This year Sabrina has started Kindergarten with Maestra Zondervan. She has been looking forward to it since last year's visiting day. She goes every AM but wishes it was all day. Sabrina loves the freedom to play on the playground before the bell rings, recess and "more learning time, its not so babyish like preschool". She has made some new friends in her class already and maintained some friendships from last year too. We are excited to see all the growth than happens over the course of the year!
Some friends from last year on the first day of K! :)
I cannot tell you how amazing the last 365 have been with this tootie. She has brought a whole new dimension to our family. She brings each of us so much joy and has really completed our family of 5. Emeline Jo is all shades of happy and is so easy going. She is a little ham and has facial expressions for days! She adores her big sisters and tries to join in on everything they do (whether she is actually capable or not). She sends Sabrina and Anabelle in to endless giggles daily and as big sisters, they celebrate Eme's milestones right along mom and dad.
We love you Emeline and are thankful for every day God gives us with you!
For about the last year the girls have been taking gymnastics at a great gym in Zeeland. They sterted with a summer camp and loved it so much they have continued through the school year. Anabelle enjoys the ramming around and the activity (but misses the tutus and glitz of dance). Sabina however it SOLD, I mean all in! :) She just loves gymnastics and really pushes herself to try new things. At home, we see her upside down more than right side up these days! This past friday, the girls participated in there first Meet...it was a fun meet that worked as a fundraiser for the gym so no judges or anything, just fun showing off their routines for family! At the beginning they got a pep talk from Miss Tammi and did some stretching. Anabelle doing her floor routine and beam. Sabrina on Bars (one of her faves) and her floor. At the end, the kids had handstand contests with their age group for anyone who wanted to try. Sabrina jumped right in...she did well, but didnt win. At the end the kids all got ribbons and trophies. They were SO excited to have a REAL trophy! Anabelle kept stroking it on the whole ride home saying "is my fragile, goldish statue mom, I just love it!". Too cute!
Easter 2012 was a weekend of family, easter egg hunts, great food and great worship time. So thankful for a Risen Savior! We have all been sick with colds this last week which has been ok since it was spring break so no missing school or anything, but since my new niece was born at the beginning of the week, I had to wait a WHOLE WEEK to hold her for the first time! It was definitely the hi light of my Easter! She is SUCH A PEANUT!! Below is the first pics of Nana and Poppy with all four Grandgirls! :)
Last sunday the kids had their spring program at our church. Sabrina was so excited to perform her songs that she had been practicing from her CD for FOREVER! :) Thankfully, they are cute songs and totally adult friendly...even catchy! They all had to wear summer attire and really boogied down. :) So awesome to see some many kids enthusiastically praising God together! Sabrina is the one in the pink tank top :)
Brad and Lindsey were married in September, 2001. Brad works in the construction field. Lindsey works as a full time mom of Sabrina and Anabelle and works at a local school and as a hobbiest photographer. Sabrina was born December, 2006 and from day one has been full of energy and mischief! She keeps us on our toes and never ceases to amaze us! Anabelle joined the family in June of 2008 and has such a quiet sweetness about her. But watch out, we don't call her sugar and spice for nothing! She definitely can hold her own and has a will that will serve her well as she gets older! We are currently waiting on more pink to enter our home in September! We can't wait to meet our newest member of the family and see what God has in store for her!