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Monday, November 28, 2011

Christmas Tree Hunt 2011

As tradition, we headed out to the tree farm to ride the "sleigh" and cut down our tree. It wasn't the best weather but we still decided to stick it out and get our tree. It was actually raining the whole way there, but cleared just as we got a few minutes away. It might have sprinkled a time or two but no one seemed to mind!

Ty, Aunt Kelsi, Scott, and Grandma and Bumpa on the "sleigh" ride to the trees


Ty helping us find the perfect tree.... he looks so grown up!

Ty loved helping daddy cut down the tree
family photo

Ty liked Santa but didn't want to be by him unless someone was holding him. He would try and say Ho Ho Ho except it came out sounding like "Co Co Co".

The tree is at least up, but we were all to exhausted from the long weekend to decorate. Hopefully we'll have the energy sometime this week!! Let the Christmas season begin!!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Zeeland West State Champions!

Thankfully, I was feeling well enough Friday to make the drive to Detroit to watch the Dux play for the state finals. It ended up being such a blessing that Ty's Aunt Kelsi decided not to go. I think it would have been quite disastrous if Ty came. I drove down with Nate's other sister, Kara, and the rest of his family followed shortly behind. We got there just in time to check into Nate and I's hotel room (which was so nice!) and take the "people mover" to Ford Field. I had to take this picture before heading to the field though...

Here was the view from our hotel room - overlooking the river and Canada!

The boys warming up on Ford Field

The Zeeland West Coaches crew, it was very fun seeing Nate out on that field!

Zeeland West's first (of many :) ) touchdowns

The first 3 quarters were very exciting to watch, and by the 4th quarter I had settled down and accepted that there was no way Marine City could come back.
Final Score 45 - 7

Jill and I were very excited for our husbands to have this opportunity, but we were both even more excited to finally have our husband's back after an extra long season!
and of course.... the trophy!
Congrats Zeeland West!!!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

A rough few days!

We had quite the week in the VandeGuchte household. Tuesday night and into Wednesday Ty had gotten a 24 hour stomach bug. The poor little man was up all night Tuesday with his first throwing up sickness. Even in the middle of throwing up, he was so sweet, he'd say "all da dees" (all done please). It broke our hearts seeing him so miserable and not being able to do anything. We survived the night (with very little sleep for any of us, but we made it!). Thankfully, Nate was able to stay home in the morning Wednesday and I took the afternoon off from school as Nate had to go to football.
Wednesday evening came, and Nate's family came over for dinner. Ty was feeling better, he still had a fever, but wasn't getting sick. He was sitting on my lap during dinner and grabbed for my popcan, and it started to tip. As it was tipping, I quickly grabbed it to stop it from spilling, and Ty's finger was right in the top. As I grabbed it, the can top slit Ty's little finger right open. We soon found that we could not get this little finger under control and decided to bring him in to get it looked at. The doctor said it was just shy of having to get stitches but was a cut that definitely would benefit from some glue. As long as he wasn't looking at the finger and we distracted him by asking him what different animals said he did pretty well while the doctor was putting it on. He was a trooper! By the time we got home he was exhausted! We all went to bed hoping we'd have an uneventful night so we could enjoy Thanksgiving the next day.
Unfortunately, I ended up getting that same 24 hour stomach bug that night that Ty had the previous day. Ty was still recovering from being sick still, and I was in bed all day, so Nate was on T-man duty. So all three of us missed Thanksgiving with our extended family and I had a total of 3 crackers and 2 eggs all day, and Nate had a frozen pizza for dinner. Yummy Thanksgiving :) I told Nate I'd make it up to him, and we are having our "own" Thanksgiving meal this coming weekend, which we are both excited for! On Friday I was feeling not 100% but I was ready to go watch the Dux beat Marine City! Hoping that our "sick" streak in our family is over for awhile!

Of course, I jinked ourselves, Nate got the stomach bug last night. At least there is no one left to get it in our house!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Toddler Bed

A few weeks ago Ty had mastered climbing out of the pack-n-play at my parent's house... We were waiting for the day that he would attempt his crib. We were hoping to make it until Christmas break before moving him to a big boy bed, but we had no choice but to make the switch early.... It was Saturday night at about 1 and we heard Ty crying, then it stopped for a minute, and then he started crying again but it seemed to be getting louder... and closer.... all of a sudden, there was Ty at our door! When he saw me, he stopped crying, asked for "up", and when I picked him up I could tell he was SO proud of himself. He began to jabber away like he was telling me all about this new thing that he had accomplished... Not only had he gotten out of bed, but he was WIDE AWAKE. We tried everything to get him back to sleep, with no success. He slept from abut 6am - 7am, and that was it, meaning he was up basically the entire night.

The next afternoon, I had to see how he did this.... here is his new mastered skill.... He has quite the look on his face...


It amazes me how fast he could get out!
Here is a picture of his crib....

Now turned into a toddler bed! Don't mind the blue/orange blanket, it's an extra little edge to keep Ty from rolling out which he did at naptime! This is just a temporary bed for him for about the next month. Around Christmas he will be moving into a different room, which will become his "big boy" room (sports themed of course.....) and we'll turn this room back into a nursery and this back into a crib for baby #2!
I can't believe our little man is so grown up!