Friday Photo Dump

Friday, September 2, 2016

Uhh, it's been awhile since I've done one of these, again! Grab a snack if you're gonna attempt to make it thru :)

Fun at G & G L's pool

it must be a tradition, we went to their pool on that same day last year, and the year before, as well!


 It was the worse possible timing, but Jovie decided it was time to potty train! She had some major regression while we were camping, but otherwise has been doing good. We're gonna hit it full force again next week when the boys are in school and we stay put a little more!

Sunday naps

Grandpa and Grandma Lubbers took the boys to see the "Go, Dog, Go" play. They LOVED it!


Fun at the Critter Barn

 Jovie wasn't a fan of the aroma :)

July date was some "firsts" for us: dinner at Itty Bitty Bar and the rodeo 

I'm not sure what it is about Vaseline, but all three kids have now gotten into it, and made a mess. You'd think I'd learn to put it out of their reach by now :)

Sadler gave us some excitement when he flew head first into a flag pole at a church event, he was shook up quite a bit, as was I, so we took him to the ER to get checked out, but thankfully he was fine!

love a good closet purge!

Robb and I took apart the oven doors to deep clean them. I wish I took a before picture, but lets just say it was bad.

Farmers market fun!

I'm so excited about this new game we recently bought!
 A few weeks ago I listened to this pod cast (episode 27) and learned about EQ (emotional intelligence) for the the first time. 
I was so intrigued I bought the game the guest created, "Q's Race to the Top" as a fun way to boost EQ by discussing manners, social skills, and even physical coordination for the active little ones. 
We've already had awesome discussions and learning opportunities. I'm highly recommending it. It's so SO good, and my boys just love it too!

He hurt his toe and wanted to sleep like this :)

little helper making protein bites

Our 3rd annual Amazing Race with ORC

We got 2nd place, for the third year in a row! I said before the race that I would rather get 3rd than 2nd (again!), but we had a great time anyways :)

Sadler loves to snuggle in a warm load of laundry, fresh out of the dryer!

My little boy had two afternoons of KinderCamp to get him all ready for Kindergarten next week!

there's nothing like a good post -camping sweat fest with Kelli and Daniel 

Our Monday entertainment, watching the concrete get poured for the new building 

Sadler wanted to help! Love him!

All ready for the park! Multi tasking momma!

So fuzzy, but that's Sadler in the orange on TV! A show called "Michigan Out of Doors" filmed at the ODC while the boys had nature camp earlier this Summer. 

Her baby doll wearing one of her newborn outfits!

working on a project with my hubs!

family date night at "The Old Goat", we couldn't pass up free kids meals.

Fun at the Hudsonville Fair

The boys watched the tractor pulls with daddy and grandpa R

while us girls walked around the animals barns, where it's a little less noisy!

Our very own front yard tractor pulls :)

We checked out Rosewood park for the first time last week, they all had a blast!

We had a great day at Millennium Park, it was our first visit there and we were very impressed (once we figured out where to park!)

Cuties helpind daddy usher at church!

 they took their duties very seriously!

 We said our final Earthly goodbye's to Robb's Grandpa Lubbers last week. 
He was such a special man and will be greatly missed. 

Beautiful, relaxing night for a pontoon ride at the lake 

Robb and I had such a fun time on our August date.
He took the day off on a Friday, and we went on an all day date.
Starting with breakfast at DeBoer's (the first time we've been there in our 30+years of living here! We've been missing out, it was SO good!)

after breakfast we hiked Mt. Pisgah 

and then took the kayaks to Lake Mac

after all that work it was time to relax on the beach!
We didn't have the best beach weather, but we had fun walking the pier, throwing the frisbee, reading and relaxing.

Our time at the beach was cut a little short when it started to drizzle, so we headed to Goodwill and had some fun picking things out for each other. 

Robb found this shirt for me :) Ha!

And this shirt I picked out for Robb was a keeper!

We ended our date with a BBQ dinner at Hog Wild.

Sadler had such a great group of friends in preschool and they were able to keep in touch over the summer with various play dates!
So fun

We had a fun day this past Tuesday. Robb had the day off so we spent the morning biking the Upper Macatawa Trails.

I'm so impressed at how well they did!

trial bus run for our soon to be Kindergartener!

Grayden lost his very first tooth, just 2 weeks before starting 2nd grade!

I had such a great night out with these dear girls last night. We had dinner out at The Mermaid in Saugatuck, grabbed some ice cream/fudge at Kilwins (where I snapped this picture of them while they waited so patiently for me to get my ice cream!) and then headed to Lisa's house to discuss our latest book study "Breaking Busy". I always cherish our time together growing deeper in our faith, and friendships.

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3 Responses to “ Friday Photo Dump ”

Katie said...

Love seeing updates from your family! I just have to ask, what did you use to clean your oven? Mine is in desperate need of a deep clean, but not sure what to use. Thanks!

Kate @ When Hello Means Goodbye said...

We made a paste with baking soda and white vinegar and let it soak for 10 minutes. Then used some elbow grease and a plastic scraper to scrape it! Worked really good without using harsh chemicals. Good luck!

Katie said...

Thanks! I will have to give that a try!