Uncle Eddie get out of my face!!!
Monday, December 31, 2007
Uncle Eddie get out of my face!!!
Posted by The VanderZwaags at 11:24 PM
Sunday, December 30, 2007
"Aunt" Hillary has it down
Hopefully Adam figures it out before they have kids. Which according to them is going to be a few years. I think we have some babysitters now! :)
It was great seeing you guys! Thanks for coming over!
Posted by The VanderZwaags at 6:38 PM
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
We opened our family presents on Christmas Eve. Morgan got new jeans, pants, shirts and a sweater. In her stocking she got a book, an ornament and a rattle. Morgan had an eventful first Christmas Day. The morning started out by going to church and then going to Grandpa & Grandma Burton. We had lunch there and then opened gifts. Morgan really could have cared less here but she did get a few cool things. Clothes and books from Grandpa & Grandma and a Bear from Uncle Travis & Aunt Marcy. It even talks!
We still have two more parties this weekend. Those are with my mom & dad's sides. So Morgan will get to see all of her cousins. We'll post pictures from that later.
Posted by The VanderZwaags at 11:06 PM
Friday, December 21, 2007
We would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We hope the excitement and joy of the birth of Jesus is felt throughout the entire year. Neal and I feel truly blessed this year. We are excited to celebrate our first Christmas with Morgan and teach her the true meaning of Christmas. For those of you that get time off, enjoy it! Life is precious and we are thankful for each day we have with each other, as well as all of our family and friends. Happy Holidays!!!! Love, Neal, Rachel, Morgan & Boomer
Posted by The VanderZwaags at 11:02 PM
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Posted by The VanderZwaags at 10:58 PM
Saturday, December 15, 2007
It is so hard to believe that Morgan is 5 months old today. It was just last year we were telling everyone that we were expecting and now here we are with a 5 month old. There really isn't anything too new to tell about her. We are still waiting for her to roll over. She has a little tooth trying to poke it's way through but that will be quite a while yet before we see that. It is fun to see Morgan doing "new" things each day. She is starting to really form a personality. She likes men way more than women (watch out Daddy!) Neal & I feel truly blessed and we can't imagine life without Morgan.
Posted by The VanderZwaags at 7:10 PM
Saturday, December 8, 2007
I thought I better put our Christmas tree pictures on here. We went and picked our tree out of Neal's cousin's front yard (yes, they were for sale!!!!!) Next year we will do the Christmas tree farm but this year we figured Morgan could careless. We didn't have any rope so Neal rigged something up...electrical wire with the casing taken off. Good thing we only had to go a mile up the road (as you can tell we wouldn't have made it much further!!!!!)
Posted by The VanderZwaags at 10:55 PM
Sunday, December 2, 2007
This morning when Neal was suppose to be getting ready for church he thought he should talk to Morgan and Boomer thought he better watch her too! So of course I had to get a picture of it! Morgan will probably never have a big brother...but she will have Boomer looking after her.
Seriously, she isn't going to do anything!!
Are you guys done looking at me? Just leave me alone!!!!!
Posted by The VanderZwaags at 10:45 PM
I learned my lesson after Morgan's 2 month pictures. DO NOT GO TO WAL MART!!! In the words of Neal, "I got what I paid for." Which isn't true because I paid the same price at Sears, got more pictures and they are super cute!!! So here are just a few of the different pictures that they took....
Posted by The VanderZwaags at 10:43 PM
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Morgan has moved on from just cereal. She is now eating her veggies (good thing she doesn't know I hate them...I just keep saying yummy) Morgan seems to enjoy it! I think she is at least getting some into her mouth. Tonight she was so messy that she ended up in the bathtub!!!
Posted by The VanderZwaags at 10:35 PM
Posted by The VanderZwaags at 10:34 PM
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Santa is coming...well at least Christmas is! I did get up yesterday morning at 3:30 to catch the good deals at Kohl's!!! Our shopping is almost done already! Today Morgan & I met my mom at Wal-Mart. My mom called to tell me that Santa was there. So when we got there we went and had a picture with Santa. He was quite funny looking (check out those glasses!!!) I thought Morgan would cry (since Neal always cried) but she just sat there with the Neal look (no expression). Good thing it was free!!!!
Posted by The VanderZwaags at 10:33 PM
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
On the eve of Thanksgiving, Neal & I are very thankful! We have been blessed with a beautiful daughter and a wonderful dog (well most of the time). We have been blessed with a wonderful, loving and Christian family. We are thankful for the MANY friends that we have. We each have a job, a warm roof over our heads and food on our table. We are thankful for the men and women protecting the land that we live in. We have so much to be thankful for and we thank God for each and everyone of you, as well as all that He had blessed us with! Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy your day and be thankful for what you have, not what you don't!
Posted by The VanderZwaags at 10:32 PM
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Posted by The VanderZwaags at 10:31 PM
Our generational picture made the Holland Sentinel today. http://www.hollandsentinel.com/stories/112007/local_20071120023.shtml
Posted by The VanderZwaags at 10:30 PM
Saturday, November 17, 2007
All of the grandchildren and great grandchildren. In all there are 59, we are missing a few. Yes there are a lot of us!!!!!
Tonight Morgan also got to meet her cousin Jackson. Jodi & I were suppose to be due a week apart however, Jackson thought he wanted to come a little bit earlier. They are about three weeks apart. They did enjoy looking at each other but we did remind them they are cousins and that's not right!!!
Posted by The VanderZwaags at 10:29 PM
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Morgan laying in her "big" girl bed. You can see where they poked her twice on her arm. Two of the many, many pokes that she received.
Morgan sound to sleep with Mr. Turtle
Free, free at last!!!! This is Morgan leaving the hospital. She has no clue what is going on besides she knows that her fingers taste good!!!!
Posted by The VanderZwaags at 10:28 PM
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
I thought I would put a quick up date on here. I will put pictures of Morgan's stay when we get home for good!!! Morgan thought that we need a vacation from work so she decided to have us spend some time at the Hilton (I mean Holland Hospital). Morgan was running a high temp and just really crabby. So we took her in on Sunday night. After they finally were able to get a blood culture (along with a urine culture, blood sample, chest x-ray and a spinal tap) we were admitted at 2am Monday morning. Neal & I both agreed this was probably the worse thing we have been though. I said I would go through labor 9 times and Neal said he would have a root canal with the infection (that's bad!!!) than to go through this again. The test results finally came back this morning. Everything is NEGATIVE!! Praise God! She is spending tonight there yet just because she isn't eating a 100% (she doesn't have her VanderZwaag appetite back yet) and they don't want her to get dehydrated....so we are spending another night. We are hopefully returning home tomorrow. Thank you to everyone that has been praying for us. We have felt them!!! Neal, Rachel & Morgan
Posted by The VanderZwaags at 10:28 PM
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Posted by The VanderZwaags at 10:24 PM
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Proud Mom and Dad!!!!!! Morgan did so well. She was fuzzy before we had to stand up but she did great after that! After "Aunt" Hillary sang her song she was out like a light! (Sorry Uncle Eric!)
Posted by The VanderZwaags at 10:00 PM