Monday, June 29, 2009

Desperate Housewives: Grand Rapids

This weekend Isla and I were constructively evicted from THE Dorm due to a bachelor party being hosted by Greg & Dave. We decided to escape to the WEST SIDE to hang out with some of our favorite people. We spent our first night with the DeKorne girls. After we put the little ones down, Heidi and I ordered carry out, drank margaritas and were finally able to watch "He's Just Not That Into You." Lord knows we would have never won the battle for a chick flick if the fellas were around. After consuming some Oreo Cakesters, we hit the sack.

The next morning began Desperate Housewives: Grand Rapids. We got the girls ready in their cute bathing suits and headed out to the Railside Country Club to meet Dana. We "pooled" for a while with the Vanders (including Lia and Baby Molly - Isla's birthday buddy), then ate lunch poolside. After we retired from "the Club," Brooke napped and Dana and I went to get manis and pedis. Once we returned home, the Doctor took us to dinner at Kobe where we enjoyed some Japanese fare. I toured the up and coming Casa de VanderLaan to see where my guest quarters will be in the fall. After the tour, we went "downtown" and got ice cream. We turned in at about 10:30 p.m. to get our beauty sleep. The next morning Matt made pancakes while Dana burned sausage. We had our 1st breakfast around 8:30 a.m. then headed to Al & Nancy's for brunch. I tasted smokey links for the first time and enjoyed coffee on the screened in porch. Ahhhh the life of a Kent County wife. Stay tuned for the next episode of Desperate Housewives: Grand Rapids (and hopefully I won't forget my camera)!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Daddy's Girls

It was Dave's 1st Father's Day and my Dad's 30th Father's Day. Isla was lucky enough to be able to spend the day with both of them, but missed her Grandpa Joe. Isla took her first cruise on Poppy's boat and passed out from the relaxation. It's good to be a Daddy's girl.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

For the Kids

After a two week hiatus, we are back.  My apologies to everyone who hasn't seen pictures of Isla for a while.  Rest assured, she is still cute as ever and growing bigger everyday.  Isla got to meet her cousin Elijah and all her Borowicz aunties.  She enjoyed an awesome party that her Grandma Jan threw her.  As usual, the McNett girls put together an amazing gift for Isla!  They are truly the sweetest and most creative people I've ever met.  

Henna is enjoying her new summer look.  After spending 4 1/2 in the doggie day spa, Henna came out looking more spry and less hairy than ever.  

This was a big weekend for us.  On Saturday we took Isla to the bowling alley for the first time so she could attend the Second Chance at Life Bowlarama.  Consequently, she also had her first exposure to Second Hand Smoke.  On Sunday, we were at the Townsend for Yatooma's Foundation for the Kids event.  Dave was nice enough to watch Isla and her cousin Sophia at the same time so I could go down to the event and eat dinner.  He managed pretty well with a seven week old and a seven month old.  Dave maintains the title of best babysitter and was awarded with the most expensive chicken fingers and fries he's ever eaten.