Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Posted by Krista Layman at 4:10 PM
So...the Magic Tree House Obsession continues...and it's gone to the next level...the internet.
Well...it's time for Thanksgiving on Thursday...I'm off to read!
Posted by Krista Layman at 3:50 PM
Friday, May 21, 2010
Wow..what a busy week for Seth...he definitely left preschool with a BANG!
Monday: Unbirthday Party
They got to celebrate all the kids who have summer birthdays...well, since this was a class of late birthdays...they celebrated 8 birthdays on Monday...which meant...8 treat bags!
I can't believe the difference...3 years ago he wouldn't sing at all...now...he did awesome! He sang...he did motions. I was one very proud momma! The kids all sing a few songs and then they get to walk across the stage and receive a gift. (I can never get a decent photo in their sanctuary)
Wednesday: Field Day
Both the morning and afternoon classes came together at a special time for a special day. They all had a hotdog picnic together and then spent a couple hours outside playing all kinds of fun field day type games...relays and races! At the end they all got ribbons and Popsicles...it was a beautiful day to be outside!
This day was spent outside as well playing at the park....you get 10 boys together and they are bound to have a great time. Again...another beautiful day to be outside!
Friday: Last Day
I think it was more bittersweet for mommy than for Seth. We started the day with doughnuts with the 2 boys I babysit. Luckily, daddy had a snow make-up day so he got to go with us and take the boys on their last day. When I picked them up...they were just wound up and ready to go...they were pretty excited to be done for the year.
We had a picnic at the Y and then went swimming for a couple hours with another classmate. It was a fun way to celebrate the last day of preschool. And the best part...being blessed to be a stay at home mom who could celebrate all these things right along with Seth!
Posted by Krista Layman at 11:48 PM
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Wednesday, May 19, 2010
--is getting into more and more things everyday! He definitely loves to explore and is constantly on the move! This week....he was thrilled to discover the dishwasher and the toilet paper roll.
Posted by Krista Layman at 9:37 PM
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Posted by Krista Layman at 9:36 PM
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
At 45 Weeks Grant:
--is into EVERYTHING...he loves anything that isn't a child appropriate toy. He loves opening drawers and cabinets and finding random things to crawl around the house with. He usually has something in his hands while he roams the house.
--THROWS FITS...puts his head down and CRIES when you take away an unappropriate find
--is SUPER ticklish
--does pats....when you pick him up..he pats you on your back (just like his big sister did!)
--is down to nursing just once a day before bed...makes mommy sad...a sign that he's growing up!
--was introduced to the whole church for Baby Day on Sunday
--ate some of his cousin's birthday cake...wasn't a fan
--is sleeping pretty well and consistently gets up around 7. Hardly ever wakes up from the night or from a nap happy...he wants OUT of that crib!
--celebrated his first Mother's Day...makes mommy so glad to be a mommy
Posted by Krista Layman at 9:51 PM
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Posted by Krista Layman at 10:33 PM
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Sunday, May 9, 2010
Grandma & Ted came for church and lunch...we dined on KFC @ home as to NOT deal with the crowds. The afternoon included running a few errands with Seth...a walk around the path @ the Y...dinner and then I had to spend some time at the storage unit as we are adding hospital #12 tomorrow! Just a little Mother's Day present from Kate! (more details & pics to follow)
The evening...nursing and rocking my littlest one to sleep while he held onto my finger...and reading Magic Tree House #8 to my oldest in bed while he snuggled on my shoulder! Being a mommy doesn't get much better than that!
I'm so thankful to all the mom's in my life. My own mom who has always been there for me and is a great rolemodel. My mother-in-law who has welcomed me with open arms into her family and treated me like a daughter. My mom friends who give me encouragement and advice and some fun times too! And the moms I grew up with...the heart moms I met on the internet...the moms in my MOPS group...To everyone I wish a very Happy Mother's Day!
Posted by Krista Layman at 11:47 PM
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Thursday night...we were finally able to celebrate Easter with my side of the family. If you recall...everyone else skipped town for Easter. With sick kids, work schedules and life...last Thursday was the first time we could find that worked into everyone's schedule.
The big boys were super excited...it's always fun to hunt Easter Eggs. Nana & Oompa have a huge backyard full of landscaping...which makes the hunting a real challenge! The big boys all got ZuZu Pets and the babies got sand toys for our upcoming family beach trip.
Also...my neice, Nia turned 1 on April 8...so we celebrated her birthday as well! It's hard to believe the babies are turning 1...Grant is less than 2 months away! YIKES!
It was a fun night with the family...making our own pizzas and celebrating.
Posted by Krista Layman at 5:36 PM
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Posted by Krista Layman at 10:34 PM
Yesterday...we expanded our garden! Seth was lovin' it! If you could do it in dirt...he did it...running, jumping, digging...! It was a perfect day...beautiful weather to be outside! It was a family project and we ALL can't wait for our harvest of tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, lettuce, rhubarb and radish.
Posted by Krista Layman at 2:01 PM
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Wow...what a weekend! I have these 4 friends...we've known each other for years...most of us elementary school...but our friendship was solidified in high school. Amazingly...those friendships have totally stood the test of time (and marriage and moving and families and jobs and...) We are all turning 40 this year and we were determined to celebrate together. Last weekend was THE WEEKEND!
Sharyn came from Cincinnati...and met Mel & me in the Fort. We drove to South Bend to pick up Gina. Then..the rest of the way to Holland Michigan to meet Karla who drove over from Brighton, MI. We were together! '
We checked into our tiny little condo (it was perfect...perfect for 5 friends just wanting to be together). Off to dinner at a restaurant on the lake (yummy whitefish) and a trip to Walgreens to buy sunglasses. I tell you..it doesn't take much for a bunch of moms to have a blast at Walgreens! Back to the condo to sit outside and just reminisce!
Saturday morning we were up bright and early to walk/run a 5K! How cool...it was the first for most of us. It was fun...and then we climbed a few hundred steps to the top of a sanddune to see a great view of the town. After getting cleaned up we headed to the tulip farm...over a million tulips in full bloom. It was beautiful...completely awe-inspriing. We walked the aisles...gazing at all the varieties.
Then...lunch at Qdoba (YUM!) and then some shopping at an outlet mall---you know 5 women would find a time to shop. Then...we were off to walk down to the Lake Michigan shore...it was spitting rain...but still beautiful. A few stuck their toes in, drew their kids names in the sand and texted pics and then even searched for a lost cell phone in the sand!
Back to the condo to have a picnic by the lake and lots more talking!
Sunday morning we drove 30 minutes to the mega church, Marshill Bible Church to hear Rob Bell preach. It was awesome...amazing...huge...thought provoking. The church is in an old remodeled mall...it was a neat experience. Back to Holland...packed up and then headed back in town to spend a few hours browsing the craft/art fair. We topped the whole weekend off with some ice cream, of course!
It was perfect...a perfect weekend with some awesome friends. I will treasure the memories forever and hope we don't' have to wait until we turn 50 to do it again. We were blessed that our awesome husbands and grandparents watched our kids...allowing us a little chance to get away and just have some ole fashion girl time!
Posted by Krista Layman at 10:41 PM