Sunday, November 11, 2012

Our Nanny the Cake Boss

So not sure if you know this but our nanny has amazing cake making / decorating talents. Seriously, think Cake Boss level good. I went to a baby shower a few weekends ago for a woman in our small group and I was tasked with bringing the cupcakes. I put my management skills to use and outsourced / delegated the job to Kali. I hired her to make the cupcakes. And they were amazing. Everything you see in these pictures was handmade. She sculpted each one of those teddy bears and pacifiers herself. Guess who is making every cake / cupcake for us for the rest of our lives? That's right, Kali is. 


So we got new phones in August and I hadn't yet hooked up my new phone to the computer to download pictures until tonight. Here are many, many, many long overdue pictures of Fiona and Harper:

Friday, June 15, 2012

Old Friends & New Friends

So we went up to Gurnee yesterday to see my best friend Melissa and her two boys. Jameson is 3 months older than Fiona and Brecken is 12 days older than Harper. We made the mistake of waiting until just before  naptime to do the photo shoot. The ones of Brecken and Harper are adorable but Fiona and Jameson look pretty exhausted.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

The Meeting of the Sisters

Here is Fiona meeting Harper for the very first time:

As always, she dressed appropriately for the big occasion

Thursday, April 12, 2012

My ride

Fiona calls this her "ride". She doesn't like to ride in it as much as she likes to push it around the neighborhood. 

My Easter Egg Hunt

The wind was a little crazy and I wouldn't let Mom put my hair in pigtails so my hair kind of looks crazy in some of these pics!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

A Night of Excitement

Last night when we left for church (around 4:40 p.m.), there was a fire burning about 100 yards from our front door at the corner of the Forest Preseve that we border. There was a firetruck there and a police car. They didn't have hoses out or anything so we just assumed it was a controlled Prairie Burn. They have those about once a year at the Forest Preserves around here.

Two hours later, we return from church to see a wall of fire across the entire Prairie. There were now dozens of firetrucks and police cars and about 100 spectators. Matt went down to talk to the fire chief. Apparently it was not a controlled burn, two teenagers were smoking and put our their cigarettes on very dry prairie grass. The fire chief said our houses were at no risk because the wind was blowing away from us and there was a perimeter of fire trucks between us and the fire. The fire was too far away for the hoses to reach it so they just had to let it burn. Meanwhile, cars keep pulling in to our neighborhood, parking, and getting out to take pictures and film it.

At about 8:30 p.m., the fire had blown farther west and was now approaching the neighborhood next to us. A cop came around on foot and cleared all the spectators out of the neighborhood because a bunch more fire trucks from neighboring cities were on their way. Firetrucks kept pulling into our neighborhood. A bunch of EMT's set up a Medic Area about 10 feet from our front door where firemen would come and kept checked out after they had been firefighting.

It was pretty crazy for awhile. Fortunately, it doesn't appear anyone was hurt or any major property was damaged. At around 10:00 p.m., they had managed to extinguish the whole fire. When we went to bed at 11:00 p.m., the Medic Area was still going strong and six firefighters were still being checked out there.

The pictures below of the fire are literally from our back porch. That is how close it was to us and how big it was. The pictures from this morning are from just down the road from our house. Matt walked down there this morning. Some are from the actual burnt area looking back at our house so you can see how close it got.

28 Week Ultrasound

We had the 28 week ultrasound yesterday morning. It went really well, both baby girl and me are super healthy. Here are some images. At my doctors' office, 3-D Ultrasounds are now standard. Some of the pictures are strange but I thought these ones were cute. She has a little button nose. She looks exactly like Fiona looked in her 3-D Ultrasound:

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Just like her Mama....

I peeked in on Fiona on Thursday night and found her sleeping like this. This is exactly how I used to sleep as a child, legs tucked under, bottom up in the air. Sorry for the picture being so dark, I didn't want to use the flash.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Double take

So the Top picture is Tessa during Christmas 2011 (age 4 months, 3.5 weeks)

The bottom picture is Fiona during Christmas 2010 (age 4 months, 2.5 weeks)

If you were just glancing at the pictures, wouldn't you think they were the same baby? 

Reading "Olivia" with my Cousin