Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Beach Mo XVIII

This year we went to Beach Mo for the 18th year in a row. It was a lot of fun and consisted of the usual volleyball bumping and swimming on the beach. At night, we snacked, played euchre, and some enjoyed adult beverages :) Anne and Mike joined us this year and it was great to see them. Dad joined us on the beach the second day and actually got into the water - it was awesome to see!

Some of the Beach Mo attendees

Claire was EXHAUSTED (and sick) after the weekend

Beach shot of Daddy and Claire

Grandma and Claire enjoying some grapes

Action shot of bocce (sp?) ball

The gamers stopped for a quick pic - note the matching bathing suits...they planned it :)

Claire enjoying the sand

She had a great time, but I think we need some better toys for her

Mommy trying to get Claire to feel the water

Claire walking hand and hand with grandma and grandpa

She loved this little beach chair

Claire and Aunt Beth playing

Trying to see if Claire would feel the water (It was pretty cold)

Claire enjoying the ride

Family photo with Claire waving at someone else :)

Ah, the joys of an ice cream cone

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM

My two favorite people

Sleeping simultaneously in the car on the way home

Carroll family relaxing on the beach

Claire a little sunkissed and trying to use the bathroom :)

MVP of the weekend - Veggie Straws!

Claire took a two hour nap in this little ensemble!
We can't wait for Beach Mo 19 where we will have two little girls at the beach!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Happy 4th of July!

For the 4th of July, we went to Dewart Lake where part of the Wahman (My mom's side) family owns a house. We had lots of fun and spent lots of great time with family! Here are some pictures from our holiday weekend...
Claire liked to pretend to drive the boat

Someone is ready for football season... :)

It was GREAT to see Jess (among others of course!)

Chelsea and Chris had fun on a wave runner

Slowing down briefly for a little snack

Claire enjoyed floating in the lake

The gang before the fireworks started

Mommy and Claire before a dip in the lake

Enjoying time together while Claire is fast asleep... :)

Family photo while treading time to wait for Claire to look at the camera :)

The BABY BASS that I caught!

Another family photo

Family fun in the lake

Exhausted in Grandma's arms

Claire and daddy enjoying a boat ride

Claire wasn't quite sure what to think of the fish

But she was NOT amused when we told her to kiss the fish!

Claire enjoyed snuggling with Cousin Jessie

Fun in the lake with mommy

Sparklers for everyone!

"If you're happy and you know it..."
Uncle Keith and Daddy had a good time tossing Claire back and forth... Claire loved it, too!

Absolutely POOPED after the fun-filled weekend!

It's a Girl!!!

In late June, we found out that we are having another girl! We have decided that her name will be Grace Ann Vandervaart. (Ann after Pete's mom's middle name) Here are some pictures of our ultrasound as well as pictures of her room!
It's a GIRL! :)

The other half of the room will remain an area for Mom to scrapbook! :)