Thursday, April 30, 2009


I don't know why this is underlined... I guess that's just how it's going to be this time... Anyway, I will write more later, but I just uploaded my pictures from this weekend and had to compare them to the ones from December... First up - Grandma Hietikko and Belle...
Next - Grandpa Hietikko and Belle...
Finally - Uncle J and Belle...Holy cow!!! She is SOOO BIG!!!! The strangest part is, I can't really remember her being so small!!! Alright, that's it for now...

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Think Spring!

It was beautiful this weekend. Mid 70's Saturday and high 60's today. I got to put Belle in a cute little dress both days. I love it when it's warm enough for the cute little dresses! I would love to say I spent this lovely weekend outside enjoying the sunshine and warmth, however, I actually spent most of the day Saturday snoozing when Belle did, trying to beat this darn cold. I hope she's feeling better than I am! I can't breath and I feel like I've swallowed a porcupine. My ears have been hurting for about a month now, but tonight, one of them did some weird little "pop" thing and now it hurts even more. Guess I better to go the Minute Clinic tomorrow... The last time I felt a little "pop" in my body, I came home with a baby!!! Well, that's my rant for the day... Here are the pictures for you!

The other night, Nick kept kissing Belle's cheeks and it was making her laugh. It was so cute. :)
Smiling after Daddy's kisses. :)Sitting in her chair today in her pretty dress. I can never get her to look at the camera because the flash is too bright, so this is as good as you get.Such a cute little face!!! How could you not love it?!!
Chewing on her fingers, but looking deep in thought. :)She played in her bouncer most of the day. Some days she'll play in there forever just happy as a clam. Other days, she'll scream her head off 2 seconds after she goes in... Today was a good day.
We kept thinking she had fallen asleep in the bouncer because this is what we kept seeing... But really, she was just laying her head down to watch TV! She's too funny!

Well, that's it for me. I'm going to go fold the rest of the clothes and get to bed early. I hope everyone had a good week! I know it's supposed to be rainy (snowy up North), but let's try to make the best of it! :)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


Oh yeah - and Belle was 18lb 5oz at the doctor today!!! Yikes!!! I thought she would be around 17.5 lbs!!! who knew??

Poor Baby

Well, I took Belle to the doctor today because I didn't like the sound of that cough that she has and it's a good thing I did too because the doc discovered an ear infection that I was totally not aware of. However, once he told me, I started thinking back and realized, that is probably why she has been so clingy the past couple days and why she's been so fussy and hard to get to sleep. The poor little munchkin has a sore ear!!! Geez Mommy!!! But we now have her on some antibiotics so hopefully she'll be feeling better soon, until then, I guess I get some extra snuggling time!!

Oh - Nick's cousin Tommy has accepted an opportunity to play baseball for Madonna University starting this fall!!! Congrats to Tom! This is especially momentus given the year he had to take off of sports to fight (and OVERCOME) cancer a few years back!!! We are so excited and proud of him! :)

Monday, April 13, 2009

Our Weekend

Well, here are some pictures from our weekend trip to Cadillac... We had a wonderful time and can't wait to get back!!! We miss every one already...Here is Casey being a goon and trying to blow the rubber gloves up with his nose... It was hilarious, but it kept popping off his head!!! Guess he has a big noggin!
Grandpa and Belle chillin' in the kitchen
Aunt Dawn and Belle.
My adorable nephew Casey and Belle... She was snuggling up with him on the couch. It was so cute!
Aunt Jenny and Belle.
My Grandma (Great Grandma McMahon), Me and Belle.
Uncle Jeremy loving up on Belle. She looks so tiny here... but she's really not!! :)
Grandma and Grandpa Lumsden came down Saturday for a couple hours to get some Belle time.
Grandma Lumsden and Belle (she's still staring at the TV... she can't get enough of it!)
Grandpa and Belle. They sure do look a lot alike!!!
One of my favorite pictures of the weekend... Aunt Jenny, Uncle Casey, Casey, Cody and Belle... The boys both had guns, so Grandpa thought Belle should have one too!
This is so sweet. Connor and Belle. He was so cute - he kept touching her head and saying "Hi Isabelle" and then he said "Can I hold her?" It was so cute! Priceless!!!
Grandma Flint and Belle.

That's all folks... This momma has to get to bed... Exhaustion is at the peak... Or at least, I hope it's the peak!!!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

because i said so...

Because I said I was getting ready to post some pictures, I better do it.. but one for tonight... I'm exhausted. Here is Belle from last weekend holding her own bottle!!!Stay tuned for pictures from our trip to Cadillac...

Friday, April 3, 2009

Thank goodness this week is over!!! I am so excited to spend the weekend with my family! It's supposed to be nice out, so we are going to plant some flowers and Belle and I are going to do some shopping (for food and such... nothing fun...) but it will get us out of the house! I have a serious case of home sickness right now and it's driving me mad... I can't wait to go home next weekend to visit with the family!!! It will be a much needed weekend get-away.

We have been having a rough week in the sleeping department... Miss Belle has decided she is going to give up on getting up just once a night and she's going to start getting up 4 or 6 times a night. Nick and I are like zombies and are looking forward to this weekend to recharge a little. I don't totally know what's going on with her waking up all the time, but she's obviously not getting much rested sleep either. She has been sleeping A LOT at daycare the past couple days (which is likely contributing to the not sleeping at home, but was also brought on by the not sleeping at home... it's a vicious cycle...) Anyway, we are hoping for more rest this weekend!

So, I had been looking all over for little sun bonnets for Belle and couldn't find them anywhere... Well, I finally decided to look online and found a website that had a few, so I ordered 2 of them... They came in yesterday, so, of course, I had to take some pictures... Here you go!!! And I probably won't post again this weekend because I am going to be too busy loving up on my baby girl so until next time... enjoy!