Friday, September 12, 2014

labor day weekend

labor day was CRAZY. but AWESOME. we started at mom's house and had lunch with a few siblings that were in town. we didn't have all the siblings, but we did have all the obviously, we had to take a picture!
this was just one of the sweetest moments i've ever seen! hattie is very attached to her momma, and doesn't let many people hold her. but as andy and trey were talking on the couch, hattie just slowly scooted over into andy's lap, and just laid with him. it was absolutely precious. she just laid there with him for like 10 min, and held his wrist like that. melted my heart. 
after lunch, we headed out to aledo and had a fun dinner with the brotherhood families. i can't believe we didn't get more pictures, but i did snap this one of the boys and sons playing football. and the one where andy and joey climbed on the roof for a dang frisbee. so insane. never a dull moment with these friends. but we are SO blessed to have such special lifelong friends!!
sunday we went to hurricane was slightly derailed with tysen being sick...but he got to go for a little while...then monday...the WHOLE vanderveer family was together. which is crazy we got some pictures!

school is back!

first day of school. this is the last year that all my boys will be at the same school. next year, logan will be joining the middle school ranks! we will enjoy this last year together!
logan (5th), tysen (1st), ian (4th)

all about ian

oh ian. the middle child. all my boys have my heart in different ways...ian is my thoughtful kid. he is considerate and compassionate. ever since he was about 1, we have called him our 'gentle giant'...and he has lived up to that name! he is so tender hearted and kind. he is always the first one to apologize (unpromted) when the boys get in trouble. such a sweet sweet heart who seriously loves Jesus. i'm so proud to see him continue to grow in the Lord...its so evident in his life and i can't wait to see where the Lord leads him!!
this year, he opted out of a party...and he just wanted to go to grand station (arcade/bowling etc)....we brought his best friend, tyler prince, and got to bowling and do laser tag and arcades. aunt ann also came with us as her birthday is the day before ian's! 
on ian's birthday we took him lunch at school, then got to leave early as we were headed to dfw for labor day weekend! his choice for dinner was old family favorite!
what a sweet look as the waiters came to sing to him...he couldn't figure out how they knew!