Monday, February 28, 2011

Peter is 3 Months!

Little Peter is already 3 months old.  (Where does the time go to?)  And I suppose, like everyone tells me, he's not so little anymore.  He has nice chubby legs and squeezable cheeks that are perfectly rosy.  He's becoming more and more interactive, smiling more quickly, and talking and laughing; he's a little darling :)  As for sleeping through the night... he doesn't.  At least not my definition of through the night.  He does go for 6 hours, however, and the other night it was even 8!! Life is good in the Haveman home.
One thing I wish we could cure is his "urps"... We must have a spit cloth on hand at all times.
And, I must say, James and Lucas love their little brother to a fault.  I'm afraid to leave him on the floor because they just might squash him in their excitement to entertain him.  The swing gets pushed around and before I know it it's swinging on the fastest speed (no wonder we have "urping" problems), the bouncy is over bounced and toys are shoved in his face; fingers poke his poor little nose and eyes and... need I go on?  It's brotherly love!

Mom Haveman labeled these shirts for the boys.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Our "business" trip up to Michigan

This past weekend we went on a short vacation into Michigan.  Jerry wanted to check out a 1984 Blazer that looked great on paper, but turned out to be not so good :(  To make this long drive to Grand Rapids more worthwhile, we went antiquing along the way.  We've been on the hunt for a secretary and finally found one in St. Joseph, Michigan.  Originally I wanted a secretary with a hutch on top so I could display  my few treasures, but everyone we looked at that was nice seemed to be over priced with thin drawers that required a delicate touch.  Then we found this one... a good sturdy desk, minus the hutch.  Now we can start looking for a china cabinet ;)

 Views of the secretary open (above) and closed.
 To prove that we actually did go on our mini vacation with the kids... restaurant photos ;)  Here's Jerry and James.
Me and little Peter.  He was such a good boy the whole time!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Blizzard, 2011

Here is the result of the great blizzard of 2011!  The snow started to fall yesterday at about noon  and continued for 24 hours.  It wasn't consistently heavy, but it continued all the same.  There were wind gusts reported at 50 mph!  Thankfully we are all safe and warm... and Jerry had no problem with travel.  In fact, he made it to work in just 1.5hours instead of his regular 1 hour... not bad, eh?
Check out the snow drifts... think we can get the tahoe out without a shovel?
Can you see how high it drifted up the door?
This is the view from inside the door.  I know, I know... u-tube has some more impressive photos... but this is our house!
A view of our street.  Does the mailman really come in rain, hail, sleet, or snow?
Our little men enjoying the snow.  We finally got some blue skies!
The snow on the driveway was over a foot deep, a little less in some areas.  I was hoping to show that in this photo.