Saturday, March 24, 2012

Big Changes!

Well, big changes are in store for our household! As most of you know, we will be adding a little GIRL to our house come July! We are used to diggers & trucks around here, so dresses & dolls are going to be quite the adventure! We did learn that this is one active little child during the ultrasound. Bill's response was "oh no...... we already have one those at home!" If she is anything like her big brother life is going to get crazy around here!

We I am starting to think about her nursery & am excited to get started. My awesome sister-in-law is going to make some bedding for the room. Right now I am on the hunt for fabric. Once it is complete I will be sure to post some pictures!

This child is still nameless, so we are open to suggestions! :)

3 Years Later

Peyton turned 3 on March 4. I can't believe that my little boy is 3! I feel like we were just taking him home from the hospital! It has been so much fun over the last 3 years watching him grow and develop into his own little person. There is not a day that goes by that I don't laugh at that kid. He is all there & doesn't miss a beat!
 March 2009 
March 2012

We celebrated his birthday twice this year! Once with Bill's family a couple weeks early because Christin & Eden were in town. And then on his actual birthday with my family. Peyton LOVED every second of opening his gifts ( I think he opened everything in record time).
 Peyton picked out his cake for party #1

 Party #2

Blowing out the candles! 

Monday, February 27, 2012

And Baby Makes 4!

You read it right! We are expecting baby #2 to arrive sometime towards the end of July! I am currently 18 weeks along & have been feeling great! Plus my energy is finally coming back. We are very excited and can't wait to meet this little one. The big discussion right now is whether we are having another boy or a girl. Bill says boy & I say girl. Peyton varies from day to day. Most of the time he says sister, although he really doesn't get it. March 8 is the big ultrasound date, so let's hope this little one cooperates so we can put this debate to rest. What's your guess..... boy or girl?!?!?!? We will know in just about a week!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Back At It!

So, I've decided to actually make an effort to keep my blog updated! I am currently attempting to learn how to customize my blog. This is all foreign to me! There are so many things you can do with a blog that I have no idea where how to begin. Stay tuned for some new updates from what's going on in the Kool house! Good and bad we have had quite the start to 2012! Here is to blogging again!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Grand Haven

Yesterday afternoon Bill decided he was sick of sitting at home so, we decided to head out to Grand Haven for the evening. We quickly got everything packed up and off we went! First we headed to Old Boys' Brew House to grab something to eat. It was a hot night, but we still sat outside and enjoyed the warmth!

 After dinner we headed to downtown Grand Haven to take a walk on the pier. Well, we actually never made it to the pier, but we did go down by the water. Peyton was having so much fun playing in the sand. I think he would have played all night if we would have let him, but we had to head home and bathe the kid who had sand EVERYWHERE! It was a lot of fun just hanging out as a family!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Tonight while I was on my run Bill got Peyton ready for bed............. this is what I came home to!

The pants are size 18 month (he normally wears a 3T). Oh Peyton.........

Weekend at the Races!

Well, last weekend was filled with lots of "boy" activities! We started off the weekend by heading over to Caledonia's Western Week to check out the truck pulls on Friday night. Peyton loves to watch truck/tractor pulls on youtube so, I figured he would be on cloud nine. Let's just say that was quite the experience........ Bill and I decided we did not fit in with that crowd! FYI if you ever attend a truck pull the majority of the people will probably not be wearing flip flops.

On Saturday morning our friend Mike was Mountain Bike Racing in the Michigan State Games so, we headed out their to cheer him on to VICTORY! Peyton had fun watching all the bikers but what he really enjoyed doing was cashing Adalynn around! He ABSOLUTELY ADORES Adalynn.

Bill heading up the ski hill with the kiddos

After a quick nap in the afternoon off we went to the Berlin Raceway in Marne for Bill's work outing. I wasn't sure how Peyton was going to handle the noise but it didn't phase the kid. He thought it was great! He would get soooooo excited when the cars would go by. I think he could have spent all night there just watching the race ohhhhhh and playing in the dirt!
 Watching the races!

Waiting for another race to start!