Saturday, June 27, 2009

Meeting Great-Grandma DeVries


Sunday, June 21, 2009


Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's day to James, Dad, Dad Grooters and all the fathers out there!

Weekend at White Lake

We spent the weekend at Whitehall with James' dad. The kids and all of us LOVE Duck Lake up there. It is a lake that has a small stream heading out to Lake Michigan and is PERFECT for kids. Even Alison got her toes wet!

"First Fruits" from our Garden

James built me two raised garden beds this spring and we planted many veggies to grow and enjoy this summer (provided James and I can keep them alive)! This past week we picked the very first item, BROCCOLI, and the kids were loving it!

Visiting Great Grandma Grooters

Alison has Great Grandma Grooters' name, Jeanne, as a middle name so it was very meaningful for James and I to introduce them : )

Alison and a few gifts...

Thursday, June 11, 2009

1 week Dr. Appt.

Alison also had a one week doctor's appointment on Monday where she weighed 6 lbs. 10 1/2 oz. (25th percentile) and was 19 3/4" long (50th percentile). Everything else checked out great as well : )

Simon, Sierra, Alison




Happily welcomed home by big brother and sister

Friday, June 05, 2009

Alison comes home

We were THRILLED that Alison was doing well enough to unhook the monitors and send her home with me on Friday afternoon. She was breathing well and had eaten enough calories in the previous 24 hours that they released her to us...YEA!!!
You can compare her coming home pics to Simon and Sierra HERE, think she looks like one of ours : ) ??

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Alison Jeanne

Alison and Acacia

Monica, my cousin who was born 3 days before me even though she was due a month after me, had a baby girl EXACTLY 12 hours (5:53am and 5:53pm) after me on Monday. She was also at Holland Hospital! So we got to visit a couple of times and talked the nurses into letting us get a pic of us together!

few more visitor pics

Wednesday, June 03, 2009