Thursday, November 12, 2009

October Fun

September didn't bring to much over here with us. The first part of the month I was pretty much just getting used to having 2 kids instead of 1 and getting us all settled back at home after being up in Chilliwack for close to 6 weeks I think it was. I started daycare again about half way through the month and that has being going really good. Jaclyn loves having the kids here to play with again and it's nice that they entertain her while I'm doing things around the house and looking after Makayla.

October has come and gone already too. I took the girls to the pumpkin patch one afternoon and they had a blast. It's definitely something I want to continue to do with them every year, it never gets old. I can hardly wait till Makayla's old enough to run around there and I can just let the 2 of them run wild.

Jaclyn is now finally potty trained. It is such a huge relief and Jaclyn loves wearing her big girl panties everyday and it's a huge ordeal in the morning when she gets to pick out which pair she is going to wear that day. Makayla is growing like a weed too. I can't believe that she is going to be 3 months old aready tomorrow (Nov 13) time sure is flying by. She is on bottles completely now, talks, smiles and coos up a storm for us and she sleeps right through the night and has been for a few weeks now. I sure am blessed in that department ... the girls must know how cranky their Mom gets without much sleep .. lol

Jaclyn turned 3 last Friday, I can't believe it!!!! She is no longer my baby girl and has turned into my big girl before my very eyes. It's so hard to believe that she is going to be starting preschool already next year. Seems like just yesterday I was in the hospital having her.

Well that's about it for now and I promise to keep the blog updated more often :)

Jaclyn and Makayla

Big smiles at 2 months old

Jaclyn at the pumpkin patch

My two lil pumpkins in a field of little pumpkins

Makayla and Oreo

The 2 cutest chickens ever all dressed up on Halloween

Our family :)

Makayla Joy Tolsma

First things first, now that my sister is here I am going to be sharing a blog page with her and my Mom has decided that she is going to start writing it in her words instead of like it's coming from me cuz it might start to get confusing .... so here we go the start of our new blog:

Well, Makayla Joy Tolsma is finally here. After being 3 days overdue Jim and I and everyone else thought that she was never going to show her pretty little face. She was born on Aug 13, 2009 at 8:10 am weighing in at 8lbs 5oz. Contractions started about 5:30am, Mom and I called Jim and headed to the hospital at about 7am and and 8:10am she was here. It all happened so fast that I did the whole thing naturally as there was no time to even consider giving me any drugs and poor Jim tried to get there as quickly as he could but ended up being about 10 minutes late. Man, people weren't kidding when they said your second one comes alot quicker than the first!!!! Makayla was born healthy as can be and other than some minor problems with me not clotting properly we both did very well and were able to go home the next morning. Jaclyn is a very proud big sister and is loving every minute of it. She is a big help when it comes to giving her a bottle, bath and changing Makayla and you can see the way that Makayla looks at Jaclyn that she already adores and looks up to her big sister!!!

Right when Jim got to the hospital

Sisters together for the first time

My beautiful family just as we were leaving the hospital
Baby girl

My two beauties :)

Crescent Bar and Houseboating

July was a busy month full of vacations!! In the beginning of July we went to Crescent Bar in Eastern Washington with the Tolsma side. I had a blast playing in the sun and swimming with my cousins all day long for the week. While we were there we watched some fireworks one night, went to the waterslides one day, rented a boat and borrowed a jet ski and spent days just relaxing by the pool and on the beach. I had so much fun at the waterslides and even went down all the big ones by myself ... I'm definitely not scared of the water!!! I can't wait till vacation time comes around next year again!!!! Here are just a few pics from vacation.

Heading back from the waterslides with Nathalie and Shannon

Swimming at the waterslides

Going on the jet ski with Dad

Boat ride with Mom
Later on in July Nana and Papa Beldam took me houseboating with them for the week. It was my special vacation without Mom and Dad. I had a blast there. We had birthday parties on top of the boats, did lots of swimming and hot tubing and played lots in the sand and rocks on the beach. I'm so happy that Nana and Papa took me even though Mom and Dad couldn't make it, it was a great trip and I can't wait to go again.
So as you can see my July was pretty busy and full of vacations. Mom didn't think I was ever going to get out of vacation mode!!!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Farmer's Day parade/carnival

This last weekend was the Farmer's Day parade/market/carnival in Lynden. In the morning Mom and I went to the parade with a bunch of my cousins and I saw lots of cool tractors, horses, marching bands and other parade things. Afterwards we went for a walk in downtown Lynden where they had a bunch of stands set up and some games to play. We had lunch down there and just walked around and checked everything out. Then later on that afternoon/early evening Dad, Mom and I went to the carnival at the fairgrounds where I got to go on lots of rides and play carnival games. Finally, we went with Uncle Derek, Auntie Shelli and Austin to the demolition derby. It was really loud at times but I loved watching all the cars smash into each other. Austin and I cheered like crazy for the drivers. We even saw a car get on fire it was hit so many times and saw a truck do such a big burnout at the burnout show that is back tires burst into flames too ... it was really cool!!!

Going for a train ride downtown

Nat, Landon, Shannon and me at an attempt of a group shot

Milking a pretend cow ... Mom was so proud of me .. lol

Going on some rides with Austin

Helicopter ride

Playing some carnival games

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A day at the beach

Yesterday Mom and Dad took me out to the beach at Birch Bay for a picnic and some fun in the sun. The tide was out really far so we spent a couple hours walking through all the sand and seaweed looking for treasures and digging for clams. Dad and I tried digging in a few spots but we never caught any live clams this time ... maybe next time we'll get lucky. I did collect lots of shells though and even got lucky and found a starfish!!! After my buckets were full of treasures we headed home where I helped Mom clean off my shells and my starfish. I really wanted to take my starfish in the house and play with it but Mom said we needed to leave them in the garage so I will get to look at him some more when I'm outside playing. I had a great day at the beach and can't wait to go back again soon!!!

Checking out the seaweed ... eeww gross!!

Look at all this sand ...

Digging for clams with Dad

Check out my big seashell!!

The prized starfish

All my beach treasures!!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

May Randoms

Wow, end of May already and summer is just around the corner, I can hardly wait!!! May has been a pretty slow month around here for Mom and Dad and me. We've been keeping it low key not really doing awhole lot of anything. A few new things though this month were I got a new pet fish, a male betta, and a trampoline .. which I all a "jumpoline". I named my fish Nemo and love watching him swim arounnd his fish bowl. As for my jumpoline, I can't get enough of it. I love going out there and jumping around it's all I want to do these days which is fine by Mom (as long as the weather is nice that is). Other than that there isn't much new over here, just waiting for my baby sister to come out of my Mom's tummy in a few months!!! Hopefully I will have a more exciting post for everyone next time ....

Watching Nemo swimming around

Close up shot of Nemo for everyone to see him

Helping Dad make french toast

Helping Mom make some banana muffins

Putting on a show for Mom .. rocking out in the kitchen

Stuck inside my jumpoline cage

Jump, jump, jump!!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Easter 09

Happy Easter everyone!!! We spent Easter in Chilliwack this year with Nana, Bapa, Uncle Kevin and Uncle Drew. I had a great visit with everyone. The easter bunny left me a nice easter basket filled with all sorts of goodies, it was great. Bapa, Mom and Dad took me to the hotel to see some baby chicks that had just hatched and we were hoping to see some hatch right in the incubator. I tried yelling at them saying "hurry up baby chicks!!" but they didn't seem to want to listen to me. I didn't get to see one hatch fully but did see a chick right after it was out of the egg plus lots of little fluffy ones that hatched earlier that morning. It was really neat, I loved it. It was all I could talk about for the rest of the day!!! We also went over to Auntie Heather's to visit with them and cousins .. Karen, Lisa, Liam, Cohen and Adria. Liam and I had an easter egg hunt and filled up our baskets full of candy and eggs then pigged out on all the candy afterwards ... it sure was delicious!!!
Well, I'm sure you have all heard already but just in case .... I am going to have a baby sister!!!! I'm so excited to be getting a little sister to play with in August and have really been brushing up on my "mommy skills" so I can help Mom look after her ... it's going to be great.

Playing with bubbles ...

And blow!!!

Running around like crazy ... I'm sure the candy had nothing to do with it .. haha

Checking out all the baby chicks at the hotel

Dad and I on Easter morning

Check out my awesome bunny ears!!!

Liam and I pigging out on our candy stashes!!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Only 1 baby!!

Mom had her ultrasound last week and there is only 1 baby in there for me to play with soon. I got to see the pictures of my new baby brother or sister and I can't wait for August. Mom should be finding out the first week of April what she is having ... I can hardly wait to see if it's a boy or a girl!!!
I have been working alot harder at potty training for Mom. On average at home I am telling her and going about 4 times a day on the potty. I did have 2 days where we weren't home all day and I went everytime on the potty while we were out ... I like to go more when I'm not at home cuz it doesn't take away from my playtime then. Mom is working with me so I tell her more often at home too ... definitely a huge improvement and big step forward so far though!!!

Having a big sister talk to the baby

Giving my new brother or sister a big kiss goodnight

Passed right out

Playing with Dora in the tub

Monday, February 23, 2009


Hi there, not much new going on over here in our neck of the woods but Mom and I thought we'd add some more pictures for everyone. Mom is now 16 weeks pregnant and getting big!! I love to rub her belly and say hi to the new baby whenever I can. We had Nan (who I now call Grandma) over for a sleepover the other night before taking her to the airport. I had a great visit with her and am looking forward to her spending a couple days with us when she gets home in a few months. I'm starting to get more involved and into telling Mom when I need to go sit on the potty and a couple of times I even went on the big girl potty. Mom is starting to put me in big girl panties to get me more motivated to potty train ... I guess we'll see if it works!! Well that's all for now .. talk to everybody soon!!!

Mom at 15 weeks

Trying to feel the baby in there ... couple more weeks and it'll be able to hear me talking to him/her

Smile ... the proud soon to be big sister!!

Colouring with Nan/Grandma in bed one morning

My new look ... I love to walk around in pj's, slippers (dress shoes) and sunglasses ... I am one hot chick!!!