Monday, May 16, 2011

Little Angels

We have a lot to cover this week, but I am going to get to the MOST IMPORTANT first! The boys are a part of a fundraiser for the Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. They had their pictures taken as Little Angels with the hopes to get enough votes to make the calendar. They will also be profiled in the calendar as being babies who used the services offered at the Children's Hospital of St. Paul, but we need your help to get them into the calendar as "models". Follow the following directions to place your votes for your favorite Little Angels for $1.00 a piece and help support this great fundraiser!!!

Go to the website: http://www.enjoyphotos.com/

Enter with the username: Little Angels Calendar 2012
Password: 24331-angels2012

Then enter your email address and your first name only. Click login.

Once you have entered, you will see a "VOTE HERE" on the left side of the screen. Click there to vote. It will bring up a thumbnail of each photo that has been entered. Select the image of Ashton and Aiden ;) and on the bottom left corner is a button that says "ORDER PRINTS". Click that button and a box will appear. This is where you will enter the number of votes you wish to place in the quantity box. Then click on the drop down menu labeled "SIZE/PRICE" and select "1 vote - $1.00". Then click ADD, and then "UPDATE/GO TO SHOPPING CART" and this will prompt you to finish the transaction with the payment and billing options.

VOTING IS OPEN UNTIL MAY 28th and we will keep you posted! Calendars may be purchased at the end of voting...

In other news of the past two weeks, we have been busy! My second week back at work, the boys got to visit while they had a shower for them at work. The boys continued to get very spoiled with books, toys, clothes, and diapers! We had yummy treats, great company, and the boys got lots and lots of snuggles! Thank You everyone for all the gifts and treats. I am so lucky to work on such a great team and have such great friends!


Showing Adam how much the boys were spoiled... the gifts over-took our dining room!

Their first hockey sticks from My friend Jamie. Her boys play hockey and they will be great mentors and role models for our boys!

I had never seen a diaper cake, but this was pretty cool. Carla and Karyn took a lot of time putting this together and it included all sort of treats (even a hidden bottle of wine for me!). Notice the trucks (baskets) on the sides... they even make noise! I couldn't possibly take pictures of everything they got, but all is so cute and needed (lots of diapers)!

Izzie loves new things too! She had to try on one of the boys' bibs because she is "Cute as a bug too!"


The boys received some blankets... they are so soft and cute! I think that they will be their favorites (I will make sure of it). You'll notice these in many of their pictures! Thanks Brenda, if the boys do not sleep with them - I will!



Ashton's is blue with Monkeys (for some reason, Ashton gets everything that is blue...)
Aiden's is green with Turtles.

The blankets are so comfy, even Izzie wants to snuggle with them... actually Izzie isn't ever too far behind and we always create room for her.


We had some VERY SPECIAL visitors this past weekend for the boys' baptism. Adam's Gramma Zielke, Aunt Missy, Aunt Cathy, and Uncle Bill traveled the farthest from Kenosha and Racine.

Elle is getting more and more curious about her baby cousins.

Ashton with Great Gramma Zielke
Gramma and Aunt Missy giving some snuggles.


The boys were very good during the ceremony at church. Aiden didn't like the water part and let out a little yell... we couldn't be prouder of our two little men.

Gramma and Grandpa did so much to help with this special day! Thanks so much. We couldn't do it without you.

Nana and Gramma and screaming boys.



Aunt Missy and Uncle Dave are Aiden's God Parents.


Aunt Elly is Co- God parent to both boys (both are done with pictures by this point... sorry Elly)


Uncle Nate and Aunt Katie are Ashton's God Parents (again, D.O.N.E. with pictures!)



The boys had some very special crosses to wear on their big day. Aiden wore a cross that was Adam's uncle, James' (Jim). Both Adam and Aiden share the same middle name originating from Jerry's older brother.


Ashton wore his Daddy's baptismal cross.


Their cute little booties were hand-made from a friend of the Wamboldt Family. They were perfect and are such a great keep-sake! We had a great weekend with all the company, good food, and thoughtful gifts. I cannot say it enough... the boys are truely loved and spoiled!

The Boys' room is F.I.N.A.L.L.Y. finished. It was pretty much done, but I put the finishing touched on it before we had out company for the baptism. They are pretty lucky little boys to have such a nice room... now they only need to sleep in it ;)



Above the changing table. The boys love to look at the babies and talk to them.







My dad said it best this weekend, "Seeing two cribs in a room isn't a site you see everyday!"


I didn't like any of the bedding sets at the stores, so I bought my own fabric to add color into the room. My aunt Debbie made the pillows, they are the perfect finishing touch to the room!!!


This is only our third family picture! Easter Sunday at Fanny Hill for brunch.


The past week or so has been so much fun in seeing the boys continue to develop! Both have really found their voices and are very smiley. Ashton has a quiet voice and is a little more soft spoken than his brother, but one little dimple will melt your heart when he smiles. Aiden has an "Elvis" smile with one corner of his mouth curling up and he often does a wide open mouth smile. Both boys have BIG BLUE EYES!


Blurry, but both smiling!





Both have found their hands. Aiden more so than Ashton. At times Aiden tries to fit his whole fist in his mouth!





Remember when they first came home from the hospital and we has two tiny little boys in the bouncy? Well, now they are on top of each other and will not fit for long!!!! They turn four months old this coming week... oh boy!



Thanks for checking in. Don't forget to vote for our Little Angels!!!



The A Team and Izzie too!



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