Friday, February 26, 2010

Visit from the Fam!

Last weekend part of my family was able to come visit us! My parents flew in from Grand Rapids, and Betsy also was able to come from Denver. We enjoyed eating out, playing in the yard, taking walks, and just spending time with each other! It's such a blessing that they are able to come out as often as they do as we miss them often! Below are some pictures highlighting the visit.

Breakfast a Mimi's - a must with Grandpa and Grandma!
Grandma and Shane deciding what to order

Faith loves to have Grandma read books to her before bed

Shane man loves Betsy!!

I think they were doing the Hokey Pokey...!
We already can't wait for them to come out next for Faith's birthday!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day from our home to yours! We have been celebrating for a few days now as we made cookies earlier in the week, and Faith was able to attend two Valentine's parties. One at school and one at a friend's house. And while she fully expected one in Sunday School this morning, it was after all the actual day, they at least made a special craft which satisfied her "party" idea!! And our post-nap treat today is to go out for ice cream (it's buy one get one free! How can a dutch family turn that down??!). Below are some pictures of the cookie making!

helping to roll out the dough and use the cookie cutters
The following day we decorated them!!
And ate them...Shane's favorite part!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Backyard Fun

From walks at the beach to visits to Chuck E. Cheese, we have been thoroughly enjoying some quality time together as a family! One thing that we've done a few times is go out to lunch at In-n-Out Burger after walking at our favorite beach spot. We knew that Faith loved going as she can tell us that, but we know for sure now that Shane loves it too! Every time we go to the beach for a walk, on the ride home Shane asks for a hamburger!! While I don't have any pictures from our fun outings to In-n-Out, here are some from playing in the backyard.

Faith loves to help Shane by pushing him in the swing
Lovin' the tire swing

Watching a helicopter

Shane's turn to help - he likes to push Faith down the slide!

He loves the slide!