Saturday, December 18, 2010

Our New BABY Girl!

If you were not aware by now we had the latest addition to our family in December. I found out sometime in May that I was pregnant with my 2nd child. Sarah Renee was born on December 16, 2010 @ 11:27AM. She weighed in at 6 pounds 11oz. and was a healthy baby girl. I was due on December 27 but was scheduled for induction on December 23. I have high blood pressure and my doctor monitored my pregnancy accordingly. She induced me with Kyle and had the same intention with Sarah, but she decided to come on her own naturally. I am glad it happened this way. On the night of the 15th I started to have contractions that were about 10 minutes apart. Not having gone into labor last time I was unsure if this was the time or not. I called the hospital nurses station and told them the deal. They told me to take a hot shower and rest for awhile to see if they go away. This seeemed to work for awhile. I woke up around 4:30am on the 16th to what seemed to be stronger contrations and they were 8 minutes apart. I remember laying in bed thinking let me just try to sleep and see if they go away... no not really. So I got everyone up and ready. Called my dad to see if we could drop Kyle off and abruptly packed the car to go to the hospital. I was nervous but excited as it seemed the contractions were gettting to be about 5 minutes apart when we dropped Kyle off. The hospital thank God is only a five minute drive. As soon as we arrived we were sent to triage and hooked to the monitors. I could not believe that it was happening so fast. I was in a lot of pain but not too uncomfortable. I went from a 2 to a 5 in a little over a half hour. My doctor was surprised when she seen me in the hospital that morning. Thank gooodness she was there for a meeting to begin with. Everything after that went really fast and I gave birth to Sarah right before lunch! :-) My birth story with Sarah was fast and not too eventful. I was just super happy for it to be a mild ride and have a healthy baby girl. Cool little tidbits about Sarah.. she was born with tons of hair. She has eyelashes that would make any grown woman jealous. She is so far a super sweet baby!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Santa Visit Second Time Around (2010)

When you hear Santa you think the many joys that Christmas brings.. usually. This year I heard Santa was in town and immediately cringed... I knew that we were going to have to go sit on the big guys lap and try to go down that road again. This year instead of waiting in line at the outdoor mall I decided to take Kyle to Taylor's Christmas display. I had not been there in a few years but remembered that it was really a nice display and Kyle might dig all the scenery before sitting on the dreaded Santa lap! ... duh duh duh I was correct Kyle loved all the winter scenery and houses. He loved all the moving animals and elfs, especially the elfs that fished! The line for Santa was long and I was very nervous wondering if Kyle was going to even get within ten feet of Santa after last year. I was wrong... He loved it. Ms. Klaus was there and talked Kyle throught the whole thing. Here is the proof..

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Kyle meet Chucky.. Chucky meet Kyle!

Well the day has happened.... Kyle has officially been to Chuck E Cheese... That great pizza restaurant that we all went to as children. The one we loved running around until we felt like we were going to be sick. Yep .. that's the one. It's still around and so are the many toddlers and school age children who love pizza, pop and those all so famous tokens that buy you $.25 plastic toys. We were invited to a Chuck E Cheese party for by BF's little girl this past weekend. Kyle was overwhelmed with excitement. He acted just as I suspected from the time we got there until the "I do not want to go home" fit at the end. Overall it was fun and we did get a great photo to show for it!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween Second Time Around

We get pretty excited around our house for Halloween. We usually add a bunch of fun blood and gore to our front lawn. We used to celebrate with other adults and pass out candy. These Halloweens are different. Fun... but different. Now that Kyle is here it is extra fun to carve pumpkins visit apple orchards and do everything that you are supposed to do when you are a kid during Halloween. This Halloween was a little different. Kyle was a little more into it this year he liked his tiger costume and loved trick-or-treating. Brody (Kyle's cousin) was able to spend Halloween with us this year. We went trick-or-treating at the mall. We were also able to go to the park and decorate pumpkins and take a hay ride. On Halloween we actually went through the neighborhoods trick-or-treating! Super fun..

Monday, October 11, 2010

Football Rivalry

When the leaves turn colors and it starts to get a little cooler out that is when it is time for some FOOTBALL. Now in our house we typically are not die hard fans about any particular sport. We do not religiously watch Sunday Football games or Monday night football, but everybody loves a little competition. Pat and I have always watched the one game a year when Michigan plays Michigan State. Pat favors Michigan and I am a State fan! This has been this way since day one and probably will be this way until our kids go to college. This day always is ugly with the verbal beat downs but its all for the love of the game and our state. Now that Kyle is involved we have decided that he will not be able to wear one team or the other but a little of both... so this year here is his football fan photo. .. Love IT!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Our First Trip to the Zoo

Pat & I decided that it was time for a trip to the Zoo. Kyle is now a little older and really might start getting into the animals and the scenery that a Zoo has to offer. Since I myself have not been to the Zoo since I was a child I was not sure which Zoo we should take him two. We have two that are about the same distance from us. The Detroit Zoo which is located in Royal Oak and the one we decided on for our first visit. We also have the Toledo Zoo which is in Toldeo, OH. We figure that we will probably be visiting the Zoo more so we can go to that one later. The day was great! We were able to make it through most all the exhibits. The only one that we did not get to see any animals at was the Polar Bears. We figured that it was too hot for them, but I am sure that we will be able to catch them in the future. I was very impressed by the Zoo. Very clean and alot of fun things for children of all ages to do. We will definately be goin back in the future!