Thursday, September 30, 2010

Date night with my little guy

After t-ball  practice, Jonah asked me out on a date to McDonald’s. Of course I said Yes. He even offered to pay but I went ahead and picked up the tab. We enjoyed some great conversation over chicken nuggets, apple dippers and apple juice (diet coke for me). I think there will definitely be a second “date” in our future.

Don’t we make a cute couple?

Jonah and Monda Date Night

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Weekend at Texas State

We drove down to San Marcos this weekend to watch a Texas State game and tailgate with friends and Josh’s fraternity. We had a great time and the kids had a lot of fun spending some time with their cousins in Georgetown.

At the game with Josh. {The pledges kept bringing me drinks and each time they would get down on their knees to introduce themselves. It was sweet but it made me feel really really old.}

Tailgating at Texas State

Four going on Fourteen

Jonah in the car

Always stuck in the middle on these roadtrips

Riley in the car 

Too many cheetos and too much milk

Meredith in the car

Thursday, September 23, 2010

T-ball pictures

We had t-ball pictures last night and I just love this picture of the team making silly faces! Classic.

Silly faces

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Four and a Half

We celebrate “half” birthdays at our house. I figure you get so few days that are actually your own and I love any kind of celebration so we started celebrating “half” birthday’s after Jonah was born.

Jonah turned four and half on September 21st. He didn’t feel well on his actual half birthday so we postponed it to the next night. After t-ball pictures and practice we took our little guy (Meredith stayed home with the nanny) out to dinner at Palio’s pizza cafe and had ice cream afterwards. We went to Target and let Jonah pick out “one” toy. He picked out Buzz Lightyear. He has been obsessed with Toy Story ever since TS3 came out and he went to see it with Josh at the movie theatre.

Jonah is just the most amazing little boy. He has a big personality and an even bigger heart.

He is our little sunshine!

four and a half

Monday, September 20, 2010

Just because

Meredith looked so cute this morning and was in such a great mood that I couldn’t resist posting this picture of her.

meredith 9-13-10

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Boys will be Boys

We were at the park with some friends this past weekend who happen to have all boys and the kids met twin brothers that they instantly became friends with (thanks to the bag of toy cars and trucks they brought with them). All this equipment to play on at the park and they had more fun sitting on the pavement playing with toy cars.

IMG_2935 copy

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Texas Rangers

Josh and I were invited to a Rangers vs Yankees baseball game with my really good friend  Jennifer from college. Her family owns several seats on the front row at Texas Stadium. The seats and the views were amazing. We had a great time!

Me and Josh                                                     National Anthem

Josh and Monda Rangers Yankees 2010IMG_2937 copy

George W and Laura                                    Play Ball!

IMG_2940 copyIMG_2944 copy

A-Rod getting ready to bat                        close up of A-Rod

 IMG_2951 copyIMG_2956 copy

So close to home plate                                 Nolan Ryan sitting in the Bush’s seats

IMG_2957 copy IMG_2958 copy

Playing with Photos

I had some fun playing around with Photoshop using some of the pictures from t-ball practice the other night. Here are some of the shots I captured that I really liked of Jonah’s teammates.

Charlie and his dad Joe (our coach): Black and White and Vintage. I think I like the Vintage the best, especially with baseball photos.

IMG_2843 copy bw IMG_2843 copy

Rylee Bleu in the outfield. She was just in her own little world out there. And another picture I took of RB while she was sitting in the dugout. She has the most amazing blue eyes. Aren’t they beautiful?

IMG_2879 copy IMG_2918 copy

Friday, September 17, 2010

T-Ball practice

Jonah is taking t-ball this season. This is a very time consuming sport. There is practice once a week and sometimes there are up to two games a week. This is not easy on two parents that have very demanding jobs and especially when one of those parents travel every week. That parent being ME!

Jonah is actually really good. He’s a great hitter. We still need to work on his outfield skills like catching the ball with his glove but he’s been able to hit the ball several times without the tee and he’s quick. And when he puts on his Cardinals uniform and cap. Well, it’s just about the cutest thing I have ever seen. It totally makes the stress of making it to practice and the games on time worth it!

He spends a lot of time in the outfield doing this:

IMG_2743 copy IMG_2754 copy

And this:

IMG_2765 copyIMG_2881 copy

But when he’s batting he’s a happy little guy:

IMG_2818 copy

Look at that smile:

IMG_2908 copy

And he has a lot of fun with his team:

IMG_2755 copy

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Park Day

When the weather finally starts turning a little bit cooler I love getting outdoors with the kids so we headed over to Towne Lake to feed the ducks and walk around the park. One of my best friend’s Shannon met us there with her two boys so we tried to take advantage and also take some cute pictures of the kids.

IMG_2643 copy IMG_2656 copy IMG_2665 copy IMG_2690 copy IMG_2696 copy IMG_2726 copy IMG_2732 copy IMG_2734 copy

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Labor Day – Pool Party with friends

I love Labor Day because that means a three day weekend. I wish every weekend was a three day weekend. It gives us the right amount of R&R so that we feel refreshed when we head back to work.

This year we were invited to our friends the Sipka’s for a Labor Day Pool party. Meredith is in class with their daughter Claire and Jonah plays t-ball with their son Charlie. Their dad, Joe, also happens to be their t-ball coach. Lisa and I met through my friend Kelly and her family. They were also at the party as well as another friend Angie and her family that I met through Kelly. All of the older kids play t-ball together so it was a fun group to spend the day with!

My picture taking skills were a little off that day and I didn’t get a ton of great shots. I wish I had taken more of the kids. But I was more focused on the Sangria and keeping Meredith from drowning in the pool seeing as I forgot her floaties. Meredith was also not in a sharing mood that day and decided to have a 15 minute temper tantrum over cheese puffs. Yes, cheese puffs. See picture below. She finally wore herself out on the swing after stripping down to her swim diaper. See last picture. I think that picture pretty much sums up our day.

IMG_2504 copy IMG_2567 copy IMG_2575 copy IMG_2577 copy IMG_2591 copy IMG_2623 copy

Friday, September 03, 2010

Meredith’s favorite

Meredith’s favorite activity involves anything outdoors. This girl loves to be outside. So we spend a lot of evenings sitting outside while she plays on her slide (which is way too little for her now and we really need to invest in a swing set for her and Jonah. And yes, I just realized as I was looking at the pictures on my blog that Meredith wears this outfit A LOT! It’s a perfect outfit for when she’s playing outside and most of her pictures are of her outside so that explains it! I promise this girl has more clothes in her closet than I do but most of them I try to reserve for school or outings. I don’t want grass stains or dirt on every outfit. And at this age she tends to be a little on the messy side!

IMG_2494 copy copy


Thursday, September 02, 2010

I remember doing this when I was little….

Piling all of my stuffed toys in the bed with me at night.

When I kissed his little forehead for the hundredth time before turning out the light I distinctly remember there only being two stuffed “friends” in the bed with Jonah – Buzz and Woody.

But when I went to check on him before turning in for the night somehow several more “friends” had made their way to his comfy bed.

IMG_2468 copyv2

Website Content and Copy: The Schneider Family, 2008.|Blog Design by JudithShakes Designs.
Graphics hosted by Flickr.