Sunday, November 15, 2009

Vikings Sunday


At grandma's house celebrating great grandma's 90th birthday and enjoying the game!





Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Alergic to Amoxicillin

Well we had our first run with an alergic reaction to Amoxicillin. Nic woke up yesterday covered in Hives. Turns out to be an alergic reaction to the Amoxicillin she was taking for an ear infection. She's in good spirits but her little hands are so swollen they make it hard to grab her toys. She's being quite the little trooper through all this.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Fun in Germany

We spent the week of labor day in Germany visiting our good friends the Bruckbauers.
While we were there we spent time at the Herbstfest and we all got to sample the local brew.


Wednesday, August 5, 2009

More Videos

Sitting up for the second time...ever...

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Isla Holbox, Mexico


Cozumel, Mexico



The same outfit I wore when I was her age - 1979 classic!







11 months

Nikki is almost 11 months old now! Crazy how time flies with a baby!
We got back from Cozumenl, Mexico on Sunday. There are some pictures from the trip below.

Kinda tired after dinner - 8/5


Reading with Mom - Cozumel, Mexico


Hanging out in the hammock - Cozumel, Mexico


Cozumel, Mexico



First taste of salt water - Cozumel, Mexico


More soon - I've got some video's I'll be posting too...

Friday, June 26, 2009

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Showing off those baby blues



We spent last weekend outside most of the days, Nic got a little red in the cheeks but her sun hat did a great job keeping her from getting sunburned.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Soooo Big!!

We have learned "so big"!! The first time was last Tuesday; she finally understood the game. She has also been working with Duane at daycare with "gimme five"... she's picking that up quickly too... enjoy the video! We sure think she's cute!

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Friday, April 17, 2009

Jumping baby

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Nicole loves her jumper! She'll be bouncing off the walls one of these days!

7 Months Already!

We are finally updating our blog after a short 11 week hiatus! Lots has happened to our little peanut! She is now 7 months old (31 weeks). She is sitting really well on her own now. She still loves to screech, so we are starting to learn "no screech". She is also eating fruits and veggies (baby food). No teeth yet! Day care is going really well; Nikki has taken quite a liking to Carol and Duane (Carol's husband). As Duane reads the newspaper in the morning, Nikki tells him all about her night, then reaches out an grabs his mustache! :)

Everything goes into her mouth now (as you will see in the pictures below)! Bath time is also a LOT more fun now! We splash around and hold on to the shower head. Next week we are hoping to go into a pool for the first time. I'm not sure how the little swimmer diapers work, somehow they don't absorb water... yet they are still diapers... hmmmm...








Thanks for stopping in! More next time!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Random Pics

Just some random pictures... 20 weeks old already! Right before bedtime...

Mmmmm...teething ring...

Cuddling with Teddy...

Looking at Dad...


Looking at the camera...


Checking out the cute new poncho knitted by Aunt Judy...

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Talkin' and Laughin'

Nikki is now 20 weeks! At her 4 month check up she was in the 95th percentile for height and 90th for weight. She has started squealing and has become a lot more vocal. She has almost rolled over, but her little arm prevents her from getting all the way.

In the clip below, she has the hiccups.

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Here, she has a very important story to tell...

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Thanks for catching up! We'll get more pictures up soon!

Friday, January 2, 2009

3 (and a half) Month Pictures

Here are a few of Nikki's 3 month pictures. Actually, they are closer to 4 months... we were preoccupied with Christmas... :)









Put me in Coach!

This was a Christmas gift from our good friends, Sherri and Jason. She looked so cute all dressed up I had to share. She's ready for her first game!

...Maybe we should focus on rolling over first...


Now we just need to get her a basketball hoop.

First Christmas!

Christmas was very good for Nikki! She and her new cousin, Heidi, made quite the haul. This year we went down to my sister's house in Inver Grove Heights. We celebrated Christmas Eve there, then drove to Andover to celebrate Christmas Day at Mike's parents.

Getting ready for summer weekends at the Ring cabin, Nikki gets her first life jacket.


More presents! ...Oma and Opa (Grandma and Grandpa) went a little over board on gifts. I think they were a little excited to finally have grandkids!

Even Kota scored a big, smoked bone. This is the "before" picture. Yum!

This is the "after" picture when he had such bad gas he had to cover up his nose! The rest of us were in pain too...

Opa Ring and Nikki, starting to wind down.
Winding down more... snuggling with Opa.

Heads get so heavy and hard to hold up by yourself when you are tired! I had to give her a little lift.

Down for the count.
I've been told I can't post any pictures of Heidi until after the birth annoucements go out. Oma was holding Heidi, which is why there are no pictures of her. As soon as the annoucements go out, I'll get some pictures up.
Too much fun and excitement! Can't wait for next year!