early on Wednesday to 'outrun' the storm. Well outrun was the word for it. He picked Lenna up at daycare and they picked me up in Minneapolis at my office at 1 p.m. It was starting to come down and it appeared we were out running the storm until we took a break in Tomah, Wisconsin. Then the weather appeared to be getting worse but we drove out of it. Lenna was a great traveler! She and I hung out in the backseat and played 'peak-a-boo' with me and her blanket. She also got to hang out with Sarge her puppy who snuggled with her while she was napping in her car seat.
Lenna also got to meet Tim Jodie's new puppy.  His name is Dozer and he is a bull-mastiff 8 week old puppy.  He was so cute!  Lenna also go along great with Harley, their 10 year old boxer.  She actually went on a "Harley Ride". 

We had a delicious Thanksgiving dinner and had lots of fun. Plenty of food was eaten!
On Friday Lenna got to hang with the 'guys' while Jodie and I shopped.  On Saturday we took Lenna to the outlet mall and got Lenna some new clothes and shoes.

Lenna 'Sharing' her snacks with Sarge

Sarge and Lenna snuggling

Lenna & Dozer

Harley Ride
Lenna having dinner

Lenna hanging with Grandpa
Aunt Jodie, Uncle Tim & Lenna

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

As we begin our Thanksgiving weekend celebration Tony, Lenna, Sarge, the horses, the kitties and myself wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! It is going to be so great to share with Lenna her first Thanksgiving. I am sure many photo opportunities will be had. We are so thankful and blessed to have such a happy, healthy wonderful little girl and great friends and family in our lives.

Just an update to those who did not know it Tony and I have set a date for our wedding. We will be getting married and having a small ceremony/celebration on April 8, 2011 in Sedona, AZ. Lenna's Mommy & Daddy will finally take the plunge!

Enjoy Thanksgiving everyone!

Friday, November 19, 2010

John Deere Tractor - Farmer Lenna!

Andrea handed down a little tractor from her son Alexander and Lenna sure likes it. There is one downside, she can't quite figure out how not to run her feet over. As soon as she figures this out she will vrooming around. She's even got the sound effects figured out. Just a little side note, Lenna loves playing with tractors. When I picked her up from daycare today she was playing with a John Deere combine and flatbed wagon. Is she taking after Grandpa Farmer Lenny (if she is that is scary, LOL)! We are so blessed!

Lenna is my name!

Lenna sure knows her name (or seems to - it sounds like it!) - one of her first words besides Mama, Dada, Grrr, Vroom, grampa and Yah.

Lenna walking - a 6 second glimpse (and fall)

Welcome to the world of Lenna walking!  She has been getting around furniture and cruising for a while, but now she's starting to actually run, walk & fall. 

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Happy Veteran's Day & Happy 10 Month Birthday Lenna!

Happy Veteran's Day & Happy 10 Month Birthday Lenna!

Here are some of the Veteran's that have graced Lenna's presence over the last 10 months of her life

Captain Zenzen, United States Army

Great Grandpa George Pessek (not pictured may he Rest in Peace).  Grandma Helen Pessek as military wife.

Clint Graunke "

Uncle Greg

Mommy & her short 5 month stint in the United States Navy

And to everyone else I have forgotten!  Love you all!  We pray that everyone deployed and not deployed comes home safe so Lenna can have many more birthdays!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Rest in Peace Kaisha Marie Beumer

Back in February I made a post about a Kaisha Marie Beumer, a little girl that was going to be in daycare with Lenna.  It is sad to say, but she didn't make it through this fight.  She has made an impact on many people, even those who have not met her, and my thoughts and prayers are with her family.  Here is more information:

Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween 2010 Lenna and Sarge

Lenna in Her Halloween Costume

Check out how enthusiastic our dog is, he looks quite happy, doesn't he?  Also, look at how long Lenna is standing by herself and she even takes a little bit of a step. 

Happy Halloween!! (and Lenna's First)

It was Lenna's first Halloween and we sure did have a great time.  Lenna and her puppy Sarge dressed up as Dragons.  They had matching outfits, complete with face makeup and spray painted hair.  Lenna spent most of the afternoon in her costume. We took LOTS of pictures!

Lenna standing by herself holding Sarge's leash!  What a big girl.  She stands by herself and has taken up to 3 or four steps.

Lenna loved playing with Sarge's costume.  It made her smile and giggle.

Nice looking dinosaurs, right?  Sarge had his costume from 3 years ago when we went and trick or treated with a friend of mine.  When we went shopping for Lenna's costume, we decided to make them matchy-matchy!

Grandpa Lenny, Daddy, Lenna & Sarge

Grandpa Lenny, Lenna, Sarge & me

The cutest backsides of a dragon I ever did see

Lenna & Grandma Sue.  Grandma broke her arm but Lenna seems to be good about not picking on Grandma when she holds her.

One of the wonderful ladies that works at Manhatten Toy, and my Mom's best friend Martina.

Our neighbor Lisa when we stopped to trick or treat.

Of course we had to stop by Lenna's daycare to visit Doreen

Last stop was to visit Auntie Kelli & Uncle Chumley (not pictured).  Lenna loved drooling and babbling with the dum dum sucker in her mouth.