Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend

We spent most of the weekend in Whitehall with James' Dad and Marianne. We celebrated a BIG birthday for Marianne, went to the Lewis' Petting farm and even squeezed in the first boat ride of the season. It felt great. Then on Monday we went to Holland to watch my Grandpa march in the parade and hang out with my parents for the day. It felt like SUMMER!

Friday, May 08, 2009

Tulip Time

So, it is quite a chore to get a pic of two kids, each looking nicely at the camera and smiling at the same time. Who am I kidding, my mom was nice enough to come a take pics with us at Tulip Time BUT it is impossible to get both kids smiling and looking at the same time...SO here is a slide show of the pics we got : ) First, Sierra is wearing a dress I wore when I was little. My grandma Tamminga made it for me 30 years ago! Second, YES, she has a huge black and blue mark in the middle of her forehead. Unfortunately, she ran into a wall at my parent's cottage on Friday night and then Monday James accidentally hit her in the same spot with her bedroom door (which he didn't know she was standing behind)!

Baby Names...

My friend, Bethany, was talking about her kid's names and where they ranked in popularity and why they chose those name. It made me curious to see where my kid's names ranked in popularity for the year they were born: Simon was #253 in 2005 (not named after anyone, but the only boy name James and I could agree on. James, his middle name, is obviously after his father) Sierra was #168 in 2007 (we chose this girl name on the way to SIMON'S ultrasound appointment, yes Simon's! And her middle name, Mae, is after my maternal grandmother) Baby #3 (just to tease you) is in the #200 range as well : )...........well, we talked about this name off and on and chose it shortly after we knew we were pregnant a third time. Her middle name, which will be Jeanne, is after James' paternal granmother) My name, Kelly, was #16 in the year I was born : ) And James, was #5 in the year he was born!!

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Monday night

We took the kids downtown Holland last night for TULIP TIME.... we ate junk food,
walked around a lot, played games, let our three year old ride a rollercoaster, watched dutch dancers and ate cotton candy : )

Monday, May 04, 2009

Monday Madness

Sunday Snooze

Sunday, May 03, 2009

FIRST Fish..

James had class all weekend so the kid and I went to my parent cottage for a night. Simon, who has been "PRETEND" fishing all over our house this past winter (ex. string over our couch, shoelace over his bed). And this weekend he finally got to test his skills in real life. My dad had the kids on the dock and SIMON caught a fish (before my dad could even get a worm on a pole for Sierra).