Saturday, April 24, 2010

Fresh Flowers...

...hand picked with love!

(p.s. These are tulips according to a certain 3 year old.)

Monday, April 19, 2010

Sweet William

It is hard to believe that it was 3 years ago that we welcomed this sweet babe into the world.


Three years later you are still our sweet William. Always good for a hug or snuggle, a bit of a mama's boy, and full of kind words. You get along easily with others, are a bit timid in new situations, and you like your routines. You still love your paci, you drag your blanket around the house like it is attached to your hand, and you play with your hair when you are tired.

You love to play outside and to wear shorts and short sleeves. You ask daily about when we can go to the beach. You are a boy after my own heart! Your newest favorite is lacrosse which makes your daddy proud. You are also a bit of a goof. It isn't unusual to find you wearing or doing something goofy. You dress for summer yet wear big fuzzy bear slippers. You wear my sunglasses around the house like they were made for your face. For your third birthday you requested a Christmas dinner and a Santa cake. You are your own little man!

Will, we are so proud of you! We thank God for the little boy he has created you to be. We pray for you every day and can't wait to see how you continue to grow in the coming year. We love you buddy! Happy Birthday.

XOXO, Mommy and Daddy

(Just in case you don't believe me that he's walks to the beat of his own drum...)

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Because money doesn't grow on trees

The following conversation took place in the car yesterday afternoon.

J: Mommy, can I get a Gator for my birthday?
(We were recently at a friend's house and this friend has a Power Wheels Gator. This apparently is the most coveted toy an almost 5 and almost 3 year old can think of.)

Me: Sorry honey, Power Wheels cost too much money.

J: No, no, mom you don't have to buy it. Someone else will just get it for me.

Me: Oh really. Who do you think might get it for you?

J: Probably Me-ma and Papa.

Me: Do Me-ma and Papa have a lot of money?

J: Yeah, I think so. Um, maybe I better call and ask them.

Me: Sounds like a good idea.

J (Leaving a message for my mom): Hi Mima, this is Jackson. Do you have like $100 or like $1,000,000? Bye!

I'm still laughing just thinking about all of this. It's not surprising that he seems to have it all figured out! Right down to the number of dollars one might need to buy the coveted gator!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Happy Easter

Just a few of my favorites from Easter morning. Enjoy!

And just because we can't go more than 2 minutes without being silly...! :)

Saturday, April 10, 2010

This one is for you Dad

WARNING: Picture heavy post. Unless you are a grandparent or are as much in love with my children as I am, you may want to scroll quickly.

After some gentle prodding from a certain someone I figured it was time for another post. We've traveled some, the weather has been lovely, and we've been doing a lot of hanging out at home during Spring Vacation. Dave has been home a lot and the boys have loved every minute of it (me too!).

Our travels took us to the Fredrick Meijer Gardens for a day filled with beautiful sunshine and butterflies.

We also traveled to Chicago for a mini vacation. We ate Giordano's Pizza until we were as stuffed as the pizza, walked down Michigan Avenue and visited Nike Town and the Lego store. Much to my disappointment not one foot was set in Crate and Barrel. On our second day we went to the Shedd Aquarium. The boys loved it, however, when I asked Will what his favorite part of the trip was he was quite positive the best part was jumping on the bed at the hotel room.

Clearly all the jumping on the beds wore them out!

And a few from the Aquarium. Most of the pictures didn't turn out so well because of the lighting inside. Sorry.

And this is why children under 3 are free. Because they fall asleep approximately 3 minutes before the dolphin show even starts.

We took some c-u-t-e pictures on Easter (not to toot my own horn or anything) and had a little pajama party with cousin Bradley yesterday, but I'll share those pictures another day. I wouldn't want to cause permanent damage to anyone's retinas.
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