Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thanksgiving 09 Cont.

I just wanted to post a few more pictures from yesterdays feast. Can I just say it is great to have just the four of us, because I can cook, clean, and eat in my Pajamas. The most important thing there is eat. If I were hosting, or going out, I would be wearing jeans. Jeans do NOT have an elastic waist line like my pajama pants :).

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving 09

This year we just had the four of us. However, we cooked enough for an army it seems. This year it was my first year to cook a turkey, among a lot of other traditional Thanksgiving dishes. I enjoyed cooking everything for our family, with my husbands help of course. We had a great Thanksgiving, it was rather relaxing. I even got a nap in thanks to my wonderful hubby!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

It's cold

Today as we were heading to the zoo, it kept raining and raining. So a last minute decision took us an hour or so away to Galveston Aquarium - Moody Gardens. The first go around we left the stroller in the van, and the kids got to run crazy in the aquarium. After a few screaming fits we decided to get the stroller pronto! So we got the stroller, and walked around out side for a bit. It was cold. My mom had mentioned a few days ago Texas didn't get cold enough for the mittens we bought, but today mom ... :D it was cold enough for mittens. Hehe. I love the cold weather, I would love to move to Colorado ONE day. ::Sigh::

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Today I decided to take the kids out in the back yard for a picnic. It was such a beautiful day outside today, sunny high 60's. Simply gorgeous. We had chicken nuggets and animal crackers. Not really healthy but eh well. They looked so cute sitting at the picnic table eating their food, and drinking their ice water. After lunch, we took a couple strolls down the slide, and ran around the yard, were mosquitoes attacked us! Gah, I can't wait until it gets super cold for them to die! They are soooo bad this year! I hate mosquitoes!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Festival of Lights

Yesterday our plans were to go to the zoo for a free day (thanks membership), but the zoo closes at 6, and our kids didn't wake up from their nap until 4:30! So instead we decided to drive an hour or so away to the festival of lights. We had a great time!! I love watching Drake and Kera experiencing new things. Yesterday they had their first marshmallow, as Dane and I made smores. YUM! It makes me want to go camping! After the festival of lights we went to Mario's flying Pizza. Drake and Kera were super cute playing peek a boo w/ the cloth napkins. Drake wrapped it around his shoulders and held tight under his chin and used it as a cape as well. I wish I didn't leave my camera out in the car. It was super cute. I LOVE my children soooooo incredibly much!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Date night

Dane and I went on a date night last night. It was pretty fun. We went to feast w/ the beast, but I probably would not go again. It was extremely crowded, and un-organized. We did get to try some fancy dishes though, some that I was not a fan of. I felt bad for tossing them in the trash. I think my favorite was lasagna from Maggiano's Little Italy. YUM. My least favorite was a dish from Cafe Express. YUK! I don't even know what all was in this little pie, but it was not good. There was also another dish - I don' remember where from but it tasted like peanut dip. Blech. I like peanuts a lot. However, I am not such a fan of peanuts that tasted like they were mushed up in someone elses mouth and spit out on your plate. You're welcome for the visual. The band was great :) We were in the front row. My ears still hurt today, but it was fun.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Potty part 2

That's right I am going to post another potty picture :). Sorry, I know it's weird, but like I stated yesterday I am a very proud mommy!

Drake went pee pee in his potty today! I am so proud of him!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


This morning Drake and Kera were sitting on the couch watching the Price is Right with me, and playing. Daddy put the cushions on the floor last night, and kept them that way. They really like sitting up there, and then Kera likes to just fall face forward and be a dare devil.

Drake woke up first from his nap. He already had his diaper off, so I decided to get his potty out of the closet and put it in the hall since he was already naked. He sat there for a few seconds than wanted to get up. I brought the potty in the bathroom, and showed him how mommy went on the big potty. So I sat him on the big potty. He sat there for a few seconds holding on to me, and nothing. So I took him to the kitchen and made his lunch. Then I went to go wake up Kera, she was still sleeping. I decided to bring her potty in the room, and try the same thing. She sat there, pointed to the clothes basket. She moved her PJ's out of the way (I draped them over the side of the chair, she pushed them off towards the back). Then I heard her peeing! I looked down and sure enough she peed. I was so proud of her. I gave her lots of kisses and told her "Look Kera you pee pee'd in the potty, what a big girl, mommy is so proud of you". I gave her hugs and kisses and kept saying "you did it, you pee pee'd in the potty!!". I don't think she understood, but I was excited. So yes, I took a picture of it. And yes it may be kind of weird... or maybe really weird :) but I am a very proud mommy!!

I am going to put their little pottys in their room. So every time we do a diaper change, we will sit them on there while they are already naked. Hopefully they catch on fast, that would be awesome. If not oh well, I am just so excited about today!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Photography Club

I went to my first photography club meeting tonight with my SIL. Here is the picture I submitted. I took this picture at the little pumpkin patch they had at the zoo. I really liked how this pumpkin was different from all of the others in the bunch.

Sunday, November 1, 2009


We had a great Halloween! After breakfast this morning we went to the zoo boo! All 4 of us had a great time :). After the zoo boo we came home and we all took about an hour nap. After the nap we ate lunch, and then played for a little while. We then decided to go to mall-0-ween, and Casa Ole. The kids loved being dressed up and walking around :). We must have heard a thousand times "awwwww look how cutttttttttte" "Are they twins?" "Oh my goodness how adorable!" :) I like hearing all the compliments. They did look rather cute and adorable, but they always do :D.

About Me

My name is Melissa Schilling. I am married to my wonderful husband Dane who I have been with for 10 years. We have toddler twin babies Drake and Kera. I started this blog in hopes to one day be a photographer. As for right now my husband and I are using photography as a hobby we can do together. We are starting the 365 day project August 1, 2009. I can't wait to start to learn more and more about my camera. I look forward to any feedback. I will be mostly focusing on people subjects, because that is what I am interested in. However there may be a few other types of photography in the mix.

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