Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Grand Haven

We stopped at Grand Haven for the morning on our way to camping in Silver Lake. It was beautiful weather to hang out and enjoy the pier and light house.
Walking the pier
Waving to all the boats coming into to dock.
Austin got a kick out of them all waving back at him.
At the end of the pier with Lake Michigan behind us.
Took this one for Grandma Elsie, she loves lighthouses!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Beach Bum

On our way to the Silver Lake area we stopped at Grand Haven State Park and enjoyed the beautiful beach. It was early morning so it was quiet and peaceful. Austin loved the sand, but was quite content staying out of frigid Lake Michigan

Sunday, August 29, 2010


Austin and his new Toy Story scooter from Mama and Dada for his birthday!

Vacation joys

.25 rides on many amusement rides...
Delicious ice cream 2 days in a row!
Who are you looking at?
Water boats and sand with Dada
Loving life!

Cutie Patootie!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Birthday Gifts!

The best gift of all, the very last "Look what I did at School" magnet that my Grandpa made!
A sweet glove and ball from Uncle Al and Aunt Nancy

And of course, Wooky! and a cool new chair to sit in
Noah's Ark puzzle book from Grammy and Grandpa Bob!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Birthday Cake!

Austin hearts ELMO!
All this singing for me?
Gonna try to blow these out!
Good thing I have helpers (and the wind!)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Lemonade helper

Austin helping Mama make Lemonade before his birthday party

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Birthday Date with Mama

I took Austin to Red Robin as a special treat... Dada was at work and we were bored, so off to have fun went! Austin was so good and loved his "bit of pizza" as he calls it. They even sang to him and he got his own ice cream sundae!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Pirate Party

Austin's friend Madi had her 3rd birthday party over the weekend and it was Pirate themed. The kids all dressed in jean shorts and white shirts and transformed into pirates at the party. They had red sashes, patches, and swords!

Sword fight!
Pinata time!
Look what I got...
Thinking its time to pray... really everyone else was ready to dive into the cake!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Saturday, August 14, 2010

One Tux coming right up!

Austin has the honor of standing up in his Godfather/Uncle Ryan's wedding in the fall. We stopped in to try on his tux and see how handsome he would look. We picked the wrong size and couldnt even get the vest or jacket on!!!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Men and Women of the party

Grandma Elsie, Aunt Nancy, Aunt Carol and Vicki
The men- "hard at work" Andrew, my Dad Greg and Jimmy

Thursday, August 12, 2010

New York Family

We had family over at the end of July to celebrate birthdays and see our new house...
What was even better is some of our New York family was able to be with us and share in the fun...

Brothers... Ethan pulling Gabe
Grandpa Bob with Miles
The best pic we could get with the 4 boys
Gabe- born 3 days before Austin (Ethan's lil bro!)

4 of the 6 Holt grandboys were able to hang out and play together!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

More Oakpointe

One of the older cars at the car show
Wow, that is really High up there!
Watching the rock wall climbers

The cool thing about Austin is he loves people, kids, anyone... he makes new friends everywhere- including here... Hugs all around!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Oakpointe family day

Oakpointe Church near us put on an awesome Family day last friday and had all sorts of things for the kids to do including tons of blow up rides, an antique car show and even provided a great grilled dinner. Austin LOVED jumping in this mini jumphouse for the littler ones.
This one sums it all up!

Monday, August 9, 2010


Austin loves to be outside, including riding his bike. He also LOVES his helmet, which is so nice not to have to convince him to put it on :) He'd probably sleep in it if we let him.

We have a nice horseshoe drive that he rides up and down and can stay out of the street.