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  1. first day of preschool

    September 14, 2011 by sholdren

    Today was Silas’ first day of preschool! In fact, he is there right now, as I’m typing this blog post. He is excited about it, and had no problem with me leaving him there. I walked him to his classroom, and he found his name card and put it on the wall where all the kids put their names. He loves spelling his name. Then he put his backpack on one of the hooks on the wall. I gave him a kiss and hug, and when I left, he was playing cars and building a road with another kid. I can’t wait to hear how his day went when I pick him up!

    Here are some pics of Silas before preschool today. He didn’t want to smile for the pics. I think he thought he was too grown up. 🙂

    My little boy is growing up!

  2. after the rain

    August 22, 2011 by sholdren

    After a rainfall yesterday, we saw a beautiful full rainbow, after which the kids decided to run around the neighborhood in boots!

    Silas & Brianna enjoying the beautiful weather and sunset.

    This is part of the rainbow. I couldn’t get the whole rainbow in one pic cuz it was so huge.

    It’s nice that the weather is starting to get cooler, and we can enjoy more beautiful days like this one!

  3. Little Scribes: Jewish Flash Cards

    June 11, 2011 by sholdren

    The second app in our Little Scribes collection, Jewish Flash Cards, has recently become available on iTunes! Several Jewish-themed images have been added to it, along with most of the original artwork. It is compatible with the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.

    Click to view on iTunes!

  4. mother’s day

    May 10, 2011 by sholdren

    I had a very nice Mother’s Day this weekend! We went to church, took some pics, got something to eat, came home, and had a nice, relaxing evening!

    The kids and I at church.

    Brianna at church!

    Brianna admiring Ally’s necklace.

    My Hershey kiss rose from Silas. He wrote his name on the paper all by himself!

    After making a lot of bubbles, Silas sprays off the driveway.

    Brianna having fun spraying.

    Brian and the kids around the campfire in the backyard.

    Brianna helping me roast marshmallows!

    I’m so glad to be a Mom to Silas and Brianna. They are my little sunshines.

  5. Happy Easter

    April 27, 2011 by sholdren

    Hope you all had a wonderful Easter this year! Here are a few pics of the kids on Easter:

    Brianna and Silas dancing around, singing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.

  6. Blogging

    April 20, 2011 by sholdren

    Sorry I haven’t done a blog in over a month!!! I will try to do two blogs a week from now on!

    The kids on their makeshift slide in the living room.

  7. Little Scribes

    March 15, 2011 by sholdren

    I am so excited to announce that “Little Scribes”, the app my brother, Andrew Hoyer, and I have been working on for the last few weeks, is now available on the iTunes App Store! It is compatible with the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

    Little Scribes is a delightful flashcard app for kids, with a biblical theme. Each and every flashcard relates to a story in the Bible, which gives parents a great opportunity to teach their young children about the Bible, in a fun and exciting way! Kids who have used this app have shown great enthusiasm, and are interested in seeing the flashcards over and over.

    Andrew Hoyer is the app developer, and I did the artwork. It was a lot of fun to create, and I hope you really enjoy it!

    Click below to view the App in the iTunes App Store:

    Here are a few links related to the App:

    Little Scribes
    iTunes App Page

    Artist: Susanna Holdren
    (This is my business website,

    Developer: Andrew Hoyer

  8. keepsakes

    March 9, 2011 by sholdren

    Sorry I haven’t made a post in a long time! I’ve been busy for over a month, working on the artwork for an iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch App that my brother, Andrew Hoyer, programmed. Also, I’ve been updating my business website, since there will be a link to it from the App. So, I haven’t had a whole lot of free time. But the app should be out on the iTunes Store this week, and I’ll let you know all about it then, and you can check it out for yourself!

    But for now, here is a picture of Brianna holding my old Cabbage Patch doll! I was going through her closet and getting out all the old baby stuff, and I had my Cabbage Patch on the closet shelf. She thought it was neat. 🙂

  9. v-day awesomeness

    February 14, 2011 by sholdren

    Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!

    We didn’t do much to celebrate Valentine’s Day today, but we had a fun day.

    The kids opening their Valentine’s Day stuff from Opa & Omsie.

    The ring Brian got me. Love it!

    Silas made this Valentine for Brian and I, in Sunday School. The words were written by one of the Sunday School teachers, and instead of writing Mommy and Daddy, Silas told them to write our real names, and he told them what our full names were.

    The kids helped me make this Valentine’s cake!

    Brian also got me 4 different types of gummies (my favorite junk food), and I got him a “Ronald Reagen at 100” magazine, put out by LIFE.

    That’s it for now! Happy V-day, all you love birds!

  10. silas’ 4th birthday

    January 18, 2011 by sholdren

    We had a little birthday party for Silas yesterday, and we also had a little celebration on his real birthday, a few days ago. Here are some pics and video of it:

    Kids at Silas’ birthday party!

    Silas opening presents.

    Silas cupcakes with the number 4 on them.

    The food!

    The streamers we put up!

    The “Kirby’s Epic Yarn” cake I made for Silas, on his actual birthday.

    We had a great time at Silas’ party yesterday! It is always fun having people over, and I think the kids had a fun time too!