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Date registered: January 3, 2011

Latest posts

  1. Peek-a-boo — June 24, 2013
  2. Introducing Drew James! — November 3, 2012
  3. Bump Watch #2 — October 29, 2012
  4. Happy 1st Birthday Rylie! — March 10, 2012
  5. 12 Months — March 10, 2012

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  2. Bump Watch — 4 comments
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  4. Rockin and Rollin — 3 comments
  5. Introducing… Rylie Jane Hagen — 3 comments

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Nov 01

Trick or Treat!


Here’s a recap of Rylie’s very first Halloween! We have a ton of pumpkins and managed to carve one of them in time for Halloween. [Click to enlarge] We were lucky to have perfect weather! I mean, how many Halloweens can you do an outdoor, barefoot photo shoot!? Rylie was a cheery (and adorable, I …

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Nov 01

Hoot hoot!


If you haven’t discovered Pinterest yet, you’re missing out! This definition explains it all too well. 🙂 I had actually seen an example of a Halloween costume on Alpha Mom when I was pregnant with Rylie. (By the way, if you are pregnant, have ever been, or plan to be, you have to check out …

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Oct 19

She’s On the Move!

I’m afraid there’s no turning back… Rylie’s a moving girl! Last Friday she scooted her way across the floor at day care, over the weekend she took a few “steps” forward on her hands and knees, and now she’s in all out crawling mode… The first video shows a little something she’s been super interested …

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Oct 10

7 Months

Today Rylie is 7 months old! Here are some highlights from her seventh month: Still loves to smile and laugh at everyone. Can sit up unassisted and move to crawling position on hands and knees, but doesn’t move forward yet. Loves to sit on the floor and play with her toys. Rolls, spins, or scoots …

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Oct 06

Harvest Time!


Part of our CSA with Bluebird Gardens includes attending harvest events to pick our own vegetables. These harvest event are held throughout the summer and fall. We attended for the first time last weekend and had a blast! [Click to enlarge] We gave Cam, Mea, and Collin each a pumpkin and shared some of our …

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Oct 05

Trying So Hard!


Rylie is getting so close to crawling. She can move from sitting to her hands and knees (or hands and toes!) and rock back and forth pretty well. She can scoot backwards, and if she has something behind her, she can push her legs forward, but no official crawling yet. See her in action here! …

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Sep 30

Pumpkin Patch!

Rylie and her day care pals took a trip to the Buffalo River Pumpkin Patch this week. I tagged along, which was a lot of fun! I haven’t been to a pumpkin patch in years. I have fond memories of our regular family trips to Pumpkinland in southern Minnesota. Hanging out in the animal barn We took a horse …

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Sep 29

Anniversary Celebration

We celebrated Karen & Dean’s 25th Anniversary in Vergas last Saturday. It was a great party and of course, Rylie was a hit! The weather was beautiful, so we spent some time outside playing in the grass. Mmmm… grass… She’s always after Baxter’s slimy ball Just a little dirt around her mouth… 🙂 With “Gramma” …

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Sep 28

One Last Tri

A couple of weekends ago, we traveled to The Cities for Steve to compete in his final triathlon of the season, appropriately named One Last Tri. Rylie’s ready for the swim! [Click to enlarge]   We stayed with the Dewey’s for the weekend. Rylie and Ade had a great time playing! Crikey!

Sep 19

We’re in Trouble!

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