I BET YOU WOULDN'T HAVE GUESSED HER!!! I layed her on her tummy and tipped her basket of toys on its side so she could play a while... I kept walking by her not even noticing what was going on. Then I got a closer look and realized she had eaten most of an oreo cookie. Her brothers like to leave treasures for her all around the house! I guess it could have been worse!
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Just came across this picture and I wanted to post it! We went bowling and to dairy queen with the Dykstra side!... We had given Glen and Alice a Bowling Certificate either last year for their birthdays or for Christmas... We can't remember because it was so long ago! Anyways, we finally went and the kids had a blast... they all stood in a line next to the ball machine the entire time waiting their turn! It was pretty cute! Back Row, Avery, Riley, Logan, Lane, front row, Gannon, Griffin, Danya, Demi and Kenya. (Gunnar, Tyra, and Daylin not in the picture) The adults bowled also and did really good for not going very often! Fun Times!
The Stoney Ridge Trip... Tyra 6 months
One family photo... Gunnar was pretty excited about the tractor ride. The kids really enjoyed watching the apple sling shot.
Gannon's Field trip to Cramer Farm!
His Friend Brody Bouwman, and Cousin Trey! Both Griffin and Gannon decided to pick the biggest pumpkin they could carry... So who ended up carrying it around. Yep,me!
Snack and Story time.
Oh yeah, this is our new pet Silver. They were giving away Free Kittens on this field trip, so we ended up with one. At the time it seemed like a good idea... Actually its going good... Gunnar is really into her and carries her all over the place!
|Gunnar and Silver!|
|Some of the group... Left to right, Kylee and Darrell Visser, Jermaine Zoerink, Kyle Jackson, Grant and Tyra, Matt Berendsen, Lara and Aaron Bogaard, Nathan Zoerink, Kyle and Jennelle Boon.|
Friday, October 15, 2010
Gannon is 4 years old. He has always been pretty independent as far as doing things himself... "I do it" he has been saying that since he was 18 months old. At 18 months old he wanted to get undressed himself, and get dressed himself. It was very annoying at times when we were in a hurry, but he did do it. He will work at things for a long time until he gets it right. At 18 months old he would also hang from a door nob with one arm and reach up with the other arm to unlock a dead bolt. My dad came over and had to put special locks on the tops of all our doors to the outside because he was always escaping! Now Gannon climbs in trees all the time and sometimes gets stuck. One time I was watching through the window and saw him hanging upsidedown from a tree hanging by his pants! (no joke) So just because I have a fenced in yard, does not mean that my kids are safe! On the other hand Griffin and Gunnar are not made this way... they like help and get frustrated in a hurry if things aren't working easy for them. ( I think they get it from their dad... Grant is not a mr. fix it) Which I think I have finally come to terms with... he may not fix things, or get things done. But he is the best dad in the world to our kids and gives them more attention and play time than any other dad I know! This post is a reminder for me #1 because it is time for me to start pushing Gunnar to start undressing and dressing himself. #2 because now Gannon is 4 years old and just learned how to tie his own shoes!!! He learned last week... we had ordered some books through school, and one was how to tie your shoe... I ordered it to try to teach Griffin how to tie his shoes. But of course Gannon has been our child who has always been in love with hand cuffs, ropes, chains... anything that has to do with "getting locked up and trying to get out" (he always wants us to tie him up, so that he can try to get loose) Anyways, Gannon was the one who was interested in the book. The side of the book comes with a picture of a shoe with a red and blue lace in it. So as I was getting ready to go somewhere I was in the bathroom and he was messing around with that book... So I showed him a couple of times how to tie it, and all the sudden he walked into the bathroom and said "mom, look I did it" I wasn't expecting it to be right, but when I looked it really was right and it was pretty tight. I couldn't believe it! Once Griffin saw that Gannon did it... he tried too, but got frustrated right away and started crying because his little brother did something he couldn't do (it doesn't happen very often around here, so I thought it was pretty funny) :) Griffin is slowly getting it, but he is left handed so it is a little harder for me to show him. Alright I have rambled on, but I know these little milestones in our kids lives I will forget if I don't write them down!