Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Just a quick post of a few cute pictures.

Kendal rocking Hayden to sleep

Kendal helping me make truffles for work

I think she ate more than she helped

Sunday, December 14, 2008

This morning we took the kids to have Breakfast with Santa! This was at Castaway Cafe so Kendal got to have plenty of other fun as well. Kendal did a little better with Santa this time... she didn't cry, but didn't smile either. Maybe next year. We ordered our Christmas cards today as well, see below for a preview. Other than that we had a nice relaxing weekend together. Some other pics are below as well.

Look at my teeth!

Daddy feeding Hayden

Where's the presents!

Their first fight!

Kendal told Santa she wants a GPS for daddy's car!

Monday, December 08, 2008

My parents were up again this weekend to see the kids... some pictures below. When I was in France I forgot that we did take a few camera phone pics... the Eifel tower is pretty cool at night. As well, the Arc de Triumph was interesting as my grandfather actually marched through there after WWII.

Grandma with some crabby kids...

Playing dress up

Holding her bottle

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thanksgiving went well. We celebrated on Wednesday since I had to work on Thursday. We had all of our Howell friends over so they could all have an extra thanksgiving meal. I don't think I poisoned anyone, at least I haven't heard of any poisonings. So it was 8 adults and 7 kids all packed into our house. The kids didn't care about the food, the just wanted desert. I had a ton of leftovers since everyone left the food at my house. Well at least Mike has been taking care of those for me.

Yesterday we took the girls to see Santa and did a little shopping. Kendal wanted nothing to do with Santa. She didn't scream, she kinda just pouted the entire time she was sitting on his lap. Hayden could care less who holds her so she did fine. We may try this again later this month with the girls in their Christmas outfits, just to get some better pictures. Kendal was very excited to ride the Santa train at the mall. Even better no one else was riding so she got to ring the bell the entire time.

Hayden now has her two front top teeth. Nothing on the bottom yet. She sits up unsupported. She is trying to crawl, but still can't figure out how to pick up her head once she is up on her hands and knees. She is clapping her hands and starting to give high fives.

Our house has been full of germs, Hayden was sick while Mike was in France, then I got it for a week, and now Mike and Kendal have it. So we have been running humidifiers all night and going through Kleenex like crazy. Hopefully we will all be better soon.

Enjoy a few new pics below.

Kendal on the Santa Train

Parents too cheap to pay $15 for pic with Santa

The Three Amigos

Addicted to Mario Kart

Monday, November 24, 2008

Well, I'm back from France... I actually have been back for a week but am just now caught up. My trip was tiring, mostly work, but I did get to spend a day in Paris checking things out. I DID bring back presents so Marnie is in the clear; she even got a few herself.

I took the camera and did not take one picture, sorry. There are much better pictures of the Eifel Tower all over the internet.

Below are some pics from Halloween and over the last week. Hayden got her first tooth! There is a video of Hayden babbling as well. Have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Look at me!

Maddy drives like her dad...

Reward for a night of hard work.

Hayden and daddy

Hayden and mommy

Look close and you can see my first tooth!

This doesn't feel safe mom...


Best friends for sure

Hayden Talking from Mike Schmidt on Vimeo.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Mike left for France last night. So I am a single mom until Monday. So far things are good. We will see how things go in the morning when I have to get both girls ready for school.

Hayden is great. She is such a happy kid. She hardly cries anymore unless she is super tired or really bored. She still hasn't gotten any teeth, but you can see the top two creeping down her gums. The way she is chewing on everything and drooling like crazy I think she will be getting a tooth soon. She is trying to crawl. It is quite humorous watching her. She will get up on her knees, push up with her arms and the momentum usually just rolls her over. Then she starts all over again. She is starting to sit up unsupported for short periods of time, it usually just makes her spit up. She is babbling like crazy, and imitating the noises we make to her. I think she is going to be a talker just like Kendal.

Kendal is also doing great. We are working at the whole potty thing, someday we will get to use big girl underwear. Kendal is very smart, and learns new things everyday, and she has a great memory. All week she has been telling me how Daddy is going on a big airplane to France to buy her a present. I hope Mike brings her a gift or I am screwed. Kendal loves to help with the dishes and wipes the island after we eat. I think she might have a little OCD in her too.

Future Cavs Cheerleader

Check out my new head band

Hayden, Mike and Kendal playing Mario Cart

Drooly baby

Kendal feeding the geese

Love you Daddy have a safe trip

We miss you Daddy

Too cute not to post

Monday, October 27, 2008

My parents came up to visit the kids this weekend... We went to the “Legend of Sleepy Howell” event downtown on Saturday. We are surely getting our use out of their Halloween costumes this year! Recent pics below:

Hayden and Daddy...

Kendal on a firetruck!

Kendal and Grandma


Time to go!

Kendal in her new princess outfit...

Hayden chillin like a big girl...

Is that a bear?

Just like your dad...

Kendal, Audrey, and a misplaced finger!



Now I'm done...