Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Thanksgiving Weekend....

these are the best pics we could get off Aunt EB and the kids.

was great for us. James had wed-fri off of school and Aunt EB came to visit with the kids. We spent time up at the Grooters' cottage in Whitehall and set up our Christmas tree and a few other decorations.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Sierra is Standing...

Holy cow, Sierra stood up all by herself without holding onto anything this past weekend. James and I both saw her do it and were shocked. She looks so little standing up, and she is NOT allowed to walk yet : )

Monday, November 19, 2007

Simon's Birthday Party...

Simon LOVES this is his dirt/worm cake. We also had dirt cups.

Grandma DeVries made him a Quiet Book
Uncle Brett got him a fish, which he insists is named "Simon" : )
He did a great job blowing out his candle
The Cousins

Friday, November 16, 2007

Simon's two-year check-up...

Simon did great at the doctor's office today. He weighed 29.6 lbs. which was around the 70th percentile and his height was 36 1/2 inches which was in the 90th percentile. He did a great job when she listened to his heart and lungs, checked his stomach, and looked in his eyes, nose, mouth, and ears. He even got a toy FROG at the end which he was very excited about until we lost it in the car on the way home. Ooops!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Simon's 2nd Birthday

Simon's stack of presents After nap time, then waiting for daddy to come home, it was finally time to open everything. Starting SLOWLY... The first is a remote control car......(which we should have saved until last because once this was opened all he wanted to do was get it out of the package and play with it.) (notice the half open forgotten present) Sierra got to eat a few pieces of the paper, so she was thrilled : ) After presents, we went out to eat at Burger Kind (Simon's favorite are "Nuggies") and to the mall to ride the carousel, play in the treehouse, and we got ice cream. Simon loved the whole night and he still has another birthday party to go on Saturday!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Sierra's 9 month appt.

Sierra had her 9 month doctors appt today (even though she is really almost 10 months). She weighed 17 lbs. 14 oz. and was 27 1/2 inches long. I forgot to get the percentiles, oops. Otherwise she is HEALTHY!

Thursday, November 08, 2007


Ra-Ra (new nickname, this is what Simon calls her) got a new HOPE shirt from Grandma and Grandpa Oosterhouse. I'm wondering if she is allowed to wear it in my house....or just when she is at their house (Go Calvin!).

Friday, November 02, 2007

Stair Climbing...

Sierra learned to climb our stairs yesterday. I was totally unprepared for it and shocked. I had quick run upstairs to hang up some clothes in Simon's room and was gone for about 1 minute and I came out of his room and Sierra was on STAIR THREE. I kind of freaked but didn't want to run down the stairs at her in case she freaked and backed up and fell down them all. She was fine and crawled up and down them all day? What Next?

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Harvest Night...

We all had a great "harvest night". Grandpa and Grandma Grooters, Cousin Ben, and Grandma DeVries all came to visit the little pirate and ballerina. It was FUN!