Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Andrew took his (very cautious) first steps today! Both parents are so proud!! It took him a little more than two minutes to get from where he started all the way to mom, so I trimmed it down to 30 seconds.

Since taking this video, he has gotten so proud of himself and is willing to go faster (all this in the last half hour that he learned to walk). He loves looking down at his feet and he gets a big smile on his face when he gets to his destination. But you are watching video of his very first steps where he's a bit more cautious and still trying to figure it out all the tricks, like staying up and getting somewhere. We'll throw chewing gum in next week. ;)


Sunday, May 22, 2011

Funny Faces

Oh Andrew! He is just full of funny faces these days:

The only way I could get him to eat his banana today was if he had control. Naturally, he shoved just a little bit too much in his mouth.

Sometimes when he looks at things, he tilts his head from side to side as if he is looking at it from all angles. Apparently he even has to do this when he looks at his Mama

Same here

Andrew will often 'pant' when he gets excited by something. In this case, it is a new toy

And here is a mischievous, but oh so cute, look :)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Tulip Time 2011

The tradition of Tulip Time continues in the VanderKamp household. We made it back from our vacations just in time see all the pretty tulips that are blooming in Holland. Here are a few of our favorite shots:

Ending the evening by eating pizza at Fricano's Pizza which is Ryan's favorite :)


Andrew has been quite the traveler lately. We took a quick trip to Maryland the end of April to visit the Schrier family, came home, and then a few days later took off to go visit my sisters in Texas.

Ryan holding Isaac and Andrew. Isaac is Andrew's cousin who is just 3 months younger than him.

Andrew's one year birthday celebration continues in Texas!

Here are all of Andrew's Huizinga cousins: Andrew, Dayana, Adam, Isaac, Baylee, and Daniel. This was the best photo we could get :)

One of our traditions when we go to Texas is to go to an authentic bbq. This trip we went to the Salt Lick. Andrew loved their ribs, as you can see from this picture

Andrew keeping guard while we wait to be seated

We took Andrew to a pool for the first time. The weather there was around 95 degrees and humid, so going to the pool was a great activity (so we thought). Unfortunately, there were plenty of tears....

and a few smiles/splashes

Going for a walk on an Austin trail

We wore our little guy out. He slept practically the whole flight home!