Monday, April 27, 2009

Warmin' Up!

Finally it is starting to warm up here! We took full advantage of a beautiful day and spent the whole day outside at Raccoon River. What a fun day. The kids got soaked and totally covered in sand, but it was so fun! Lainey was perfectly content to sit in her stroller and observe. It was great.

This is what happens when you get a little too much water in your pants!
I can't believe how fast Lainey is growing up. She looks so big to me!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Hallie's Dance Pictures

I love that Hallie loves to dance. I can't wait until next year when Hallie and Maggie are both dancing. It is so cute and fun to watch them. Hallie is doing a little Shirley Temple dance to "Good Ship Lollipop". It is adorable. We had dance pictures this weekend so I wanted to share!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Lots of random things have been going on at our house. We had Dad's day at preschool and the girls were so excited that Aaron got to come to school with them! I was so thankful that he made it work in his schedule so that he could be with them. They felt pretty special having him there!

This is little Lainey after about every meal. She is a total self feeder and makes such a mess everytime! She loves to eat everything and we are beginning to wonder if her "full' sensor works!

The girls watching a movie with all of their buddies. This is pretty common around out house.

Maggie modeling her new swimsuit from Grandma. She wanted to wear it outside in the snow. She was so excited!

Hallie and Javien. They are such good buddies and talk about getting married all of the time. They already pose like they are dating! Crazy and a little scary!!!

Aaron at his DMU Rite of Passage! We are moving into the clinic stage of the education and that will be such a welcomed change for Aaron! I am so proud of all that he has accomplished. He works so hard and hardly gets the recognition he deserves. He is amazing!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

I love Easter. I love the feeling that I have this time of year. It is Springtime and after a long, Iowa winter, it is so welcomed. The air feels clean and fresh and everything starts to have more color and life. I am so thankful for my Savior, for His life and His sacrifice for me. And I am so thankful for His resurrection and the knowledge I have that we can all live again. I feel so humbled at the thought of all that I have been blessed with.

We had lots of fun celebrating Easter with the kids and wanted to share some pictures. It has been a great weekend.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Happy Birthday Magoo!

Happy Birthday to our little 3 year old! Sometimes I think, "I can't believe that Maggie is already three!", but most of the time I think,"I can't believe Maggie is ONLY three!". She acts so big and does so much. She is absolutely the comic relief in our family. She makes us laugh all day. She is starting to think that she is pretty funny, which makes it even better. She is such a sweet little girl and she loves to snuggle and give hugs and tell us that she loves us. She is happy most of the time and pretty much just goes with the flow. She has a funny little way of talking that we all love and can identify as "Mag talk". She loves her sisters and is such a good sport. She has no problem being the pet dog, or the princess's horse or the wicked stepmother or the prince. She will be whatever the big girls want her to be and she totally gets into character.She makes up for it by being the "big sister" to Lainey. She cannot walk past Lainey without picking her up or moving her or interrupting her in some way. Sometime Lainey loves it, and sometimes she does not. But that doesn't stop Mag, she always comes back with, "Lainey wants me!" Right Magoo, I bet she does!

Mag is seriously a light in our lives and we feel so blessed to have her! What a sweetie! These pics are from her Mickey/Minnie Mouse Party today. she had so much fun and couldn't have been more excited that it was her birthday. Hallie was a great sport about it and was very excited for Maggie all day. There were a few quiet tears, when hal really wished she could have the attention or gifts Maggie was getting, but all in all, she was great about it all! We played fun games at Maggie's party and had cake and ice cream. Maggie got lots of fun gifts. Thanks everyone! Also, she got "tooter" like Hallie's (a scooter) and was thrilled to death. She and Hallie also got a combined gift, a power wheels truck! I haven't heard a laugh from their guts like they did tonight in a long time! They loved riding it and were laughing the whole time! It was so fun to see them riding it! So, all of that said, Happy Birthday Baby!