Friday, June 29, 2007

Bump Update

Thought many of you would be interested in how Baby Doughnut is growing these days...he or she is set to make a debut in about a month!
In the picture, Missy is rockin' out to the unforgettable 80's ballad "Every Rose Has Its Thorn". No soothing Baby Einstein lullabies for this kid; just a little Guns n Roses, Skid Row and Motley Crue.
We can't wait to meet you, Baby Schneller.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Happy 4th of July

Well, the year is already halfway over! Tomorrow the four of us are heading out of town - the girls and I will be visiting our family in South Dakota for the week, and Michael will be embarking on his 4th or 5th...or is it the 6th annual Insane Golf Tour through Montana. He and Uncle Nic will be playing something like 13 rounds of golf at about as many different courses in 7 days. Sophia, Sasha and I, on the other hand, will be playing no golf...however, we get to ride the 1880 Train in Hill City, SD with all of the cousins, Honey, Papa Joe and Mary. We also get to visit Mount Rushmore for the July 3rd celebration. My 10 year class reunion is happening while we're visiting, too. I'm excited to see all of my old classmates! The week should be really fun.

We've been having a great summer so far, and we hope everyone else is, too. Despite the Yankees going 0-3 against the Rox, we had a blast during my parents visit to Denver. Michael and I even snuck away for a night in the mountains at an awesome little resort called Gold Lake! We had a cute little cabin, spent some time in the hillside hot pools by the lake, played bocce ball and horse shoes, and just relaxed without the pitter patter of little feet. The time away was great - we hadn't been away together since before Sophia was born...

Last night Michael was doing his back exercises in the basement, and Sophia decided to join him with her own "equipment" - a baby blanket for yoga mat, and a small purple ball for her exercise ball....she did a great job doing all of the stretches, and I had a good laugh watching them together. The girls really love their daddy.

Sasha is a full-blown walker now. She decided to really start walking on Monday. We got some great video footage the other night of the two girls chasing each other around the kitchen island. They were both letting out the best belly really is fun watching them play together. Makes a good argument for having more...but not yet. :-)

Happy 4th of July to you all!! HOOTIE HOO! (that is shout out to my good buddy Marita)

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day to all you dads! I'd especially like to send love to not only Michael, but also Papa Jim, Papa Tony, Papa Joe and Papa Wendy! Big hugs to all of you.

We have been enjoying the beautiful HOT weather in Denver lately. The girls and I have become regulars at the pool, and they both love the water. It is 95 degrees here today, so we'll probably head there for bit this afternoon when the girls wake up from their naps. Michael is at the horse races today with some other dads from the neighborhood. Hopefully he'll come home with some winnings...Mama needs some new shoes.

Yesterday Michael and Sasha went out running errands together, and they came home with an early birthday present for Sophia - a new set of REAL golf clubs! Quite a step up from her old plastic Snoopy set! She is VERY excited about them...and Michael too. I think we'll head to the range tonight, so she can attempt to hit a couple of balls. We'll see how that goes!!! Pictured below is the Father/Daughter golf club arrangement...displayed by Sasha.

Hope everyone is enjoying the summer so far. We're excited for my mom, dad and Edie to be coming to town this week for the Yankees vs. Rockies games!!! GOOOOOOOO YANKEES!

Sunday, June 3, 2007

And....she's off!

Sasha started walking this week!! Although it isn't her preferred method of travel, she can do it...and she is actually pretty good at it. I think it will probably be another couple of weeks until she chooses to walk on her own, rather than crawling or cruising from one piece of furniture to the next.

This morning the four of us made a fun trip to the zoo. We got there just after opening, so it wasn't crowded, and many of the animals were out and about eating their breakfast. Sophia told us today that the buffalo are her favorite. That's a new and interesting choice...maybe because of her South Dakota and Montana roots???

We are hoping to make it to the pool this afternoon, although it is starting to get breezy and cool...and we all know what a big wuss I am.

Big week of birthdays -- Happy Birthday to Mary, Jerry, Papa Jim and Granny Cathie!

See ya'll soon!