Tuesday, January 25, 2011


I really want to start a chore chart when Drake and Kera are 3. Nothing too big... but things like helping me around the house. Picking up their messes, brushing teeth, taking a bath, helping me with the dishes, etc. They already got helping me fold towels down! Not only do they fold towels, but they load the washer, and start it too (I put the soap in). They are great helpers, and I think they'll enjoy the chore chart. Thank goodness for my new laminating machine! It will come in handy!

So I finally got my camera out, to update this blog, because it has been a while. What do Drake and Kera do? Hide from it.

After nap time I took them into our craft room. I have a difficult time coming up with crafts and ideas for them without looking on the internet or in a book. So it may be a bit silly, but I thought hmmm I bought these cotton balls, so they can glue them to a red heart. Hehe. They both loved the activity, and Kera was really into it using ALL of her cotton balls. Drake was super proud of his work, which was super adorable!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Christmas Morning (Really Christmas Eve).

So this post is a little late. What's new right? I have SO many resolutions this year, I've been doing okay with keeping up with all of them. I think I just added another one, and that is to blog on all three of my blogs. This one, my business one(www.melissaschillingphotography.com), and my coupon/budget one (www.tighteningthestrings.blogspot.com). I may have a couple of pictures that are shared between the three, depending on what I'm writing about, and what I'm excited about.

Sooo, back to Christmas Eve morning. Santa was very sweet by visiting us early. When we woke up Christmas Eve morning, Santa brought the kids their presents. Drake got a Yellow Crane, and Kera got a beautiful new doll house. Mommy and daddy got them a lot of various things.

They were super duper cute this year. We didn't have to really help them open any of their presents. They were going through them super fast. Then they would say "more presents?" but we made them wait until the other sibling was done opening the one they were working on because we got them an even number of presents. Kera is into all things pink! Drake is into airplanes, trains, and cars. They have A LOT of new puzzles, I'm pretty sure too many!

I really do love this age the majority of the time. They are pretty much independent, and what they say is so cute!! Here are a couple of pictures from our Christmas (Christmas Eve) 2010.


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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