Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Little Dutch Babes

I finally got a few shots of the kiddos. It's amazing how difficult it is to get them all looking in the same direction with a pleasant expression on their face! I may have used bribery an incentive to cooperate. Even then, the photos of all of them aren't perfect. I could never cut it as a photographer, I just don't have the patience!

 I was able to capture some cute individual photos though.

And I have to include a few outtakes. I was much harder to choose my favorite photos in this category!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Tulip Time '14

We have headed downtown a few times now to sneak in some junk food and check out the sights. It's so cold though! We had to really bundle up this year at the beginning of the week.

 The kids enjoyed their monster size corn dogs!

On Wednesday it was cool and rainy so we just stopped at a road side vendor to grab and elephant ear to take home. We had to celebrate an awesome conference at preschool! Really, I'll use any excuse to eat fair food.
Today it warmed up and we were able to hit up a parade with some friends. The kids did really well, even though it was pretty hot out.

We picked up snow cones before we left to help cool off.
I still need to capture our yearly pics of the kids in their Dutch gear, but I'm thinking I may wait until after the tourists head home...

Thursday, May 1, 2014

9 Months

Phew, last month was a crazy one! We took a big road trip with Grandma Jen and Papa Joe, you celebrated your first Easter and you have finally mastered sitting for extended periods of time. I'm finally confident enough in your abilities to let you sit in the bath, but I have to wrap a towel around you because you are still so tiny in it!
We had a great time in Tennessee over spring break. You were a great little road warrior, mommy is so proud of you.
You got to meet the Easter Bunny at Tip Toes last week. Everything was fine until you looked at his face.

You are still mostly in 6 month clothing- most of the 9 month is summer and we are still waiting for warm weather in Michigan. The items that we do have for higher temps are still quite big on you. You currently weigh 15 lbs 11 oz and are in the 9%. Diapers are still on the mid-rise setting and we are using size 3 disposables at night.

Eating and sleeping schedule hasn't changed much from last month. You have now mastered getting smaller food items into your mouth which has offed more possibilities to try. If you are going to eat baby food with a meal I have to give that to you first. Once you have a taste of whatever we are eating you want nothing to do with puréed stuff.

In addition to sitting, you have started to roll around on the floor. I'll put you down in one place only to find you some where else a few minutes later. I'm not ready for you to be on the move!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Sick Baby

Poor sweet baby girl hasn't been feeling good for a few days now. Not sleeping well, poor appetite and high fever.
I'm loving all the snuggles, even if it means my house is a disaster zone. It's so hard when they feel icky and there's nothing you can do about it!

Her ears are good so the doctor said it's probably just a virus and we need to ride it out. I'm not good about being patient when my kiddos are sick. Praying for a speedy recovery for little miss!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Summer is Coming!

After a loooong winter, we were able to get in some time at a park last week. Hooray for warmer temps!

We didn't even have to put 5 layers on to go out :)