Friday, March 23, 2007

2 new CLHS babies

The Sommermeyer's welcomed their newest addition to the family into the world on Wednesday. Aurora Janice was born after 12 hours of induced labor. She was 9lbs 12oz and 21 inches long. Everyone is doing great. Aurora joins big brother Gabe.

The Straub's also welcomed their newest addition. Nicole Joanna was born today and is 8lbs 10oz and 20 inches long. Everyone in that family is doing well also. Nicole joins her big sister Haylie (I might have spelled that wrong).

We are praying for speedy recoveries for everyone.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Life Soundtrack

So I took this off of Pete's blog, but I thought it was a good idea.

Directions: If your life was a movie, what would the soundtrack be?

1. Open your mp3 library
2. Put it on shuffle.
3. Press Play.
4. For every question, type the song that’s playing.
5. When you go to a new question, press the Next button.
6. Don’t lie and try to pretend you’re cool.
7. Don’t skip songs.

My Movie:

1. Opening credits: Love the One You're With- Crosby, Stills, and Nash
2. Waking up: Wrapped Up In You- Garth Brooks
3. First day of school: Good Things- BoDeans
4. Fight song: Crazy Game of Poker- OAR
5. Breaking up: Crash Into Me- Dave Matthews
6. Happiness: Yellow- Coldplay
7. Life’s okay: Sex and Beer- Pat McCurdy
8. Mental breakdown: She Will Be Loved- Maroon 5
9. Driving: Grow Old with Me- Adam Sandler
10. Flashback: Under the Table and Dreaming- Dave Matthews
11. Getting back together: If I Could Hold You Tonight- BoDeans
12. Wedding song: Add It Up- Violent Femmes
13. Birth of first child: A Whiter Shade of Pale- Van Morrison
14. Final battle scene: The Joker- Steve Miller Band
15. Death scene: Hey Ya- Outkast
16. Funeral song: Say Goodbye- Dave Matthews (I didn't cheat on that one)
17. End credits: Is This Love- Bob Marley

Spring Break 2007

It has been here and gone. We had a lot of fun with dad being home and being able to play. After the excitement we had this week, I think Chad would have liked to call in sick today, but he had to get back at it.

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights were all filled with hanging out with friends and watching the tournament. Maddie did get to pick her bracket this week. Granted as of yesterday, she is out of the south bracket it was a lot of fun watching her pick. We showed her the pictures of the teams mascots and that is how she picked her teams. She had Miami (OH), Duke, Texas Tech, and North Texas in her final four and had Miami (OH) winning the whole thing.

I got in some garage sales with Christa and Jan on Saturday. Jan and Steve have 2 boys and a girl. Kaylie just turned 2 and the boys are a few years older, but all the kids love to play with everyone. Shane and Seth can always make Emma laugh, so that is good.

Yesterday was a catch up day. We went to the mall in search of sandals for Maddie. We were successful this weekend. I ran to target later in the evening and ended up finding sandals there too, so I will be taking the ones from JCPenneys back. Maddie had been going for three days straight and it finally caught up with her last night. She fell asleep a little before 6pm and woke up this morning at 7:45am. She is back to her normal self already today and has been recharged for the week. This week starts district play for Chad, that means games on Monday, Tuesday, and Fridays.

I will be cleaning the house this week as we have visitors coming next Tuesday. I know that the warmth will stay, we just hope that rain will stay away. I am also trying to figure out all our plans for summer and think that I have most of everything figured out. We are also trying to figure out what we are going to do for Maddie's birthday.

Chad beat me to a blog this week and the pictures from this week are on his blog, so I won't bore you with the same pictures. Have a great week!!

Friday, March 09, 2007

Teachings of Maddie

I know that Maddie being the "big" sister is going to teach Emma some pretty interesting things. Especially for as wild Maddie is, most days I think that Emma is just taking mental notes on how to do things. Here is an example:

Step 1: Starting

Step 2: Almost there

Step 3: Got there

Maddie was so nice to put the stool next to the fireplace in order for Emma to use it to climb up it. I'm sure this is just the first of many attempts to be like her big sister.

Here are some other pictures from this week:

Emma just hanging out- she is starting to be a whole lot more fun. Emma is getting more brave with standing and trying to climb on things. She has started taking just one big nap(2 1/2 to 3 hours) and that seems to help with her crabbiness. Even though she is usually up between 6:45 and 7am, she is content to just lay in her crib and either talk to her stuffed animals (another thing she gets from her sister) or just talk to the ceiling.

Here is Emma's redneck picture, at least that is what Chad says. We were getting ready for bed and she decided that she wasn't finished playing. Chad got a kick out of the fact that she had no shirt on and was checking under the hood of her car.

Maddie just singing her ABC's in the kitchen looking cute. We are saying more and more words each day. I'm still waiting for all of her words to just spill out and her to not stop talking. She constantly is making noise and so we decided that when she starts talking we are going to put her and Michael Wilke in a room and they can just talk each other out.

This is Maddie wanting to play on dad's team. I think that somedays he might want to take her up on it. She might need a smaller size jersey.

Chad had a game this evening and still isn't home (10:30). The Wilde's are coming tomorrow and it is suppose to be a great weekend. Spring Break has begun and so I'm sure that Chad will be ready for doing a whole lot a of nothing for the next few days.

We will have a full week after spring break and then the following Tuesday we have more visitors coming. It sounds like grandma has lots of stuff planned for us to do.

Have a great weekend!!

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Pickles, Bruises, and Baseball

What a combination of things in our house. Nothing seems to surprise me anymore. Those are three things that have been in abundance here. Maddie is really into eating pickles with everything. I actually have to hide them in the back of the fridge so she can't see them. If I would let her, she would eat one any time the fridge gets open. Bruises are always a constant in our house. When you have a kid like Maddie, they are pretty common. This time it was Emma who got her first major bruise. She was pulling herself up on the toy box and tried reaching in and lost her grip and bumped her cheek and the side of it. She is getting tougher. I think that letting her and Maddie "play" with each other on the floor is helping. Of course baseball is all around us. This past weekend was the Cleveland ISD tournament. Actually the Rotary Club sponsors it, but it is at Cleveland High School. Cleveland is this little podunk town about an hour and 10 minutes from here. The girls and I headed out to the game on Friday afternoon. It was a really good game and they came back and won it, which put them in the championship game on Saturday. We'll just say that the championship game didn't go as well as the game on Friday. The rest of the weekend was just catching up on things here. We cleaned up and pulled some more stuff in the backyard. Today is another baseball game. It is a home game and starts at 6pm, so maybe Chad will be home by 10:30pm, but I'm not holding my breath. Next week is spring break, Chad said the kids are already on it. He is ready for it and I think just a couple of days off from baseball too. This weekend the Wilde's are coming for two nights to see us and they are going to go to NASA on Monday.

Have a great rest of the week and don't forget to set your clocks on Saturday night. Don't worry mom, I know that church is at 8am, not 7am.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Welcome to the Family

Congrats to Jana and Mike on their engagement. More wedding news to come later. This is the only picture that I have of the two of them. We can't wait to have Mike be part of our family.

Thursday, March 01, 2007


If you someone who reads my blog, but not Chad's, you need to go to his blog. (link on the right hand side of my blog) There is a very funny video of the girls in the bathtub. Just make sure that you have the sound on.

Hope you are having fun digging out of the snow. We are enjoying another day of mid 70's and sun.