Saturday, April 6, 2013

Easter

We had a great Easter this.  Saturday morning we got up and headed to the Easter Egg Hunt.  There were a lot of people there and Zoe ended up with three eggs, which she was not pleased with, and Nolan got two.  I'm thinking next year we may find a different Easter Egg Hunt to participate in.  The kids ended up with 5 stale tootsie rolls that I'm pretty sure were left over from Halloween...or last Easter.  In true Schuetz-fashion, we forgot the camera. 

Saturday evening we went to Leo's for dinner.  The kids had fun playing with Anthony, Maggie, Kelsee, the VanGilder kids and the Deters kids.


On Sunday we got up and saw that the Easter Bunny had visited our house.  The kids loved their baskets.  We went o Church and then to my mom's for lunch.  The kids had fun hunting eggs and flying a kite.  It was a good weekend with great weather.







Wednesday, March 13, 2013

12 Years

Twelve years ago today Corey asked me to be his girlfriend and as they say, the rest is history...

It's funny to think about.  Corey's sister graduates this year and when we started dating she was in Kindergarten!  So weird!

18 Months

We got a little off on Well-Child visits so Nolan was actually closer to 19 months when we made it to see Dr. Allen. 

18 Month Stats:
28 pounds(Zoe is 28.8 pounds)
32.5 inches tall
I missed the head circumference measurement.

He checked out fine.  His ears must have been bothering him because he was not thrilled with the ear check but his tubes are still in place and not plugged.  SCORE!

He doesn't talk near as much as Zoe did and still grunts for a lot of things.  Unfortunately, I think this is thanks to Zoe always talking for and over him!

He says:
mama
dada
Jules
juice
Na(Tina)
off
socks
done
ball
night night

He is also into giving hugs and kisses and being chased.




Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year's Resolutions

Last year I wrote this post.  I made a few resolutions for myself and I'm happy to report that I didn't do too bad. 

Here are the ones I made for myself.
*turn all hangers backwards in closet and turn them around as I wear that article of clothing...at a date (to be chosen later) I will purge all remaining clothing hanging backwards.
I did this!  I got rid of lots of clothes!!!!  It felt good to rid our closet of things that only saw the light of day when I opened the closet doors.  I have since turned the hangers around again and am working on round two.

*drink less Diet Coke and drink more water. I will still stop for my morning Diet Coke but I also got a new cup to drink water out of at school also. This will be a slow going process for me and my family might need your positive thoughts while they endure my withdraws.
~~~Side Note- I told Corey the other night that I was going to make this resolution and he laughed at me. I told him there are worse things I could be addicted to and he asked, "like what?". I said, "I don't know, meth...or real Coke". He said, "instead of the...diet variety!" 
Well...I failed miserably at this one and kind of knew that I would! 

*run 500 miles.
I am most proud of this one!  I not only ran 500 miles but I ran 508.8 miles.  I had planned on reaching 510 today and then I woke up to snow and have decided that 508.8 is a great number to end on! :)  I could not have done this without my running buddies.  When I set this goal in January I was running on a treadmill, 3-4 miles at a time.  Heather, Kara, Castillo and Amy got me outside and welcomed me to the "real" world of running.  I'm not fast and I'm no marathoner(yet), but I did complete 4-5Ks and 1-1/2 marathon this year.  Now it's nothing for me to go out and run 3-4 miles and actually prefer a nice 5-6 miler. 

*attempt to menu plan for at least 2-3 days/week.
Yep, failed miserably at this one too.  In fact, I looked in the place where I was keeping my menu calendar and the last one that I actually wrote on was February!

*bring new methods of teaching sight words into my classroom.
I have been working on this one and it's still a work in progress.  I feel like I've done better since I made this resolution, but I know there is still room for improvement.  We do love to read our words in a Frankenstein voice though!!

So, you see, I didn't do too bad with my resolutions for once.  The only real goal I'm setting for myself this year is to run 550 miles and finish the KC 1/2 marathon with a better time than I did in 2012. 

Did you make any New Year's Resolutions?  What are they?

December

Remember me?  I used to write for this little ol' blog back when I actually had time to write.  I'm going to attempt to catch up by skipping November altogether and wrap December into one big ol' post. 

We had some major sickness in our house this month.  It was not pretty and we had to divide and conquer to get anything done.  It's a miracle we even celebrated Christmas at this house. 

We started out by visiting Santa when we made a stop at the Courthouse.  Whoever thought it would be a good idea to offer "professional" photos in a tiny little place with everyone in town waiting to see the big guy was not thinking very hard.  It was a nightmare and Nolan was not impressed with any of it, especially Santa himself.  Zoe made up for it though by telling Santa EVERYTHING she wanted.
We did Thanksgiving/Christmas with Mike and Tareca next.  We don't get up there very often, but Zoe does enjoy playing with Ava and Maddie.  I think she just enjoys feeling like a "big kid" when she is with them.
This was Nolan while everyone opened their gifts!  That boy has a mind of his own and he is not afraid to use it!
Since last Christmas, Tareca has been working on a wonderful gifts for each child's family.  She is making a life size nativity set for each family.  They are beautiful and Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus graced our yard this year.  We can't wait to see the rest of the set, but with hand cutting, sanding and painting you can imagine the amount of time put into these sets.  It's a labor of love, for sure!

As the month progressed, Zoe and I enjoyed a night of gingerbread house decorating with her friends, Olivia and Lilly and my friends, Heather and Jenny.  In the midst of sickness, I accidently deleted those photos, hopefully one of the other mommies can replace them! ;)
 
We also attended the annual Tina Town Christmas Party.  I think they kids live for that even each year.  It amazes me how well those Tina Town kids can get along on a Saturday morning after having just spent the week together.  They put on their program with singing and dancing and of course, I deleted those videos also!!

Corey was sick and missed the Tina Town Party and the next day I was sick and missed the Church Christmas program.  I sent Corey, with both kids, instead.  While they were practicing Nolan was apparently not behaving, because I got a text from Jenny letting me know, and then Corey shows up at home to return Nolan.  HAHA!  Zoe did a good job, or so I heard.  They sang Silent Night and Away in a Manger.  She was just excited to finally be able to wear her dress.





There are the Three Musketeers!  Zoe, Lilly and Olivia
 
This brings us up to Christmas Break and the madness that it has been.  We have been on the go since Decemeber 22nd, it seems.  We enjoyed lots of time with family and lots of time lounging in our jammies.  We were all blessed this Christmas season and can't wait to see what's in store for us in 2013! 
 Waiting patiently...
When I was a kid I always wanted to be able to open one present on Christmas Eve.  I can remember one time that actually happened, so on Zoe's first Christmas we started a tradition where the kids get new jammies to open on Christmas Eve.  How cute are they?!?!
Zoe got a baggie of reindeer food at Lollipop before break so her and Corey went out and sprinkled it in the yard.  It must have worked, because when we woke up the next Santa had been to our house. 
This looks innocent but I'm not sure that it is! 
Everytime Zoe saw Santa or whenever anyone else would ask what she wanted for Christmas she would say she wanted a new baby.  She has so many babies that I decided I wanted to get her a special one.  I convinced Corey that an American Girl doll was just what she needed.  When she opened it she could only see her head those the window on the box and she said, "I think it's a doll head"!  She named her baby Addison and we have made a trip to the "doll store", which was probably the highlight of her Christmas Break.  I think she could have walked around that place for hours and she asked me today when we can go back.
 
We hope that your family has had a wonderful holiday season and are looking as forward to 2013 as we are.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


Sunday, November 18, 2012

Halloween

Yes, I'm slightly behind!  I'm getting really bad about keeping this blog up and running.  I keep thinking I'm going to do better and then I fall farther and farther behind.  On Halloween, we dressed the kids up and made a few stops around town.  Luckily the kids were not disappointed in our short night and were ready for bed at their normal times. 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Pumpkin Patch

Last week I had parent/teacher conferences at school which meant that I had Friday off.  Corey took the day off too and we made plans to go to the Pumpkin Patch.  Of course, the weekend before was beautiful and Friday was pretty chilly, but we toughed it out and had a good time. 

Zoe's favorite thing was the big slide and, much to my dismay, she liked the animals too and even petted them.  Nolan enjoyed the slide too, however, he did not have as much fun on the hayrack ride.  Apparently that was too long for him to be contained while out on the farm!
This cracked me up!  I told her to go down on her belly, thinking she would go head first.  I was all ready to get a picture and this is what I got!!!
Zoe insisted we all three go down together.  Sorry about the cold belly, buddy!
This outfit is what you get when you leave Dad to grab the hats and coats. 
Could that smile be anymore fake?!?!
We love the pumpkin patch and can't wait to go back next year!!