Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Happy Spring! (& Easter a little late)

It has been a long time since my last post! We missed the month of March, which was a great month. We had a visit from Grandpa & Grandma Green and had such a fun time!

It has been beautiful weather again and we have been enjoying the parks and the back yard again. Bella would like to live in the back yard if we would let her!

I have been very frustrated with my camera, so have not been taking very many pictures but I borrowed my dad's camera this weekend, so here are some updated pics.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Kuiper's House

Since moving to Omaha, we have spent MANY of our weekends visiting grandpa & grandma Kuiper's house in Sioux Falls. The kids love to go to gramma's house. I don't know why...they get treats galore and constant attention...what kid wants that?

Reading is a favorite whether we are at home or in Sioux Falls. There could be pictures of Grandpa & Grandma reading too, but here are a couple with daddy and Paige.

Bella likes to put on singing and dancing shows. Here is one on the counter, but don't worry, there are 3 attentitive adults ready if she takes a step too close to the edge.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Snow & More Bella Birthday

We enjoyed another snow fall over the weekend and snow that was packable enough to play in. After Izaac & I built a snow man, Casey and Izaac had a fun snow ball fight.

These pictures are of Bella's birthday party at Grandpa & Grandma Kuiper's house. Notice Bella in the background of this picture...very excited!

Thought for the day:) Izaac has been really into games lately...the Wii, Monopoly, dominoes, Uno, etc. He is very concerned about the score and who is winning. Sometimes I just think he doesn't even enjoy the game because he is so worried about points. Last night when we were bowling on the Wii, he was commenting on who was winning and I just thought to myself, "I wish he could live in a world where there are no points." Then I thought, that must be exactly what God was thinking when he sent Jesus to earth. No keeping score, no wondering who is ahead, we just get to live and enjoy our lives...what a blessing!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Bella is 2!!!

I can't believe our baby is 2 already! Bella had a great birthday on Wednesday. We started out our day checking our e-mail as usual.

Bellevue has this great early childhood development center, which is basically two big rooms filled with toys and books and craft making supplies. Bella just loves it there. So she and I went there in the morning. She made a card (for Paige),

played some toys,

and during music time the teachers gave her a birthday crown and all of the kids sang to her.

She also got to pick her favorite song, which is the "monkey song".

Then after nap we picked up Izaac from school and went to Burger King for some kid's meals and ice cream. (Not a great picture, but the best I could do through the netting of the playstructure).

We came home and opened a few presents, tried to take a picture but the kids wanted to be goofy instead, and Izaac was off to Awana.... a very fun day!

Here are some older picture of the kids watching the Viking's game, which we all had smiles on our faces for most of the game. (Thanks Grandpa K for the awesome hats!!!)

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Nothing Much

I know my posts are usually FULL of interesting information and humor, BUT today I don't have much to write about, so sorry to disappoint, but I just thought I would post a few pictures anyway. The kids and I did go to the Omaha Children's Museum this morning, but of course I didn't bring my camera, so no pictures of that, but it was very fun anyway.
This picture is of the kids dancing together. Casey told me since the camera was still shots it wouldn't look that cool and he was right--the picture doesn't capture the cute things they were doing, but oh well.

We have been enjoying our Wii and Wii Fit that we got from Grandpa & Grandma Green so much! Here is a shot of Izaac golfing.

Bella doesn't do the Wii yet, but she loves hanging out with us in the basement and building block towers and "riding" her princess scooter that our neighbors gave her.

So cozy!

Bella's pretty coat--the only coat she will wear for more than 30 seconds.

My family in our new Viking hats at Christmas---GO VIKINGS!!! :)

Friday, January 8, 2010

Snow Days

I've officially decided that 2 snow days in a row is fun, but 3 is a little too many. Izaac didn't have school Wednesday or Thursday this week and he and Bella had so much fun playing with their new Christmas presents and were just being so sweet and silly together. Today is day 3 of snow days and the kids have been pretty much annoying each other all morning....and me :) Oh well, I'll just try to remember the fun they had the last two days.

This picture of our house was actually after the first snow storm we had, so now we have even more, but it is way too cold for me to go out and take a picture, so just imagine another foot on top of this. We actually can't see any of the black rails that go up the stairs anymore.

Since I haven't updated for so long. Here are some pictures of the kids at the zoo from I think November...