Monday, June 29, 2009

Golden Birthday!

Yesterday was my GOLDEN birthday (you can figure out how old) and it was the BEST birthday weekend I could have asked for. Carter and I started out celebrating on Friday morning with breakfast with Kathy and Jackson. And a couple Zeeland Bakery cookies...yum! Then we headed to mom and dad Meeuwsen's pool for the afternoon with friends.

Carter and Jax hanging out. Two little blondies! Love it!

At night we went to mom and dad De Jonge's for presents and cake and ice cream. We celebrated with Brian's side on Wednesday night. Here's the guys (minus grandpa and Liam). Yep, Tim and Jen are part of our family. :)

Jen bought me a basket for the it!

Carter went home with Mike and Kim and on Saturday morning we headed to Shipshewana. We had lunch at the Blue Gate, did some shopping and then went to our hotel, Splash Universe. It was SO FUN to be kids for the day. The big water slides were a ton of fun. Here is Brian standing under the bucket of water.
I am pretty sure we were the ONLY ones there without kids. :) At night we went to the Essenhaus for dinner. After dinner we went out on carriage ride.

We loved to watch all the horse and buggies along the rode...especially on Sunday we drove past a couple of churches (barns) and the field was filled with buggies and cool! On Sunday we headed to Michigan City to the outlet mall. We had a lot of success! We got home about 3:30 and picked up Carter and then after his nap it was off to Grand Haven!
The best pic of Carter and I. :) We met up with Jen and Liam for some ice cream, got a bottle of wine from Debi and headed home!
It was such a fun weekend.
While I celebrated my birthday, Carter celebrated turning 15 months! Crazy! He still isn't walking but I think getting closer...he does not want to be pushed though. I was 15 1/2 months so maybe he's just like his mommy! He jibber jabbers all the time and definitely knows what you are saying. He knows several animal sounds and his body parts. He also figured out how to get up on the couch last week. He hasn't been a huge fan of water or pools yet but that's will come. He LOVES to be outside and does not like when it's time to come in. He is definitely our big sleeper yet taking 2 naps for about 2 hours each and sleeping about 10-11 hours at night. Can't beat that! He is so much fun and still the LOVE of our lives! We love you buddy!

1 comment:

The Lucas Family said...

Looks like you had a great birthday Kel! How nice that you and Bri got a chance to get away for awhile. Miss you guys!