Monday, January 31, 2011

Olivia Pearl

Olivia wearing the t-shirt Michael wore home from the hospital when he was born.
First family photo
Lily telling her little sister "it's ok baby"
Hi Sister!
Olivia with our "traveling pooh bear"
love that hair!

Olivia Pearl arrived on January 28th, 2011 at 7:46am. She's 8lbs, 5oz and 21" long. She has a full head of black hair and is a great baby!! Lily seems to be adjusting to her sister so far, only time will tell. Olivia seems so small to us, but when you start with an 11lb baby, anything would seem small. :)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Decisions! Decisions!

Lily loved her bike and wagon that she got for her birthday. When she got up, still clad in her pajamas, she wanted to go downstairs to play. She rode her bike (as did Michael) and wanted to play in her wagon. We took the base of the wagon out of the box and let her sit in it and play, she had a blast! She's not the only one who can't wait for spring.

Happy 2nd (early) birthday Lily!

Faor bag for the kids (I also made chocolate Snoopy, Charlie Brown and Lucy suckers)
CupcakesTaking Snoopy for a ride...and her dollmmm...Cupcakes!Uncle Jimy being the biggest kid.
Showing off her Snoopy shirt.

We celebrated Lily's birthday on Saturday, January 22nd this year. We wanted to have her party before Olivia got here so it would be all about Lily. We had a Snoopy (Furbert as Lily calls him) party and it was very difficult to find things for it since Snoopy isn't very popular right now.

Thank you to everyone for attending, helping and joining us to celebrate Lily's birthday.

Monday, January 24, 2011


Gwen & Emma

We took the kids bowling on New Year's Eve. Jack and I are the only ones who didn't bowl. Lily bowled with Michael and had a lot of fun, she even knocked down a few pins (without bumpers)! A good time was had by all.

Olivia Update!

We're in the final stretch before Olivia arrives. We still haven't decided on a middle name, but have it narrowed down to two. We had a growth ultrasound done a few weeks ago, and it's estimated that she was already at 7.5lbs. Dr. Tyler said we just not destined to have small babies. Due to growth and not being able to go late with this delivery, we've decided to schedule a repeat c-section for Friday, January 28th at 10am. We're all very excited about meeting our little girl, but also a little nervous. We'll be spending a lot of extra one on one time with Lily this week.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Be Safe!

We were very fortunate this year for Christmas that Shawn was able to join us. He's currently in boot camp in Ft. Knox. He came home on crutches, which makes me pray and worry for him even more. He gets injured in boot camp, how could I not worry! He was here for 2 weeks, and I can't wait to see him again (soon I hope). Please be safe Fester!


We took advantage of the "warm" day to take Lily out to play in the snow, sled and build a snowman. The snow was too soft that when we tried to pull her in the sled, she'd sink. We made a couple laps around the cul-de-sac, but that was it. She did have a good time throwing snowballs for Bean and Winnie to catch, actually for Winnie to catch, Bean watched. Her and Micheal built a snowman, she was very excited about him when he was complete.

Happy 10th Birthday Bean!

I can't believe that Bean is now 10 years old! She's really starting to slow down, and to celebrate her birthday, she lost a tooth. :( She's started to grunt a lot at everyone and prefers to just hang out and watch instead of always playing. Happy Birthday Bean!!!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!
Another failed attempt
Grizwald Christmas!
Bean & Winnie and their new bone


Nothing says Christmas like a kid's dance party!

Michael and I are very fortunate that we're able to spend the holiday's with our families and without too much travel. We spent Christmas Eve with my family, and Christmas day with his. Lily opened a few presents, but for the most part, she was more interested in what everyone else was doing and her old toys. I think Michael and I were more excited about her trampoline, then she was. We wish everyone had a very Merry Christmas and a Happy & Healthy New Year.

Bean & Winnie got one of those super huge bones to share, they loved it!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Visit from Santa

Lily was a very good girl this year that she got to see Santa 3 times! He even came to our house to bring her a present and to wish her a Merry Christmas. She was fine with him and had to show him all her toys and books. When you would ask Lily what she wanted for Christmas she would tell you "Furbert (Snoopy), books, a train and Gossie & Gertie".

Thanks again Santa J for the visit. :)

Walnut room and Santa

Went downtown to have breakfast at the Walnut room and for Lily to see Santa. This was her second time visiting Santa this year. She did great sitting in line for about an hour, and then we got to see Santa and she started to cry. I felt so bad for her. It didn't help that the Santa wasn't interactive at all, it was so not worth the wait. The pictures of the tree don't do it justice, it was very beautiful! We didn't spend much time looking at the window displays this year as you really had to read them and they didn't have much movement, so Lily wasn't interested. I hope she has a better experience next year with Santa.

Christmas Carol & Lawry's

We made our yearly trip to see The Christmas Carol and Lawry's as another Janzen family tradition. This year the play was a little different than years past, but we all still loved it. It's nice to see the little changes when you go and see it every year. It's always a great time. Michael wasn't feeling well the night before and he was a little worried he was going to miss out. He was a champ and made it on Saturday, and had no problems eating at Lawry's.

Making cookies

We decorated sugar cookies with Lily and she had a great time. She had to keep "trying" them, to make sure they were ok. I can't wait to see what she's like next year with them. We never got around to making a gingerbread house, there's always next year.