Thursday, April 30, 2009

After reading every ones blogs that I have bookmarked on my browser I decided that I better update mine as well. Today is they day my Grandpas 'cremains' get buried. He wanted to be cremated and that takes a week to be done after the funeral so my mom and dad are going to the cemetery to bury him. No one else is going to go, just my mom and dad. Also another sad note, my brothers good friend Tommy that he works with, had his 5 week old daughter pass away yesterday morning. She had had hernia surgery and gone home and the doctors said to watch out for vomiting and other things and I guess during the night she threw up and choked on her vomit and when Tommy found her in the morning she was cold and he tried to do CPR but couldn't save his little girl. Please keep them in your prayers as they prepare to bury their little angel.

So on a happier note now...

Things are going good for us now. Elijah isn't sick anymore and he is doing way better sleeping through the night now. Its kind of weird but usually when kids get sick it throws off their sleeping habits but when Elijah got his his sleep actually improved. He went from getting up a lot to not getting up at all during the night. It's been nice to actually get some sleep and I hope that it continues to stay the way it is. Also Elijah is still moving all over the place. I think he finally realized what he can do with his crawling skills. He has learned that he can follow us around the apartment and he likes to explore. His favorite spot to crawl to is the kitchen. He will sit next to the linoleum and pull his fingers across the floor and make them squeak. He gets the biggest kick out of the noise he makes. Elijah had also been pulling himself up for a while but now...he is taking steps while holding on to his toy shelf, or crib, or the couch... He is getting brave and wanting to keep up with his cousins. We also will hold him up and then move our hands away and he will stand for a few seconds on his own. But usually its not to long because he is such a wiggler and moves and falls over.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

In Memory Of Grandpa Blaauw

Henry Blaauw

BLAAUW - Henry Blaauw, aged 86, of Shelbyville, went to be with his Lord and Savior Tuesday, April 14, 2009. Henry was raised in the Rockford/Sparta area. In 1945 he and his father became the proud owners of a beautiful Hopkins Twp. farm. On December 27 that same year he married his childhood friend and sweetheart, Marie. With the help of Marie, their farm grew and prospered. After milking dairy cattle for 50 plus years, Henry finally had time for his second love - woodworking. With wood he harvested from his own farm property, he crafted many cherished pieces of furniture for his children and grandchildren. Henry proudly served on the Hopkins Twp. Planning Commission for 43 years enlightening others of the importance in preserving valuable farmland. He served on the Federal Land Bank Board and was an active member of the Farm Bureau. He was also a member of United Church of Wayland and served on many of its boards/committees throughout the years. He is survived by children, Mary (Richard) Reurink of Middleville, Janet (Michael) Bremer of Grand Rapids, Carol (Dennis) Dornbush of Spring Lake, Kenneth (Karen) Blaauw of Hopkins Twp., Richard (Terry) Blaauw of Zeeland and Nancy Blaauw of Elsie; 15 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; brother, John (Alyce) Blaauw; sister-in-law, Chris (Ed) Kooiman and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie of 61 years, parents, Tjeerd and Jacoba Blaauw, brother, Andrew Blaauw, sister-in-law, Marge Blaauw, sister-in-law, JoAnn and brother-in-law, Bill Berenbrock. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday April, 17, 2009 at United Church of Wayland with Pastor Nancy Zerban officiating. Interment in Maplewood Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to Allegan County Medical Care Facility or charity of choice. The family will greet relatives and friends Thursday at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. Arrangements by: Archer, Hampel & Kubiak Wayland Chapel 269-792-2237

Monday, April 13, 2009

So much news!

In my last post we had that Elijah was starting rice he is eating all the first foods: peas, green beans, carrots, squash, and sweet potatoes, and applesauce, pears, bananas, peaches. He does really good eating his foods and usually has them gone in no time.

Elijah is also now crawling all over the place and loves to explore where ever he can get! He really likes keeping up with all his cousins and crawling to Mommy and Daddy when he wants us.

Elijah is now also pulling himself up.
His favorite spots are his toy self and in his crib.

Elijah is now in his big boy car seat! We were getting tired of hauling him around in his carseat so we found some new ones and installed them this past weekend. He seems to like it and its working out pretty good. He got to ride in the front of the grocery cart today and was a little tippy but otherwise all is good!