Friday, September 29, 2006

Last week of September already?

Grandma and Grandpa Mulder came for a short visit this week. They brought Geneva's big girl bed, which is the bed Mommy slept in when she was little. A verrrrry old bed, but I love it and am so excited Geneva is inheriting it! She is so very proud of it, especially her new "Dora blanket." She tried it out last night and surprise, surprise, only came out of bed once in the night. She somehow found the doorknob in the dark and said "Done sleeping Mommy!" and we said "No, not done!" Mom and I made some applesauce (that's a first for me, aren't I all domestical now) and I think we have enough to last for a few years. It turned out really yummy though.

Monday, September 25, 2006

A big smile

Our little one's precious smile.


They're engaged! My brother Dave proposed on Sunday to his girlfriend Christel! She said yes! We are sooooo happy for them and couldn't be more proud of my big bro. She's a really sweet girl and he couldn't have found anyone better!

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Photo shoot

Another photo shoot with the girls. I love taking pictures of my girlies. Geneva will sometimes go sit on the couch and say "Me hold it" and point to Brooke. How can I resist. She holds her quite gently, although I would NEVER just let her hold her without my hand being right there, cause she'll suddenly say "Done" and she is ready to get off the couch. I am so proud of my babies, and even though they can be little stinkbugs, I'm completely in love, and so is Derek. God is good.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006


Brooke is starting to really enjoy her baths. She used to scream! Geneva is a willing "helper" but most of the time ends up with a big puddle on the floor for mom to clean up afterwards!

Semi smile

Brooke's smiles make me tear up, they are so darn cute. Here's a pic of a semi-smile.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

13 pounder

Hard to believe that our 13 pound, chubby cheeked little piglet was once a 5-4 little peanut who we could barely buckle into her carseat cause the buckle was bigger than her little body! These pics are to show how much our Brookie has grown in the last three months. Brooke is finally smiling now but we haven't been really able to capture it on the camera yet... it is kinda true what they say about taking fewer pictures of the second baby. We have to remind ourselves sometimes to take pictures. We sure do love our little girl even though she can be a bit of stinker when it comes to bedtime! Average bedtime in the pm is about midnight.... arg. Oh well, eventually she'll learn that bed is not her enemy. Sleep is GOOD! She'll realize that when she's in college I guess where she will want to nap at every chance she'll get.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

"Oma" Nugteren

Older pictures, but thought I'd post them anyway. This is my Grandma who is in her 80ies and now has over 20 great grandkids. My dad's mom is 96 and has over 50! No pic of her with the girls though, unfortunately.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Labour Day Weekend 06

Wellll, it's been a looooooooong time. Pretty much a year. Sad, isn't it. We had Cheli, Megs and Al Freudigmann, Sarah and Matt Scogin over for our annual Labour Day Roomie/Next Door Neighbour Weekend Extravaganza Get Together!! (wow that's a long title) and I was bugged into getting back into this blogger thing. My excuse that I didn't know how to add to it was denied, and here I am, about to put some new pictures up. We've had a new addition to the family since our last post. Brooke Lynaea was born on June 24. More about her later! For starters, here are some pictures from our AWESOME weekend! Enjoy!

p.s. I'm not sure how often I'll do this again, our computer is verrrrrry slow, and it took 5 minutes to load up one picture..... It'll depend on how much time I have, not something of a great commodity these days. (Was that the correct usage of the word commodity? I don't think I've ever even used that word before, not too sure where that came from!)
Megs and Brooke

Hey, I'm getting good at this blogger thing. Four pictures in one day. WOW. Here are pics of me and my beautiful girls. (compliments of Megs and Al's kickbutt camera)