FC: Adventures of 2010 | Laarman Family
1: Life offers simple pleasures to us every day. It is up to us to make them wonderful memories.
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5: February 2010 | Our annual getaway weekend at the Holiday Inn Express with The Big Dip! SO Much FUN!
6: On St. Patrick's Day, Lenny the Leprechaun visited us! He decorated the bathroom, turned the toilet water green and left us a bunch of goodies!
7: Great Grandma taught us how to make her famous "Sticky Buns"!
8: Florida | Redington Shores | In April we flew to Redington Shores, Florida. Aunt Kristen & Uncle Steve joined us for the trip and Aunt Kate, Uncle Buzz & Tyler joined us for a few nights too! We stayed in a 3 bedroom condo, right next to Redington Long Pier, called Angler's Cove. It was a fabulous trip!
12: The Ice Cream Truck came right to our Pool Every Afternoon!
13: Draike & | Uncle Buzz | Shaking it up!
15: at Redington Long Pier | Fishing
16: We added | Chickens | to our mix! | Matt built a really great coop for our new feathered friends next to the barn with indoor and outdoor spaces. The kids enjoyed checking on them and then getting the eggs each day when they began to lay!
17: Chase turned 6!
18: Draike's Field Trip to the John Ball | ZOO
20: Laarman Camping at | Cran Hill Ranch
21: 4th of July Week
22: Papa took the boat up & we had so much fun fishing and tubing!
23: Draike loved driving the boat!
24: There are SO Many FUN things to do at Cran Hill! | Catching Turtles! | Making Tie-Dye Shirts! | The annual Laarman Softball game | Relaxing
25: The Boys Enjoyed the 4th of July Parade Water Fight! | The giant slip and slide!
26: Uncle Scott & Aunt Lindsey's Wedding | 7.10.10
28: More | SUMMER | Fun! | The boys wanted Mr. Hall's Corvette
29: Buzz, Kate & Tyler came to visit in August.. We all had so much fun!
30: Take me out to the Ball game... | GO | We went to a Detroit Tigers game with Papa & Nana!
32: Draike's | 8 | Birthday! | th
33: Back to School... Fall 2010 | Draike 8 yrs old - Started 2nd Grade | Chase 6 yrs old - Started 1st Grade
34: Draike played on the club USA U8 soccer team. Dad coached and they earned 1st place in the league!
35: Chase played on the township rec league and since there was no coach, Mom decided she would do it!
36: Family Pictures | October 2010
38: Carving Pumpkins... | ...is Slimy Stinky business!
39: Mom made Spooky Cupcakes!
40: We spent the day with Uncle Sam & Aunt Emily at Michigan's Adventure!
41: Welcome | Braxton Scott Nou | to our newest nephew & cousin | 10.12.10 | Chase lost his 1st Tooth! | Thanksgiving with Chase's class
42: Christmas | Merry
43: Christmas Eve with the Laarman's
44: Christmas Morning at Grandpa & Grandma Morins
45: Christmas Day with the VDB's | Grandpa Bob & Uncle Ron wore the exact same shirt - funny! | Nerf Gun War!!!
46: CHASE'S ARTWORK
47: Chase is such a joy to have around! Other people always comment on how smiley he is and his laugh will make anyone smile themselves! He really enjoys school and is friends with everyone he meets! He loves animals and is still our cuddle bug :) We are blessed to have him in our lives! | About Chase... | Questions & Answers with Dad... | Favorites... - Sport: Soccer - Drink: RootBeer - Food: PopTarts At what age do you want to move out on your own? - 28 What do you want to be when you grow up? - A Ninja because they have swords (2nd yr in a row) How much money do you need to be happy? - 300 Would you rather Have all your teeth or all of your hair fallout? - Teeth, I would get a lot of money from the toothfairy ;) What age do you want to be married? - 15 (yikes!) Would you rather never sleep again or never eat again? - Never Sleep - I love to stay up! (yes he does ;) | From the mouth of Chase... | January 2010 It was Christmas break so the boys had been staying up later than normal so the night before they had to go back to school we tucked them in and Chase was far from tired. I laid down with him to try to help him get to sleep. At about 11:30pm I said "You need to get to sleep, Draikes sleeping". Chase said "I know Mom, we need to teach him how to stay up late!" Then about 20 minutes later he yawned and said "OK, when I do that, it means I"m tired so I better get some sleep" Throughout the year... We started with this little saying. Mom or Dad would say "I love you" and Chase would say "I love you more" and we would say "that's not possible" and Chase would say "yes it is" and on & on & on.... love it! He is such a sweetie!
48: Draike's ARTWORK
49: Draike is such an incredible son! He is very smart and doesn't let anything pass him by. He loves anything electronic, especially playing games on the computer and his Nintendo DS! He excels in school work even though he says he'd rather be doing something else ;) He is also very artistic and his artwork is quite amazing! He is a true blessing! | One of his Drawings from our Floirda Vacation! | Favorites... - Drink: Chocolate Milk (drinks it like crazy!) - Food: Cinnamon Bread sticks - Toy: Lego's (He creates amazing things!) Where do you see yourself in 20 years? - Building Lego's, Lego Designer - duh! If you could afford any car, what would you get? - A Bugatti - Why? - It's a chick magnet ;) At what age are you going to move out? - 28 Why? I will have enough money to buy a house and have a girlfriend If you are sad, what makes you happy? - Great Grandma's Sticky Buns Would you rather have gray hair or no hair? - Gray, I still would have hair dad, duh! What super power would you like to have? - Throw fireballs from my hands What do Mom & Dad DO? - He said "Love Me" for both - awww! At what age should people have kids? - 35, Pain is not as hard on them when they are old - what? | March 2010 We went to a Chinese restaurant and Draike broke into a fortune cookie. The fortune said "You display the wonderful trait of charm and courtesy". He smirked and said "That doesn't sound anything like me. He He He" May 2010 Draike, Chase and Dad went to the video store and Draike made a comment about a picture of a naked baby in a house. Matt started to tell Draike that sometimes pictures of babies are naked but that's ok and then got talking about how they would some day go through puberty and would grow hair under their arms and by their privates... Draike stopped him and said "Seriously Dad!, you don't have to say anything more. I'll learn all of that in College". October 2010 When Braxton was born we went to the hospital to see him as a family with Uncle Steve and Aunt Kristen too. Draike and Aunt Kristen were jokingly arguing who was going to hold the baby first. Kristen told Draike that she was going to sit on him if she didn't get the baby first. Draike said (with attitude) "We'll if you sit on me, you'll be sitting on the baby because I'LL be holding him". What a smartie! October 2010 We went out for dinner and Draike ordered Chicken Tenders. There was a piece of leaf lettuce on the plate as a garnish. Draike looked at it, picked it up and said "Who wants my salad?" Haha November 2010 We had the VDB's over one night and we were just sitting around the table chatting and we said something about blankies. Draike, out of no where, pipes up and as serious as can be says "Awww, that reminds me of my childhood" (He's 8!) December 2010 Draike made Matt a card for his 36th Birthday that said "Dad, I love you like old people love chicken!" :) | About Draike... | Questions & Answers with Dad... | From the mouth of Draike...