Sunday, December 28, 2008

Day 78: They Huffed and They Puffed and....

They Blew (Ate) the House Down! All that's left of our Gingerbread House!!!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Day 75: Christmas Day

Kayla and Anya with the new doll house Santa brought them :)

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Day 74: Christmas Eve

All the cousins getting ready to open preasents Chrismas Eve at Babcia Halinka's House. From front to back : Haliey, Kayla, Andrew, Allison, Ashley, Matthew and Anya.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Day 72: Baby's First Pictures

Ok, so this is a few weeks late...but better late than never :) On December 11th we had our first ultrasound. The newest Martinek is healthy and growing nicely. I was 13 weeks prego and the baby was the size of a lime.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Day 71: Bye Babcia!

Babcia Ewa left today back to cold windy Hilliard Ohio. I just checked the weather and it currently feels like -21 degrees in Hilliard!!! OMG...I would just die!!! We had fun while Babcia was here and we will miss her. Hopefully she stays warm up there and comes back to visit us soon :)

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Day 70: Santa Came Early

We had an early visit from Santa today. Since Babcia Ewa is not going to be with us for Christmas we decided to celebrate a few days early. We had a nice dinner and then the girls got to open presents...and they didn't even fight over who got what :)

Friday, December 19, 2008

Day 69: Dentist

Kayla had her first Dentist visit today for a cleaning. She was a superstar and did a wonderful job. Your looking at the newest member of the NO Cavity Club!!!
In other news... our Gingerbread House has been completed this afternoon. In my opinion its our best one yet. I'm sure Daddy will be very excited to have something yummy and sweet to munch on!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Day 68: Gingerbread House

We started work on the 3rd Annual Martinek Gingerbread House today. We decorated the side walls and put the house together. Tomorrow we will finish the roof and landscaping. To Be Continued...

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Day 67: Grandma Comes To Visit!

Ok I'm back and its only been 11 days since my last post :) Oh who am I kidding I'm such a slacker!!!!! But once I get behind its seems the days just fly by and before I know it almost two weeks have passed. Well, I'm back now and I will do my best not to fall behind on my posts.

Today Grandma (Babcia) Ewa flew in from Ohio to visit us for 5 days. The girls were super happy to see her. Kayla and Babcia played Super Mario Karts, we all went to the playground and then the girls painted pictures with was a fun day.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Dat 55: Tree Is Up!

We got our Christmas tree today! This is the first real tree I've had since I moved to the U.S. 23 years ago (wow, I can't believe its been that long). When I was little and lived in Poland we always had real trees for Christmas...I didn't even know fake ones existed. Once we came here my parents always put up a fake tree...but I missed the real thing. The smell is amazing and it fills up the whole house! It brings me back to when I was little...that same smell from my childhood...the true smell of Christmas time. I love this tree. Its perfect and we're never going back to the fake one's again! I can't wait to finish decorating it tomorrow.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Day 54: Lesson Learned

Picture of Anya painting a masterpiece taken after the mishap with the camera.

I found out today that while I was out Christmas shopping last night my lovely daughter Anya decided to pull my camera case off the dresser...sending my camera smashing to the floor. Wonderful!!!! My Canon Digital SLR camera might I add. My nightmare come true. It was totally my fault for leaving it there... with the case unzipped... so I really only have myself to blame. I didn't even look at it for the first half of the day because I was afraid of what I would find. But when I finally did inspect it, I was relieved that it seems to be in good shape... from what I can tell at least. I'm still going to have to take it in to have a professional take a look but for now the pictures are turning out like I would expect.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Day 53: Ultrasound Next Thrusday

I had my second Dr. Visit today and everything looks great. All my tests came back normal and I finally got to hear the baby's heart beat (although very very faintly). The other great news is that I'm going to have my first ultrasound next Thursday and I am so excited about that. I know if will be too early to tell the sex (only 12 weeks) but you better believe we are going to look anyway! Then around 18 weeks I'm having another ultrasound...and at that time we should know the sex for sure :) Either way the weeks are going by quickly and I'm just happy to finally see the baby on that black and white screen and get the first pictures.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Day 52: Monkey See Monkey Does

I took this picture of the girls after I had told them several times not to sit on the back of the couch like this. Like always, whatever Anya sees Kayla doing she immediately has to do the exact same thing. Luckily so far we haven't had any major falls but this is definitely an accident waiting to happen. I just hope they don't decide to start using the back of the couch as a balance beam to walk across.