Monday, May 28, 2012


Catching the Memorial Day parade with Great Grandpa and Grandma

Sunday, May 27, 2012


Our first voyage of the boating season. 
{Notice Lauren's arm around Allie...Taking care of her little sis.}

Saturday, May 26, 2012


Birds Welcome!  Lauren and Papa created this fun bird feeder together.

Thursday, May 24, 2012


Today was Lauren and Mom date day.  After school we headed to the GR Children's Museum.  We had a blast together laughing, playing, creating, and discovering.  After the museum we went to Fazoli's then to the mall to pick out some summer pjs for her.  Before heading for home we grabbed a couple shakes at McDonalds for dessert.  It was a great date.  At one point during our time together Lauren looked at me and said, "Mom, I love being on a date with you." 
And I thought...we have to do this more often.  Yes, definitely more often. 

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Monday, May 21, 2012


Remember a few months they may not be recognizable :)

Sunday, May 20, 2012


Happy Birthday, Finley!  Look at all these people who are excited to meet you in person!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Friday, May 18, 2012


Whose children are they???  Yes, there are really some worms in there.

Thursday, May 17, 2012


Just like Mom used to sleep when she was a little girl...hand under cheek

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


Tonight's artwork discoveries...Lauren and Mom found a new way to make flowers while Allie wrote "Papa" for the first time.

Monday, May 14, 2012


Okay, does anyone else ever have one of those nights when the weather is beautiful and you start working outside, lose all track of time, and before you know it it's 7:30, everyone's filthy, and no one has planned dinner?  The result?  A Doritos appetizer in the tub to hold you over while Dad and Mom whip up some PB&Js.  {Note the extreme cleanliness of the fingers}  :)

Saturday, May 12, 2012


We had a great night out with friends.  Thanks for the fun times Oostings, Terpstras, and Heethuis'!

Thursday, May 10, 2012


Tulip Time fun!  Dutch dancers, Froggy's, and caramel apples!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


All of Allie's stuffed animals get a pillow and blanket.  Allie settles for the second tier of pillows and blankets.  :)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


Tonight we were introduced to our new nephew and cousin, Miles Matthew.  It was GREAT to meet him!

Monday, May 7, 2012


It's back!  After spending a month being repaired, we're excited to have our "real" camera functioning.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Friday, May 4, 2012


Ummmm....I don't think the tires are supposed to do that.  Fortunately it was an easy fix.  :)

Thursday, May 3, 2012


A great day to get soakin' wet - today also served as "opening day" for running in the sprinklers

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


A great day for sidewalk chalk - Well, I suppose any day's a good day to get messy :)