Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thanksgiving at the lake

We headed out to the lake for Thanksgiving. Great Grandma Schroeder was here. Zach's parents and brother joined us too. We had a great time. Here are some pics from the long weekend.

Monday, November 16, 2009

11 Months

11 months... OMG... seriously 11 months... one more month til we are the parents of a one year old!

At 11 months you:
  • are wearing mostly 12 month clothes and some 12-18 months clothes because you are so tall ( I think now that you are more upright that I should say tall rather than long)
  • wear a size 3 shoe
  • wear a size 3 diaper
  • are a good, yet picky eater
  • love pears, oranges, cantaloupe, cheese, chicken, pastas, potatoes, squash, breads (especially waffles, pancakes, french toast), yogurt bites, yogurts, cheerios, oatmeal cinnamon cookies, animal cookies, pretty much everything and anything sweet
  • are talkative and loud like your mommy and grandma
  • I think you have two words, Dah-da (for pretty much everything) and daw-ie (doggie)
  • can tell Mommy and Daddy what you want with out talking, you point with one finger and what you want, smile, and wait (sometimes scream) AND when you want a snack (and the gate is open) you crawl into the kitchen, stand at the pantry door, and bang and talk until we come and open it up and give you some food (PRECIOUS)
  • love going outside for walks with your walker
  • toys that you can open and close, put things in, and your gate, yes your gate, you love going through it and opening and closing the door
  • are so close to walking, you prefer to be standing and walking holding on to furniture to get around, and then you will take a few steps on your own to get to the next place
  • PS. You still sleep great! 7-6 and two 2 hour naps
I truly am amazed by you everyday. You are sweet, loving, talkative, and incredibly personable. I can't believe everyday that you are mine. You teach me something new everyday... and I love you more and more each day. You are my greatest gift and my little angel that God blessed me with. I LOVE YOU!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

X-mas Photos

This morning we got up early and met a friend from school to take our pictures for our Christmas card. She is starting a little side business for photography and cards. I won a drawing she had for a photo session and 25 cards (but I am getting more.) She was so sweet and already posted a little preview on her blog. Check them out here.
Capturing Memories.

Sunday, November 8, 2009


Saturday we headed to Longview with Matt and Charlzann to meet Bella Rae. We had a great time. Sophia napped the whole drive there and was on her best behavior when we met at the restaurant to meet Bella Rae and her mom. She even did great on the drive back. We had a lot of fun meeting Bella Rae and her mommy.

Grandma and Bella Rae

Grandma, Bella, and Daddy (Matt)

Proud Papa

Sweet sleeping baby Bella Rae

Uncle Zach and Bella Rae

Daddy and his Princess

The boys with their girls!!!

I love this picture of them!

Aunt Jesse and Bella Rae

So was just so sweet!

and so is my little Princess!

Matt and Bella Rae

Grandma and S

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Happy Halloween

****** Beware super long post... well mostly a lot of pictures ******
Sorry again that it has been so long, but all of the family, except Larry and Sophia, were hit with a stomach virus late in the weekend and early into the week... thank you Jeremy!! J/K but it did start with him at the lake this past weekend.
Sophia and I went out to the lake Thursday night with my mom and Larry and got up and headed out to Canton on Friday.... we had a blast. Jeremy, Roxie and Presley came out Friday night and stayed through the weekend. My parents have a great Halloween party and this year we joined them. Lots of pictures... ENJOY!

Presley smiling for Grandma Crazy (we decided that is what she will call my mom hehehe)

P loved sitting under the decorations and watching them!

Sophia playing... so cute!

The girls with hair... Jeremy brought a wig to wear!

Sophia didn't like it too much.

Ready to play ball!

Play time with Presley!

So interested... Ready for her friend to play!

Presley chose her hand!!

P telling her Daddy to get to feeling better!

Daddy feel better!

Roxie and Presley (she was a chicken since that is her nickname)

Sophia (my little monkey princess) and Grandma

Grandma, I wanna go for ride!

Grandma and the girls

Sophia's new favorite thing at the lake, going for rides in the golf cart with Grandma!

Zach, who didn't dress up, me and Sophia!

Our attempt at getting the girls picture together... not very good

Homer, Larry, Marge, my mom, and Sophia

Homer trying to drive.... he needed a jump start :)

S and I going for a ride before the party!

Decorated and ready to PARTY!

S with Grandma (Marge) getting ready for bed!

Matthew and Audray

Matthew, Larry and me

Matthew with the first wig!

And the second... which I like better

Hope you all enjoyed!