Sunday, July 26, 2009

We had a nice lazy weekend. It kinda makes up for all of the crazy weekends we have had lately. Friday I went with Karen and the other kids from the Playhouse Daycare to the Fowlerville Fair. Jaclynn and Sarah met us there with their kids too. It was a lot of fun. Kendal had a blast on all the rides and Hayden loved all the animals. It was Daycare day at the fair so it was very cheap to go for the day. Friday night we went to Howell City Park with the Kreider’s and watched a movie in the field on a huge blow up screen. It was fun, all snuggled up with blankets and pillows. Saturday we rode bikes to the local parks and then into downtown Howell for Dairy Queen. We have to bribe the girls with something to get them to sit in the bike stroller. Sunday we took the girls to have their pictures taken, and even though I forgot one of the girl’s outfits, the pictures turned out great. Mike and I were surprised how good the girls were; they were trouble makers when we were picking out pictures though. Recent pics below from this weekend and Mike's camping trip with the girls and his parents.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Mike took the girls and his parents camping this week. First time I have been all alone in many years. It is kinda creapy quiet around here. I have just been catching up on some reading, laundry ugh, cooking some new recipes and relaxing. I stole a cute picture of Hayden from the Kreider's blog. Thanks Jaclynn. We will post new pictures when Mike gets home.

Can you say she is a Schmidt?

Sunday, July 12, 2009

We just came back after an awesome week of vacation. We started the week off spending the 4th of July with the Kreider’s at a parade and a BBQ later. The girls had a blast clapping at the people and collecting all the candy the people from the parade were throwing at them. The adults enjoyed the ice cream truck that handed out ice cream sandwiches to everyone.

On Sunday, Mike and I packed up the van and took the girls camping in a cabin on the west side of the state, close to Lake Michigan. We had so much fun. We took the girls to Michigan Adventure, our version of Cedar Point, which had a huge water park that was included in admission. Kendal was very brave and went down the big slide and swam with Mike in the wave pool all the way out to seven feet deep. The kids took naps in their strollers while Mike and I got in 18 holes of mini-golf where I whooped on Mike. We spent the rest of our camping adventure on Lake Michigan at Tunnel Park with the sand dunes. The girls had tons of fun at the beaches, beautiful sand but cold water. Mike enjoyed fishing with some really big catches at our camp ground. He had so much fun that he talked his parents into going again next week with him and the girls.

We somehow just discovered a nice beach within biking distance from our house this past weekend. We were at Thompson Lake by our house all day every day this past weekend. Looks like we found a new hang out place for the rest of the summer. Too bad the whole way home from the beach is pretty much uphill. Therefore I am still sore today and we had to drive the van to the beach on Sunday.

We had awesome weather this past week and really enjoyed spending time with our girls and all our friends. Too bad we had to go back to work this week. Recent pics below.