One day while driving along with the kiddos, we passed two women running together on the sidewalk. Evelyn was all excited and yelled, "Look mommy, cool runner girls like you!!" :)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Make new friends but keep the old...

One is silver, the other gold :)
We were able to get together with Kara and her family on Friday in Saginaw. The kids played at the park together for an hour or so, and then we ended up at McDonalds for lunch and more play-time. I couldn't believe how big Kara's girls are getting!! It has been a busy visit so far... I will definitely have a couple more posts and pictures.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Not a baby anymore...

Well -- we promised a "big girl bed" -- and that is what she got :) Actually we just bought a full mattress and converted her 3-in-1 crib... but it is still BIG! Here is Evelyn after the mattress was delivered/made.
When Evelyn went to bed that night I was telling her how she has slept in the crib since she was born, how she would be all swaddled up, etc. --- she looked at me and said "but I am not a baby anymore momma". Have to admit -- it made me a little sad :(
Here is the cuddle-party today on the assembled bed. The bed is really high though (even higher than mine!!)... we might swap out her box springs for the lower profile one (I think it is 4" shorter). You can't see it, but we actually have a stepstool at the end of the bed she uses to climb into it!! We will also be adding a bedskirt (Nana is working on making one with the same fabrics that are in the window valence)

She still can't part with her baby blanket though :)

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Family Vacation

Well -- it was another successful annual Vandervort vacation. We stayed in a beautiful home, had nice weather, kids had fun, adults had fun -- what more could you ask for?

Here is Noah by the hot tub... notice the scenery in the background. Leavenworth is a beautiful setting.Noah definitely got attached to Bob during this trip, he wouldn't leave his side -- here they are together after dinner one night (Bob swears that he didn't plan the outfit to match Noah's) Evelyn enjoying her time at the park:Evelyn after church on Sunday:Family photo in downtown Leavenworth:Here are the rest of the pictures (along with some other random Aug/Sept ones)