Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Many visitors for Addison

Randy Bannick holds Addison

Joan and Roger Boleman stopped by as well.

Chris Butler and Jennifer Rothchild made a stop just a day after returning from a trip to Florida.
Sara Hesse stopped by as well!

Rochelle Peyton visited from the Twin Cities.

Janie Pring and the girls stopped by over the weekend.

Ted and Lynn Cihak and their kids visited from Detroit Lakes. Here Anna gets to hold Addison.

and so does Isaac Cihak...

Photos of Addison

Heading into week two, here are some photos of the little one. You can see how much she has changed in just a week and a half.

One Week Old!

Addison turned one-week old on Monday, May 26th at 12:10 p.m. We were watching television and snapped a photo of the exact time she was born - at 12:10 p.m.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Conrads visit Addison

Addison welcomed her aunt Christy (Mike's 'younger sister) and uncle Peter Conrad, along with new cousins Abby and Alex on Friday night. They brought her a cool baby papasan and some new clothes. Each had a chance to hold her and welcome her to the family.

Aunt Christy holds Addison within minutes of arriving.

Cousin Abby is the future babysitter of the family!

Cousin Alex said hello to Addison. The Conrads stopped through on their way to spend Memorial Day Weekend at Ottertail Lake.

Going Home!

Addison was cleared to go home on Wednesday, May 21st round 8:00 p.m. So we dressed her in an outfit Aunt Amanda gave her for the special occasion.

Addison and Jen are ready to leave the hospital.

Addison wearing her special outfit from Aunt Amanda.

Buckled up and ready to go - Addison's first car ride.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Glen and Judy's First Grandchild

Addison is Glen and Judy's (Jen's parents) first grandchild, so this is a pretty exciting time for them. Here are a couple of photos of Grandpa Glen and Grandma Judy with Addison, plus first-time auntie Amanda holding Addison on Tuesday, May 20th.

Grandpa Glen and Grandma Judy visiting Addison on Tuesday

Grandpa Glen giving 'advice' to Addison

Aunt Amanda holding Addison on Tuesday

Flying Poop!!!

This one is funny! We were in the middle of changing Addison Tuesday night, and she wasn't messy. Before I could get the diaper back on ... grumble, grumble, grumble, and this trajectile came shooting out all over her basinet. Pretty funny. I'm sure there will be many more of these, but I thought you would like to see my reaction to it.

Monday, May 19, 2008


In a pleasant and early surprise, Jen and I welcomed a baby girl into our lives today (May 19, 2008) at 12:10 p.m. We named her Addison Lynn. She weighed 5 lbs. 10 ounces and was 19 1/4 inches long. Addison and Jen are doing well and are recouperating at Douglas County Hospital, Alexandria (OB Room #9) ... although Dad could be a different story. :-] Although she was three and a half weeks early, she is doing very well and we are tentatively slated to be home Wednesday.

Here are the first 'official' pictures of her arrival!

Addison in Mom's arms.

Her first close-up!

The expanding family - Jen, Addison and Mike.

Addison being held by Cousin Nate (with aunt Lynn's assistance).

We hope to post more images soon! Well wishers can give us a call on either of our cell phones. We'd love to hear from you!

Mike, Jen and Addison Cihak

Friday, May 16, 2008

House for Sale!

In an effort to make room for the new addition to our family, our house is on the market. It's perfect for a new, young, up and coming UMM faculty and staff member. Also, the property is perfect for an older couple or single elderly Morris-ite who wants everything one one level and is handicapped accessible. If you know of anyone that would be interested - send them our way!!