Saturday, December 31, 2011

Hailey Jo {6 months}

December 26, 2011
This is you at 6 months old:

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And because I could not pass on posting this one:

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You are seriously, too cute!

You tried your first baby food (carrots) on Friday, 12/2/2011.


You didn't like them. But they have grown on you since then.

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You have tried squash, green beans, sweet potatoes and peas this month. You also tried a few fruits...bananas, apples and pears so far.

You have pretty much liked them all. 

You eat a fruit in the morning and a vegetable at night. You eat about 6 oz of milk at a time in between that.

You are always trying to pull on my hair.

You love to pull on the dogs hair, too. They still love you!

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You are always sucking on your hands.

You are constantly putting everything in your mouth.

You are a drool machine!

You love your jumperoo and your walker.

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You are grabbing onto things on your jumperoo and activity gym and pulling on them.  

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You are working on sitting up all by yourself. You are almost there.

You have deep, gray eyes.

Your hair is still growing.

You are getting more chub, but I still think you are smaller than other babies.

You are wearing 3-6 months and just now starting to get into your 6 month clothing and pajamas.

Your giggle is the cutest thing we have ever heard.


You are in between size two and three diapers.

You open your mouth when we kiss you like you are trying to kiss back.

You are rolling over from tummy to back and scared me one morning when I went in to check on you and you were sleeping on your tummy. That was definitely a first.

You are still sleeping great. You usually take a morning nap, an afternoon nap, and an evening nap. About 1 hr each. For bedtime, you are in bed by about 9pm and sleep to about 8am...on average.

You are totally smitten by your Daddy. Your eyes light up when you see him and his eyes light up when he sees you. One look from him and you give the biggest grin.

You have definitely found your tongue and are sticking it out and making funny faces.

You are so loud and noisy now. Always babbling and screaming and carrying on.


You still don't care for your nuk...pretty much ever. I don't know yet if that's bad or good.

You still don't like tummy time at all, but pull your knees underneath you almost like you are ready to crawl. You don't last very long on your tummy at all.

You love standing and jumping. You just got a jumper for Christmas and can't wait to really use it.

You have started to take a lot of baths lately and are really starting to enjoy it

You recently had your first pool experience in your bathing suit. We all went swimming at a hotel for Grandma Stager's birthday!

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You wore your first pair of jeggings.

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You are such a joy and we are so thankful of all our days with you!

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Your first Christmas was truly amazing and magical!We can't wait to share more holidays with you!

We love you so much and cherish each and every single day with you!

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

September Weddings {2011}

September 10, 2011

Laura & Scott

Laura is one of my closest friends. We became friends when Wayne and I started dating back in 2002. She is mentioned regularly on this blog. I was honored to be a part of her and Scott's special day. It was a low-key event, but memorable and filled with happiness and many laughs by everyone. They were married on a roof-top in downtown Minneapolis. It was quite hot warm that day, but beautiful to say the least.

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Me, Amy, Tammy and Nancy

I have begun friendships with these ladies through Laura's friendship. Such a great group of ladies!

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Laura & Scott...married.Yay! Congrats to the happy couple!

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Me & Laura

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Me & Hailey (She looks so little in this picture. A little over 2 months old.)

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Wayne had to work, so my sister, Amie, came to help me that day. So grateful for her and everything she does for me! Love you, Amie!

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Another one of just the girls. We were having fun and laughing lots.

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Reception was held in the same building downtown. It was a great space.

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There was so much food. And it all was so yummy!

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Yummy cake.

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Our favors from the Bride & Groom.


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Me, Hailey (2+ months), Ben (7+ months) & Laura.

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Congratulations Laura and Scott! Thank you for including me and for your friendship!

September 24, 2011

Josh & Michaela

Wayne and Josh have been friends since 2004, when Wayne started working at KCLD in St. Cloud. We were there when Josh first started dating Michaela and have seen their relationship grow from just dating, to moving in together, to getting engaged, to now married! We don't see them as often as we would like, but are hoping to change that. Josh was working in Rochester with Michaela commuting to the Cities everyday, so they were living in between, but Josh recently found a great new job in the Cities, so now they are moving closer! I hope that means getting together more often!

Wayne went to the rehearsal & dinner Friday night (9/23) in Welch, MN by himself cause he also needed to pick up his tux in Rochester. I had to work and it was a lot of driving around to take Hailey with. The next day our little family of three made our way down to Welch, MN for the ceremony and then onto Red Wing for the reception. Everything was beautiful, especially the Bride. Here are a few of my favorite pictures from the day.

Wayne was an Usher. He felt totally honored as he was the only person in the wedding party that wasn't a family member. I thought that meant a lot being he was the only friend in the wedding.

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This was Hailey napping while the professional pictures were taking place. She slept a lot that day. Isn't her outfit cute?

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Smiling in her sleep.

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They are married!

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Isn't her dress gorgeous ??

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This is the head table. I was so honored and thankful to get to sit with my Hubby and be included. Also, look at that view!! It was a beautiful venue!

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I love the detail of everything!! They used corks for the name holders.

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Cupcake table.

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Just the 3 of us...The Danielson Family!

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The food was delicious, the band was fun and the newlywed couple was adorable!

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Congratulations Josh & Michalea! Thank you for making me feel so included in your special day!

Leah

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Merry Christmas! {2011}

Merry Christmas from the Danileson Family!!!

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This is also Hailey's first Santa picture!!!

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Hope everyone had a great Christmas and enjoyed all the blessings in your life!!! 
Here's to a great 2012!

Leah

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Currently {December 2011}

Head over to Jenn and link up!

currently . . .

current book(s)

Vampire Diaries. Might not finish it though. I watch the  TV show on CW, but the books are WAY different. Too different. I don't think I like. Not sure what to read next. Any suggestions?

current playlist

Gym Class Heroes...still obsessed with this song:



current color

I usually don't wear nail polish, for several reasons actually.
1) I don't do self manicures well.
2) I think nail polish looks funny on me. I don't have the fingers for it.
3) I don't have the time to keep up with it.

With that said, I have been itching lately to get some sort of manicure and try it. While I get pedicures regularly I don't ever get manicures. We'll see what new adventures the new year brings.

current drink

Cherry Coke

current food

Anything chinese

current favorite show

I have several. New Girl, Revenge and Hart of Dixie are my new faves this year.

current needs

To start and finish Christmas shopping. Then to wrap all said shopping items.

current triumph(s)

I'm hoping by the end of this weekend I will have the mentioned Christmas shopping somewhat completed and if not then very close with a game plan.

current bane(s) of my existence

See Christmas shopping above.

current celebrity crush

Ryan Gosling...need I say more?

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current #1 blessing

Obviously it would be Hailey and my Husband. But more specific would be our health. I just know too many people/children/babies that have complications or are going through various things and it breaks my heart every time I hear of something new. Just this week, I heard through a friend that these parents lost their 3 year old to a heart attack. This little boy had heart surgery when he was little, so they knew it might be a possibility, but it's still devastating nonetheless.

current indulgence

White chocolate covered Oreos

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current outfit

Work attire...brown dress pants from VS...cream colored top from Kohls...cream colored sweater from somewhere I don't remember cause I have had it for so long...nylons with brown heels

current excitement

Getting our Christmas cards out this weekend!!So excited to share with everyone!

current mood

happy and content...it's payday

current favorite holiday decoration

These little trees I bought from Target.

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current #1 item on your wishlist

Desktop computer...which my AWESOME and totally RAD parents are getting for us for Christmas. So excited to not only have two computers (desktop & laptop) in our household, but I can't wait to get my printer hooked up again. It's been way too long and I have so many projects I want to start and finish.

current new year's resolution

Don't be so lazy + work out = loose baby weight& get toned

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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Chirstmas Questionairre {2011}

I saw this on a blog I follow and thought it would be fun to participate!

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?

Mostly gift bags. I go to the Dollar Tree and stock up. They are super cheap ($1) and come in so many different sizes/colors. I usually can fit more than just one thing in them, too. Also, then people can reuse them if they feel like it. I feel like wrapping paper can be such a waste.

2. Real tree or artificial?

Artificial. But now that we have Hailey we might have to start a tradition of going to a tree farm and picking out our own tree. We'll see about next year.

3. When do you put up the tree?

Usually the day after Thanksgiving we put up the tree, but I start decorating for Christmas usually right away in November. As I take down Halloween decorations, I put up Christmas stuff. Might as well, right?

4. When do you take the tree down?

First week of January. I don't like to rip it all down and put everything away right away.

5. Do you like eggnog?

No!

6. Favorite gift received as a child?

Anything Barbie. I don't remember specifically what year, but I got a Barbie house and a Barbie limo. I was so pumped.

7. Do you have a nativity scene?

No.

8. Hardest person to buy for?

My Dad. He has like everything. I never know what to get him.

9. Easiest person to buy for?

My sisters. They usually make a list and then I go off that. Plus, they like pretty much anything.

10. Mail or email Christmas cards?

Mail. I love getting them every year and sending ours out. Probably my favorite part about Christmas besides Music.

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received?

Can't think of anything off hand. I think every girl goes through a stage, where all you get is lotions, etc. I didn't like that, but I am usually thankful for all gifts received.

12. Favorite Christmas movie?

I like the Charlie Brown Christmas. That's a classic.

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?

I am so bad and usually wait until the pay period before Christmas to get things done. I might get a few things earlier, but not much.

14. Ever recycled a Christmas present?

Yes.

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?

Potatoes...any kind...mashed, cheesy, etc.

16. Clear lights or colored lights on the tree?

We bought an artificial pre-lit a few years ago with colored, but I think I I wanna go just white next time!

17. Favorite Christmas song?

Silent Night. In my hometown's church (Immanuel Lutheran in Clara City) they do a great tradition on Christmas Eve of handing out candles to everyone and then they all get lit and we sing Silent Night as a tradition. Favorite!!!

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home?

The last few years we have stayed home.And by home, I mean around the Twin Cities area. My Hubs usually has to work on either Christmas Eve or Day or both, so it's hard to really go anywhere.

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer?

Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen , Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen and Rudolph!

20. Angel on the tree top or star?

Angel. To me it represents my sister, Keli Jo, that passed away at 3 months old from SIDS. I was in 6th grade.I love it.

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning?

Both. With certain family it's Christmas Eve and then with other family it's Christmas morning. Now that we have a child, I would like to wait until Christmas morning to open up presents from Santa.

22. Most annoying this about this time of year?

The crowds at the stores and the parking lots especially.

23. Favorite ornamnet, theme, or color?

My favorite color to wear during the holiday season is red. It just gets me in the holiday spirit so much.

24. What do you want for Christmas this year?

We want a lot of big stuff this year. A new computer, new camera, car starters for both of our cars. We both need some new clothes. I need a new pair of tennis shoes and I want a pair of brown boots.

Leah

Friday, December 9, 2011

Insta Friday {12.09.2011}

Go link up with Jeannett at Life Rearranged for Insta Friday.

life rearranged

Since I missed last week, here is my last two weeks via Instagram!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Me, the Hubs and my two sisters, Amie and Kate went over to my friend Jenny's (Lemonhead) parents (Kathy & Rob) house.

Amie & Penelope (Jenny's sister, Ann's dog)

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Ann & Hailey

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Monday, November 28, 2011

I made this for dinner:

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It's Mexican Dorito Casserole. So easy and yums. The Hubs loved it, too!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Hailey in one of her winter hats, fell asleep in the car on our way to dinner for my Dad's birthday. 

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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Me and my punkin running errands and getting groceries.

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Moo Moo got a bath and a hair cut.

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I made cookies. They didn't last long.

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Cuddle time with my love bug.

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Sunday, December 4,2011

Jingleball!

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Monday, December 5, 2011

Uncle Ross feeding Hailey.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

We received our first book in our book exchange. Super cute.

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Friday, December 9, 2011

Sneak Peak of our Christmas pictures.

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Feel free to follow me on Instagram = ladanielson

Leah