Aunt Lydia’s visit (August 2014)

We were so happy when Aunt Lydia came and visited us for a few days.  She played lots of games with the children, and accompanied me on a trip to Bouncin’ Big with the kids.  We really enjoyed her visit.

 

Aunt Lydia and Tyler

Aunt Lydia and Tyler

Emma is 16 months old! (August 2014)

Hair-do Attempts

When she hits adolescence, Lucy will probably be knocking down the doors of all her aunties (all my lovely sisters in Christ), asking for advice on hair, makeup, and clothing, because her mother is totally clueless.  But for now, she tolerates my efforts with a sweet spirit and happy heart. :)IMG_0676

 

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Lucy’s 7th Birthday

For Lucy’s birthday last year, she requested a Frozen-themed party.  Themed parties are totally out of my league (I have other gifts.)  But I really wanted to do this for Lucy because I love her so much.  Despite feeling a bit overwhelmed, we managed to pull it off and have fun.  We invited all the girls from our CCH subgroup plus two neighbor friends.  It ended up being 12 girls…sort of crazy!  The first two pictures are of the little family celebration we had on her actual birthday.

 

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Her party cake had ice cream in the middle, so I used the round piece of cake from the cut out for a mini-cake.

Her party cake had ice cream in the middle, so I used the round piece of cake from the cut out for a mini-cake.

 

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Connor’s Lego creation July 2014

Visit to Ft. Myers June 2014

The problem with trying to catch up a year’s worth of blogging is that you can’t really remember the details anymore.  I have no idea why we were in S. FL in June last year, but it looks like we had a good visit. ;)

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Emma Jane 15 months old

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Hilton Head June 2014

We joined our SC Van Steenburgh family for the annual beach trip to Hilton Head.  The video is a song that Tyler made up himself after being given my phone and told to video himself.  This song has become somewhat famous in our family.

 

Aunt Katherine and Campbell

Aunt Katherine and Campbell

 

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Shade dwellers

Shade dwellers

 

Campbell and Papa

Campbell and Papa

 

Connor and Trevor

Connor and Trevor

 

Makayla and Lucy

Makayla and Lucy

 

Tyler, Emma, and Mommy

Tyler, Emma, and Mommy

Sweet Tyler

Sweet Tyler

 

Group Shot

Group Shot

 

LIttlest surfer

LIttlest surfer

 

Our family

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James and Amanda

James and Amanda

 

Campbell and Grandma Van Steenburgh

Campbell and Grandma Van Steenburgh

Ballet Recital 2014

Theme: The Love of Christ Can Melt a Frozen Heart

 

Lucy was a snowflake…adorable!

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Lucy, Drew Jesseman, and Rosemary Peine

Lucy, Drew Jesseman, and Rosemary Peine

 

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Lydia Broadway and Lucy

Lydia Broadway and Lucy

Piano Recital May 2014

Both Lucy and Connor participated in this year’s formal piano recital, and they both did a great job.  Grammy Gladding was able to come and watch them perform.

 

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