BC: a backyard boy production (c) 2012
FC: The 2011 Vander Hoek Family Album "Things are about to get crazy around here"
1: To Mommy, Nate And Ben; I hope this album brings much joy as you look through its pages. We are certainly blessed to have each other. Merry Christmas! - Dad
2: In January we went to Maui. Is there any better place to be than Maui in January?
7: Another Amazing Sunset in Maui, always the perfect way to end a perfect day.
8: After Maui, Winter was in full swing, we got a dusting of snow but that was about it. We got to play inside lots and hang out too. | Then it was time for Nate's Birthday; a train table and a big party, who could ask for anything more?
10: And after all the partying, Winter turned to Spring. | And after a couple more months of hanging out with just the three of us...
11: Ben was born! He was born at ARH on the morning of April 20th 2011 and had his own welcoming party!
13: Safe to say, we were happy to bring the little bruiser home to the other bruiser at home.
14: A few weeks later Ben was baptized, and even though it was a pretty gloomy spring it was all blue skies for us, it was a season of incredible blessings, thats for sure.
16: Finally the good weather came, and it was time for some planting. It was also time for the playoffs, the Canucks appeared to have what it took to go the distance. But again, they broke our hockey hearts. Oh well, there's always watermelon and water tables. Can someone turn the water on!
18: Then it was Summer's time to appear. We spent as much time outside as possible.
20: Capernwray Harbour Bible Camp
23: On August 17th a whole bunch of us celebrated Mom's birthday at Grandma and Grandpa Frend's.
25: And then we went for our annual trip to Whistler, we had an awesome time hanging at the Cabin and exploring the great outdoors.
27: We even had a few visitors who came to share some memories and ice cream with us!!
28: Of course we had plenty of time to play at the park with the cool red slide.
30: And then we went to Squamish for a suprise family reunion.
31: And then we had the ride of our lives on a choo-choo train!
32: Brothers, oh the fun these 2 will have, you can just see it in their eyes!
33: Another batch of cookies comin' right up. | Nate and Mom... the best chocolate chip testers you'll ever find!
34: Thanksgiving at Grandma & Grandpa's
36: Ben's first food adventure, and where there is food, there's Nate
37: Then it was time to pick out some Pumpkins
38: Stick em' up partner! | Then Came Halloween!
39: Outdoor Fun | And some more
40: Cruising Around in the Big Red Car...
41: Nate + Ben + Bath = Double Trouble Makin' Bubbles | ...Splashing around in the Big White Bath!
42: Helping Uncle Glen with his big big crane
43: ....Eating the gingerbread house. | Building the Gingerbread House...
44: Ben and Nate's 1st Christmas together
45: Our Little Drummer Boy
46: Merry Christmas | Everyone!
48: M e n t i o n s\ | A F e w H o n o r a b l e
49: 2011 was a wonderful and blessed year, we welcomed Ben and had a blast together, we look forward to what God has for us us in 2012