Saturday, November 10, 2007

letters learned

Andrew is now able to recognize all the letters.
He also knows the colors yellow and orange pretty well.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Family Picture

We are in our new house finally, and we love it! We put our lawn in this past Labor Day weekend and are now watering like crazy in hopes that some grass will grow! I still have boxes all over the basement, and no pictures on the walls, but this house definitely feels like our home. Chris started back to school last week so it feels really busy. Andrew and Noah are both growing fast. Noah had four shots this morning so he has been sleeping most of the day.
We went to Ludington the 3rd week of August. It was fun camping, but definitely more work now with two kids! Here is a family picture taken on the shore of Lake Michigan.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Our New House

So we finally sold our old house!! Our new house is coming along very fast. We are scheduled to move in June 20. I picked out colors, flooring, and countertops last week, which was so much fun. Here are some pictures of our house as it was being built.

Here is the foundation being poured...

the walls going up...

the shingles on...

and the siding going on.

And a really cute picture of Andrew and Noah!

Monday, April 23, 2007

Baby Noah

Our second son, Noah James Engelsma, was born on April 11, 2007, at 6:30 in the evening. He weighed 7 lbs 4 oz and was 18 and a half inches long.

In other news, we are trying to close on our house. We've had a few issues with our buyer and have had to put a new septic system in because our old one totally failed the inspection. Hopefully we will be able to close soon. Our new house has already been started. The basement is dug and the footings have been put in. Also, we moved out of our house 4 days before Noah was born and are living with Chris's parents which is going very well. In fact, we are very spoiled! Andrew loves living here because he gets to play outside so much and there is always someone around to entertain him. Noah is doing well, although I think he has his days and nights a little mixed up. He was up every two hours last night. He had his first doctor's appointment today and has gained a whole pound since he left the hospital 10 days ago. It's really not surprising considering how much he eats!

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Andrew Playing Peekaboo

Andrew was playing in his room this morning and it was a little too quiet in there. So I peaked around the corner and this is what I found.

There's Andrew!

In other news, Chris decided to start potty training Andrew today. He put underwear on him and he's been putting him on the toilet. So far, no progress. I don't think Andrew is ready but Chris wanted to try. He'll sit on the toilet, but he waits until he's off to wet his pants. I think its kind of funny, but Chris isn't so amused!

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

What's New?

Hope everyone had a great Christmas. We were pretty busy, we didn't even really have a birthday party for Andrew, although he got tons of presents and cake so I think he fared pretty well. We have a parking garage in his bedroom now. We were able to visit relatives in Canada that we haven't seen in quite awhile. Hopefully we will be able to come again this summer with the new baby.
Well, our house is for sale and we actually got an offer last week! Yeah!! We are still negotiating, but we think this will probably go through in the next week or so. We are going out this week with our realtor to look at available houses so that is exciting.
As for my pregnancy, I found out a few weeks ago I have gestational diabetes so I've been watching my carbs carefully and have actually lost 4 lbs in the last two weeks! I guess that shows how bad my diet was before! I will probably be induced before 40 weeks so about 5 weeks to go! Now I really have to get the baby stuff ready, probably should have started a while ago.
Andrew continues to grow and develop. He is really starting to talk and he is actually starting to play with his toys more. Here are some pictures of him and him and Chris, he loves to play rough with daddy.

Andrew and daddy heading out into the snow.

Andrew playing with daddy.

Andrew in daddy's shoes.