Thursday, December 31, 2009

Goodbye 2009!

Goodbye 2009, Hello 2010!
This year has gone by incredibly fast. I think I wrote that last year ;). It seems like just a couple of weeks ago I wrote this blog Goodbye 2008...! Drake and Kera were just beginning to sit up, and talk. Well they have came a long way in a year. They still don't talk that much. However, they walk, run, throw fits, eat regular food that isn't cut up into tiny little pieces, they drink whole milk, water, sometimes juice. They play well together, they understand things, they give each other hugs and kisses - which melts my heart. Last year I was planning their first birthday, and here it is in four months they will be 2!

Today we went to the zoo to celebrate. Last year they wouldn't need their buddy as we call them. We bought their buddy to let them explore. We try to hold their hands first, and quickly that goes down hill and they want to run away. Well with their buddy attached to their back they don't get too far. We had a great day, they love exploring the zoo. Even if it is just the grass, or the trees... or the birds we could see at home. We didn't see too many animals, but the ones we did see they loved.

They loved the tunnel in the middle of the fish!

After an hour or so of walking on their own. They got tired and Daddy held them both for a little while :). Unfortunately, I was loosing daylight, so I didn't get a lot of pictures.

Last year I believe I blogged about my new years resolutions. I think I have done pretty good about blogging. I want to continue that, though it's not really a New Years resolution. I do however want to change the title, unfortunately I can't change the blog address. I just think I should have continued on with my Schilling family blog. Oh well. :)

My New Years resolution this year is to be money savvy.
Use coupons, shop clearance racks, and put this to use...
Our new deep freezer. I plan on having one cooking day a month to fill this up with meals so we don't eat out as much! All the money I hope to save this year will be my New Years resolution... Get out of as much debt as possible!

I look forward to 2010, I especially look forward to Steamboat Springs next December!!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Grammie and Pee Paw's!!

Really it is Grandma and Pee Paw but I really love the name Grammie. I think it is cute :).

The four of us had Grand plans for today. We woke up, got dressed. We were going to go to Walmart, then go out to eat, and then head to the zoo. By time we were done eating at I-hop the kids were exhausted. So we decided to let them take their afternoon nap. We never made it to the zoo. Instead we went to my moms and Pee Paw's house for a visit. Drake really loves his Pee Paw! Pee Paw has this little truck that has two little motorcycles in the back. Drake got one of the motorcycles out and carried it around. Zooming it on top of his head (like a goofball).

After visiting for a little while we went to Iguana Joe's and ate dinner. Kera had the worst attitude. As my mom says "She is getting closer to 2". I am so not ready for the 'terrible twos' if this is what it entails.

You can see the attitude here!

Friday, December 25, 2009


Merry Christmas!

Dane and I celebrated our Christmas together on Christmas eve. I think we'll exchange our gifts to one another and make it a tradition from now on. It was great, quiet, simple, and sweet. That way we can focus on our children on Christmas morning.

I am not sure if we should have started our Christmas eve tradition this year. We had a LOT of time to waste. I woke up at 9:30 and woke Dane up. We got the cameras ready and headed in to wish the babies a "Merry Christmas" while we changed their diapers. After that they ran down the hall and seen the coupe cars that Santa left!! They loved them right off of the bat! So much so they were playing with them for about 15 minutes and we had the camcorder going and going and going... I am sure that is one boring video. Dane put the coupe cars in their playroom so just maybe we could get them to open some presents! NOPE, they headed straight to their play kitchen. They played and played and played.... and PLAYED. Finally we got all the presents opened!!! Did I say finally?? It took a long time! Regardless, it was fun!


After presents daddy made waffles. After I ate, Kera was still eating so I thought I could paint her toe nails. Boy was I wrong. She cried and cried and cried. So I painted them quickly and figured I could clean them up with a q-tip later. Hahahha, she cried during that too! However, she sure was prancing around and looking at them later! Maybe she'll come around sooner or later so I can paint her toe nails :).


They played for a little while longer. Then we laid them to take a nap. I cooked, Dane played WOW, what else. I sure wanted a nap, but that did not happen. By time everything was said and done, it was time to get the kids up and head to Grandma and Pee Paw's house. We had a great time and yummy food!! I took pictures and spent some time with my beautiful nieces, and we played a couple of hands of Monopoly deal (I love that game).


I can't believe my kids second Christmas has already came and gone! Sad! I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas!!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Sugar Cookies

Last week Dane and I bought two rolls of sugar cookie dough. This week they were all gone. Well... technically they were all gone like two days after we bought them :). So yesterday while grocery shopping we picked up some more sugar cookie dough and made Christmas cookies with Drake and Kera. After they got up from their nap, they ate peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Then Dane fixed them a plate with two frosted cookies and put some sprinkles in the middle. Daddy and I showed them how to sprinkle the cookies with the sprinkles. Drake immediately picked up the cookie and started eating it. While Kera started to sprinkle her cookie with the sprinkles. :) They were very cute and very messy after all said and done.


Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Yes, the breakfast table shots are back :)

Drake and Kera are extremely goofy now a days at the breakfast table. Their new thing is to copy eachother. So if Drake is drinking his milk with no hands, well Kera has to do it! If Kera shakes her milk everywhere to make a big mess, Drake has to do it. If Drake eats his cheerios and drinks his milk ... with his tongue... Kera has to do it! It's very goofy at home, but I can only hope they won't try to eat like a puppy in public.


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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