Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Then of course, we did have some Halloween fun at our house too. Macabe was certain he wanted to be a snowman this year, as "The Snowman" is one of his favorite movies. Mom worked hard sewing to have it done in time to wear. Unfortunately, come time to put it on...it was definitely not going to happen. SO, as you can see, Bennett is still too little to protest enough...Meet Bennett the snowman! He was a cute one! And Mac was happy to be the "P.U.S. Man" again this year. Who doesn't like a visit from the UPS guy anyway?!
And this picture? Well, what can we say about this picture? Too goofy for his own good!
Friday, September 4, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
How about another?....Yesterday Kurt was in the kitchen and "poor" Lucy was wandering around waiting for something to land on the floor. Kurt asserted, "Lucy, go lay down. You are driving me nuts!" Macabe again runs in from the other room and asks, "Hey Daddy? Where's Lucy's nuts?"
And finally...Today after leaving church I shared that I left my name and number at church to offer help in the nursery. Macabe in his most empathic voice insterts, "Oh no, Mommy! Can we go back and get it?" So worried that I left my name at church.
What a hoot this boy is. Could he bring us any more joy?
Thursday, August 13, 2009
What a hoot these boys are. Is that a hug or a head lock? You be the judge.
Oh man, what joys this summer has brought to our home and hearts. We are loving our new home, spending time together as a family and finding new places to explore every week. This summer is very different from our last. Macabe and I spent last summer frequenting friends houses, the spraypark, Dow Gardens, and countless hours in the driveway together with our Lucy dog. It was an adventure together before the arrival of baby brother. I wasn't sure what to expect, nor is any mother when she adds to the family. Dad was travelling many a places, jet setting in his sales job all over North America and more. We sure missed our time with him, but had adventures nonetheless.
This summer? Well this summer is dedicated to growing families and growing hearts. Not only have we added our toothy boy Bennett to the crew (almost a year old already...where does time go?), but we have Dad home way more often now too. ALL of us couldn't be happier about this. There are days we even get to have breakfast, lunch AND dinner with Dad as he has an office in the basement now too. Macabe loves a good afternoon tackle or game of chase with Bennett and Dad before naps. It's the simple joys that we would have missed out on, had we not been here today.
More to come, as I hope to do a better job of keeping this current, since I've been re-inspired by a dear friend of mine. Thanks MB!
Certainly more photos of some of our favorite times/activities will be warranted.
Friday, May 1, 2009
What a handsome fella that Bennett, all dressed up for the Easter guests to arrive at the new house! For the first time, we get to have a family gathering at our house. What a treat!
This mischevious pair is always up to something. Mostly good laughs, but you never can be too sure. Usually Mac is found pushing his car around the house. He'll always tell you he's going to Nana's house, Grampa's office, Culver's or Meijer. Bennett's usually watching and laughing everytime big brother races by. Today we can hardly wait for the Easter Bunny to arrive. We heard he comes while we're at church, but I am not sure I understand it all yet. It's the bunny in my house that's confusing...not the laying of eggs behind...because I still think I'd like to grow chicken nuggets in the backyard garden this year!!!
Oooh! So proud of the Easter eggs we made! See?!?! The dye ended up being a little messy and not that exciting because all you could do was wait. So Mom got out the bright tissue paper, let us dunk pieces in water and then they stuck to the egg without trouble. Now that was some progress I could be proud of!
Other than all the Easter fun, we've been able to explore lots of new places here. We all went to the GR Children's Museum when Mimi and Gramps came to visit! There were lots of fun things to do and see here, and we loved having Mimi and Gramps there to play along. What's the only thing happier than Bennett?...Lots of Bennetts in the mirrors!
And of course, Macabe couldn't be steered away from his ever favorite bubbles. These weren't any ordinary bubbles either. They were big ones! At one point there was even one big enough for Macabe to be inside. Oh the joy of a boy inside a bubble!
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Come Visit! This house has a finished basement with a bathroom and 2nd living area that is waiting for you! Here are a few pictures of the basement, so you can see your accomodations! We'll wait to show you the rest of the house when you arrive!
Now for the rest of the story...As we closed the doors on the moving van in Midland, our house was not sold, but as we pulled out of the driveway for the the last time, we got a call on our cell phone and it was an offer on the Midland house. We closed on the midland house on 3/25! So we are officially a 1 house family!
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Bennett Blue Eyes perches in his favorite place, snuggled over the shoulder, sometimes liking to be cheek to cheek.
Bennett has grown tremendously. He's as cute as ever, growing more hair, getting teeth, sitting up and eating cereal. This boy smiles more than anybody. And no one can make him belly laugh like his silly older brother!