Monday, December 21, 2009

PreSchool Christmas Singing

Here is a video of Caleb singing at his Christmas Party. This is really not that great of singing. I was just excited to learn HOW to put video on here!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Ryland's First Haircut

I finally broke down and decided to get Ryland's hair cut. I had been putting it off long enough because I thought he was so young AND because I didn't want to get rid of his curls and highlights.

He did very well---didn't cry at all.
I can't believe how old he now looks.

Snow Fun


Here are some pictures of the kids in the snow.

The first picture is Caleb going down the slide and Alanna watching. After he went down, that was pretty much the end of playing outside as he learned that going down a snowy slide is REALLY fast!
The second picture is Caleb with one of his friends, Anna, after building a snowman.

The last 2 are from today. Pretty awesome tunnel, huh? Those things are harder to make than one would think!!

Keeps 'em entertained!

This is what I woke up to one morning! Caleb put as many hair bows as he could into Alanna's hair.

Gingerbread House 2009

Here's this year's house! I decided to go with a pre made house this year. It looks so much better than what I've done in the past and it's not that much more expensive than doing it from scratch since it comes with everything you need....including the candies!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

Tonight the kids wen
t out and had a very fun evening of trick or treating. We have such wonderful neighbors who spoil my kids with everything from fruit snacks to little toys to large size candy bars (I guess they're spoiling Keith and I.) Caleb was quite the trooper and went door to door. Alanna....she was a bit more hesitant. She was easily scared by all of the masks and costumes around her. They lasted over an hour with a few "warm up" breaks. Once they were finished, they LOVED handing out the candy to trick or treaters.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Mobile Ryland

I can't tell if he's thinking "Did I do that?" or "That's what you get when you leave the trash can out!!"

Fall Fun

Last weekend we ventured out to a family orchard/pumpkin patch. This place had a large climby thing made out of hay, animals to pet, a chute to slide down, "cow" barrels to ride and lots of apples to eat. It was a beautiful fall day in Michigan.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Trip to "Africa"

In Preschool Caleb learned about different animals of Africa. As a field trip, they visited a "farm" that had these various animals. The family owns 40 acres of land and on this land they have zebras, wildebeests, onyx and other large animals that I can't remember the names of. It was really cool to see such exotic animals. Caleb loved feeding the ring tailed lemurs and petting the baby ostrich.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Caleb's First Field Trip

Caleb's class went to Robinette's Apple Orchard. We got to ride in a wagon, learn about apples, pick an apple and eat a yummy donut with cider. Caleb's favorite part? The donut!

Go Blue 2009

The annual Daddy-Kids Michigan picture!

First Day of Preschool

Here is Caleb on his first day of Preschool at Dutton Christian. He is loving it. On the first day, all of the kids brought a different food to make a "Friendship Mix." The picture shows Caleb dumping his fish crackers in as his friend, Anna, watches.

"Crawling" Rydie

He's getting mobile....very quickly. This picture was taken early September. As of early October, he is now doing the "army man" crawl. So, he can definitely get from one spot to another.

"Walking" Rydie

Ryland loves the walker and we LOVE that he can get around and entertain himself.

At the zoo

Feeding the birds at the zoo.

Mini Golf

Some pics of the kiddos playing mini golf with daddy.

Rolling Rydie

Here are a few pics of Ryland rolling over!

Monday, August 17, 2009


And these are pictures of Ryland eating "real food" for the first time. On the menu? Carrots!

Week with Family

Last week, Keith's family rented a cottage by the beach. We were there with all of Keith's siblings and our nephews. It was a really fun time spent at the beach, in the pool and in the hot tub.