Wednesday, February 22, 2012

What season is it?

 Mother nature sure is confusing us around these parts and I think (unfortunately) what has come with the ever flucuating weather has been a lot of colds and sickness.  Last week Connor was diagnosed with bronchitis and spent the majority of the week just laying around watching TV and movies.  (which for those that know him - know just how uncharacteristic that is for him) He made it to daycare only one day last week and spent quite a bit of time napping and snuggling with his animals and blankies in his puppy tent. 

We had to postpone our trip to Dubuque to meet baby Riley so we didn't pass on our nasty germs to her.  We were pretty bummed not to make the trip but know we couldn't in good faith go to visit her and give her the love and hugs we had been hoping to while fighting off the bug.

Thankfully by Sunday we were starting to see a little perk in our little guy.  The weather was beautiful and we decided to treat Connor with a trip to the zoo after some really good behavior at church on Sunday.

It was nearly 50 degrees and just a perfect day to get some fresh air and let the germs out.

PS - did I mention that then yesterday (Tuesday) we woke up to snow covered yard, sidewalk and driveway?!?  Winter? Spring? Fall? This weather has been unreal!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Christmas is complete

On Friday February 3rd - Connor's final Christmas gift arrived!  Aunt Tracy and Uncle Scott gave Connor his first big boy bed for Christmas this year!  And you know what else - it was handmade by Uncle Scott!

We feel so blessed to be given such a treasured piece of furniture that will no doubt stay with this family forever.  He did such a nice job and if you don't know - he's super talented too!  He's made Aunt Tracy and Uncle Scott's bedroom furniture, most of the tables in their living room and is finishing up a matching bed for Grace now!

Connor spent his first night in his big boy bed on Monday February 6th and we haven't turned back since.  Connor has done awesome - we haven't had any falling out of bed and generally speaking our bedime routine has gotten about 120% better than where it was!

Here are some pictures of my little man his first night in his new bed.

I've been unable to get a picture but on the headboard right above the head of the puppy that is in bed with Connor - Uncle Scott carved a 4 leaf clover!  Certainly bringing us good luck so far!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Noah Matthew

The Paulsrud Family would like to officially welcome the newest member of our extended friend "family" Noah Matthew Pape.

Born today, February 15, 2012 and weighing in at 6 lbs 7 oz, 19.5 inches we could not be more thrilled for our dear friends Mollie & Matt on this little miracle that has joined their lives.

Here he is folks:

Looking pretty darn perfect in every way!  Can't wait to snuggle up with this guy! Welcome to the world Noah!