Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Taking advantage of the remaining days of summer by going on another lunch date, this time with Great Grandpa and Grandma Hieftje (aka Cuckoo Clock Grandpa and Grandma).

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Evidence that someone has been sneaking a snack...Exhibit A is the pink blanket belonging to the primary suspect, the youngest VanOmmen. The smoking gun? Her orange fingers and crumbs on her lips.

Monday, August 29, 2011


"Helping" Mom get her classroom ready.
Mom went back to school at night, leaving the girls at home with Dad and actually got some work done. :)

Sunday, August 28, 2011


Both of our girls (but especially Lauren) have been fascinated with digging holes at the beach this year, always in search of water. Today when the hole got too deep with no water to be found Uncle Scott helped her dig even further down.

Another shot that's too cute to pass up!

Saturday, August 27, 2011


We met up with Scott and Stacey at New Holland Brewery to catch thankful for wonderful family who we also consider great friends.

Friday, August 26, 2011


A common sight during our summer -- two girls in the backseat of the car eating ice cream...and two parents in the front seats doing the same.

Thursday, August 25, 2011


Lunch date with Papa at "that place where you can get your own pizza and salad and don't even have to wait for the server" {Pizza Hut}

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Allie's first night in her big girl bed - complete with a bean bag "drop zone" created by her sister.

Lauren's back to school haircut. I think she looks so old- too old! The haircut, combined with Young Fives orientation in the evening, and Allie's first night in a big girl bed has this Mom feeling nostalgic - where has the time gone???

Sunday, August 21, 2011


It was a beautiful (but windy) day at the beach. Lauren climbed the dune twice - once with Dad and once with Papa. And yes, she wore her life jacket the entire time. You know...just in case :)

Saturday, August 20, 2011


One of Lauren's big accomplishments of the summer was learning how to pump on the swing

Friday, August 19, 2011


Patiently waiting on the front porch for Grandpa and Grandma to pick them up for an overnight stay. It doesn't get much better than going to Wendy's, the park, and doughnuts the next morning!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Obviously Mike is pretty good at teaching the art of making a block M...Lauren peppered the fridge by tracing his original. GO BLUE!

Monday, August 15, 2011


Only A-list celebrities made the cut for Lauren's afternoon tea party

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Sunday, August 7, 2011


The Target Dollar Spot strikes again...and provides lots of giggles and hours of entertainment

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


Lauren's bedroom door signs:
No Boys Allowed- I like, No Allie Allowed- not so much, no dinosaurs drawing- interesting