Monday, December 28, 2009

The Barbie House!

Jared built a beautiful Barbie house for Lauren and Emma for Christmas. This is a picture of the final product just before the girls saw it for the first time.



Just after seeing the house, the girls were excited, but needed some prodding to
really check it out.
Emma checking to see how much of her body could fit in the house.







After opening the rest of their presents, the girls had a chance to settle in to the house. Thanks to Grandpas and Grandmas, their house is well-furnished.













Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas! We wanted to send our greetings to everyone we can't see today. Love you!

Emma had fun watching her big cousin Joey using his Wii Fit, so she decided to create her own wii balance board with a white dvd case.

Lauren and her cousin Taylor playing with their new princess dolls.
Emma enjoying her new mailbox. It's provided lots of enterainment for her as well as her cousins. Notice the ever-present Emma tongue hanging out as she concentrates.



Emma also enjoyed taking some rides in a Lego wagon provided by her cousin Kara.







Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Happy Birthday Aunt Megan!

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Lauren's Surgery Update

Today, we had to take Lauren to have a surgical procedure done at the Sioux Falls Surgical Hospital. Everything went well with the procedure and aside from a little pain and some groggyness she is doing well. Thank you to everyone who was thinking about and praying for her. Her favorite part was that she got a sparklee band-aid when they took her IV out. And I think Emma enjoyed a day at home with Grandma without her sister around, it sounds like she took at advantage and played with all of her big sister'st stuff.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Should Dad be worried???

Luckily she said she wants to marry her daddy!



Monday, November 23, 2009

Winter is coming...So is Christmas!

Tonight we got to go to the Holiday Light Parade in Mitchell. Emma and Lauren had lots of fun. Lauren was good help after the parade going back to the bank and helping us to take down the float. We had them dressed for sub-arctic weather, but it was actually a great night.

Emma and Lauren having a "Vest Day"!


Book time together.


Emma and her friend Owen at the parade.




Lauren and her friend Olivia at the parade.




Sunday, November 15, 2009

Lauren's 3rd Birthday!

We had Lauren's big 3rd birthday party this weekend, actually two of them. On Friday night we had the Hofer side over and celebrated with pizza, presents, and Dora birthday cake. On Saturday we went to Stacey's cousin Jenny's wedding in Iowa and then partied again with pizza, presents, and Dora birthday cake in Sioux Falls at Uncle Tim's house.

Lauren is trying out her new nail polish on her aunt Tammy!


Lauren as a ballerina!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Some Random Pictures...
















Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Happy Birthday Aunt Robin!

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Friday, October 30, 2009

Almost Halloween...

Tonight we got to go to a Halloween Festival at Stacey's School. The girls loved it because they got to break out their costumes a night early. Lauren had lots of fun because she got to hang out with her friend Abbi who was also dressed up as a fairy princess.
Lauren posing next to the scarecrow that she got to help decorate.Lauren with her friend Abbi.Lauren in her fairy costume!Emma as a lady bug.
Emma ready to go deer hunting with Dad.

Lauren showing her artistic skills while fingerpainting.Lauren bundled up in her neutral pink coat, snowpants, and boots before the Huron vs. Mitchell football game. Only 35 degrees and she never complained once. I think she is a real fan. At one point she decided that she wanted to play the trumpet in the band and at a later point was listening to the cheerleaders and saying "let's go Kernels, Let's Go!"Emma being Emma!