Wednesday, December 31, 2008
1. My mom is doing much better and on the road to recovery!
2. Emmah lost her first teeth!!!
3. Jake is potty training!!!
4. Emmah started Kindergarten, is it possible I have a 5 year old?
5. We are all happy and healthy.
I know kinda lame, but hey what can we say! Hope everyone has a happy and safe new year!
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Together with our friends we got together and had a Christmas Party. It was a BLAST!! Even Santa showed up....and boy were the kids surprised! We hung out, ate some pizza, and then headed to the ice rink to do some skating.
This was the first time we had taken the kids, and it has been awhile for me as well. We had a ton of fun! Emmah took to skating really well. She even did some skating without any help. Jake needed some help, but he had fun anyway. He even asked later when were going skating again! It was definetly a time to remember and will have to be an annual event.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Tonight we went to Zeeland and rode on a horse drawn wagon through the city. It was so much fun! We didn't tell the kids where we were going and they LOVED it! On our short journey we sang Christmas carols (and yes all of us sang!) and enjoyed the lights as well as the big Christmas cards. The kids enjoyed the ride and loved petting the horses too!
Monday, December 15, 2008
On Saturday we took the kids to see Caledonia basketball, Cousin Todd is the coach. We have taken Emmah, but this was Jake's first time. Jake kept yelling at Todd from across the court, during the game (he tried so hard for him to hear him, but he just wasn't loud enough over the game!) We had a great time. The kids were AWESOME cheerleaders and if team spirit could have won the game the Scots would have had it. They did a great job and put forth a great effort.
I have a feeling we have many more games ahead of us!
Friday, December 12, 2008
The kids are hoping to head outside with daddy tomorrow to make a "Snow Emmah" and a "Snow Jake". I will be sure to post pics if they do!
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Once we finished dinner we headed to Mimi & Papa's for some cake and ice cream. Yummy!!! We hung out and just had a great time with each others company. Playing some fun games in the process! Overall a good time was had by all! My favorite moment of the night was when Jake sang his own solo of "Happy Birthday" to GG! Emmah eventually joined in, but boy was it so cute!
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
1. My mom, who is on her way to recovery she gave us quite a scare.
2. Toby, he may drive me crazy sometime, but I love him!!
3. Emmah & Jake, I couldn't ask for 2 better kids!
4. Family & Friends
5. A roof over my head, and food on the table.
6. My job, I work with some truly fantastic people!
1. My mother-in-law doing better.
2. My job
3. My family
4. My kids, Emmah & Jake, they are cool!!
1. My Barbies
2. My family, including Ross!
3. Friends and food!
1. My diggers and my other toys
As a whole we have a lot to be thankful this year! We wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!
Friday, November 14, 2008
I don't think we take the time to share enough how lucky we are. Things may not be perfect, but then life wouldn't be an adventure! So to those of you who read this "Thanks, you are truly a blessing in my life and the life of my family!"
Monday, November 10, 2008
He is now on two different meds, one via breathing treatment. Hopefully he is better soon.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
We finally sat down and carved our pumpkins. It was a lot of fun. The kids picked out the faces for their own pumpkins, we found a website where they could chose which eyes, nose and mouth they wanted and then you could print. That was a task in itself! We had a good time and both helped more than last year, not quite as grossed out this year.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
In the morning she was pleasantly surprised and overjoyed with the $2 the tooth fairy had left her. She was also very intrigued by the fairy dust she had left!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Both kids have stuffy noses, so they aren't feeling great. Which means earlier bedtimes and some cranky kids! What can you do it's that time of year. We are hoping to go pick apples this weekend and Emmah has her last soccer game. We are also headed to GVSU vs. Hillsdale football game on Saturday night. This will be Emmah first college game and she gets to see Ross!! It should be fun.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
As for school things are going well, she is really enjoying it. She started Baggy Books, where she brings home a book each week and has to read it then reads it to a parent and gets a new book. She is excited to be reading and just can't wait to get a new book.
Jake is up to his usual trouble, and of course passing along a sweet smile to get out of it! The most interesting part about him is that every time you put him to bed whether it is for a nap or bedtime he changes his clothes!! It is always a surprise to see what he will be wearing each time!
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
We however got to spend some time with friends! Our good friends Tom and Lynn got married on Saturday. It was beautiful wedding and a good time was had by all even if there was LOTS of rain!! It was nice to see everyone and just hang out.
We also started Dave Ramsey classes on Sunday, so things are going to get very interesting around here. It will be a good thing, we have lots of things we want to do and following this plan will help us to do this! I am hanging on tight for this ride!!
At the bottom here I added some of Emmah's soccer pictures! Enjoy!
Sunday, September 7, 2008
With her cheering section all lined up she had to start the game by sitting out, but when it was her turn she was ready to go. I am pretty sure that she spent a good portion of the game waving to her fans!! She played some defense, almost scored a goal, and then to her complete joy she got to be the GOALIE! She has said she wanted to play that from the start. During her time in the goal she spent some time sitting, dancing, and twirling around with another little boy on her team. Overall, she did a great job, her team ended up losing 7-5, but fun was had by all and to top it all off there was a snack and juice box involved!
Jake is getting so big and wants to help with everything. We just have to find the right things for him to help with. He too wants to play soccer, we are going to check into it for him. It would be indoor, but at least he gets to play.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
I will definetly get some pics of that first game because trust me the pics will be cute. She looks so cute in her cleats and her shin guards!! I am not sure who is more excited her or me!! Toby did make me promise to keep quiet on the sidelines!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
It will be interesting to see how Jake reacts at daycare without all the boys and his sister around. He will be the only boy in the mornings, I am thinking that he will find his feminine side for sure cause they are both girly girls! I can't wait to see my son in heels carrying a purse!!
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Emmah goes for her Kindergarten testing this week so that should be fun and interesting to see what she knows. She also gets to find out her teacher on Friday so that will make that exciting too! We officially have a countdown which is 16 days til Kindergarten!!
Monday, August 11, 2008
I guess my kids have become experts on the Wii. Both of them can hit homeruns.....it took me awhile what is up with that? Emmah also bowled her first Turkey, she was so excited and was jumping around, then Toby asked her if she knew what one was and she said no! He had quite a laugh! Things are never slow here at our house!
Saturday, August 9, 2008
We are in for some more crazy weeks. Toby is headed down to Kentucky for the week which leaves us up here. The kids miss him a lot, okay me too!! But they have learned a lot of geography, and telephone manners! I am awaiting school starting and looking forward to my job, which has changed slightly. It should be a fun and interesting challenge.
I will try and add some photos sometime this week, but no promises. With the Olympics on I will be watching that, I love that stuff!
Monday, August 4, 2008
Emmah keeps asking about when school starts, I don't know how I am going to contain her for another month! We have been busy with swimming lessons, VBS, vacation (which we had a wonderful time!!), and work of course!
I started at Coldstone last week and really like it. I will be working a lot with cakes and the catering part. I love to do the cakes, working the stone takes some practice let me tell you!!
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
So here is what has been going on with the Bloemers.....well Emmah finished Preschool and is very excited to start Kindergarten in the fall! (Mom is not so ready!!) She took dance again this year and got to do tap for the first time, now that was interesting. Emmah liked it a lot and can't wait for it to start again! It may have something to do with one of her boyfriends being in the same class, but I can't say for sure! Jake is getting BIGGER by the minute and keeps us guessing. He is definetly ALL BOY!!! Any sport there is he loves it especially baseball and basketball, he is pretty sure that daddy should play everynight!!
Tob and I are staying busy as usual. Tob is playing softball two nights a week, which is not only fun for him, but for the kids as well! I am looking for a summer job, to go along with my jewelry business. I have to find something to keep myself busy! I have also decided to start my own scrapbooking business, where I will make scrapbook pages or albums for people. These are made to order and designed around the particular customer. I am so excited to start this, I mean does it get any better to turn my hobby into a business???
Okay, well that is a start and I will try to update as often as I can. Can't wait to share things with all of you!