Thursday, September 23, 2010

My little ballerina.....

Marissa started ballet class last week!  She is enjoying it so much and loves to get all dressed up like a ballerina!  Here's a pic from her first night of class!

First night of ballet

Marissa's Kindergarten Screening

I took Marissa to her KINDERGARTEN screening yesterday.  YES, they already have us doing this.  She did remarkably well and is ready for school NOW!  It could be a long two years!  She is enjoying preschool so much and it is so exciting for me to see her enjoying it! 

Brody's 2 month check-up!

Brody went to the doctor a few weeks ago for his 2-month check-up!  Here were his stats!

Weight: 13.5 lbs 84th percentile

Height: 24 inches 73rd percentile

Head Circumference: 38.5 cm 19th percentile

He is growing perfectly and is making his mama proud everyday!!!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Marissa's 1st day of School!

Today was a big day for us as Marissa headed off to preschool for the first time this morning.  She was very excited!  It sounds like she had a very good time and made some new friends!  Here's a few pics we took! 

All ready to go....

Looking all grown up!
Daddy & Marissa

Proud Mommy!

At School at last!

Marissa and her best friend Kyja!  They got lucky to be in the same class!

Friday, September 10, 2010

8 Week Old Picture!

Here's some pics from today!  8 weeks old and growing way too fast!

Sweet Brody at 8 weeks old!
My little man!

Vikings Game

Last night was the Vikings first game of the season!  This calls for a little party!  We were invited over to John & Beth's to watch the game on their new TV!  It was a fun night even though the Vikings lost.  Here's a few pics we took!

Marissa, Abby & Meghan:  Little Vikings Fans

Marissa in her new jersey
Tony & Brody
Matching PJ's:  BIG SISTERS

Apple Orchard

We loaded up the van and headed to the Apple Orchard with our friends Pam, Kyja & Noella!  The girls enjoyed picking apples and seeing all the animals.  Marissa LOVED the corn maze.  Kyja & Marissa are starting preschool on Tuesday so this was our last outing before school starts.  They will be in the same class and because both of their last names start with "HOL"  they will be sitting next to each other.  Marissa met her teachers and found her "hook" where her backpack & coat belong.  She is super excited and it's nice to have a friend in class with her.  Here's a few pics from our day!

3 1/2 feet tall

Marissa & Kyja:  Best Friends

Driving the tractor

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

8 Weeks Old!

Today marks Brody's 8-week birthday!  I have been packing away his 'newborn' sized outfits as they were too tight on him. He goes next week to his pediatrician for his 2 month check up and I'm anxious to see how much he weighs. He has little rolls on his legs and a double chin....he's certainly filling out.  He is a happy baby and is starting to sleep better at night which makes for happier parents!  I love his smiles, coos & giggles!  It's fun to see his personality starting to develop!  He loves his car seat and is easy to take out & about with us!  We are so in love with our little man!!!  8 weeks flew right by!  I'm sure the next 8 will too! 

Monday, September 6, 2010

Happy Birthday, Grandpa H!!!

We spent Sunday at the cabin to help celebrate Grandpa Holgrimson's birthday!  It was a beautiful day to be at the lake!  Here's our day in pics!

Grandma & Brody
Helping Grandpa blow out the candles!
Baby Brody
Mommy & Brody
Grandpa & Brody
Baby B
Daddy, Grandpa & Brody


John, Craig & Tony
Driving Grandpa's Boat!
Best Buddies!

Lake Harriet Trolley

Saturday, we took a trolley ride from Lake Harriet to Lake Calhoun and spent the day with Grammy!  Here's a few pics from our day! 

Grammy & Marissa
Marissa & Mommy
Riding the Trolley
Daddy & Marissa

Date Night

Tony & Marissa went on "Date Night" on Thursday night.  The plan was to go to Subway, which is Marissa's favorite restaurant, and then to the Andover High School football game.  Marissa has been begging Tony to go to a football game.  I'm not sure why she thought that would be so fun but she has been asking for months so Thursday night was the big night!  They ended up running into John, Beth, Meghan & Abby at the game by accident so there is a few pics of the girls together as well!

Eating at Subway
Marissa & little cousin, Meghan
Back home after a fun night!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Catching up!

It's been awhile since my last blog post but that's probably because time is very limited these days!  We are trying to enjoy the last few days of summer before our busy fall schedule begins! 

Brody turned 7 weeks on Tuesday and he is continuing to change very quickly.  He loves to watch his big sister and he is already growing out of his newborn clothes and into the 3 month clothes!  He goes back to the doctor in a week so I'll be excited to find out how much he has grown! 

Marissa starts preschool on September 14th and she is super excited!  I know she will love it and she is definitely READY! 

Here's some other things we've been up to!  We enjoyed a visit from some of Tony's family, the Sodoma's who live in Texas, and who we don't get to see very often!

Brody with Tony's Aunt Gwen
The Boys:  Reeves, Todd, John, Scott, Craig & Tony

We had a memorial service for Tony's Uncle Bob who passed away back in January.  It was nice to be able to share some memories of him and be together with family to celebrate his life. 
Brody dressed in his first pair of shoes!

Marissa & Brody before the Memorial Service

The boys with the exception of Tony went up North for a fishing trip which means the girls got a shopping day at IKEA!  Here's a few pics I took in the van with all 4 kids!
Picture of Brody & Abby patiently waiting in the car seats!

Self-Portrait in the back of the van!

We enjoyed an evening at the Drive-In with as Marissa calls us, "the four family."  We packed up the kids with the hopes that they would behave while watching the movie.  Marissa fell asleep on the way there but woke up just in time for the movie to start!  She wanted to take a self-portrait.  Isn't it lovely?

Self-Portrait.....why is my head always cut off? 

I try to take pictures often knowing that Brody is changing so quickly!  Here's a few cute ones I caught one morning while they kids were snuggling!

Brody Man
Big Smiles
Sweet Baby

Gap Baby
We ventured out to the State Fair last Friday for the first time in 4 years!  It was a good time but we remembered why we haven't been there in so long!  Here's a few pics from the day!
My little farmer
The Giant Slide with Daddy

Twins Fans

Last Saturday night, Tony & I got the pleasure of going on a date night to the Vikings game courtesy of Tony's work!  We had fun and it was great to see Brett Favre playing again!


So needless to say, we've been staying busy!  Enjoying life as a family of four!