Friday, March 24, 2006

Sierra still has some trouble finding her mouth, but it doesn't hurt her appetite at all!

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Spring Break Pictures.
Callie and Sean enjoyed some play time in the snow today before it melts. Sierra was coming down with a cold now so she didn't get to go out.

Monday, March 20, 2006

Spring? Spring arrives today but we are expecting what they are saying might be the worst snow of the season tomorrow. Keep in mind, this would be like our only 2nd real snow since winter began. Callie is on spring break and enjoyed some time outside with the neighbor kids yesterday. Imagine the look on her face when I told her it is supposed to snow. She has a couple of friends who went south to Florida for the week. I said that at least maybe she'll get to wear her snowboots one more time. :) Sean has only worn his once this year. Unfortunately, he is coming down with a nasty cold... sneezing and hacking cough all over the place. He and I have been up since 6:15am today. Callie and Sierra are sleeping in.

I am still sleep deprived following a 2-day trip to Illinois for a Hearts-At-Home Conference with some ladies from church. It was a great conference and I feel closer to God and much more equipped to be a better mom and wife. Over 6,400 women attended the conference at Illinois State University. I am looking forward to going back next year if I can.

Monday, March 13, 2006

Early signs of spring near our front door. I love to see crocuses when they first bloom. The threat of snow later this week will probably chase them away. We are thankful that the several inches of rain we have received in the past 6 days was not snow! Our backyard and front yard look like a swamp right now. Spring is near.

Friday, March 10, 2006

I don't have very many digital ones of Heather and her family and I couldn't even find one of Eric. Most of the ones I have of them are 35 mm. Usually things are a bit wild when we're all together, so the camera doesn't come out often. The kids go at about 100 miles/hour. These first two were after a long evening so the kids were pretty worn out.

Keagan is on the left. Clayton is on the right.

Heather sees a resemblance between Sierra and Clayton. I have thought so also for some time but thought I was the only one. There are some Schneider/Christopher genes in them after all.

Here is Papaw with Keagan and Clayton.

Keagan and Sean enjoy playing together. Sean thinks Keagan is the greatest.

Sierra took a brief time out to show me her "cut" (cup). She kept a mouthful of milk as she said "cut". One difference between Sierra and Sean is that Sean likes to lie down and drink his milk. Sierra likes to drink hers on the run. Another difference is that Sierra is a very good eater. She eats 3 or 4 times more than Sean does on an average.

At the right, Sierra is studying a "Baa-baa" (baby) on the side of a pampers box. She loves babies and thinks all children within 1 ft of her height are babies. She went right up to a little girl at the library who was about 3 yrs old and gave her a hug. She's not quite as friendly with adults but she does have a strong attachment to her big sister Heather.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Sean's favorite joke this week (he even understands it) -> "What is a baby's favorite constellation? The big diaper!"