Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Exerciser Saucer

Heidi has been playing in her exerciser saucer for a couple of weeks now - but we finally put batteries in it (parents of the year) and now the fun has really begun! There is so much fun to be had that I took a bunch of pictures and put them into a slideshow for your enjoyment. Yes, I made an entire slideshow based on 10 minutes of play. We live exciting lives here. We couldn't help taking pictures of her pushing all the buttons and laughing up a storm. So I now present you our slideshow of playtime.

Don't worry we have video too - but we haven't figured out how to download and upload quite yet...but one day...

Click to play Exerciser Saucer

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Rice Cereal

Heidi ate rice cereal for the first time last night (Friday). To our surprise, she did really well. I believe we have an eater on our hands! She was very interested in the spoon and I "think" some of it actually went down. Chris and I were very entertained during the feeding.

One more time...

So I thought I was retiring the SpongeBob and Patrick costumes - but a friend of mine, Jamie, told me about the Good Housekeeping Magazine contest where you can win a trip - so - what's one more contest to enter...

I think this is the link to vote - I figure it was just for fun. I swear I'm working on new costumes for them - I just can't decide what to do...

I did take new pictures of the pair and here are some outtakes. Brewski had the issue of always walking towards me. He is a camera hog! Taco wants nothing to do with the camera. Too bad a good picture of the two didn't come out for outside. It was such a beautiful day when I took these.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Oktoberfest 2008

We had a great time at Oktoberfest this year.

1. The Beer
2. The Bratwurst
3. The Polka Dancing

Click to play Oktoberfest 2008
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Friday, September 19, 2008

Friday Afternoon Hangout...

This week is the craziest week of all year - it always is for work. Its the week before the biggest tradeshow of the year and my job is to get the whole team ready to go. Luckily everything was done by 2 today - so as a reward, I got to jet out of work and have a Friday afternoon with Heidi. Here is Heidi hanging out, doing a little tummy time. Her hair sure seems red....doesn't it? hmmm...

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Vote for Ava

Michelle and Jeremy's little one - Ava - who is going to be 1 in October - has been entered into a cutest baby contest for San Antonio. Everyone please vote for her! Go to:


I believe she is picture number 114...

Here is the picture you are looking for!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Introducing Maya Sabienne Mitchell

Our family welcomed yet another baby! Emily and Corey Mitchell (Corey is my cousin from my mom's side) gave birth on Friday to a 6 pound 13 ounce, 18 1/2 long baby girl named Maya. We can't wait until we can all meet in KC and get all the new babies together. On that side, everyone had a baby in the last 5 months! Caden was born in April, Kendall in May, Heidi in June and now Maya in September!


Sunday, September 7, 2008

New Camera!!!

So I haven't taken a class yet and it took me over an hour to figure out how to download pictures - but here are just a few from playing around with it...
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Anne's Shower

Today was Anne's baby shower for P.I.P. (Peterson in Progress). It was a Hawaiian theme thrown by myself, Jamie Thomas and Lindsey Wang. It was fun! Anne got a TON of stuff! Here is Anne looking amazing being 8 months preggo - we played the guess the size of her belly with a string game and I think she is as wide as my thigh...

Here is the spread of cupcakes and cookies I ordered from a customer of Chris...

Here are Lindsey's two little ones - first Haley and Heidi hanging out and Bennett - who was a challenge to get to look at the camera - then again - its never easy to get a 2 year old to sit still long enough to snap a picture.

Anne is due October 16th and I can't wait to meet PIP!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Pictures from the weekend...

I just wanted to post some pictures from this weekend. Here is my dad on his birthday. His brother (my uncle), Joni, Wick, some other cousins and the rest of the gang celebrated with some BBQ and cake. The evening even included being serenaded by some passing golfers singing happy birthday.

Saturday, some of the Kearney Pikes gathered to have a meet and great with all the new babies. It's crazy to see how everyone has kids. From left to right... Chris and Heidi - born 6/7/08, then Matt Satthoff and Jamieson born 6/10/08, then Chris Lyons with Charlie born 6/8/08, then Curtis Wollen with Izzy born end of April, then Erich Getfred with Grace born I think almost 3 years ago, and finally Chad Reischl with Mia who just turned two. We also found out that the Stubbe's are expecting due March and the Reischls have number two on the way due in April! Kids everywhere!

Here is Heidi enjoying the Husker game with Grandma Babs at Matt and Christina's...

Here is Heidi in yet another Husker outfit with Grandma Gonzales and Great Grandpa Rakovic (sp?). My favorite is Heidi would actually reach out to her Great Grandpa and he was so excited!

Also coming soon... we have purchased a new Canon Rebel XSi camera - we should have new and improved pictures after I take a class and learn how to turn it on...