Thursday, December 27, 2007

Great time at Great Wolf

As you can tell by Sabrina's face, we had a great time as a family for a couple days at Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City. (This face is also known as the cheese face...she's been bustin it out when we say cheeser cheeser!) We spent much of the time in the waterpark and Sabrina LOVED it! We had a hard time getting her to leave! She ran from pool to pool jumping right to daddy with no hesitation! She also went down the slide a couple of times by herself!
After we had been to the pool once, Sabrina knew the magic words and here's what we saw:

Some shots at the park.

Playing in the Kiddie area :)

Sabrina playing with the jumping jets and wondering why this one isnt jumping!

Brad and Sabrina stood nearby as 1,000 gallons of water dump over the fort and kids of all ages.

During our visits to the waterpark, Sabrina saw the older kiddos wearing these lifejackets and kept grabbing them off the edge of the pool. Finally we went and got one for her and put it on and she was happy as a clam! Strange thing because she HATED the one at the cottage! This one she modeled like an expensive leather jacket!

On the lazy river with daddy.
We also had some great food at the hotel. (This was the only family shot we got so it's included by default!)
All in all it was one of the most fun things we've done as a family thus far!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Christmas Fun!

Crazy to think that this is actually Sabrina's second Christmas as last year we celebrated when she was only a few fays old! This year was much different then last as Sabrina is a ball of energy and can actually open presents! She loved ripping off the paper and had lots of fun discovering the new toys from her loved ones.

This year we celebrated with the Iverson's in Saugatuck and then drove up to the cottage to celebrate with the Hooglands. We also snuck in time to celebrate on our own at home. Truely the best part was spending time with family. We feel so blessed to have such wonderful people in our lives to celebrate with! Here are just a few shots of the parties from this weekend.

Opening stockings with Grammie...

What could it be!

Auntie Kate makes great farm animal noises....Lesson learned: Next year when is says "some assembly required" we'll do it ahead of time. Sabrina was so excited to play with her new house, that she tried to "help" daddy along. It did not work. The finished product!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

10 Weeks and Counting

As many of you may know from reading the previous post, we are expecting our second ball of energy! Lots of people have asked for the "details" so I'll fill in the gaps here. I'm 10 weeks plus right now and am due July 13. So far I'm feeling great compared to how I felt with Sabrina which is such a huge blessing as I need all the energy I can muster to keep up with her some days! Yes, we will for sure find out what we are having probablly in a couple of months. We have seen a heartbeat (thanks Trish!) and everything seems to be going well! Thanks for all the well wishes! We will keep you all posted!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Sabrina's 1st Birthday!

Wow, it's hard to believe it's been a year already. Sabrina has grown so much and brings us so much joy and laughter. I can't imagine my life without her!

To celebrate this big milestone, Sabrina had 2 parties! One with the Hooglands and one with the Iversons. Both were a blast!
We ate dinner...

We opened presents....Everyone was so thoughtful! Sabrina even got into ripping off the paper some!

Some new PJ's and a new slide, WEEE!!!

I got some new books and spent some time playing with my cousins!

Then we ate cake, and I got some too! In fact, I had a whole cake all to myself and I made a great mess! Mommy and daddy were suprised it wasnt worse though!

The biggest suprise of all was the T-shirt mommy and daddy gave me at both parties that said "I'm the big sister!" No one could believe that my mommy is pregnant again and I'm going to be a big sister ,Yipee!!! Mommy says I have to wait until July, 13 though to meet my brother or sister. Check out the video of the reaction at the Hoogland Party. (Unfortunately I didnt get the camera out fast enough for the Iverson party!)

Friday, December 14, 2007

1 Year pictures

Check out Sabrina's 1 year pics here:

I will post some pics and video of her at her parties soon!