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!!!