Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Little Friends

We are so blessed to have lots of close friends with kiddos to hang out with. Emma spends a lot of time with these two, her best friends. Well, Gavin is her best bud and she is going to marry Weston some day- technicalities.


 This crew cracks me up! They have played together since birth, I can't wait to see where the road will take them as they grow.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Preschool Graduation

Emma has officially completed her second year of preschool this week! I loved the Biblical teaching she received at Lakeshore Little People last year, but I really saw her blossom this past year in the Little Hawks program though the Outdoor Discovery Center.

She has become a little leader.
She has always been willing to help out her friends, but I loved to see her really caring for her friends both new and old.
She loved being able to get outside for an hour to play in the mud and explore.
So proud of you big girl. Can't believe you'll be ready for kindergarten in the fall!
We had to go get ice cream to celebrate!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Making Money, Making Memories

This past weekend was wonderful and crazy all at once. My grandma kindly offered her garage for hosting a garage sale. A few of the neighbors in her subdivision decided to have one as well. I took two loads over to sell last week. Between myself and a few family members we had a full garage. And driveway. My hubby gave me a little bit of grief about driving 3 hours round trip to make a few bucks.

But it wasn't about the money. It was about these girls playing together.

Spending time with extended family members.
Giggling over the past, enjoying the present and dreaming about the future.
Because while a little extra cash in hand is nice, at the end of the day nothing can replace these people!

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...