Thursday, September 15, 2011

Big Day

Well, Caroline had her first day of preschool without her mom tagging along today. She seemed to have a great time and even make a few new friends. She insisted that as I was dropping her off we take another picture outside (just like we did on Tuesday), but it didn't turn out so well thanks to the sun. Thankfully we got some good ones the other day.

Grandma picked her up from school while Jack and I headed to the hospital for a follow up ultrasound on his kidney and appointment with his urologist. After the ultrasound we had about an hour and a half to kill. So since Jack hadn't had lunch yet and there weren't too many kid-friendly options I decided to get him a piece of pizza. And this was no small piece of pizza. He mastered pizza eating pretty fast!

All was well with the one kidney and the other couldn't even be found on the ultrasound (that's a good thing).

****Sidenote - this was the creepy thing hanging over the exam table at the urologist's office.  Is this really supposed to help someone feel better who's laying there.  Wouldn't do it for me!

So we headed home. While waiting for Caroline to come home, Scott, Jack and I sat in the family room. Jack decided to sit on our little step and from there, stand up and walk over to Scott. Like it was no big thing. Except it was BIG! We then preceded to make him do it over and over again so we could get it on video and share it. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


OK, this one's for you Heather.  Since I left it out of my last post (mostly because the kids weren't involved and I figured nobody would want to read about it if it was just about me) I will tell you all about one of the highlights of MY summer now :)  I went to the NKOTBSB concert!  For those of you that don't know what that means, it is the New Kids on the Block and Back Street Boys combined.  Does it get much better than that?  I DON'T THINK SO!  We had the best time dancing and singing and just having some good girl time. The whole stadium was filled with ladies just like us, ready to sing along and have a great time.  It was over way too soon!

We sat in the nosebleeds, but still had a great time.

And just in case you want a better taste of what it was like:

NKOTBSB from Jenn Miedema on Vimeo.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

It's been too about some pictures?

 Well, it's been too long to catch up with lots of words, so let's just look at pictures:  Here is what has been happening around here lately :)

Caroline loved the backyard this summer

Hanging out with some great friends (some close and some from far away)

I gave Jack his first hair cut - does he look a little worried?
My handsome boy

Jack turned 1 on June 30th.  We had a great time celebrating his beach-themed birthday at Sandy Pines with family and friends. 


We took Caroline to a Whitecaps game where she enjoyed a bounce house, seeing Franky, having her first Slurpee and even watching fireworks after 15 innings of baseball! 

The rest of the summer was filled with LOTS of time at Sandy Pines, visits from friends and family, blueberry picking, and some firsts.

I love how both kids are too busy eating their blueberries to smile for the picture.

He already loves to read!

Hanging out with some of her buddies at the lake.

"Ball. Ball. Ball"  We heard this a lot this summer.  We have recently also started hearing "Goggy. Goggy" (aka Doggy)

He loves to eat!

Labor Day with the Bergers

Jack taking his first steps towards the camera.  Still working on taking some more.
 After Labor Day Caroline had the chance to visit her preschool and then we had a visit from our Minnesota family.  It was lots of fun!

Caroline, Aunt Jill, Juliana, Kaitrin

Caroline and Grandpa Great

Checking out the instructions for visiting day.

The girl loves accessories.  Does a cow hat count?

Cousins!  I wish these two lived closer to each other.  The have so much fun together.

Jack having his first tootsie pop.  How many licks does it take?  Probably a few less when there's lots of extra drool involved.
 Caroline just had her first official day of preschool.  She is attending a Spanish-immersion school and is SUPER excited!

1st day of school!

And every big occasion deserves to be celebrated with ice cream.

Thanks for checking in on us.  Hopefully it will be less than 5 months before you hear from us again.  If this guy starts walking for real, I'll let you know :)