Thursday, June 30, 2011

Project Life catch up

June 7- Grace and Graham are now bath buddies! He loves splashing and she's been so good with him in the tub too. It makes it easier on me!
June 8- Grace and her friend Ian watching Sesame Street. We loved having Ian with us for a
June 10- Happy Birthday Gracie! We celebrated "THREE" by having streamers and balloons in the living room and we opened presents first thing. Her favorite- a pink umbrella of her very own.
June 11- Grace and her friend Jonah are three days apart so we celebrated their birthdays together! Alexis, Jonah's mom, planned a fantastic party!
AND.. just for fun, here is the birthday girl AND boy at two weeks old! :)

I have a few days before this to catch up on but the computer isn't letting me so I'll add those later.. Here is ALL that we've been up to.. Still a ways behind and I have missed some days so I'm adding more pics from certain days.
June 13- First day of swim class! See that smile? It didn't last. :) She was so nervous going to sit with her class and she totally started crying! (heart cracking here!) I had to actually leave the second day because she was running for me.
She's on the right her with her little class. Her teacher was so patient with her.
Here she is going off the diving board! They do this every day and I'm so glad. She eventually stopped crying and started to maybe enjoy it. We would pray every day for Jesus to give her strength and to hold her hand on the diving board. So sweet!
Thursday, June 16- The Mermaid Festival! We had a great time eating good food, and playing fun games. Did you know they give away rabbits and pigs at the mermaid festival? We are way beyond fish people. PIGS. Seriously. who goes home with a pig and says "look mom!" I wonder how many of those pigs actually stayed!
Hannah and Shane rode this ride.. I think it was called the Pharaoh?
They had fun and Shane INSISTED that I ride it again with Hannah. Oh, my riding days are so over. I had fun the first loop, then... not so much. It was a hold on, close your eyes, this will end soon type of feeling.
Hannah used some of her spending money to ride these! The first time I wasn't sure how she liked it but it was apparently enough to go again! :) She also did a fun trampoline thing.
Friday, June 17- Finally a nice enough day for Hannah and Grace to play in the water! (Hannah was visiting us for the week)

Graham was enjoying the sand and water. He is a hot potato like his daddy.. He gets sweaty in about 2 minutes being outside!
And... Shane got to fly! I had gotten him a flying lesson for his birthday and he was able to finally use it! He had a 45 minute flight and was able to go all around our house and Warsaw. I think he may be hooked! :)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Project Life Tuesday

Here is my project life. I have so much to catch up on so I'm starting back at the beginning and then will post as I can upload them. :)

Sunday, May 29- We went to Deep River Water Park with Jonah and Alexis. The kids had a great time even though it was overcast. We left early and as we were leaving there was actually a tornado warning so they closed the park- so we got free tickets- woohoo!
Monday, May 30- 9 months old!
Tuesday, May 31- Grace and Ian having fun on the splash pad. They played outside in this all morning!
Wednesday, June 1-Graham was sporting some fun sunglasses. He's not yet like his sister. These came immediately off after the picture.
Thursday, June 2- We won this beautiful quilt in an auction. Sari Bari is a ministry that gets women out of prostitution in India and then gives them a trade by taking old saris and making them into blankets and quilts. I love the meaning behind this beautiful piece of work.
Friday, June 3- One of Graham's favorite things to do with Daddy.
Saturday, June 4- The grand opening of Dueker Lodge. It's amazing!
Sunday, June 5- We had a going away party for our friends Jason, Kristi, Alex and Caroline. They are moving to Florida and we (yes, all of us, but mostly me!) am going to miss them like crazy!
Monday, June 6- Grace decided to have a baby today. :)

Sunday, June 19, 2011


Grace 9 months (March 2009)
Graham 9 months- June 2011

you think?


Friday, June 17, 2011


We put Graham in the tub with Grace last week- his first time in the big tub!

As you can see from his face- he loved it! :) And big sister was a great help to him too. She let him touch her toys and splash her a bit. It makes bathing a bit easier for mom now!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Still Here!

We are here! Crazy busy but here is what I promise will come
  • two weeks of project life- never been behind- boo!
  • grace and graham in the tub
  • gracie's birthday weekend :)
  • hannah visiting!

Stay tuned!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Three Years

My "baby" is three today. Three!
She was such a sweet baby. I remember looking at her when the Dr. held her up and that's what my child looks like. Wow.

As a 1 year old she was learning so fast. She took to walking so fast and then she was everywhere. She loved being outside and following Daddy around. :)
At two she loved reading and her words were new every day. She became a big sister and learned how to use the potty.
And now she is three. She constantly surprises me with her imagination, ideas, and will power! :) She is indpendent and loves her friends. This year she will go to preschool.

Happy Birthday baby girl. We love you so very much.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Grandma Visits

Grandma Shirley came to visit last weekend. She brought our birthday girl some presents and then spent some time playing with the kids. I tried to get a picture of Grace and Grandma but it was SO funny! If I got Shirley to smile and look, Grace wouldn't.
So then I'd say Grace look here say Cheese! And Grandma would say "come on Grace- Cheese" and while she was getting Grace to say it, I'd get Grace smiling and Grandma would be in Mid sentence!

ha! I know you don't like this Grandma, but it was SO funny! I'm not kidding when I say I have NINE of these!

finally! One of the two of them! Thanks for coming Grandma, we love you!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

9 Months

Graham was 9 months on May 29- but at least I'm getting it recorded right?
at 9 months he-
  • is a HUGE 14lbs 10oz. I know, some of you had babies that started out pretty close to that size. We are working on fattening him up.
  • goes to sleep at 6:30pm and wakes up around 6am (just like his sister did!) He then plays quietly in his bed till 6:45-7:00am when we get him
  • loves to eat sweet potato, muffins, toast, yogurt, and cheerios
  • loves his daddy-when daddy grins at him he can't help but smile so big!
  • is wearing 6-9 month clothes (the shorts fall of though!) and size 3 dipes. We use cloth when we are at home during the day and disposable when we are out or at night
  • often sits with his feet crossed like this. Isn't it so sweet?!
  • is so very close to crawling. He has lunged forward a few times but never gotten more than that. He is good at scooting where he wants to go though

  • learned how to clap yesterday! He took his first big boy bath with Grace (pics to come) I've been practicing all day to try to get him to do it again.
  • is so very sweet. He's a mama's boy and I love it.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

New Recipe

Hungry? New recipe up for these beauts. :)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011