Monday, March 29, 2010

Amelia...Child of God

The hubby and I took the baby (and the cat and dog) down to southern MN (and Iowa) for a long weekend (Thursday - Sunday) to get Amelia baptized. We decided to baptize her at my family's church, Waverly Lutheran, which is a small church near our family's farm which my ancestors actually had a hand in establishing. It was pretty neat to have her baptized among my 'church family,' plus it meant that our extended family in the area was able to be there. David's brother, Brian, and his wife, Jen, as well as my two brothers, Stephen and Daniel, all were asked to be sponsors for Mia, and Stephen played and sang her a song (So Are You To Me by Peter Bradley Adams) after the baptism. Mia slept through all of it! My parents got to carry her around the church to introduce her to the congregation (now her 'church family,' too!), and then she decided it was time to wake up and check things out. Grandma Vicki gave her a bottle, which helped to keep her happy and quiet! After taking a whole slew of family pictures, we headed back to the farm for a big family dinner (20+ people!), with lots of good food and wine!

My mom made a heritage blanket that will be used at baptism for all of the grandbabies - it was made from satin and lace cut from her's and her mom's wedding dresses, plus a really soft minky fabric on the backside. I also coerced her into making Mia's baptismal dress (fairly last minute, since I hadn't found anything that I really liked, but she was a good sport about it!). It was a pretty basic pillowcase-style dress, the main body was satin from her mom's (my grandma Mandy's) wedding dress, with a big lace border at the bottom that was from her dress, and then she found little flowers to add as an embellishment. She even made a matching headband with a flower! It all turned out really well and made for some adorable pictures.

Proud daddy!

The sponsors (all of our siblings!).

Grandpa and Grandma B (David's side).

David's full side.

My family.

My full side.

The whole group!

She fell asleep on the 5 minute drive home...taking pictures was A LOT of work!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


My cousin, Jessie, and I were pregnant at the same time (me with my first, her with her second) and we actually ended up having our babies on the SAME day! What's even crazier is that you can tell that the babies are cousins - they both have red hair and in some pictures they look like they could easily be twins! Jessie said that her oldest, Will, was looking at pictures of Mia on this blog and he thought that it was his little brother, Huck! Unfortunately, we don't live close enough to get the babies together any time soon. Here's a recent example of photos that prove that Mia and Huck are family!



Monday, March 22, 2010

Mr. & Mrs.

Mia getting all dressed up! Thankfully Grandma Karen was around to help out!!

The bride on her Blackberry moments before the ceremony...because evidently there was something important to check?

This is me pointing at Tim Tripp - I was coming after him to get him on the dance floor once the wedding party dance was done!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Laura & Gabe's Rehearsal Dinner

Mia made another trip to a classic twin cities bar - Nye's Polonaise Room.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

My auntie loves me!

Good thing the girl has all sorts of aunties that love her - and buy her clothes!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Grandma Evelyn and Amelia Evyn

I took these photos when we were back home a month ago, but forgot to post them! Grandma was playing with Mia's tiny fingers and it was such a good photo op that I didn't want to miss it - so I had to whip out my phone for a couple of pictures since I was sans camera. Looking at her tiny hands, I have a feeling she's going to have her mom's and great-grandma's man-hands - but at least she'll be able to palm a basketball!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Baby Update

I know, I know, we haven't posted very many pictures lately - but we've been busy! I've been back to work for 2 weeks now, and although we have taken some pictures, I just got around to putting them on my computer (when are they going to make a camera that wirelessly transmits the images to your computer, or directly online, for that matter?). I do have to admit that the amount of pictures that we're taking has decreased, too, but I need to remedy that because she is changing EVERY DAY. It's insane - I swear she looks different than she did last week!

What's new with her? She is smiling all of the time now (we have been blessed with a very content and HAPPY baby - yay!), and she's starting to coo and "talk" more and more. She's grasping at things - she pulls on my shirt (which makes for some awkward situations in public) and she's always pulling at whatever washcloth or piece of clothing is nearby when we're changing her. She's really strong; she's doing a good job of lifting her head, although she tends to bang it onto my collarbone all of the time (she doesn't quite hold it up consistently yet). She's sleeping really well - in the past week she had more nights where she went down by 11pm and slept until 6am (or later!). Her Fridays home with dad are going pretty well, although she came him a run for his money last week - good thing I was able to bring the requested food supply home early to help out!

With that, here are some photos from the past week!

Her first pair of jeans! They're a little big, and they didn't last long, but they do exist!

Mia "talking."

Friday, March 12, 2010

Etsy Friday Finds

I'm jumping on the Friday Finds blogger bandwagon - here are some spring-inspired finds from Etsy!

Loveable Love Birds Heart Bowl from Darrielle's Clay Art, $21.
Resort Collection Pink and Green Variated Flower Headband from Banner Boutique on Etsy, $14.95.
Borneo Tree Embroidery Pillow Cover from Kain-Kain Shop, $20.
Amy Butler tote handbag from Hold My Bag, $34.
Keep Calm and Carry On, 8x10 Vintage Inspired Poster from Keep Calm Posters, $10.
Screen Printed Jersey Scarf from Made by Michelle Brusegaard, $25.
Herb Garden Stakes from from Artisan Hand's, $20.
Fountainhead, Czech Glass and Crystal earrings from Adorn Me Jewelry, $14.50 (sale!).
Mr. Darcy Proposal Mug from Brookish, $12.