Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Monday, January 30, 2012


The backyard snowman was a collaborative effort with some of the neighborhood girls

Saturday, January 28, 2012


And the birthday celebration continues...This time at Chuck E. Cheese's. Fortunately Lauren was feeling better today so both she an Mike could join Allie and Lisa for the fun.

Friday, January 27, 2012


Allie and Mommy enjoyed a fine dining experience at "Old McDonald's" to celebrate Allie's third birthday

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Look what arrived at our front step today - a quilt for one of our girls (not sure who yet) for when they move to a bedroom downstairs. To clarify, we aren't planning on moving either of them downstairs for several years. Why buy it now? Well, I've had my eye on it for years and when I visited the Land of Nod website and discovered they no longer sold it I called one of their stores and they sent me their very last one. It all makes perfect sense to me...not so much to Mike. Isn't it adorable?? :)

Monday, January 23, 2012


Our builder, Mr. Scott, is well known for handing out these mints by the handful...and Lauren and Allie have each enjoyed their fair share every day he's working at our house

Saturday, January 21, 2012


And this is why we're finishing the basement...no more play room in the living room

Thursday, January 19, 2012


So I guess folding the laundry was just a tad overdue...No more morning searches through multiple piles of clean clothes looking for matching socks

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Lauren is working hard to earn money for a cartridge for her tablet

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Of all of the 50-some Pip Squeak markers we own this is Allie's absolute favorite, Baby Bunny Pink. It is dried out, barely works but we can NEVER get rid of it. :)

Monday, January 16, 2012


Didn't you know??? When Mike leaves the bank he moonlights as a stylist at a hair salon.

Saturday, January 14, 2012


Mom and Allie needed just one more ingredient from the Food Center to complete our bran muffin recipe...Yes, Allie wore this. Before leaving, Allie said, "I look silly". Well at least she is very self-aware. :)

Friday, January 13, 2012


The first snow day of the school year was wrapped up with a family movie night

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


We forgot to give these fairy/butterfly wings to the girls for Christmas...They were a fun mid-January surprise!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


We headed to Clementine's in South Haven with Grandpa & Grandma and Scott & Stacey

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Friday, January 6, 2012


The finished product...coasters started on Wednesday's Craft Night

Thursday, January 5, 2012


Tonight Lauren and Jalen played with stamps, made paper airplanes, were silly, laughed, read about sharks, and watched "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


Lauren has been referring to these pirate eye patches as "eye pads"...kinda funny, huh?

Monday, January 2, 2012


Allie had SNOW much fun outside...just look at those rosy cheeks!

Sunday, January 1, 2012


The Laurens - our Lauren and baby Lauren, daughter of Derk and Bethany