Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
We started the afternoon on Saturday by going to the Science Center in Des Moines. We went to see the Alps on IMAX which was a new experience for most of us. It was really cool to see and I would recommend it to others. We then walked through the Science Center and had fun trying out the different things. We maybe would have gotten a little more out of it with the kids, but we had fun anyway. We then made a little pit stop at a coffee shop while waiting for our reservations for dinner. We ate supper at Azalea's which I would recommend to anyone looking for a different type of restaurant to try - not kid friendly though. We concluded the night with a wonderful cheesecake dessert at Lonita & Tim's house.
Sunday was a little more partying as we had lunch with the VerMeer's - Gloria's family. Unfortunately our kids were not able to attend. Jaren broke out in a rash during church that morning so I ended up taking the kids to my mom & dad's house, went to the luncheon, and then went back to get Jaren and take him to the doctor to find out what he had. The doctor said it was something viral, so we are treating it as Fifth's Disease. So far the girls are fine and haven't broken out, so let's hope it stays that way since we have Bethany's birthday tomorrow.
It was a very fun weekend and we were glad that we were all able to be together to celebrate this big milestone for Gloria.
Monday, February 18, 2008
To break up the day a little, I got out a gift that I had origianlly bought for Bethany for her birthday coming up. They have too much energy that they need to burn so I brought it out...it's a Dora dance mat with music video. As you can see from the pictures it even has a Dora costume. They can now watch tv & exercise at the same time, how great is that?
I've also included pictures of our playdoh adventures yesterday when we were also stuck inside due to the snow falling outside. Jaren & Bethany kept the animals busy playing hide & seek.
Erica was busy playing with the T-rex mountain (ok, so she was eating the dinosaurs and pretending she was the T-rex :). What a silly little girl.
Kurtis in the meantime was sick all day on Sunday, laying in the chair sleeping with all the chaos going on around him. Thankfully he's feeling better today so he's outside blading away the drifts of snow.
The pictures won't upload right now, so I'll try in a little while.
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Jaren & Bethany digging and burying things in the snow.
It's hard to tell just how deep the snow is because they are not sinking in, but it went up almost to my knees when I was walking through it.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
My parents are enjoying warm, sunny Hawaii right now. I think I'll get on the next plane out to join them. :)
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
She is on the small side, but we already knew that. In comparison to Bethany, she was 17 lb 10 oz and 29". We are going to be taking Erica to an eye dr. in Des Moines to have her tear ducts checked out. She's been having a lot of problems with clogged ducts, and hopefully they will fix them. Other than that, she is a very healthy little girl. She has truly been a blessing from God during this past year.
Monday, February 4, 2008
We're ready to go and party. We helped my aunt & uncle celebrate their 40th anniversary. Congratulations!
The kids were pretty sure that we were actually going to Hawaii - would be pretty nice right now. My parents and aunt & uncle are flying there right now.
Micah, Jaren & Bethany with the snowman pizza that they made