Monday, July 12, 2010

Summer Fun

Wow, where do I begin? Another couple weeks have passed by! I am trying my best to keep the blog updated but now I am back to work and our weekends have been packed. I want to keep it updated though to hopefully turn it into a book someday soon! So...grab a cup of coffee and enjoy checking out some of the latest highlights in our lives.

A few weeks back Carter took swimming lessons for his first time. He did pretty well and it was nice that our good friend Martha was his teacher. He was the first one from his class to jump off the diving board so I was pretty proud of him!

Another proud day in my life was when my good friend Sheri got married. I set her and her husband up on a blind date almost 2 years ago and now they are married! It was my 4th couple that I have set up that has gotten married! Are ya single???

Our neighborhood (4 houses) threw the 1st annual Amber Rose pig roast. It was a GREAT night...perfect weather, about 150 people, and tons of fun! Carter helped me make some puppy chow. It was priceless when Carter was standing like this and Brian walked in the door and Carter said, Daddy I like chocolate! Oh how he has his moms taste buds!
We rented this inflatable for all the kids. It was a BIG hit!
The guys taking the pig off the roaster.

Some of the guys playing cornhole.
Crowd picture.
Oh and it was my birthday amongst all the busyness. One more year til the big 3-0! We celebrated Fathers Day, my birthday and mom Meeuwsen's b-day together. Carter helping her open her cards.
Our niece Karinda getting in some cuddle time with Trey.
On my birthday (June 28) we went as a family to the Muskegon Summer Celebration to get some junk food and walk around. Carter rode a few rides for the first time. He loved them! We also stopped in Grand Haven on the way home for was a great night.
Last weekend we headed up to Big Star Lake for our annual trip with DeWitts. Huyers and Slaghs also joined us during the days so we had 8 kids under the age of 3! It was a lot of fun and the weather was perfect.
Snack time!
Here is the story guy (Dan) that we hired for the weekend. Ha, ha. He is like a magnet to the was so funny. He would sit and read recipes, yes recipes, out of magazines and he made them so dramatic the kids loved the 'stories.' :)
Ethan telling Trey to gain some weight already. :) Jason and Brian took the boys to Bitley to the trout pond and they also went to Foster Lake. On the way the road was blocked by this big tree. The big Chevy was able to haul it out of the way!
The kids had fun hanging out on the tube in the water. Carter, Deacon, Jacob, Addison and Norah.
Ah...this is the life on the boat.

The kiddos on the fourth. We were missing Norah and Ethan...can't remember if they had already left or not showed up yet. From left to right....Ellery, Addison, Carter, Trey and Jacob (Deacon wanted nothing to do with it).

Brian was going to quick suds up Carter in the lake for a bath and we all cracked up when Carter went outside and put his hat on. Hilarious.
It was HOT out so it was off to go get ice-cream at Mel's. Got a decent family picture.

Tubing with daddy. It was a little rough but all the kiddos did pretty well with their daddies.

When we came home from the cottage it was off to my parents house to celebrate birthdays...mine and my sister-in-law Kim's....who is hopefully going to have a baby this week! Friday during the day we went to the fountain downtown with Kathy and the boys. My camera battery died so check out her blog for more pics.

Friday night we went to the BELLieve fundraiser for our good friend Josh Maly's sister Lynette who is fighting breast cancer. It was SO well organized and they had a ton of stuff for the kids. Carter wanted to ride the 'train' and little did I know that I had to ride actually went REALLY fast! Not like the one that just goes in a circle at Post Family Farms.

Saturday we headed to Green Lake for our annual trip with our friends. Here are three yahoos riding knee boards. Let's just say it was a LONG trip around the lake with these boys messing around. Tim, Ross and Brian. And after all the water sports of the day the lake now owns Brian's wedding ring and Mike's Oakleys. :)
The three older boys (missing Parker & Trey) on their riding toys. Carter, Liam and Jace.

Carter's first sea doo ride. Of course he loved it!
Liam and Carter having fun swinging. I should have video taped it b/c Liam has the CUTEST little giggle I have ever heard.

Sunday night we went to the park in Allendale to play for a bit. Carter loves it there and we were excited to see they are going to have a splash pad soon!

Phew...I am just exhausted after reading all we have done lately! Hopefully I update more often as this was a 2 day project to get all these pics up! :) Hope you are enjoying your summer as much as we are!


Kathy Busscher said...

Fun pics the picture of Carter eating the chocolate!! He definately knows whats good :)

Jenna Spears said...

I can't believe Brian lost his wedding ring! What a bummer!!!!