Monday, January 26, 2009

A special bithday surprise...

This year on Jan 20 I celebrated my 27th birthday! I can't believe I am 27, yikes! But although 27 isn't really a 'BIG' birthday year it was for me...Chris and I were pleasantly surprised by the birth of our second daughter, Ariadne Grace Hansen.
Ari's due date was Feb 7, 2009 but we had scheduled a induction for Jan 31, so thats what we were expecting. Skylar didn't come early and although I wanted Ari to come early I did not believe she would :) But surprise!
Ari was born at 8:06pm on Jan 20, 2009. She weighed 6 lbs. 15 oz and was 19 1/2 inches long. She is perfectly healthy! She reminds me a lot of Skylar but she has some of her own features (some are saying maybe more of my features). She does have my crooked pinkie fingers, and I figure she should bear some sort of mark that she is my child since I did spend our birthday in labor all day!
Her full name is Ariadne (pronounced : R-E-add-knee) which is after Chris' amazing grandma, whom we love so much! We are calling her Ari (R-E) for short.
We are settling in to a slightly more hectic life but we are loving every bit of it. Skylar is a fantastic big sister very concerned for Ari. Sky has been a little upset by the fact that Ari won't go play with her but tends to be content that Ari will watch movies with her:)

Here are a few pictures I will try to stay on top of updating but for now some of our first photos...

Our family of 4!!

Ariadne Grace Hansen

Skylar is a proud BIG Sister

already camera shy :)

The girls rooms are done....

two weekends ago we decided to spend the weekend home so that we could finish up on Skylar and Ari's bedrooms. We got them done! here they are...

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Happy 2nd Birthday SKylar!!

cinderella cake

great grandma & SKy

new cousin baby Avery

cousin Sammy

I really can't believe my baby is 2 (or that she won't be the baby much longer!) We celebrated her birthday on Saturday up at Caberfae with most of her cousins: Tyler Luke, Sammy, Ali, Aubrie, & Avery (we missed Michael, KJ, Makenna, & Parker)! We also were able to celebrate with Reagan and Charlie Hall! The kids had a great time, the played, ate pizza & cake! It is so much fun that Skylar has so many cousins right around her age, she absolutely loves when she gets to spend time with them!! Thank you all for celebrating Skylar's special day with us!!!

Friday, January 09, 2009


God is good..this is the beautiful sunrise we were blessed with this morning! Isn't it lovely?

An 'everything' post

Sorry I am being lazy and doing one mass post...I am way behind in updating!!! The holidays were great, we spent our time at Caberfae with all of our family. Christmas Eve we were to spend again with Chris' dad and my brother, then Christmas afternoon Hales, Court and my dad arrived, followed by my mom the day after Christmas. We also had a big Christmas celebration the day after with the Chris' mom, step-dad, sister's family, and step-sister's family! Every bit of it was great! Christmas Eve was pretty low key, decorating cookies for Santa, making Reindeer food, oh and Santa and Mrs.Claus stopped by to see Skylar and tell she better go to bed on time! It was priceless, she was so excited! Santa even brought her an early gift, a Dora doll, which she loved! Then Mrs.Claus took her outside to sprinle the Reindeer food that we made so that Rudolph could found the house! Then Chris and Sky opened their Christmas Eve pj's, this year they both got footey pj's:)
Christmas morning was a little overwhelming for Skylar she just wanted to be able to play with her toys not keep opening her presents! She was a good girl this year, Santa brought her a Barbie 4-wheeler & a make-up vanity table! They were both a hit, she kept going over and checking herself out and brushing her hair in between presents! She was incredibly spoiled as usually by the whole family!
Along with opening more presents throughout the next 2 days we did a lot of RELAXING! It was great, there was even a day or two that we stayed in our pj's till well into the afternoon:)
NYE was pretty mellow went spent it with cousins: Cari, Ryan, Tyler, Sammy, Sara, JAres, new baby Avery, Grandpa Winquist & Unlce Glenn & Aunt Boni...we were actually home by 10:45 because Skylar refused to sleep at their cabin, way to much exciting stuff:) SO I am pretty sure once we got her to bed Chris and I were asleep by the celebration changes after having kids:)
Another big milestone was our 5 yr anniversary! Hard to believe that it has been 5 yrs already, the time has seemed to really fly by! It has been a wonderful 5 years and I am so thankfully for Chris, he is a wonderful husband!
Enjoy the collage of pictures...I will try to get back on track with consistent updates:)

Skiing 'Round 2'

WOW...Skylar's 2nd time on the hill was a huge improvement from the first time, thanks to some wonderful tips from Uncle Tommy!!! She was a natural, which I didn't doubt based on her genetics:) So anyhow one time down the hill with us 'catching' her ever 6ft or so and then it was let her go at the top and catch her at the bottom...yes the very bottom! I know its only the bunny hill but she is such a little munchkin, I couldn't believe. She was so funny, Chris would bring her back to the top so we could get her ready to go and then he would start down the hill a little ahead of her, she didn't want us to touch she kept saying 'go away, go away!' She just wanted to go go go ! Then when we left the hill she was upset screaming 'again, again'! What fun I can't wait to see how she does through the reat of the season! In a couple weeks Chris is gonna take her up the chairlift and try to ski with her on the harness now that she understand how to stand up on her own!! Watch for more pictures!