Saturday, October 23, 2010

Fall Fun!

Fall is here and we are loving the cool weather and the changing color of the leaves. Amelia especially loves to pick up leaves in our yard and feel them crinkle. We gave her a bike for her birthday (early) and whenever we go for a ride she stops every couple of yards and picks up a leaf or a rock. She's getting so old. Amelia can count to 8 (she confuses 6 and 4 though) and she knows Pink, Yellow, Blue and Purple.
I've started doing a preschool curriculum with her - it's really laid back and it's been WONDERFUL. Each month is a different verse and theme to focus on. So far she has memorized two verses Genesis 1:1 and Children Obey Your Parents, which she says quite often but I don't think has really grasped what it means :)

Sophia is growing like crazy as well. She's a lot more noisy that Amelia was at her age, always babbling, usually it's "da da da da..." or just shrieking. She knows how to get on her sisters nerves too. Anytime Amelia leaves a toy on the floor, even if just for a minute Sophia crawls at lightning speed to get to it. Which of course then leads to Amelia flipping out! Sophia is so over baby food and just wants to eat whatever we have on the table. She loves her veggies!
Here's a few pictures of what we've been up to lately!

Sophia's 6 month picture!
I just packed the bouncy seat away... as you can see since Sophia just learned how to sit up she no longer just relaxes into it... she wants to be a part of everything so no more bouncy seat for her!

Amelia's newest trick. She has discovered two things 1. she has holes in the side of her head and 2. if she sticks her fingers in those holes she doesn't have to listen to what mommy and daddy are saying.

Sophia just sittin' pretty! She just learned how to go from her hands and knees to her sitting position! She gets so excited with herself when she can do it all by herself!

We were playing on the floor one night after dinner and Sophia must've been really tired because we looked over and all the sudden she was fast asleep on the floor! Too cute not to take a picture!

Amelia LOVES to help Sophia eat her Cheerios! Usually this means that she eats them 'for' Sophia!

If you ask Amelia "what does the clown say?" she'll get this big cheesy grin on her face! It's the only way we can get her to smile for a picture!

My little rooster! I'm always amazed at how messy her hair gets after her nap!

I cannot believe Sophia is already 7 months. I'm not sure where the time has gone... she's already crawling all over our house. We just had to put the baby gate at the top of the stairs because she is a very curious little one!

Amelia eating a doughnut with "trinkles" as she would say! She was so good at Library Story time this week that we walked to the bakery a couple blocks away and she got to pick out a doughnut!

Tim and I took a weekend away and left the girls home with Uncle Dan and Aunt Meghan (good friends and honorary family members!). They were going to go to Post Family Farm, I'm hoping they took some good pictures so I can post some of them at another time!

I have lots more pictures to post so stay tuned for another post! I cannot wait to post pictures of the girls in their Halloween costumes!
Until next time...

Friday, September 17, 2010

So Long Summer!

As I've been starting to pack away the girls' summer clothes I cannot believe that fall is already here. I drove through today today to be greeted by pumpkins on door steps and leaves in the grass. Where did the time go?

Amelia is almost 2 (YIKES), only two more months. We decided to get her a bike for her birthday, a tricycle really. She can't quite reach the peddles yet but that hasn't stopped her from riding it all around the living room. We move it outside yesterday after several toes were run over. Our drive way has just the right slope to it to keep propell her all the way down to the end!

Sophia is already 6 months old and just this week has started to sit up on her own. She's eating like a cow right now. For breakfast she either has bananas or pears, and for lunch her new favorite is banana mixed with avocado (I know it sounds gross but it's actually quite tasty) and for dinner she LOVES squash and peas. So far she hasn't turned her nose up to anything so we'll see how long that goes.

I am currently getting ready for my first trip away from Tim and the girls. My mom, sister and I, along with 5000 other women are attending the True Woman Conference in Indianapolis this next weekend. I am beyond excited to have some girl time. Although I will most certainly miss my babies like crazy. They are in good hands. Tim will be home with them the whole time!

Well, my pictures uploader thing isn't working... so no pictures this time. Hopefully in the next day or two though!

Until next time...

Friday, August 13, 2010


Boy oh boy have we been busy. I promise I am going to do better at keeping you up to date on our lives! Where to start...

Having two kiddos has definately changed things up a bit! Grocery shopping takes a little longer and trying to split my time between two girls who always want to be held by mommy has been an adjustment. But I wouldn't have it any other way! I love nap time though! Once Sophia got on a good both girls sleep at the same time which gives me time to actually get some things done1 now if Sophia would sleep through the night we'd be golden! All in all it's not nearly as hard as I thought it would be. God is an ever present help that's for sure. I find myself praying for wisdom and patience continually throughout the day and I know without His help my home would fall apart.

Here's our most recent family picture, we're having them done in October again so this will have to do until then!

These pictures are going to be really out of order so I appologize for that in advance!
I cannot believe how quickly Sophia is growing, here she is at 4 months (July). We spent her 4 month birthday at FCA camp! The four of us shared a college dorm room for a week... what an adventure that was! Sophia is rolling all over the house, babbling like crazy and is starting to actually enjoy her food!

The girls took a weekend and went to see Auntie Mere at her new place in Traverse City. We couldn't make a trip up north without stopping in at Moomers for some yummy ice cream. Mommy even broke down and let Amelia get her own cup!

Amelia has become such a huge "help" this summer. She is very into copying everything we do, so when we go out to work in the yard she grabs a watering can and helps us out! Grandma let her help once and ever since then we can't water the plants without her "help".

Sophia trying her rice cereal for the first time! Not too sure about it. Now, two weeks later she mostly likes it, I think she wants something that actually has flavor!

Sophia in her Easter dress (which was too big for her to wear on Easter Sunday). Looking like such a big girl!

Sisters always have to match! Not always but I sure do love to make them match! I'm sure when they're older they won't let me so I'm getting it in as much as I can now!

Amelia LOVES to hold Sophia! She's constantly hugging and kissing her. Amelia always makes sure Sophia (or Sissy as Mia calls her) has all of her toys within reach!

One of mommy's favorite outfits didn't fit you long! At three months you already have a personality of your own. You are so easy going and smiley!

Hope you enjoyed the update, stay tuned until next time!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Playing Catch Up... Yet Again

It seems as though we get busier and busier every year and this one is no exception. Having a one year old and being pregnant has been keeping me up to my ears in all kinds of busy.

So I'll give you a quick recap of what we've been up to for the last couple of months

*Amelia turned 1... where the time went I have no idea, seems like just yesterday we brought her home from the hospital.
*Thanksgiving with the fam! Amelia loved the food, since last year she slept through the entire thing it was all new to her. This year we spent Thanksgiving in Lansing with my mom's family, ate way too much but enjoyed every minute of family time!
*Christmas decor went up! We took Amelia to a tree farm and picked out our Christmas tree. She of course had no clue what was going on. Tim and I set it up after she went to bed that night, got the lights and ornaments on. When she woke up the next day she wasn't too sure about this pokie thing in the living room. Thankfully she left most of the ornaments alone! We also put lights up on the house. What an experience. Not sure I'll be able to talk Tim into that one next year but it was fun to try it!

*Anniversary Trip! Tim and I went away for three days. The first time we'd ever left Amelia overnight. We spent a long weekend at the Harbor House in Grand Haven and boy was it wonderful. Thanks mom and dad for watching Amelia!
*Tim had 2 whole weeks off since GVSU closed down for the holidays. This gave he and Amelia a wonderful opportunity to bond. She's always been a mommy's girl but his first day back to work was rough on all of us. Amelia stood at the door and cried for daddy for most of the day, talk about heart breaking.
*Christmas Eve with the family. We spent Christmas Eve at my parents house with my siblings and all of their kids (Minus my brother who had the flu :( ). All together there were 10 kids under 6 which made present opening lots of "fun"! Amelia loves her new monkey jammies that she got from Grandma and Papa, she loves to carry them around the house.
*Christmas morning we woke up and did a special breakfast for Jesus' birthday and then let Amelia open her presents. Then we headed back to Grandma and Papa's for a day of games and yummy food!

*Christmas Decor came down, except for the outside lights, I can't quite convince Tim to go out in the snow and take them all down quite yet! Life went back to normal. Tim went back to work, normal schedules resumed and we adjusted yet again to what has become our "normal."
*Amelia started potty training! She goes about once a day and just this week has started to ask me if she can sit on the potty!
*Amelia's vocabulary is growing by leaps and bounds. It amazes me what she can understand and repeat back to us. Each day is so exciting to see what she'll do next!
*Started readying the nursery for baby #2. Amelia just loves to carry around the teeny tiny diapers that are now on our shelves
*Baby Girl #2 hit the 33 week mark! We are in the count down stages now!
*Amelia has become incredibly interested in books and her baby doll. She pushes her baby in her stoller for long stretches throughout the day.

Well, that's about it for us for the past three months. Sorry, no pictures in this post. Maybe next time. Right now I have to go get a crying baby from her crib! Hope the new year is treating you all well! Stay warm in all this snow!