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Thursday, April 28, 2011

EASTER!

We did so much for Easter I don't want to bore anyone with all the details so here it goes all summed up! (3 egg hunts, 2 family dinners, 1 family brunch, dad in the hospital with a kidney stone, church, sick dog after eating chocolate!) Whew, all that really wore us out! By the 3rd egg hunt, Scotty really seemed to be a pro. He had trouble opening the plastic eggs, so he would put them in his mouth to crack the egg open and stuff the chocolate in his mouth...fast as possible before mom said no! Smart kid! 

On another note, I have been starting to feel a lot more movement this week from our little girl. This is the only, and I mean the only part of pregnancy I enjoy. We have decided on the name Hadley Christine Zuehlke. 
Almost halfway!!! That reminds me...I have A LOT to do!!! Yikes!


Scotty's Easter Basket
All the goodies!
1st Egg Hunt at Willow Fork County Club
Willow Fork Hunt

This one is so funny 
Petting Zoo
Sweet Cousins
Easter Egg Hunt Baba Z's
Scotty Hiding :) 


Baba Z and the boys 



Mam-maw finishing her Vino

My Scott's, notice how they are standing?! Too cute !
Brunch with Mimi and Baba Gary

Brunch..only picture of mom

Scotty's being himself...goofy!
Worn out!
Dre' extra tired. Fell asleep playing with Scotty's Ball


 XOXO,

The Zuehlke's
PS...Sorry we didn't get any pictures with the Wacker's, but they celebrated with us too!

















Friday, April 22, 2011

It's a Girl!

Yesterday we found out that Baby Z # 2 is in fact a little GIRL! We are so very excited and feel very blessed!

 I have thought that this might be a girl for several reasons. To begin with,  this pregnancy has been VERY DIFFERENT.  With Scotty I had extreme "morning" (24 hour) sickness,  acne, high heartbeats at ultra sounds ( 8 week visit was around 165). Of course while I was waiting to find out what Scotty was I tuned into all the old wives tales, and the Chinese calendar's (for entertainment purposes only!) which all fit into the girl category.  The only "boy" wives tales he fit was that I carried low, and red meat and spicy foods were my best friends. Chicken made me gag, jalapenos were a staple topping on most foods.   I also always referred to him as a "he." 

With this baby, jalapenos give me heartburn, red meat makes me want to gag, and Mexican food is the last place I care to eat. I was  sick with this baby in the evenings starting at 4:00 on the dot everyday for about 3 months which was awful, but better then ALL DAY! Heartbeats were lower then Scotty's... 125 at 6 weeks, 153 at 14 weeks, and 143 at 18 weeks. Oh, this baby was always referred to as a "she". So, I thought there was a good chance!!! 



One morning  after praying about my wish along with many other things I was eating lunch and through a busy crowd of people this little girl with blond hair walked right by me, looked at me, and gave me the biggest smile. I knew God had heard my prayer that morning. Faith is what he teaches me often. 

18 weeks! 


She was laying on her belly. 


XOXO, 

The Zuehlke's  

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Update!!!!

This past week we signed up for The Little Gym and Swim Classes. We already attended a class at LG this past week, and we start swim lessons in early May.
We did LG when Scotty was about 6-9 months and he loved it! The dynamics have changed a bit from the quiet little class of babies, to a room full of toddlers all under the age of two trying to follow directions. One word….WILD!

Scotty and his buddy Dean at Little Gym
We have also become avid rabbit hunters at the Zuehlke’s. We have a lot of rabbits running around in our neighborhood and every evening we go outside to hunt rabbits. Dre’ sniffs them out and Scotty calls for them “rabbi” “rabbi”? Then usually one will shoot out of the bushes and everyone follows. It’s fun for us, not so much for the poor rabbits!

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Quick Video: Scotty Calling the rabbits in the beginning. 

We had a few firsts this week:
1.     Nature Hunt! We collected a few things and we also saw a “rabbi” and” DUCK DUCK DUCK! We couldn't bring those home for pictures...

First Nature Hunt Collection
2.     I doctored my first skinned knee as a mom!  That's what happens when you run down the driveway at full speed! Neosporin and Lightning McQueen band-aid! All better! We taught Scotty “boo-boo” and he is very proud to show it off! I guess I am doing good for this to be our first real boo-boo at 17 months! Many more to follow! 


Scotty's First "Boo-Boo"
Check it out Dad!

XOXO, 

The Zuehlke’s

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Catching up....


Going to do some quick catching up…Gotta get on this more regularly so these aren't so long!

We recently celebrated Ryan’s 1 year Sesame Street birthday party complete with Elmo and Big Bird Balloons, Oscar the Grouch serving goodies out of a mini trashcan, and adorable character cupcakes! We all had a good time! Scotty let everyone hold him and he played really independently. I actually got to eat my meal first! We love spending time with all sides of our family!

Knuckle sandwich mom?!

Let me show you where your nose is....just in case you didn't know!
This past weekend I traveled to Austin to host a shower for my dear cousin and beautiful bride Meg. Soon to be Megan Moss. Perfect name, movie star-ish?! We had a nice time visiting and it was fun to meet all of her friends/ bridesmaids. I am also a bridesmaid and will be 6 months pregnant on wedding day. We ordered my dress already with extra fabric and length. I know one thing, it will be VERY interesting!  We had brunch Saturday morning complete with Mimosa’s. Don’t worry, I didn’t have any. I settled for punch which I thought was fantastic!  Meg got a lot of china and a few other kitchen items. We made sure to throw in some grilling tools for the groom. When Scott and I were getting married he was always annoyed with all the china gifts, even though I loved them! 

Here are some pictures of the shower!









Hostesses/Bridesmaids 

The NCAA final four was in Houston this year, and being that Kentucky was there was super special and fun.   My dad coached one of Kentucky’s players, Josh Harrellson, in high school. He has been following the team and attending games to support Josh for the past few years. He texts Josh before and after every single game.   This year on Senior night in Lexington, Josh asked my dad to walk with him onto the floor. Even though my dad resisted, his family insisted.  That meant the world to my dad. My dad eats, lives, & breaths basketball. He always has for as long as I can remember! There was always basketball on in our home growing up. Believe me when I say,  I don’t know anyone as passionate about something as my dad is about basketball!  In 2007, my dad was inducted into the Missouri Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame and most recently in March of 2011, into the St. Charles County Amateur Sports Hall of Fame and was honored in this year’s Outstanding Achievement Award. My dad is not just a coach, he is a GREAT coach, father, and my mom will tell you husband.  My mom is  GREAT to put up with all this BASKETBALL!!!!!
Headed to the Final Four

My dad did several interviews for sports writers over the past week regarding Josh. Fortunately, a friend got my dad tickets to the finals, and he was able to attend Saturday night’s games as well. We went as a family to the finals. It was too bad Kentucky wasn't there. 


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 XOXO, 

The Zuehlke's