Monday, October 27, 2008

"All DUMB"

This is Sierra's new saying when she is finished doing anything so we here it ALL the time : ) "All Dumb, mommy, All DUMB". It is cute and funny at the same time and she doesn't get that she should be saying "All done"!

Tech Grandpa

My grandpa is in his 80's and decided he needed to learn something new this year : ) He had my uncles buy a computer for him and is now learning how to use it. I get a kick out of being able to send an email to my GRANDPA!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

A belated WELCOME to Stella...

Simon and Sierra have a new little cousin (second cousin?) to play with. Stella Marie Van Til was born at the end of September to my cousin Brooke and her husband Brent!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Into the tutu stash

My mom and I were working on PETUNIAS stuff today and of course the kids got into the tutus, even SIMON and you can see. They paraded around for awhile and even learned they could fight with tutus on. HOW SPECIAL!

Getting ready for a discgolf lesson from DADDY!

James took the kiddies to play discgolf with him this past Saturday. It was a great break for me and they all had a ton of fun throwing daddies disks around : )

Lewis Farm Market and Petting Farm...

We went to this awesome place 2 weekends ago with Grandpa and Grandma Grooters and had a great time. We also went earlier this past summer and had such a great time we looked for any excuse to go back. The kids LOVE the animals and there is just a ton to do. They walked through a pumpkin patch, rode a little kiddie train, played with toys, ate cookies, fed and pet the animals...... I can't figure out how to get the pics out of shutterfly to view here BUT I think if you click this link you can view the album?

Friday, October 10, 2008

Photo Session #1

So I had Selena from Selena Marie Photography take some professional photos of my ICKY Bags that I can use for advertising purposes. I need YOUR help in deciding which ones to purchase? Take a look HERE and let me know what you think in the comment section. Please list the numbers that you like best of the 22 two photo options. THANKS FOR YOUR HELP!

Photo Session #2

We had a friend of the family, Jason Glerum, take pics of us and the kids this past week. He did an amazing job and you can check them all out HERE . He does great work and if anyone wants to get ahold of him for pics let me know and I'll pass along the information!

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Simon's favorite things...

One of Simon's favorite things right now are TRACTORS! He sat contentedly for an hour while daddy mowed the lawn!

2 new trees!

James and Simon planted 2 new trees in our backyard this week. James picked out the Autumn Blaze Maple and I picked out the River Birch! I think they look pretty good : )

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Little Sisters...

Simon got his first REAL taste of what having a little sister is all about yesterday. He was spinning a knob on one of the drawers in our kitchen yesterday and I told him to stop doing it. In normal fashion he also decided he would make sure his little sister wouldn't do it either. So he held his hand over the knob so she couldn't get to it. Sierra freaked out and with both hands grabbed two wads of Simon's hair and pulled for all she was worth. AND she wouldn't let go. Simon was bawling his eyes out (I think half because it probably hurt and half because he was so shocked). Being the good mom that I am, I had to stop laughing before I could get her hands out of his hair and make her apologize to Simon. SIMON WELCOME TO YOUR LITTLE SISTER!