Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Kate shows off some skills

Here is a video of Kate showing off her head, nose, belly and toes.

Bouncing on Grandpa Luidens' knee

A video from last weekend's family visit - Kate was climbing all over the furniture, and Grandpa Luidens distracted her a bit with some bouncing!

Kate at the aquarium

This video is from June, at one of our visits to the zoo.  Kate loved the aquarium, and I took this video of her saying "Whoa!" repeatedly while marveling at swimming fish.  Enjoy!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Family visit

Here are some photos of family visiting our house this past weekend.  Besides witnessing Katherine's baptism, everyone enjoyed time outside playing, socializing and, of course, eating!

Thanks Aunt Karie for taking these family photos!

Aunt Karie joined us for a walk to the playground before dinner

Family and friends getting introduced

Chef Matt at the grill
Kate with Grandma Luidens

She loved eating watermelon!

Can you see the rubber duck in mid-air?

Reading a book of Bedtime Stories for Girls from Great Grandma Van Hook

Aunt Karie drew this life-like portrait of...guess who?

Nose kiss

Playing with Great Uncle Don
Kate with Grandma Van Hook


Great Grandma reading to Kate before bed

We had a wonderful weekend - and slept well afterwards. :-)

Katherine's Baptism 7/21/13

Katherine was baptized at Hope Presbyterian Church on July 21, 2013.  Our pastor graciously offered for Bob Luidens, Katherine's grandfather, to perform the baptism.  We had a great weekend visiting with family who traveled to be with us for this happy occasion!
First time sitting in the service - Kate did pretty well, with the usual amount of wiggling!




Hanging out after the service - with Great Grandma Van Hook


Great Aunt Carol gets Kate to look at the camera :)

Van Hook side of the family!  Left to right: Dave and Abby (Matt's sister and her husband), Emily & Kate, Matt, Shari and Dan (Matt's parents), Marge Van Hook (Matt's grandmother)

Luidens side of the family!  Left to right: Karie (Emily's sister), Bob and Mary (Emily's parents), Emily, Matt & Kate, Carol and Don (Bob's siblings)