Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Birthday, Christmas and much more.....

We've had a busy couple of weeks and I haven't even got my pictures uploaded yet! My birthday celebrations lasted for 4 days! It was a lot of fun and it sure makes a girl feel loved! Christmas this year, we were supposed to go to Iowa however the weather kept us here and I think this is the first Christmas we stayed at our house. We still have one more Christmas to go on Friday at G & G Meyer's!

Marissa has been loving playing outside in all the snow! She is really into sledding and making snowmen! The cold doesn't seem to bother her!

We are heading today to meet my brother and his family for an overnight at a waterpark hotel. The kids are sure to have fun!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! I know we are looking forward to an exciting 2010!!

Ultrasound Appointment

Yesterday, we went in for our 2nd ultrasound. The baby is measuring 11 weeks, 6 days which means a due date of July 15, 2010. My doctor had told me that I would deliver at least a week early so that puts us somewhere around July 8th. The heartbeat was 168 bpm which is normal for the age of the baby.

This time the baby actually looked like a baby and we clearly could see it's spine, ribs, eyes, legs, arms, and a beautiful heartbeat like a little flash. The technician said the baby looks perfect which is always resassuring to a worrier like myself.

I go in for my 13 week appt next Friday and see the doctor for a quick check-up. I'm hoping my blood pressure is staying down and I won't have be treated for high blood pressure. 13 weeks also means the end of the 1st trimester which should mean I start to feel better! I'm really counting on this and hoping for the best! With Marissa I felt sick all the way to 16 weeks so I'm hoping it stops earlier this time!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

1st OB appointment!!

We went in today for our first ultrasound and OB appointment. Baby looks great and is growing perfect! We also confirmed that we only have one baby in there! I was a little worried because Tony has been saying he thinks we are having twins!! Baby's heartbeat was 173 which was great for this age. We also confirmed that we will delivering this baby around July 7th-11th depending on what's going on at that time! At least I have an end date this time since I'll be delivering via C-section!! We go back in 3 weeks for another ultrasound and then a week after that for a regular OB appt. We are on the way!!! It's exciting!

Monday, December 7, 2009

3rd Birthday Party!



Princess Dress-Up Time




Marissa's cousin Charlie got in on the "dress-up" action. This pic will also be known as blackmail when he's older :)




Displaying her cake proudly!





CAKE TIME!!!!!






GROUP PHOTO!!!

Great party and a great day to celebrate Marissa's 3rd birthday!!!

Marissa's 3rd Birthday!


Marissa waiting patiently to open presents!



Showing off her loot!




Being blindfolded waiting for her BIG present!!!




LOVING her new bike!


We spent the day at the childrens museum in St. Paul. We took her out for pizza and her daddy took her roller skating for the first time!

Macy's Display & Train Ride!






We spent a Saturday taking the train downtown to see the Macy's Christmas Display. Marissa loved the train ride! We shopped, ate ice cream and spent good family quality time! The Macy's Display was the same as last year but Marissa seemed to like it more this year! The best part we didn't have to wait in line!!!

Christmas Cookie Baking!





Here's a few pics I got with Marissa & her grandma baking Christmas cookies!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

A couple more....


Marissa's 3-year Pics!






We went and got Marissa's 3 year pictures done today! Here are some of the highlights!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Big News!


I think the shirt says it all!! Of course, I couldn't get Marissa to cooperate when trying to take a picture of her!! We are soon to be a family of four!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Halloween 2009




Sunday, October 18, 2009

Pumpkin Patch 2009











We enjoyed a day at the pumpkin patch with Marissa's little cousin, Meghan & Abby! Here's some pics of our day!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

First snow of the season!!!







What a difference even a few months can make! As we got out clothes that Marissa wore back in May and see that the pants are now capris, I realize my little girl keeps growing! On that note, Marissa woke up Saturday morning to the first snowfall of the season! She was in awe and couldn't wait to get outside! She made a snow "family" which consists of a daddy, mommy and marissa snowman. Yesterday, it snowed again and she made a large snowman! It's fun to watch her get excited about it! At least someone is happy it's snowing in October!!! Here's a few pics!!






Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Cousins.....

3 little blessings......The Holgrimson Girls! How lucky Marissa is to have two girl cousins!





Apple Orchard











One of the many fun fall traditions we have is to take a day and go to the Apple Orchard. This year Marissa was very into picking her own apples! We always have to come home and make delicious caramel apples! Here's some pics we took from the day!

Growing up.....

We've had a busy month and I can't believe it's going to be October already. Marissa picked our her Halloween costume already! Fall is a great time of year but it also indicates that cold weather is going to be here to stay. I don't think either one of us is ready to be inside for the winter.

Marissa is really getting independent. It's the little things that really add up like getting dressed by herself. It's getting easier for me but then I realize that she really is growing up. Soon enough, I won't be the one to hang out with anymore and she'll want to just hang out with her friends. I'm trying to soak it all in right now.

She must have had a growth spurt over the summer because of all sudden pants that fit in May look like capris now. I don't notice how much she is growing until she puts on a pair of jeans and I see she really is getting tall.

Marissa asked me yesterday if she can have an ice cream cake for her birthday which got me thinking her 3rd birthday is in two months! AAHHH!! I can't believe it! How is it possible that 3 years has flown by so fast!

I guess I'm just having a reflective moment and needed to share!!!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Disney World!











We had a blast at Disney World! Marissa had the privilege of meeting all of her favorite Disney characters! I have so many favorite pics but here's just a few!












Monday, September 7, 2009

Labor Day Weekend!











We enjoyed a busy weekend with our families! We got to go to Minnehaha Falls and Lake Harriet on Sunday. Spend a day at the park picniking, swimming and playing at the playground on Monday. Here's a few pics from the fun!

Happy Birthday, Grandpa Craig!
















We celebrated Craig's bday over the weekend with a day that started out at Great Grandma and Great-Grandpa's house. We were able to get everyone together for a family picnic. Marissa enjoyed playing with her cousins. She even asked as she was falling asleep if she could call Nikki and ask her if Jake & Charlie could play bikes again. The next morning when she woke up, that was the first thing she said again! So I know she had fun! Here's a few pics to highlight the time!