Wednesday, February 24, 2010

PETUNIAS' Open House

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! ---PETUNIAS will be having an open house in Hudsonville, MI on Friday, March 12, 2009 from 6:30-9:00pm. A great opportunity to view all PETUNIAS' products and take advantage of special pricing for the night! If you want to know the address please send me an email at

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Newport Acquarium

Simon's favorite part was petting the SHARKS

Sunday we took the kids to the acquarium and then drove the 7 hours home. We had a great time spending time together and it felt great to get away from our busy lives for a bit.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Long weekend vacation...

We went south for a few days. The kids and I left with my parent's Friday morning in the motorhome (much easier on the kids being able to move around, play, eat, potty whenever they needed to). James left later Friday afternoon in the minivan and met up with us near Kentucky. We went to the Creation Museum for the day on Saturday. It was great and the kids did wonderful!

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Simon wanted to ice skate...

Simon got the idea in his head that he wanted to try ice skating so we were happy to accomodate. James and I took him out to eat and then ice skating. It was really fun to spend time with just him. He LOVED ice skating. The first few times around James and I held onto him or his helper but then he kept telling us "no thanks". He wanted to do it all himself. He really figured it out by the end and could build up some pretty good speed around the loop!

Sierra's 3 year appt.

Sierra went in for her 3 year check up. She weighed 24 pounds and was 36 inches tall. Both were around the 50th percentile. She is healthy and well.

2-1-10 Alison is 8 Months Old

These are the best pictures I got. All she wanted to do is grab the sticker and eat it which pretty much sums up her life. She is still eating very well...she LOVES baby food, bottles and rice cereal. She is also picking up and grabbing for everything she can get her hands on She loves to roll around to get wherever she wants and can go pretty far. She has her second bottom tooth now as well. She wears 12 month size clothes, size 4 diapers and is pretty smily and easy going most of the time.

1-28-10 Visiting Great-Grandma Grooters

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

What Simon and Sierra are up too....

Here is what they have been into in less than a week: last wednesday I was downstairs with them and I heard them inthe bathroompretending to ice skate...I thought they were just using the tile floor which is slippery to pretend until I heard the toilet start flushing...I ran in there and they had about 5 big cardboard blocks stuffed in the toilet and they had toilet water splattered EVERYWHERE and were trying to flush them down. Then the next day I left them playing downstairs while I brought Alison up stairs for a nap which literally takes about 2 minutes. When I came back down it looked like it had snowed 2 feet in our basement. There was a small hole in one of our large pillows on the couch and they pulled all the stuffing out and flung it everywhere. Yesterday I sent them downstairs to play while I finished feeding Alison lunch (you think I would know better by now) and I heard them dumping out some of the baskets and drawers of toys which is pretty normal so I didn't think much about it...until I heard that they had dumped about 5 drawes and baskets worth of toys out (millions of little pieces) and I thought I better go chech it out. They had dumped ALL their toys downstairs into the couch CRACKS, they told me it was a swimming pool they were swimming took us about an hour and a half of tearing the couch apart and digging in all the crack to finally get the toys picked up. THEN TODAY I was already sick of it and while I was in the shower Simon must have woken up and went downstairs where last night James had piled out nicely sorted, folded clean laundry. He decided to make a POND and threw all of the clean clothes all around our LIVING ROOM! Needless to say I dropped them off very early at my mom's today and promptly LEFT!