Thursday, April 30, 2015


Ryan has been working Saturdays, so in exchange he has been taking Tuesdays off. I've been trying to use Tuesdays as 'fun day' with the older kids while Ryan stays with Evelyn.

My oldest and my youngest
Fun at the GR Children's Museum
Sylvia had a blast sitting in the yellow car

Bubbles are always fun
Andrew's funny face
Stopping for ice cream on the way home

Saturday, April 25, 2015

This and that

What we've been up to:

Evelyn is getting so strong
Our first picnic of the season out on the deck

Andrew's Magformer hat
Not to be outdone, Sylvia came up with her own hat: Andrew's birthday crown and his underwear!
Their first sleepover together
Evelyn is quite happy with bath time
More baby obsession:  Sylvia carrying her doll in the baby carrier
Andrew's first t-ball game.  So happy that it went well despite his anxiety and the COLD weather
Checking out the butterflies at Frederik Meijer Gardens.
It was even nice enough to go outside for a bit.  Andrew loves daffodils so we took a picture by them.
Sylvia keeping the eggs warm until they hatch
The best picture I could get :)

Friday, April 17, 2015

Mid-April fun

Do you think someone is a little obsessed with babies?  In this picture Sylvia is pretending to have a baby in her tummy...
...and here she is trying to get milk from her chest.  So funny!
Another one of Andrew's amazing creations
Nothing more fun than playing (and making a mess) outside
Chalk paint!
Enjoying a snack outside
A few pictures of our sweet Evelyn at 9 weeks.  She has been so much more pleasant since she started on a med for GERD or acid reflux

Friday, April 10, 2015

Andrew is 5!

On April 7 my dear Andrew turned 5 years old. I just can't believe it! We have had a fun year with him. His love of fans and cars has dwindled a bit, but he now has a love for designs, shapes, patterns, crafts and rhyming words.

Cut the Rope is Andrew's favorite game that he plays on the Kindle.  He was so thrilled to see that Meijer could make a cake like this:

Opening gifts

Five candles!

Sunday, April 5, 2015


                       Andrew riding his new bike with training wheels!
This girl loves the swings...
...and blowing bubbles
Andrew is learning to throw the frisbee
Sylvia riding her bike
I caught her chillin' and singin' in the baby tub
Her doggie was hungry so Sylvia fed him of course :)

Easter morning!  What a treat to have chocolate first thing in the morning
Finding Easter eggs in the backyard

Two cuties (while Evelyn sleeps)
These two always get along so well ;)

Evelyn's baptism

March 29, 2015 was a blessed day. Our dear Evelyn Joy was baptized! The day was great. All of Ryan's family came as well as my parents and brother. On top of that, Evelyn was probably the most well-behaved that she has ever been.

A special moment for us

Grandpa Huizinga showing off his new granddaughter

A few smiles

A family of five!
The three kiddos
So glad that Uncle Matt could be a part of Evelyn's special day