Saturday, December 31, 2011

Friday, December 30, 2011

12.30.11

Move over, Logan's! This girl's got a new favorite restaurant - Panera Bread.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

12.29.11

There may not be snow outside, but we've created our own {colorful} flakes inside

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

12.28.11

Here's the letter Lauren wrote for her friend Dani...They had a play date today.
"Dani, You are my friend. I like Sydney (Dani's sister) too."
Maybe it's just the teacher part of me, but I love to see her developing writing skills. :)

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

12.27.11

Our answer to unorganized and scattered craft supplies - Lauren supplied the labels :)

Monday, December 26, 2011

12.26.11

Lauren and Allie playing Marble Works (Thanks Uncle Scott and Aunt Stacey!)

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Friday, December 23, 2011

12.23.11

Allie and Grandpa VanOmmen at the VanOmmen family Christmas party

Thursday, December 22, 2011

12.22.11

It was a Lauren and Mom date day at the movies...Polar Express was a great choice

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

12.20.11


Every night we check on Lauren and Allie one last time before heading to bed to give them a kiss and re-tuck them in if necessary. Although it melts my heart to see them sleeping peacefully each night, tonight they both seemed especially precious with the glow of the Christmas lights on their faces.

Monday, December 19, 2011

12.19.11

Each year Lisa's family decorates Christmas cookies together. The results are always far from professional looking, but we always have a great time together.



Sunday, December 18, 2011

12.18.11

Cuddling with Daddy...Allie has been perfecting her "fake sleeping" lately as evidenced by the slight smirk on her face.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

12.17.11

We enjoyed a REAL (no running errands) date night in Grand Rapids
{Bistro Bella Vita, The Wizard of Oz, drinks afterwards}

...as Lauren and Allie enjoyed their annual gingerbread house construction project with Grandpa and Grandma

Friday, December 16, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

12.15.11

This girl loves her hot chocolate...just so long as it's only warm :)

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Friday, December 9, 2011

12.09.11

Mom and Dad had to leave Gracie at the American Girl Doll Hospital in Chicago last weekend with a case of a broken eye. She was discharged and delivered to us today complete with a fixed eye and a hospital gown. Allie laid her in her crib with bubble wrap "cuz Gwacie wikes to pop da bubbles".

Thursday, December 8, 2011

12.08.11

Lauren just couldn't fall asleep tonight, so she got up, taped a Rudolph nose on, and helped wrap gifts...Who needs counting sheep anyway?

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

12.06.11

Lisa's family "adopted" a family for Christmas this year. Here are the things that Lauren and Allie picked out for the kids in the family.

Monday, December 5, 2011

12.05.11

Lauren and Allie had a great time with Amanda while Dad and Mom were in Chicago. Here are the Christmas cookies that they made.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

12.03.11


A great Chicago weekend with Lisa's family...shopping, show, and lots of delicious food!

Friday, December 2, 2011

12.02.11

Yup. This is what her bed always looks like when she's sleeping - a stuffed animal slumber party. :)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

11.30.11

Happy Birthday, Daddy!
As you can see, the VanOmmen girls firmly believe there is a direct correlation between the amount of sprinkles on a cake and how happy your birthday is. :)

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sunday, November 27, 2011

11.27.11

Not my favorite part of Christmas, but very worth it at the end

Saturday, November 26, 2011

11.26.11

Allie and her pal "Bwynn" (Brynn) crafting with foam stickers

Friday, November 25, 2011

11.25.11

We headed to Leber Tree Farm with Scott and Stacey and snagged a great Fraser Fir (an excellent choice for all of you light-stringers who don't want to constantly get poked by sharp needles).

Thursday, November 24, 2011

11.24.11

After weeks (maybe months?) of asking the girls finally got to wear their Christmas jammies. Mom made them wait until Thanksgiving - how mean!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

11.23.11

Allie sporting her birthday hat from Lauren...For the record Allie's birthday is not until January 27.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

11.21.11

The laundry room is the perfect place for some of those annoying, loud (albeit educational) toys

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Saturday, November 19, 2011

11.19.11

The VanOmmen family went camping last night, complete with hobo pies and swimming (see yesterday's post). Here's our campsite. For the record Mike slept in the tent with the girls while Lisa enjoyed a bed all to herself.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

11.16.11

Awww...thanks, Lauren! (Yes, this was a portion of a card for Mom ;)