Friday, June 29, 2007

A Total Mom Moment

I had a total mom moment this morning. I was trying to feed Maddie real quick so I could get out the door on time to meet up with Jake. But Maddie was crying, no, not crying, screaming. Sierra was also crying too - I don't know why - maybe she was tired. Well, I decided that Maddie was crying because she needed to burp, so I burped her. She did indeed need to burp - a very huge burp followed by spit up/milk all over my shirt. Of course, the burp rag was right there on the table, but I was too lazy to put it over my shoulder. So then I had a gross shirt and two crying kids..... I did make it out the door on time, and no, I didn't change my shirt.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Three Amigas

Lately, we have been going on morning walks. Maddie in the wrap, and Sierra in the stroller. Sometimes I let Sierra walk, if she needs to get out some energy. Our walk is about a mile long, then we come home, let the dogs outside and the six of us hang out outside until lunch time. I really enjoy my mornings (after the morning rush of eating and getting dressed and out the door before it gets too hot).

Monday, June 25, 2007

Chopping Wood

One more picture of Sierra acting grown up. She is chopping a piece of wood with her stick for our fire. She kept chopping it over and over. It was so cute.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

All Grown Up

Sierra is all grown up now - at least she would like to think she is.

Here she is roasting her own marshmallow. Do you see her piggies? That was my attempt at fixing her hair after her nap.

She's ready to go fishing.

She thinks she knows what she is doing.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

First Day Alone

Well, today is my first day alone without any help. So far so good. I managed to get Sierra bathed, fed and dressed, myself fed and dressed and Maddie fed and dressed (and back to sleep) by 9:30 this morning. Yeah!!! Then we went outside to play and even took a little walk. I even got both of them to nap at the same time - so I went outside and weeded my garden! I love it when the house is quiet and nobody is crying. But the day is only half way over.....

Tuesday, June 19, 2007


Man, I have forgotten how much time you have to spend holding newborns. It's like an all day thing. They sure are cute and tiny, but time consuming. I think we are managing it though. Here are a few more pictures.

Maddie in my wrap. I bought this wrap to put her in so I could have my hands free. We both love it. Everytime I put her in it she falls asleep instantly. It is usually a pretty deep sleep too, so I can transfer her onto the bed to get some stuff done. She is actually in it right now while I am blogging.

Jake really likes this one. It is funny how you can put them in different positions and it changes how they look.

I think she looks cute when her shoulders are scrunched up and it makes her face look fat. Cute cheeks.

Not our best picture, but I still like it.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Caught Up

I have finally updated my blogs. I have been meaning to do a bunch of blogs, but then Madison came and I had to blog her first. So now, I am finally all caught up.


Sierra got a new Elmo doll. She was so excited to play with him. When Sesame Street came on, she ran to her room to get Elmo. One day she decided that Elmo was hungry. He must really like fish.


We have all kinds of animals in our neighborhood. For some reason Tami liked the goats. I guess they are kind of cute - only because they are little - but Sierra liked them too so the two of them had fun petting the goats.

Duck Park

Tami, Sierra and I went to the duck park. Sierra had tons of fun feeding the ducks with the bread that we had brought. It was a little hard getting Sierra to leave. I guess they were too much fun.


Sierra went swimming for the first time in her new swimming pool. Well, she didn't actually get in, but she still had fun. She played in the water for hours. Eventually, the dogs discovered there was water in the pool so they helped themselves to the water. Sierra thought it was cool that they were lapping up the water, so she tried it out. It was funny watching her imitating the dogs.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

More Maddie

Here are a few more pictures of Maddie. She is a good baby. Can't complain. I am still trying to figure out her eating and sleeping schedule - I guess that will just take some time.

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Madison Lila Schall

Madison Lila Schall was born on Friday, June 8 2007. She weighed 7 lbs 14 oz, 20 3/4 in. long. Labor was short, only 5 hours, but it was very intense. If Jake hadn't been on top of things - pushing me out the door to get to the birth center, we could have had this baby somewhere on the interstate. I thought we had plenty of time to get to the birth center, but when we got there, I was already dialated to a 9!!!! We were only at the birth center for an hour and a half before Madison was born. Boy, am I glad that is over. We are all healthy and enjoying life with a new baby. So much to relearn.

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Jenny the Mule

The other day Tami and I came home from shopping and Jenny, the neighbors mule, was in our yard eating the long grass. I was going to try to scare her away but the closer I got, the bigger she got. We ended up just going to get Jake's new best friend, the farmer, to come and get her. She walked through our garden and left really deep hoof prints. It was an exciting day.

New Clothes

Sierra has been super spoiled this past week. Just thought we would show you some of her new cute outfits.