Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Wedding Photoaholics Anonymous

For all you other wedding photoaholics like myself, here are a couple more pictures from my sister's wedding. These were taken by her wonderful photographer, Janelle Bradshaw.

Sunday, May 27, 2007


This past week Grandma & Grandpa Sieb and Great Grandma & Grandpa Sieb (affectionately know as the Great Punkins) took a nine hour car ride from Michigan to come visit. We had lots of fun, and the boys basked in the quadruple grandparent attention.
Enjoying some "University of Michigan" presents:

Adriana and Grandma:

Getting some Grandpa love:

Taking a walk:

While they were here, we visited a working farm/park with them where the kids enjoyed petting the baby goats and figuring out which piglet was "Wilbur".

Adriana thinks every animal and baby is a "dog-woof-woof". She enjoyed this very large "dog".

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Our Guy

We're his girls and he's our guy. We adore him and he adores us.

Friday, May 18, 2007


My babies in the past have wanted to grab, tear, and chew flowers. So it seems strange to have my daughter want to touch, smell, and hold flowers.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

3 Bathrooms

During dinner a couple of nights ago, Isaiah told us, "In our old house [apartment] we had only one bathroom, but in our new house we have three bathrooms!"
I looked at him inquisitively since our townhouse actually has only two bathrooms. He went on to explain, "I'm counting Adriana's diapers because that's where she goes potty."

Tuesday, May 15, 2007


Our church has had some "Mom's meetings" on Wednesday during the last two months complete with child care (which is probably one of the biggest reasons each of the mom's are attending :). Last week before I left Elijah in his child care group, I asked him to give me a kiss. He gave me one and then turned to the teenagers watching him and proudly announced, "My mommy and daddy give each other lick kisses!"

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Playground of Playgrounds

About two Fridays a month for us are deemed "Family Night". Although we are together often, these night are for us to spend time as a family doing something a little more special. So last night we took the kids to a playground. Not just any playground, but the playground of playgrounds. It was a little drive but totally worth it. This playground is actually a full 2 acres of jungle gyms, swings, and every playground apparatus imaginable. The boys thought they were in heaven. We had a picnic dinner and played our hearts out. When we were back at home and sipping smoothies, Isaiah told me, "This was the best day ever!" Mission completion.

My pilots:

Adriana having fun in the "Mac Daddy" swing:

The guys in the maze:

Musical instruments and other fun stuff:

Fun on the see-saw:

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Uncles of the Dangerous Kind

My brother, Josiah, loves to try to sneak sugary foods to Adriana, flip my boys up high in the air, and oblige pretty much whatever request my kids have. He feels that his title as "Uncle" means a license to do this no matter what I say. So I guess I should have been more worried when he watched my boys at his table during Christine's rehearsal dinner so that Steven and I could enjoy a kid-less meal.
This is why not to leave your 20-year-old brother with a camera and your children:

I've been assured by Josiah that he merely used root beer and my son's acting skills for this photo shoot.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007


We've discovered that our front yard is the location of some sort of caterpillar convention complete with a "Caterpillars of the World Unite" banner. The whole idea is, of course, very exciting for my boys; and I now have the challenge of getting them past the caterpillars every time I'm trying to load the kids in the van.

Watching the caterpillar in the flower bed:

I had to sneak in a picture of Miss Blue Eyes:

Monday, May 7, 2007

Here You Go

For all of you who have been informing me of how much you want to see Christine's wedding photos, here you go. These are some of the ones snapped by family and friends. Enjoy!