Thursday, April 7, 2011

Just Like Mommy

It's so fun when you see your children doing something the same way you do it. Both Hailey and Drew decided they needed to exercise with me in the morning. They go into their summer bin of clothes under their beds and pull out tanks/t-shirts/shorts and of course they need to wear tennis shoes too, just like me. And yes, they attempt to exercise with me. It gets a little cramped but it is so amusing to me. I learned quickly that I need to get out of better earlier if I wanted to get it in before they wake up. Hailey put together quite the adorable exercise outfit and I am quite impressed with how well she can do the exercises. Drew on the other hand gets frustrated when he can't quite do it like me.

Monday, April 4, 2011

No More Diapers

Dan and I potty trained Drew last weekend. He has been doing fantastic all week. He is so proud and was very much ready for this step. We are very proud of him too! There is something so darn cute about a toddler running around in their adorable little underwear- love it!

Big Boy Bed

Drew has been in his big boy bed for a couple months now. Somehow, updating the blog always gets pushed to the bottom of my priority list. This was Drew's last day in his seems a lot longer than just a couple months ago....he was not happy about me taking the picture.

Drew was quite excited to get out his tools and help daddy take down the crib.

Drew is very proud of his bed!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Valentine's Craft

Hailey and I had so much fun making special Valentine's cards this year. Part of the fun was going to the craft store and picking out fun, sparkly paper, pretty glitter and ink pads. We created cute little creatures with the kids fingerprints and then added a lot of glitter! We borrowed this idea from a friend and loved it! My mom enjoyed helping with the cards too. The glitter was fun, but I am reminded why I love glitter glue pens- a lot less messy!

Drew enjoyed making a few as well.

Here are some of the cards the kids created.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Sledding & Skating

We had a lot of outdoor time this weekend. Saturday we enjoyed some time sledding with friends and had a great time. Sunday we were in Brighton for a birthday party at my sister's house, who lives on a lake. The kids ended up going out on the lake ice skating. My brother-in-law and nieces play hockey on the ice a lot so they had a section of the ice cleared and to my surprise, had extra skates for my kids. Hailey and Drew were quite excited to try this out and the funny thing is that they have been asking me lately to go ice skating. Drew insisted on "playing hockey", so he was hauling around hockey sticks while I held him up. It was quite exhausting, but a fun experience. The only down side is that I didn't get any photos. Maybe next time.

Friday, February 4, 2011

The Blizzard of 2011

The much talked about blizzard was pretty insane. The amounts of snow we got in such a short amount of time were quite extreme. Our driveway had about 2 feet, the neighbors was closer to 3 feet (due to drifting) and the snow drifts in our yard were close to 4 feet high.

Hailey and Reese (neighbor) having so much fun in the snow.

Yup, that's Drew. He just keeps pluggin' along.

Playing in the fort with the neighbors.

Drifts in the backyard.

Crazy drifting on the side of the house.

Trying to dig out the neighbors.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Great Wolfe Lodge

We took the kids to Great Wolfe Lodge in Traverse City. We had such a great time. The kids loved the lazy river. Hailey really enjoyed going down the double tubes with Dan or I. Drew also enjoyed the little kids slides. I was so proud of Hailey for trying some slides that she was nervous about and she discovered they were a lot of fun. She definitely likes to do things on her own time when she is good and ready!