We have been watching a lot of family movies lately and reminiscing about the kids being young. The kids have taken the liberty of put the DVD's back in the cases and replacing them with a new one. When Sofia was born, we recorded her birth.... THE WHOLE THING! we did not know the sex, so it was all very exciting. this video was quite an eye opening experience, especially for Nico. as i walked in the room and saw what they were watching, it was too late to stop it. i sat back and waited for their reaction, not knowing what to expect.... Jakob was amazed, but Nico was DEVASTATED! he was staring in disbelief.... as soon as Sofia was born, he started balling and collapsed in my arms. i took him down to Rob and we talked him through it a little. the poor guy thought babies just happened to come out of the tummy once it was too big. his closing statement was, I AM REALLY GLAD I'M NOT A GIRL!
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
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Sunday, March 22, 2009
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Monday, March 16, 2009
four years ago today a little bundle of joy was born to our family. With the pregnancy of Sofia, we did not find out her gender. needless to say the anticipation of her birth was very high. i so wanted a sister for annelies and rob was hoping for a boy. rob's mind was changed instantly the second he saw her. she was beautiful, tiny, and elegant. She was born almost the minute that my grandmother passed away. i am convinced that their souls met somewhere in between, because sofia reminds me so much of my g'ma cook. she is spunky, small, full of personality, hilarious, unpredictable, and full of energy. i love this girl. she brings so much laughter and brightness to our family. i am constantly laughing at something she says, even if it does require her mouth being washed out with soap! sofia loves her brothers and sisters and LOVES her friends. she is such a sweet little girl and is always trying to make everyone happy.
Posted by SHANNA at 12:34 PM
A friend of ours has a wild and crazy son named Zack who my kids think is hilarious. he is almost two and has a TON of energy. he LOVES fish and all things aquatic, so his mom invited me, Sofia and Oliver to the GA aquarium. we have never gone as a family, so i thought this would be perfect to take the little ones to. Luckily my friend had a guest pass so i didn't have to pay a thing! it was so much fun. the aquarium is beautiful and we even got to watch one of the divers clean the tank and feed the fish.
Posted by SHANNA at 12:26 PM
so now that i have shown you all how my hair looks, i will move on to more important things....... like what my kids have been up to. hey~ sometimes us moms need a little attention too! so we had a couple of surprises in the past few weeks. first of all Nico and Rob were playing football IN THE HOUSE which is never a good idea! Nico dove for the ball and caught his KNEE in the eye. needless to say it was black and he was mad! i got his spirits up by taking he and Annelies to their school president's day dance. we had a blast until sofia got caught in the 'mosh pit' of 3rd graders and got trampled. she came home with a free gift from the D.J.! that cheered her up a bit.
We got a wonderful visit from some friends of mine (Maureen and Brett) from Michigan. it was so great to see them and Nico had a blast with their 11 year old son.
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Thursday, March 12, 2009
i realized shortly after my post that my new do did not say at all that it was the beautiful new hair cut that i wanted it to be. i am posting new pictures to show you how i style my hair and show you how it REALLY looks. hope this says more about my taste in hair style!!
Posted by SHANNA at 2:37 PM
Thursday, March 5, 2009
i know my looks do not compare to this american idol contestant, but as soon as i saw her hair i fell in love with it! i am hoping that i can pull it off like she can....i have been so bored with my hair and my appearance lately that i finally found the hair cut i wanted and i called my friend to come cut it. i think i like it, but i can't wait until it grows out long to the haircut that i really want. for now it will do and it is definitely something different. what do you think about my new do?
Posted by SHANNA at 2:49 PM