Merry Christmas

WInterfest Party at Aunt Paige's school

Cecily had a lot of fun at the party this year, she played lots of games and had fun getting the teenage boys to play with her! I have been trying for weeks to get eher to see Santa, I couldn't even get her to give him a high five but Paige's friend Matty got her to sit on Santa's lap no problem. Afterward she kept cheering for herself "I did it!!" "I did it!!" she was so proud of herself.

We are in California!!

We love, love, love being able to come to California and spend weeks at a time! We of course are staying warmer than we would be in MN and we are having so much fun playing with family. here are a few pictures of things we've been doing....

    Getting Ready for Christmas of course!

                 Listening to Aunt Paige play the violin
                             Karaoke with Grandma and Grandpa

               Baking With Grandma

                   Playing outside with Grandpa

                                     The Day before CC and I left for CA we hit up the Water park of America, It was so fun and a nice mini vacation from the cold! Cecily loved swimming and the hot tub but the slide was her very fav!!


Pregnancy update

I am in my second Trimester now and still waiting to feel some relief from the nausea, This pregnancy is already 100 times different than with Cecily. I am so much sicker or I guess I should say I am sick since last time I wasn't at all. I have been feeling the baby move for quite a few weeks already and can feel him/her when I touch my belly. I'm not as tired this time like I was with Cecily but that may be due to laying on the couch alot this time around so my body doesnt have to feel tired. Poor Cecily has gotten to watch WAYYY to much T.V. the past couple of months, It really goes against everything I stand for but I guess I have to make sacrifices for this baby already. and of course CC doesnt mind she has really grown to LOVE T.V. I am hoping going to California this week will be a good change of scenery and I can be distracted from feeling sick and maybe even be able to excersize again.

I had a DR. apt. yesterday and heard the heart beat again, it was about 150 BM, everything sounded great! The Dr. said my uterus was already pretty high and I assured him that its because of my short torso and there isn't much place for the bay/uterus to go. I am pretty positive I will stick way out with this baby just like I did with Cecily.

I'm not showing to much yet, mostly just feel FAT! But I am sure I will really pop in the next few weeks. Still wearing regular clothes for now but I think I will pack maternity stuff for our six week trip to CA and UT because I'm sure I will need them soon. I dont have any pictures and probably wont take any of the belly for a couple of months so dont get your hopes up!


Slick Rat Hair

We've talked about how much Cecily loves doing hair, well its not just other people's, she loves brushing, styling, and washing her own as well. (I'm dreading the day she gets a hold of the scissors) Well last night Kreg was working on some homework in the office, I was sick on the couch as usual in the evenings and CC got a hold of this and this and made her hair oh so pretty!
She slicked her hair with the two products and was lucky enough to get her second bath for the day.


Future Hairdresser

This girl takes after her Mom in Attitude, personality and even Career choice. You can find her and a bottle of water and comb most anytime working on anyone that sits down long enough for her to have a go at their hair. The only bad part is she chooses to use the water she has been drinking all day which is GROSS if you ask me! I Promise she didnt learn that from me. Michelle and Michael do you recognize her shirt. It finally fits her after 2+ years!

Cecily's gram got her some slippers and she wanted to show them to you!

Halloween 2009

Cecily was a Fairy This year and an adorable one at that. and Kreg and I were her Grandparents for a night. I kept telling CC to let grandpa hold her or let Grandpa help you she would get really upset and say no its DADDY! If you look close my eyebrows did not look that white the pic was weird. We had fun going to parties at the church, at friend's homes and trick or treating! CC loved all the attention she would get when wearing her costume.

To Achieve the Fairy Hair we used sponge rollers and yes I even took her to Walmart in them. People for the most part thought she was cute and it was funny. They all figured she had some kind of party to attend later but there was one older lady that came up to us and was laughing Hysterically and yelled "what's with the curlers?" Cecily just kept looking at her like she was CRAZY which she was!
She loves getting her hair done!! She kept looking in the mirror saying I look silly with Curls. SO CUTE!


2 Year Photo Shoot

My friend Alli is an amazing photographer and I was lucky enough to have her do Cecily's pics. We did them down town and at the stone arch bridge. Cecily was serious most of the time which I expected but we did get a few good smiles when I threatened to tickle her or when I would do some crazy cheer leading jumps! Thanks to Alli for letting us Borrow her little girls cute coat! It was perfect! Especially since it was a little windy.
Cecily loves my shoes especially my heels one morning she came out with her "Mancy"(Fancy nancy) purse and my red heels.
Remember this cute Halloween pillowcase dress my Mom made CC last year. (Check out that hair)
I thought for sure this year she would have grown so much it would just be a shirt but im guessing it will be a dress for a couple more Halloweens!Every night before bed Cecily gets to pick a story to read and every night she picks Fancy nancy. She is a girl after my own heart. We LOVE being fancy!

Fall Break

Kreg has been home with us all week since he didn't have school because of his fall break. I really wanted to go out of town for the break but since the funds or lack of don't allow for that we did fun things together as a family....We took Cecily to her first Pro B-ball game, Kreg got free tickets to the Timber Wolves vs. the bulls pre-season game. below are random pics of us before we left CC wanted to pose with her parents.

We went to an early movie yesterday and saw Cloudy with a chance of meatballs It was a cute movie but I think we all enjoyed the movie popcorn the best!

We went to the science museum in St Paul, we spent alot of time playing at the mall becuase we got our first snow so it was to cold to go out or at least to cold for me! Cecily and I did go out for a bit and made a snowman. Sorry no pics of that.

Cecily's Gram sent her some felt food for her kitchen which she is loving! and of course the bike Gram got her for her b-day! Thanks Gram and papa

I just want to say I have the best husband he has been letting me have a break from my everyday life and has totally taken over taking care of the house and cecily and even me! Thanks babe for such a relaxing week! We loved having you home with us!


Cecily says

~We were in the store with some friends, my friend called my name. I called back "we are by the food" CC said"MOM SHHHH the corn is sleeping"

~In the car today I was listening to Death Cab and Cecily yelled at me "TURN IT OFF" over and over Me: "why?" CC: "acause I dont like it"

~Me: How old are you?
CC: I'm 2!!!
me: oh you had a birthday and now you are 2?
CC: Yea its over but I get Christmas presents soon!

~Cecily's new thing is calling Kreg and I by our first names instead of mom and dad. Its funny but we are constantly reminding her that we are Mom and Dad to her.
I put on a sweater CC says "you cold Anna?"

She has a hard time whenever I leave her at nursery or school so the other day about an hour before we left for school she started to cry and said "I dont want it kids, I dont want it school" I kept reassuring her that I always come back and get her. She may never get over the speration anxiety.


Cecily's 1st day for SCHOOL!!

(I promise she posed like this on her own)
Minnesota is great for Education, The state really emphasizes the importance of it. So much that they start kids in school at age one, Cecily started her first day of preschool today. It is an hour and a half once a week, I go with her for the first 20-30 min and then the 2nd hour I go with the other parents behind a one way mirror where we can watch our kids and also have an adult discussion on things ranging from health to child discipline. I am really excited about it for Cecily's benefit and my own.

CC has been so EXCITED about going to school, how could she not when lots of her friends get to and so does her Dad! She has been talking about wearing a backpack and eating lunch all week. She did really well when we got there, she and I played with play-dough and then sang songs. Then she got to sit down and have "Lunch" (a small snack) while I left with the other Mom's. I thought for sure she would be in hysterics the second I left (like she is with nursery and going to the gym) but she wasn't. I was happy and thought I was in the clear, about 10 min after I left I see her through the window bawling, I see the teacher console her and distract her then I dont see them anymore So I assume she is fine. Well when I pick her up after class the teacher told me she got so sad she caused herself to throw up in the toilet, once she saw it and the teacher explained it would happen again if she didnt stop crying she was fine. I guess the fear of throwing up was worse than the fear of me not coming back! ha. Poor little DRAMA QUEEN!!!

The teachers were really impressed with her speach and the fact that she is potty trained due to the fact that she is by far the youngest in the class!

So Im not sure if this is going to be a repeated event every tuesday when she goes to school or if it had a lot to do with the fact that she woke up at 4:15 am and was up for an hour, or that when I went to check on her this morning she was sleeping WILD like this.....