Sunday, December 26, 2010

Sarge and the Zhu Zhu Pet

I know this is Lenna's blog, but you all have to see how much fun it is to watch Sarge play with Lenna's Zhu Zhu Pet Hamster.  Hilarious.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Lenna's First Christmas Morning

Merry Christmas to all of our blog readers!!!!

Merry Christmas to all!  Tony, Lenna, Sarge and I hope everyone of our blog readers is having a wonderful holiday.  We have had a wonderful Christmas so far. 

Yesterday we skyped Grandma Jennie and Grandpa Frank.  They got Lenna some very cute outfits.

We got together with Grandma Sue, Grandpa Larry and Uncle Paully and Auntie Kayla last night.  Lenna got lots of good gifts from her Granparents and Uncle.  Grandma got her an activity center which has lots of good learning and stimulating toys on it.  Uncle Paully got her "Bullseye" Rocking Horse, the horse from Toy Story and another learning toy.  Kayla got her a new "John Deere Babe" outfit. 

Uncle Paully thought it was funny and wraped up a 4 foot long box full of packing peanuts.  It conisisted of 12 coffee mugs that I had to dig out one by one and a casserole dish.  Paully hid a gift card in one of the cups.  Boy did we laugh.  We had packing peanuts all over the place.  I think Paully had lots of "Christmas Cheer" in him when he decided to tactfully wrap our present.  Tony got me a flip video which I already made a wonderful movie to share with you all about our Christmas day.  Tony got an ipod that was 'pre-loaded' with music thanks to Lenna and I working on this in advance. 

Oh Lenna also got a Zu Zu pet (sp?) from the Ashfeld's in Albany.  It circles around the floor by itself.  Sarge thought it was a mouse and kept chasing it.  I think he believes that is his toy.

Santa came last night and we had lots of fun opening presents this morning with Lenna.  She got another rocking horse - one without a saddle so she can ride bareback on this one, :).  She also got a home depot toolset, some clothes, puzzles, books. 

We went to Buffalo Lake for Christmas dinner to celebrate with Great Grandma Helen, Grandma Sue, and many Great Aunts, Uncles, & Cousins. 

Now Lenna is just enjoying her toys and our messing living room.  At least she's happy!  We are very lucky to be sharing this first Christmas with Lenna.

Lenna and Bullseye (Thanks Uncle Paully)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

I love helping Daddy

Some of our blog readers may notice that our house is still a work in progress - trim missing, etc.  This evening Tony decided to work on some trim as we have had it stained and varnished for a little while now.  Lenna loves to be  a big helper.  Check out some cute pics of them 'working'.
"Wait a minute Daddy, I need to measure something over here."

"Daddy - do you need to put this piece on?"

"I love helping my Daddy"

"Nice step stool, be sure not to leave big ladders set up around the house, I will climb up those too"

"A month ago I was just learning how to walk, now I am standing on the first rung of a ladder 1 footed."

Monday, December 20, 2010

We have a climber & a Vikings fan

"Hi everyone - I love opening drawers and climbing in them to my parent's dismay"

"Wow - I stumbled and fell INTO the drawer, good thing I have this diaper on or my butt would hurt"

"Geez, what should I do now?  I am stuck in this drawer, frustrating"

"I can do it, I can do it."

"Wait a minute was that a Vikings touchdown in the first outdoor game that was played since my Momma was an toddler?  Skoal Vikings!"

"Ok - Vikings are boring now, time to get my diaper butt in the kitchen and empty the cupboards.  Good night everyone~"

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Lenna's Horsey Gus got out.

First Haircut

Today we stopped by Kid's Hair to get Lenna her first haircut.  They have such cute little capes for the little ones there.  She was such a good little girl and sat nice for her stylist. She even got a sticker and a little envelope with her first locks of hair to save for her baby book.

Here she is before:

Not sure what this is all about
I was worried that Lenna would not look like a little baby and look more grown up, but my worries were not necessary.  Here she is after.
Momma's got that goofy black toy out again that I never get to play with

Ok Mom, I know I got a haircut but I really don't look that different!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Can't believe how big she is.

When I work from home I usually let Lenna sleep in a little later in the mornings.  Since I have had to get her up early all week she was up at 5 a.m. this morning which allowed me to enjoy some time playing with my girl before I brought her to daycare.  I was just in awe of how big she has gotten.  I think she grew since yesterday ;)

Monday, December 13, 2010

Lenna in her Santa Dress

Lenna & Our Tree

Our present "under" the tree with her presents "above" the tree.  Lenna's Mommy doesn't remember having a real tree before so we went all out this year with a 9 foot frasier fur.  It is not prickly at all.  Notice the lack of ornaments on the bottom section?

"Rocking aka toddlering around the Christmas Tree"

Our cutie in her pretty dress
"I know I am going to cause lots of trouble, but I'm going to be darn good looking doing it"

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Santa Claus Day & Happy 11 Month Old Birthday Lenna

Lenna & Santa 12-11-10
Lenna attended her first Christmas play put on by the Watkins Community today.  She was such a good girl and gazed intently at all of the action going on.  Our little bundle of joy is now 11 months old today.  Lenna is walking good now.  She blows kisses, gives high five, waves, claps and giggles all of the time.  Last weekend we put up our Christmas tree.  I will post pictures later of Lenna and our tree later.  The bottom part of the tree is 'all natural' due to a little walking baby.  Having Lenna surely gives us something to look forward to on Christmas day.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Yeah! Snow!

If we have to have the winter season, we may as well have snow, right Lenna?  I think she agrees: