Monday, August 25, 2008

We had another good weekend. Skyler finally started to feel better on Thursday but then Alana got a fever on Friday and had diarrhea over the weekend. We think the virus has run its course in the house. It's so nice to have kids that feel good.

Below are some pictures from our water play this weekend. The girls had a ball with the hose. It was so funny and we all just laughed and laughed.

School is going well for Alana. She is getting used to her daily schedule. She is having big issues with talking when she is supposed to be quite during class. Almost every day we have gotten a note from her teacher about her talking when she was not supposed to. We are trying to make her understand that she can't talk all the time. Hopefully, she will learn soon.

Hope everyone has a good week!

Monday, August 18, 2008

We had a pretty good weekend. We went to the lake and had a blast. Unfortunately, Skyler ended up with a virus. The doc thinks she ingested some of the lake water and got something icky and her body just couldn't handle it. Hopefully it will pass in the next day or two.

Alana started school last week and it started out great, but it ended pretty rough. She pushed a couple of kids down at the YMCA Fun Company because she wanted to be the line leader. Of course that didn't fly with us. We also noticed that she was crabby at night and in the morning. We figure she is tired because she has always taken a 1 1/2 to 2 hour nap every day and now she only gets 30 minutes of rest time in Kindergarten. This transition will be rough for her, but we are hoping she will get through it soon.

Last Friday we got a note from the principal saying that they have low enrollment in the Kindergarten classes and they need to turn the four Kindergarten classes into three. Of course Alana's class was the class that was split up and put into the other three classes. Her new teacher is Mrs. Stuart-Jasper. I've only heard great things about her and I know she has been a Kindergarten teacher for many years, but she doesn't come off as a very friendly person. Alana says she likes her, and that is what matters.

Let's hope the rest of the week goes well.

Check out Skyler's diaper. It burst from taking on so much water. She waddled like a duck. It was cute.

We thought this was hilarious. Alana would put a ball in a hole in the top and it would go around on the yellow part and then come out in one of the four holes on the bottom. Skyler would get down low and peek in the hole to see the ball come out. It was too funny.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Here are some pictures of Alana and her party tonight. It was a fun time. The cake was great and Alana loved the gifts.

See Skyler in the background playing with the balloons? She loved them. It was cute.

Thanks for the scooter Erica.


It's a big day around the Schmit household. Alana is five years old today! She was born around 10:00 p.m. on August 13, 2003. It is just amazing to us that five years have passed since the day she was born. She sure changed our lives forever and we thank her very much for that. Chris and I dug up some old pictures of her when she was a baby. It was just wonderful seeing them all again. It brought tears to my eyes for sure. Enjoy them because we sure did!

This one is from the day after she came home from the hospital.

Don't I look lovely????? At least Alana looks adorable.

These were the grand kids at the time of Erica's wedding. L to R - Alex, Kala, Jessica & Shane. Alana was not happy during pictures.

Alana and I spent the evening in the kitchen of the Hall because the music was so loud at the dance for Erica's wedding.

Alana and Grama.

Alana and Grampa.

Just some random cute pictures.

I don't know what it is with dishwashers, but Alana and Skyler both loved them. And you can see Alana's ponytail we put on top of her head. She wore that all the time. So cute!

She passed out on the back of our couch. Not sure how that happened but it must have been comfortable.
She was always a messy baby when it came to eating.

This is one of our favorite pictures of her. She just looks so darn sweet and innocent. We wish it was in better focus, but it still looks cute.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Alana had her first day of school yesterday and it went great. We got there at about 7:45 and we put away her supplies. She went to the bathroom and then sat down at a table with a couple of other kids. I told her I would have to leave in about 15 minutes. She then got up and grabbed my hand and walked me to the door and then literally pushed me out the door. So I asked her if she wanted me to leave and she said yes. I gave her a hug and said good bye. I picked her up at 11:30 and she said she had a great day. She also had another half day today. I dropped her off again and picked her up at 11:30. She had fun today, too. She had gym class today. That sounded like a fun experience for her.

It's so fun to hear how excited she is about Kindergarten. Her teacher is wonderful! Her name is Mrs. Ryan. She only has 10 other kids in her class! That is just great. Tomorrow she starts full days from 8:00 to 3:00. She will go to a before and after school care program called YMCA Fun Company. It is right in the school. It worked out great and is very convenient.

Below are some pictures of Alana all dressed up for her first day. Hope the rest of the week goes just as great as the first two days. I'm sure we will post more info about her new adventures she will be having at Kindergarten.

Her second day.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Another great weekend with the girls. Nothing else new going on besides all the excitement with the new baby on the way. Alana loves to talk to the baby and touch my stomach. It's pretty cute. Below are some pictures from this morning. Alana was pushing Skyler in the swing. It was a lot of fun. We laughed alot. We are getting ready for Alana's first day of school tomorrow. We will have more up after her first day. Have a great weekend!