Sunday, October 21, 2007

Just like last year, all us neighbors took a trip to the pumpkin patch. Great weather again this weekend so we took advantage. It was really crowded today, but the kids did great. Kendal is fighting off a cold and has a really bad cough, but was a trooper. She slept maybe a total of 3 hours last night, which means Marnie and I were up most of the night too. Let’s hope tonight goes better! Pictures below:

Kendal, Ben, and Maddy trying out there Halloween costumes!

Another one...

Look at my tail.

I'm not hungry mom.

Remind you of last year?

Maddy, Kendal, and a goat.

Big Ben and Greg.

Kendal ready to go home!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

In case you have not heard... Marnie is pregnant! Yup, that’s right, baby #2 is on the way. She is already 14 weeks pregnant so the baby is due mid April. We finally started to tell people this weekend, so don't feel left out if you are just finding out now.

So far this pregnancy has been a little different than with Kendal. Marnie can actually eat and has not been as sick. Maybe it's because she just knows what to expect or maybe it IS different... hint hint. Mike jr. on the way? Either way is fine with us. If it’s a girl we are ready to go in terms to toys, clothes, etc. If it’s a boy, we have some work to do. We will see... we actually may find out in November at our next ultrasound. We will keep you posted.

Marnie has had three ultrasounds already. Pics below. She signed up for a U of M growth study so she gets free ultrasounds every month... not a bad deal. Other than holding this exciting news to ourselves for so long, things are going great. Marnie is obviously tired all the time since she is growing a baby, so I have had to pick it up around the house.

As for Kendal, she is wonderful as always. Still growing like a weed and discovering something new everyday! Recent pictures and a few videos are below:

Ultrasound at 7 weeks

Ultrasound at 8 weeks

Ultrasound at 12 weeks - Picture 1

Ultrasound at 12 weeks - Picture 2

Kendal and Maddy driving... sort of

Kendal and Marnie playing after dinner

Kendal and Grandpa Schmidt

Kendal listening to some tunes...

Kendal and Aunt Maggie... Boo!

Mandy turns 30!

Kendal cleaning up after the party.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Sorry for the delay between posts... the weather has been so nice that we have been spending plenty of time outside enjoying this last nice stretch of great weather!

Last weekend we went to the Zoo! Maddy's blog has some great pictures on it of Kendal. Jaclynn posted them that next Monday. The zoo was fun; Kendal skipped all her naps that day and still did great! Kendal and Maddy actually got along too! Overall, a great day. We got home in time to watch the Buckeyes roll!

Zoo pics and videos below:

Maddy and Kendal at the Zoo!

Another one of them being good together!

Meow... Kendal waves to the Tiger

Kendal and Maddy holding hands

Bad chimp! (This is the one that Jaclynn was talking about in her post)

Kendal calls daddy a Rhino!

Kendal likes reptiles!

The troublemakers teasing the Croc

This past weekend was another good one as well. My parents came to visit and Ben turned one! We went to his party on Saturday where Kendal had a great time playing with all the other kids. She seems to hold her own quite well with 2 and 3 year olds. The food was great, maybe not the cake though as Ben didn't want anything to do with it just like Kendal when she turned one. The Bucks rolled again and the Browns pulled out another victory. Watch out Packers!

Other then two nice relaxing weekends, things are still going great. Kendal has had a runny nose for the past week, but so have all the neighbor/daycare kids. Must be that time of year. She is starting to figure out how to get into everything! Before it was just things that she could reach, but now she is climbing everywhere to get what she wants. Marnie calls her monkeywoman!

More pictures below:

The birthday boy!

I wanted an ice cream cake mom... geez!

Kendal drooling over all Ben's presents...

Grandma Schmidt pulling Kendal and Maddy...

Kendal and Olivia

Kendal, Brenden, and Olivia playing the piano... sort of.

and finally... monkeywoman!