Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Great Minnesota Get Together {2011}

Friday, August 26, 2011

Today was family day at the MN State Fair. We were seeing Heart and Def Leppard at the Grandstand that night.

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My friend Jenny was showing her dogs at the dog show. I had to go see them.

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Smush the English Bulldog and Emma the French Bulldog.

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Pretty good seats.

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Me, my cousin Nicole and her Fiance Al

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Me & my Dad

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Heart


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Def Leppard

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Saturday, August 27, 2011

The State Fair is always a busy time of the year for the radio stations. It seems like Wayne is always working during those couple weeks. He was at the fair from 1p-4p this day. I decided to take Hailey and my sisters with me for the day. Big Time Rush (BTR) was making an appearance at the KDWB booth that afternoon before their concert at the Grandstand that night.

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KDWB Merchandise Booth

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Love.

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Sisters and Aunts = Amie & Kate

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Us with Jess

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The crowd of girls waiting for BTR.


He brought Hailey up on the stage to meet everyone! AAhhhhh.

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BTR shows up!

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Hailey's first Meet 'n' Greet...Big Time Rush.

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Saturday, September 3, 2011

Hailey and I met up with my friend, Jess, and some of her family at the State Fair again. Wayne was working from 12-7p. Here he is in the KDWB boom box.

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Me & my Babe.

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It was a great State Fair this year. I look forward to next year, when Hailey will be able to actually eat!!!

Leah

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Hailey Jo {4 months}

October 26, 2011

This is you at 4 months old:

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You had your 4 month shots and well check on Thursday, October 27, 2011.

You weighed 13 lbs 12 oz.(26%).

You were 25 1/4 inches long (73%).

Your head was 16 3/4 inches round (81%).

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You are wearing size 3 month clothes and some of your 6 month onesies.

You finally have finished all your size 1 diapers and are now wearing size 2. Pampers are our favorite, but we'll use whatever we get.

You actually like getting your diaper changed. It is usually the time where Mommy eats your belly.
You are eating anywhere from 4-6 oz of formula about every 4-6 hours or so, but every once in awhile will scarf down 6-8 oz. or even more.

You are still a loud burper.

You are starting to fill out a little more, but you are still so small and skinny.

You only really like your nuk if you are tired. It's more of a comfort thing. Lately I have been catching you chewing on it on your left side, so we will see what becomes of that.

You are chewing on your fingers more and more and are drooling so much!!! Most of the time you the front of your shirt is soaking wet and we have to change clothes a couple times a day.

You already want to put everything in your mouth and chew on it.

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Your hair continues to grow more and more every month. I love putting bows in it or headbands and hats. We'll see how long you continue to tolerate that.

You are content for a little while just laying in your crib while your mobile plays. But only for about 15 minutes then you are over it.

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You love the swing if you are tired and will fall asleep. It comforts you because you still love the rocking motion. If you are not sleepy, you are content for about 15 minutes and then are done.

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Grandma Kimmy bought you an activity gym, so you love laying underneath it and looking at all the things. Again you are content for about 15 minutes and then you are done.

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You are sleeping in your crib full-time now and doing great! You love sleeping on your back now and always sleep with your hands above your head. Usually you have a fist full of hair.

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You are starting to move around in your crib and even one time your leg/foot was stuck through the bars.

You have started to sleep through the night on occasion, otherwise you only get up once during the night to be fed and then you quickly go back to sleep until morning.

You still like to cuddle with Mommy or Daddy when you are tired. We love your snuggles.

You still love showers with either Mommy or Daddy. Once you are able to sit up more on your own and/or stop being so cooperative in the shower we will start to give you baths, but you love to have the water run over you.

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You are so alert and so many people tell us that when we are out and about and/or they meet you for the first time.

You still hate tummy time and will only do it for about 5 minutes tops before you really start crying and whining. But you continue to do better and better at holding your head up.

You recently rolled over for the first time and Daddy got you on video.
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You think Mommy and Daddy are so funny. You are ticklish on your sides and have started to giggle at Mommy and Daddy.
You especially love when Mommy blows on your tummy or tries to eat your tummy. You love when Daddy tries to eat your neck. You also love Mommy's silly voices and how goofy she is.
You continue to be such a good baby, super content and still seem to have a "go with the flow" attitude.
You are such a happy baby and smiling at everyone ALL THE TIME!!
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You make Mommy and Daddy so happy everyday! Love you punkin. 
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Jenna (Graduation)

Monday, August 22, 2011

Jenna is my cousin on my Dad's side. She has quite the personality with the fashion sense to match! These are a few of my favorites from our first session.

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Once the snow starts flying we want to get together to do another session. Stay tuned for that!

Leah

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Ally (Graduation)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Ally is one of my Mom's best friend's daughters. She's an only child and will be graduating from Eastview next year. She's a super sweet girl. These are some of my favorites!

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As you can see we had lots of FUN! Thanks Ally!

Leah

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Life Lately {August 2011}

Saturday, August 6, 2011

It was Wayne's birthday, but since he had to work all day, we decided it would be OK if Hailey and I rode with my Mom for the day to the annual Stager Family Reunion. I didn't get many pictures of us at the family reunion. It was pretty low key and ended up raining for a portion of the afternoon. Here are a few:

Mom & Dad playing games:

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Me & Amie hanging out

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My babygirl sleeping (she was a little over a month old)

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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Since Wayne's birthday is the the 6th and his brother, Andy's birthday is August 10th, their Mom, Kim, decided to throw them a surprise party. It was big birthdays for each of them.Wayne turned 30 and Andy turned 25. Again I didn't take a ton of pictures, but here were some highlights.

CUPCAKES!! So good!

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Aly & Veronika hanging with Hailey

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Nick with Hailey. He is Laura's oldest boy and was our RB for our wedding.

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Friday, August 12, 2011

I had my 6 week Dr appointment today and everything checked out great!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

I took my Mom's friend, Theresa's daughter, Ally's senior pictures today. Stay tuned for a more detailed post soon.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Tonight I was celebrating my friend, Laura, on Lake Minnetonka for a dinner cruise for her Bridal Shower. I had never actually been ON Lake Minnetonka, so it was fun to ride around, eat some AMAZING food with some AMAZING company!

Most of the ladies in our party!

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Tammy, Me, Laura & Amy
The Bride and her Maids

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Me & Laura

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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Today we had our annual "Family Fantasy Football Draft Party" at Joe Sensor's in Bloomington. It's always a fun time with family and gets us all pumped up for the new season!

Me & Hailey

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Monday, August 22, 2011

I took my cousin, Jenna's senior pictures after work. Stay tuned for a more detailed post soon.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Today Hailey is 2 months old! Wow, how time has flown by. Here are her two month milestone pics again:

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Today was family day at the MN State Fair and we were seeing Def Leppard at the Grandstand that night. Stay tuned for a special MN State Fair post.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

The State Fair is always a busy time of the year for the radio stations. It seems like Wayne is always working. He was at the fair from 1p-4p. I decided to take Hailey and my sisters with me for the day. Big Time Rush (BTR) was making an appearance at the KDWB booth that afternoon before their concert at the Grandstand that night. Stay tuned for a special MN State Fair post.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Hailey had her two month Dr appointment with her first round of shots. She weighed in at 10lbs 10oz. What a big girl!

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Look at the pretty bandaids!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

I took my littlest sister, Kate to the LMFAO/KESHA concert. She LOVES Kesha, but I think we actually had more fun seeing LMFAO! I wasn't impressed with Kesha, but LOVED LMFAO and would definitely see them again.

Look at how much salt is on that pretzel?! Wowza!

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LMFAO

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KESHA

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wayne had been to Ridgdale the week before and just happened to walk by Flash Portraits. Well, he found TWO pictures of Hailey's newborn shoot were displayed. I had to see for my own eyes!

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My punkin is so cute!

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