October 31, 2010


Playing with Daddy and her new doggie - both have the ability to make her laugh and laugh.

October 30, 2010


Off the plane at 3pm, trick-or-treating by 6pm - the laughter of the kids running from house to house made it all worth it. Happy Halloween!

October 29, 2010


Mady was a trooper this week - she put up with us dragging her through Disney when all she wanted was a good nap, a place to crawl, and a warm bottle.
She finally found some joy with Daddy in the UK in Epcot.

October 28, 2010


"George is SO glad that his mommy came to get him from the store and gets to push him in the stroller." - Ella

Leaving Universal Studios - it's hard to tell who is happier, Ella or George.

October 27, 2010


Have I mentioned yet how hot it was??
90+ degrees every day except for the last one.

October 26, 2010


Enjoying an evening at LEGOLAND in Downtown Disney.

October 25, 2010


Meeting Cinderella at her castle - there were some tears shed right before this picture was taken but nothing that a Cinderella pep talk couldn't handle.

October 24, 2010

October 23, 2010


Orlando, here we come!

October 22, 2010


From my inbox today: fun times with Uncle Chad and Aunt Katie.

October 21, 2010


In honor of the last day of soccer practice of the season, a shot of big brother's littlest fan.

October 20, 2010


Two of Mady's favorite activities: 1) standing and 2) looking out the window.

October 19, 2010


Dylan can now make himself and his sister peanut butter sandwiches all by himself. Brilliant. This allows me to actually, you know, eat lunch myself.

October 18, 2010

October 17, 2010


We shopped, Mady dropped.

October 16, 2010


11th (ish) Annual Birch Run Shopping Weekend: 
the traditional photo-before-we-start.

October 15, 2010


Friday night under the lights, enjoying Hudsonville's homecoming and Aunt Cara's second to last football game of her high school career!

October 14, 2010


Parent Day at preschool. Oh, how we love our little yellow-haired girl!

October 13, 2010


Kindergarten field trip to Robinette's.

October 12, 2010

October 11, 2010


This is how we always dress on Monday nights.

October 10, 2010


My favorite yellow mums...hardy, check...beautiful, check, check.

October 9, 2010

October 8, 2010


I am a stationary geek. This giant notepad I picked up at Target this week makes me unnaturally happy.

October 7, 2010


Who knew they handed out homework in Kindergarten?

October 6, 2010


The Tooth Fairy visited our house last night for the first time!

October 5, 2010


A late night game of Memory (and yes, that is how Matt looks at Ella much of the time...she is a wonder.)

October 4, 2010

October 3, 2010


We love our church for many reasons, one of which is the special care our kids receive each Sunday morning while we worship.

October 2, 2010


Mady is eating more and more table food these days (and yes, these are the veggies that catch fire from time to time).

October 1, 2010


A giant penny made out of pennies. Brilliant. 
This one has my vote (and Dylan's).