S: Jacob Bryan Van Hoepen January 8, 2005
1: Welcome Jacob! January 8, 2005 | We are so glad you're here!
3: sleeping | waking | smiling
5: July 18, 2005
6: Victoria Day in White Rock
8: July 21, 2005 | Harrison Lake
9: September 21, 2005
10: May 31, 2006 | loves to garden! | This
12: Sports Day! | What fun to try out all the playground equipment at your sisters' school. They even have a fire engine to climb on!
16: First Haircut | Jacob, you had your first haircut when you were almost two. We still haven't quite figured out how you felt about it. Were you scared? Resigned? Annoyed? You had your thumb firmly planted in your mouth throughout the whole experience.
17: We know who took those cookies | Jacob, you were a pretty well-behaved toddler. It seemed that the biggest issues we had with you involved food! Either you would refuse what we wanted you to eat (veggies, fruit and other good stuff) or you would go nutty for stuff that really wasn't so good for you. Here, you had helped yourself to a few freshly baked cookies. While you showed great skill in sneakily getting ahold of them, you neglected to wipe the evidence off of your smug little face!
18: Harrison Lake | The annual primary trip to Harrison found you well past your ankles in lake water.! | June 8, 2007
19: You claimed this bowl of chips for yourself - and nearly dove right in as you finished every last crumb | July 1, 2007 | Potato chips
20: Jacob, each time you stepped onto your tricycle, you would first adjust your pedals and wagon so that you could pedal with the least amount of resistance. | Gonna Ride my Bike | March 26, 2007
21: OOPS! | Outdoor
22: on Seabird Island | Fuzzy caterpillar!! | CATCHING BUGS | Chasing ladybugs
23: Danielle checks her wiggly tooth in the mirror | Ready to head home - all our valuables are strapped in!
24: Messing around with your drill at Cheam Lake Wetlands. | October 30, 2007
25: I think this was the day that your love for snow began.
26: Get to know your new bunny in Three easy steps: | 1. | 2. | 3. | nibbles | July 28, 2008
27: On July 9, we went with Auntie Michelle and her family to Hope Creek. We swam in a river channel and caught bucketfuls of minnows!
28: June 27, 2008
29: On our family trip to Parksville we had a great time!
30: The Apple Barn
31: Whether you're sending food up to the goats via pulley, collecting pumpkins, or just being plain happy that you're with your cousins, a trip to the Apple Barn is a wonderful fall day out!
32: Jacob, meet your | baby sister, Malia | December 10, 2008
33: April 18, 2009 | fun | Homemade
34: Sometimes, a boy dreams that his toy tractor is real. He imagines the motor, rumbling under the hood and goes about his pretend chores with a sense of purpose and pride.
35: Welcome | to preschool! | September 15, 2009
36: to empty the pool | August 31, 2009
37: Sept. 23, 2009 | One fine day at Fairfield Park
38: Dad found a wounded bird in the backyard. He brought it indoors to show you and Malia. Jacob, you gently cradled the little bird, bending down to show Malia.
39: To whom it may concern. This morning I had a nasty surprise. When I put my foot in my boot, I there was a frog in there. I'm very mad at the frog for scaring me. I tried to get rid of the frog by scooping a pile of leaves over it. If you find this frog, please take it far away from here. I don't like it! Sincerely, Jake | Just say NO to frogs.
40: Some toys | Happy 5th birthday, Jacob!
41: TO POPKUM FIRE HALL | A | February 16, 2010
42: 2 BOYS + 1 OLD COMPUTER + ASSORTED TOOLS = HOURS OF FUN | JACOB AND ISAIAH
43: I HAVE A WIGGLY TOOTH | JULY 18, 2010
44: Jacob, you really enjoyed spring soccer. Although it rained more often than not, you cheerfully laced up your cleats each time and gave the game your best shot!
45: this way | that way | any way
46: Jacob's Vegetable Garden | For weeks you collected seeds, until finally it was warm enough to sow your garden.! | (no flowers, please!)
47: Sometimes, fishing isn't all it's cracked up to be. But if you're content to bait your hook, cast it over the bridge railing and let it be, you're in for a treat. | Gone fishing